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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

) #5 of 266 Restaurants in Gaithersburg $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
+1 240-632-2150
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (61 reviews)
“guacamole” (29 reviews)
“frog legs” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for margaritas and nibbles. The chicken quesadilla was very good, so were the homemade nachos and salsa. Fresh guacamole. Drinks are pretty good, but a bit pricey for what you get. Nice servers.

Thank tuscanpro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always good food. Tell them it is your first time there and get free desert. Love that they have fruit as a side.

Thank Lydia J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the greatest Mexican restaurant ever. Free homemade chips and salsa. Margaritas are wonderful! I always get the chili rellenos. I always ask for chips and salsa to go after my meal. The waiters have always been great and are very attentive. I've been...More

Thank Kree8vkin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is very good. We went on a very crowded evening and still servers were assuring to refill drinks and brought all the food in timely fashion. As for "well drinks”, where’s the alcohol? The beer selection is reasonable. The food is all palatable. The...More

Thank UglyBuffalo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with the queso. I ordered el jefe (awesome!) and my wife ordered some kind of margarita. Then for dinner I ordered the fish tacos and she ordered the honey salmon, we ended up switching cause my wife wanted my tacos (both were awesome)....More

Thank Adam Lowell R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner with my parents to celebrate, the food was good however I was disappointed when our waiter took my drink without asking if I was finished, and without me noticing as there was still some left in the glass. The chocolate...More

Thank TravelingJohnB80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good. However the last time we went the service was horrible! Couldn't track down our waiter and pulled the old disappearing act when it was time to leave. They are usually ok but this time service was deplorable. There are tons of...More

Thank Voyager0021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to eat Mexican. Chips are light and crispy but a little greasy. Nice spicy salsa. Typical Mexican menu and atmosphere. Good food.

Thank Connie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had chicken and steak fajitas and a frozen half-margarita half-sangria concoction; was pleased both with the food and the service. As chain Mexican places go, this one's pretty good.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have tried a dozen different items off their menu and they have all been awesome. Their sauces are flavorful and well-spiced (but not too spicy!) and their steak is always delicious! Their margaritas are delicious too. Uncle Juilo's is consistently delicious!

Thank BethBrue
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Is there a piñata here?
15 October 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from nwklee62 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, They have pinata desserts!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 240-632-2150
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