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Los Tios Grill

Mexican, Salvadoran
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2615 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1121
703-299-9290
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good fajitas - huge meet and greet place for 20-30 somethings

We stopped by Los Tios for take out fajitas on a recent Friday evening. Los Tios was completely packed with young professionals in the 20-30 something range having a terrific time during happy hour. It was completely informal, incredibly noisy and virtually impossible to get through the crowd to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Nemo1921
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Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We stopped by Los Tios for take out fajitas on a recent Friday evening. Los Tios was completely packed with young professionals in the 20-30 something range having a terrific time during happy hour. It was completely informal, incredibly noisy and virtually impossible to get through the crowd to the bar to pick up our food. Staff was extremely friendly... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Family friendly restaurant with a wide variety of Mexican and Salvadoran dishes - no need for combo #1, get something special. The tamal de elote and tostones were wonderful as appetizers and the seafood enchilada was delicious as well! More than enough to take home for another meal. Servers were very attentive and not intrusive.

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Cedar Falls
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Excellent food, reasonable cost and terrific service with a staff that goes out of its way to accommodate and pacify our sometimes rambunctious grandsons so that we can enjoy the dining experience. We're out-of-town visitors, but Los Tios has never failed us in any way.

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Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

While we'd long heard about Los Tios, it was only recently that we stopped by their for a weekend brunch when family were in town. The menu is pretty authentic El Salvadorean/Mexican and certainly had more options than we could try. Food was great with ample servings and we found dishes that could please the picky palates of three generations... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Can't beat the authentic mexican food and drinks. Great place foe happy hour with some really terrific deals

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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Long-time aficionados of another restaurant on Mt. Vernon, we started going to Los Tios when the line was too long..There is always room at Los Tios. The chips are great--and often still warm. The menu selection is good--and the sopapillas for dessert? Wow.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Menu is varied, the dishes are excellently prepared, and the staff is terrific. We particularly like the fish fajitas. The Los Tios salad is magnificent, especially when covered with chicken or beef. The margaritas are delightful. Going there for my birthday. Can't wait.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We are new to the Alexandria area and have been looking for a go to Mexican restaurant and we finally have found it in Los Tios Grill. The service was excellent and the food was great and plentiful. It is very family welcome.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Finally, a DC Mexican restaurant we can approve and call out favorite After 7 years we found it Austin Grill had the Carne Asada, but new owners and new chiefs killed it. This place killed it!! Great marinate and just the right combination of grill and other plate items were succulent I tried the Polo Veracruze, absolute the best Maybe... More 

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Washington D.C
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This place is a family favorite. We've been eating here since they first opened and the whole restaurant only occupied the space of the current bar. The staff have ALWAYS been friendly and fantastic with children. We haven't had a bad meal and any time there has ever been a problem is has been fixed immediately. Give them a try,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2615 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1121
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703-299-9290

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Salvadoran

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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