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El Tio Tex-Mex Grill

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7527 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155
703-753-0826‎
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Mexican Food in Gainesville area Bar None!

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5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Best Mexican Food in Gainesville area Bar None! Best Mexican Food in Gainesville area Bar None! Best Mexican Food in Gainesville area Bar None! Best Mexican Food in Gainesville area Bar None!

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've written 3 reviews for this place, the 1st time I gave it 3 stars, then went back a few times and upped it to 4 stars. Since my last review, I've went back an additional 3 times as it has become my favorite place to eat. This will be my last review on El-Tio because we've been 6 times... More 

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Gainesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our couples golf group meets every Sunday in the summer, playing 9 holes of golf and then meets for dinner at a neighborhood restaurant, El Tio's is one of the groups favorite places to meet. Great food and service.

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Bristow, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

As someone who grew up in Texas, I have a fondness for and knowledge of Tex-Mex cuisine. Unfortunately, my current home of Northern Virginia for the most part is a Tex-Mex food wasteland, with very few decent Tex-Mex restaurants in the region. But "gracias a Dios," for the past several years we have had El Tío Tex-Mex Grill in Gainesville,... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Best Mexican food in Gainesville. The fish tacos are my favorite but all the other items I've had are delicious too. Best frozen mango marguerita I've ever had. We eat here a few time a month and recommend it highly.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I gave this place 3 stars last month but have been back 3 times since then. The drinks are excellent, food is fantastic but what impresses me is how clean the place is and the neatness of the staff. It can get busy and maybe once in awhile but this place rocks! I'm upping it to 4 star Mexican Food.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

El Tio is authentic Mexican food in a colorful setting. El Tio has a big following in the Gainesville area and draws a crowd so you may have a short wait at the dinner hour. Highly Recommend.

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Gainesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is the best Tex-Mex I have found near here. Good service with plenty of staff. The food is very good, but not out of this world Mexican. Wish their chili Rellenos were made crispy (just me). We will def. go back. My boys love coming here and we have not had a bad meal or service. Nice/clean place.

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Bristow, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I love this place, and I hope it doesn't get swallowed up by some of the larger chain restaurants going in around the corner. The fresh-made guacamole is fantastic, the grilled chicken in the tacos and fajitas is always fresh, and the salsa and chips are addictive. The service is friendly and fast too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Great Food and good atmosphere. I have eaten there for years and the food is always great. The service is excellent.

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Additional Information about El Tio Tex-Mex Grill

Address: 7527 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155
Phone Number: 703-753-0826‎
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Gainesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7527 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 703-753-0826‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?