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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: Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Excellent food!!!

Family took us here for dinner and it was so good! They were nervous about taking us since we are from southern New Mexico and have had real tex-mex. This has to be my new favorite!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Klsunny
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Family took us here for dinner and it was so good! They were nervous about taking us since we are from southern New Mexico and have had real tex-mex. This has to be my new favorite!!

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Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It's hard for me to rate restaurants like this 4 or 5 stars so while I have it a 3, in my opinion the food is above average. Great waiters, good drinks, clean restaurant and good food. We will return and as I said it is above average.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Love this restaurant....my family has been going here for quite a few years and it remains my favorite place to eat. The food is always fresh and delicious. The service is quick and the prices are reasonable. You just can't go wrong here.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

My wife and have been to this establishment twice. The first visit the service and the food were excellent. For appetizer we had their garlic shrimp, the succulent wine sauce provided savory balance with the garlic and other spices. Their black beans and rice has the tropical taste we would expect from a select Cuban Miami restaurant. The pollo poblano... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My wife and I visited for a second time, and I must say the review rating dropped. The food was alright, large servings but not a lot of flavor to the food. We are at a 50/50 on try once again or avoid. It seemed most of the guest where drinking margaritas, but we did not order one.

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Warrenton, VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Cafeteria style seating. Fast service. The owner is always on duty, making sure everything goes perfectly. They get you seated fast, served fast, and out fast (if you want). No goofy costumes or Miriachi bands. Just great food, served hot.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It's hard to find a good mexican restaurant but El-Tio does it right. Ample seating and lively atmosphere make it great for families. The food choices and chips and salsa are great as well. You can't really go wrong with anything at the restaurant as I've never had a bad meal. For sit down Mexican, the place cannot be beat... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My wife and I stopped by El Tio Tex-Mex Grill in Gainesville, VA last weekend. We got there after 8:00 PM and the restaurant was very crowded, but they were able to seat us. That was a plus. The chips and salsa were very tasty and our meal choices were very good with the exception that the chicken in both... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This place has another location in Falls Church that is seedy at best. The food at the Gainesville location is pretty good for americanized Mexican. The service was good as well. In my opinion spend another 15 minutes on 66 and go to Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe if you want really good Mexican.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Always fresh ingredients and perfectly prepared. Great margaritas! Fair price for great food. Highly recommend.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?