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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

4251 Fairfax Corner Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030-8616
703-266-3495
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Ranked #80 of 348 Restaurants in Fairfax
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
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Waitress forgot we asked for separate checks, but she did allow us to chat for 2 hours! Food was just okay. I wouldn't go back because of it.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We had a long wait, but as soon as we were seated we had a good meal. The service and food here are consistently pretty good. I like the shrimp stuffed with cheese, peppers, and bacon served fajita style. For my appetizer, I prefer the queso or the table-side guacamole. The flavored lemonades are also very good. The service is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place is not worth the money spent or the calories. The staff is very rude and not hospitable at all. We waited for 30 minutes for a table when they didn't look busy at all. One we were finally seated we waited 10 minutes to get chips. Then we waited for over 30 minutes to get our evening meal..not... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Came for lunch. The salsa chips, and guacamole were great. I had the beef enchiladas, they were great, the sides were delicious. I am definately coming back.

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Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It seems too silly to mention, but, if you like chips, you'll love Uncle Julio's. All of my friends who are "into" chips love their chips. (Light with a spicey salsa.) Friends and I frequently go their for lunch or dinner. The food is always good, and the prices are reasonable. Every now and then you get a wait staff... More 

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San Antonio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

From Patrone Margarita or Their special margarita with table side guacemole or Mixed fajita with Shrimp and chicken, you can not go wrong.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Good Food great beer Nice and clean, fun for all the family. The steak fajitas are very good! The service is great! But if you go during peak hours it is VERY noisy. Better to go on a nice day when you can sit outside and eat

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Fairfax, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My favorite is Carne Asada. But don't go here as a group (or even a couple) if you want to have conversations with your companions. Much too noisy.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food for the price is really not that good. The quality of the food has gone down. They do have nice outdoor seating though

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The steak fajitas are very good! The service is great! But if you go during peak hours it is VERY noisy. Better to go on a nice day when you can sit outside and eat :)

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Additional Information about Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

Address: 4251 Fairfax Corner Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030-8616
Phone Number: 703-266-3495
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
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

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