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Tia Queta

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4839 Del Ray Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
301.654.4443
Today
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Interesting Mexican cuisine

We hadn't been here for awhile, but will return. The chips and salsa were not typical and very tasty. The spicy pork was delicious. We enjoyed the margaritas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2014
RonFG
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Potomac, Maryland
via mobile
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Potomac, Maryland
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

We hadn't been here for awhile, but will return. The chips and salsa were not typical and very tasty. The spicy pork was delicious. We enjoyed the margaritas.

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Central VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I found this lovely restaurant by chance, on our way back to our hotel after a late concert in Bethesda. We were looking for vegetarian fare at 10:00 on a Friday night and had already encountered many restaurants that were either closed or did not serve vegetarian food. The Ramen place around the corner, for instance, was... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Second time here for dinner, and again everything was delicious. We went with 2 of the 3 specials: pork tacos and red snapper with shrimp. Both were excellent. They have a big menu with lots of choices, and while the upstairs/outdoor terrace dining area may not be for everyone - if you were led there blindfolded and tasted the food... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Go to Gringo & Mariachis for authentic mexican food. This place has been in Bethesda a long time and its food is really more Tex/Mex. If you want chips and salsa this is fine.

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Rockville, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for more than 25 years, ever since it opened just around the corner, but I have not been back for about five years. Rockville where I live has come forth with many restaurants of high quality, so I have not been taking the trouble to go all the way to Bethesda. I was... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's like dining in Mexico during the summer without having to travel. The terrace is amazing, casual atmosphere, eclectic clientele, great service supervised by the owner and his family. The margarita is amazing and ask for the daily specials. Fish dishes are succulent. I insist it is very casual don't go dressed up, it's a place to relax and have... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Nice ambiance with helpful service. Our food was a disappointment though. My wife's Chile Relleno appeared to have been frozen and microwaved. Lukewarm, sitting in water on the plate. I ordered a dish of marinated sliced pork which had the consistency of burned bacon. We have eaten there before and were very surprised by the quality of the meal. Pushed... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We accidentally stumbled on this restaurant while walking in Bethesda looking for another place. It looked really authentic so we went in. Warmly welcomed and promptly seated. Place was fairly empty and that worried us but it soon filled up with what looked like regulars. Food was excellent and truly authentic. Also the margaritas were very good. Great atmosphere too... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We have been going to this restaurant for 27 years. The food is authentic interior Mexican food and has great seafood dishes. But, my favorite is the Enchiladas de Mole. It's a great family restaurant. The owner, Ricardo, encourages you to bring your infant to dinner….he will carry the baby around so that you may enjoy your meal. They have... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We love this place!! The staff (owner and family) are so nice and friendly, and are great with my young daughter. (The owner even gave her ice cream!) Wonderful senses of humor and genuine service. Food is delicious. Varied menu with choices for everyone, including for children. It has never been too noisy or felt crowded when we've been there,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4839 Del Ray Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301.654.4443

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 22
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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