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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
+1 240-632-2150
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (63 reviews)
“guacamole” (34 reviews)
“churros” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
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1 - 10 of 393 reviews

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The chips, salsa, and queso will always make me come back. The fagitas are ok... the waiter we had must have just started bc he was clueless. My sweetie had to keep telling him what to do, food came out cold, when I asked for...More

Thank Jillannefromnj
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Our son had catered an affair from this franchise located in Bethesda which was spectacular and we thought we would give the local edition a try for dinner. It did not disappoint. We first shared an enormous Chicken Fajita- Cobb salad which had fresh ingredients,...More

Thank Phillip B
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

So far we did not encounter a better Mexican restaurant on our trip. Service was good and fast and I want to give a shout out to the nice waiter who was more like an entertainer haha he was cool made the experience!

Thank Kawaiisanshine
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I went this past weekend with a friend. We got there around 7pm and waited almost an hour on a Saturday night after being told the wait was 30 minutes. This is definitely a family restaurant in addition to serving couples and groups of friends....More

Thank Georgia T
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We were in town for 1 night and found this restaurant online. It was packed at 9pm on a Saturday. The food was really good, especially the quest, guacamole, and salsa. The s Bruce was fair. We waited a long time for our appetizer and...More

Thank KBenyuska
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by this place. When we walked in, it was evident we were in for a long wait. But they asked if we wanted to sit outside, so we did. It was in the upper 50s, but the heaters were on and...More

Thank NewYorker003
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A good family restaurant with a lot of variety of Mexican food. Service is quick and food is tasty. The only issue with this restaurant is that it is noisey. They have a few items on the menu that are prepared right at your table...More

Thank Yidndn
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Been eating here since it opened. At one point I probably ate here once or twice a week minimum. Food is very good, but it’s insane trying to get in this place on Friday nights and weekends. We would eat here more often, but it’s...More

Thank Daydee28
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This was a busy place with a lively atmosphere. The food took longer then expected to arrive and it was ok,nothing special. I probably wouldn't visit again.

Thank Torres9_9
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Uncle Julio's presents a great business model for restaurant service. You see this when you see the number of people waiting to get in for a table. While the line may be long, the wait is not. They have got the "turn-around" cycle down and...More

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Paula B
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Yes, They have pinata desserts!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 240-632-2150
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