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Tia Queta

4839 Del Ray Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
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Ranked #87 of 292 restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $22 - $22
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 6, 2014
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19 reviews from our community

63% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Naples, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I dropped in when I saw a bunch of folks going in. I had the Yamas Gyro. It was large and worth every penny - tasty too! I sat at the bar and service was very friendly. I'm eating here again.

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Washington, DC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This was our second visit to Tia Queta - our first was a few years ago with friends who had raved about it, and I honestly didn't pay that much attention. We went last night for Cinco de Mayo, and I was not impressed. The service was very slow and inconsistent, perhaps understandable for such a busy occasion, but they... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

What an awesome atmosphere! About 15 of us ate on the upstairs deck - the food was very tasty, and I wish I had time to try the desserts because they looked fabulous! The decor gave it a very authentic feel, and it was super cute, narrowly tucked away close to the Doubletree, where we were staying. The service was... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Authentic real Mexican food! fresh ingredients, great service, and awesome margaritas!!!

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

The food is excellent and the margaritas dangerously delicious!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

This family-owned and run restaurant has been around for over 30 years and rightfully so. The food is exquisite and the service is warm and hospitable. In addition, the food is moderately priced. You just can't go wrong here. I usually get the carne asada and it comes with a wide variety of side dishes including- enchilada de mole, tamale,... More

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