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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

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231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
+1 240-632-2150
10:00 - 22:30
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Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Towson, Maryland, United States
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food but kinda expensive. The restaurant was very crowded and we waited for about 15 minutes for an outside table. So wait for our food was a little bit longer than normal but the waitress Evelyn said that it was very crowded because the weather was great.

Thank LisaMcD13
Gaithersburg, MD
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently visited this restaurant on a Sunday afternoon with my husband and six of his daughters and several grandchildren. The food was very good. We were celibrating his birthday and several were here for the Women's march on DC The price of the meals were reasonable with many varied choices. They have been having a chocolate piñata as a... More 

2 Thank FLOYDW
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it was a long wait, the food was good and the service fast. Try to go when there is little or no wait, especially with kids!

1 Thank Patty W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great people..i will de finely dine here again..restaurant is clean updated and fresh food.

Thank Alba H
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,008 reviews
655 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When my son was in grade school (the 80's), the Rio complex had a Hamburger Hamlet, a mall with a paint ball place for kids' birthday parties, all on a man-made pond, and nothing else. These days, the Hamburger Hamlet has become a Copper Canyon (a downgrade), the ducks have abandoned the pond for a gazebo that's away from the... More 

Thank jaseaton
Frederick, Maryland
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Fajitas in MD, DC, and VA. Better than Fajitas I had in one location in Mexico. Comparable to Fajitas I had in Texas. But definitely the best the area has to offer. Garnishments are fresh as well.

Thank WerewolfRomano
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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148 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kids took me for a delayed birthday dinner recently. Since Uncle Julio's had their special chocolate piñata, and we like their dinners, we went there. 1st of all, the service was terrific. Crystal, our server, was always on top of things. We started with the guacamole made at the table - it was soooo good! I got my usual... More 

Thank BevSoo
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we loved the food and atmosphere at Uncle Julio's. The wait staff was amazing. I took a coworker here and it was her first time in the US. The staff was so wonderful and patient with us as we looked over the menu and ordered EVERYTHING!!

Thank Jennifer W
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The food is good and the service is fast. But the restaurant is very noisy. It's hard to have a conversation.

Thank Cheryl1241154
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent Margarita's. Yummy Fajitas. Great for Tex Mex in the area. Chips are good too. That's about it.

Thank Michelle L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 240-632-2150

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?