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Ay! Jalisco Tex-Mex Restaurant

425 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2326
240-631-6868
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Ranked #31 of 273 restaurants in Gaithersburg
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 3, 2014
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English first
Katowice, Poland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I go there for lunch when I work on weekends. They show La Liga, mostly Real and Barcelona games. Good Salvadoran food. Try mixto from the appetizers.

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Damascus, MD
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am not versed enough in "authentic" Tex-Mex and Salvadoran food to say that this is the best. All I can say is that this place is terrific. I have enjoyed every meal I have had there, which has been many. I love the pupusas revueltas as a starter. Try horchata for a refreshing beverage that is not too familiar... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Cocktail Vuelve a la Vida is just the best. I really love this seafood mix, a delicious taste just like in Mexico. We also like Fajitas and Carne a la Parrilla.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

It is worth the trip just to try their pupusas which is a stuffed bread. The cheese stuffed pupusas is the best. The soups are great too. Their chile relenos are very good. One time there was a safety issue when a questionable person entered the restaurant. Service is ok, not anything special. The other Ay Jalisco near the airpark... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

My server was grumpy and did not refilk my water despite the fact that I was the only table in the restaurant. The tacos carbon were very good but the other food was average. The saksa was fair. I am not planning on comming back.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I used to frequent Ay Jalisco all the time (like once a week). However, recently the food has not been as good. My wife's parents are both from El Salvador so I am very familiar with Salvadorean food. The papusas from Ay Jalisco can be good but are wildly inconsistent. I have had very good papusas and bad papusas here,... More

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Oceanside, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I prefer another location of Ay! Jalisco I ate this one for couple of times, in comparison to another location, the portion is less and beef is hard to chow.

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Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Okay, just let me get his off my chest...literally the whole time I was trying to enjoy my dinner, the bus guy was eyeing my plate, just waiting to grab it the second I put my fork down. He came over 3 times, trying to take my plate when I paused. So very annoying, especially on a Friday eve after... More

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Derwood, Maryland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Very authentic Mexican and Salvadoran food... Had really good enchiladas, Salvadoran sausages, veggie fajita and of course sopapillas. We were the only non Hispanic family in there, always a good sign. The music/karaoke was a tad loud, but all in all good value and very good food.

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Derwood, MD
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

One of the nice aspects of this restaurant is how quiet it is when we dine, which is early in the evening during the week. The staff are very friendly, professional and accommodating. My friend and I normally order the steak and the chicken fajitas. They are consistent in their preparation and presentation. On a recent visit, the waitress (Carla)... More

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