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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
240-632-2150
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Ranked #39 of 284 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Austell, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

love uncle julios food. considering this is a tourist area, im not sure they manage crowds well. estimate for dinner 30 mins turned into 55 mins. Several people questioned why several tables had no one seated at them the entire time we were waiting. After eating, some of those same tables were still open. ??? again, food is excellent... fortunately,... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Came in late on a Saturday and was gladly surprised kitchen was open and staff was friendly and gave great service. Food was really good and fresh (as advertised, made from scratch). Would go back again.

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Gaithersburg, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

my wife and son like Juanita's platter; I prefer the tortilla soup and veggie quesadillas; the queso dip goes great with the chips and does the salsa

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

great chicken fajitas and chips. I would eat there again with large group of friends. Love their salsa

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Cape Canaveral
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I wasn't very hungry so I opted for a chicken quesadilla, which turned out to be bland and fairly lacking in chicken. Two friends were satisfied with their choices but did not rave about the food either. It was very busy so maybe that accounted for it. Don't think I'd choose to go back or make it a favorite stop.

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Derwood
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There was a long wait for dinner so decided to sit at the bar we were done with dinner but still some people who arrived at the same time as us were waiting. Food was great. They don't take reservations. come prepared to wait for half an hour.

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Rockville, Maryland, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Went there with three grandchildren..only because they wanted to go. A noisy unorganized mosh pit of a joint...food was fair not served all together. Three separate trips from the kitchen. Server spilled a glass of water on the table and floor. We had to ask three different people to clean it up before someone could slip and break something...if you... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very busy on weekends. You can call ahead but you'll still wait. Server was friendly. Dinner was served around our appetizer plates ( a pet peeve of mine). We stacked them and insisted someone remove them. Great margaritas, found was good. Table side guacamole is awesome!

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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The place is large and service decent for our business group meeting. I had the filet mignon fajitas which is quite tasty, and the patron marguarita was also quite good. Would come back again!

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Tennessee
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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a nice restaurant located in the Rio shopping area. It is situation on the water, so you can sit outside with a view if you desire. The food was very good. Great "table side guac". The menu was a bit limited, with no burritos or chimicangas. They specialize in fajitas. Our enchiladas were very good and the Benito's... More 

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Additional Information about Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

Address: 231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
Phone Number: 240-632-2150
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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