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El Tio Tex-Mex Grill

7527 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155
703-753-0826‎
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Ranked #2 of 72 Restaurants in Gainesville
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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English first
Northern VA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Admittedly went on a Friday evening. The place was jammed-packed. The servers were polite but anxious to get you in and out. The four of us split an order of chicken nachos and the Nachos were good. The Salsa was very bland and thin. I ordered a Braised Pork dish named "Lechoncito Al Horno." I was a bit disappointed as... More 

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Gainesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food is always fabulous. The fajitas are very tasty. Our favorite is the Pollo ranchero for $11.95. Grilled chicken breast topped with sauteed zucchini, onions, tomatoes, white wine, and cream served with white rice, black beans and salad. El Tio has been able to hold their meal prices at a reasonable level, however the portions have shrunk a bit... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Really a nice place. Super servers who are happy you are there. Nice menu with lots of traditional Mexican delights. They also have a big Margarita that is super. I love Tex-Mex and this is the to go if you do too!!

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Manassas, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have been a fan of this place since it moved to the Gateway SHopping Center. Service became poor -- prices went up for lunch. Suddenly cheese enchiladas were $9.95 instead of $7.95. $7,95 is reasonable for a Mexican Lunch as is $9.95 is reasonable for a Mexican dinner. $9.95 for lunch is a lot. It was very strange concerning... More 

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catgrrl
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went to Tio's on a Saturday evening around 5pm. We were seated right away. We ordered sangria which was really tasty, and ordered cheese dip, guacamole & our entrees. The cheese dip & guacamole came out right away & were really great. The chips were freshly made & crisp as well. Our entrees came out very quickly! We were... More 

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Dundee, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great Food and Service!!!!! Food was excellent and service was great. If your hungry for Tex-Mex can not be beat!!!

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Gainesville, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

As a Texas native I was a bit apprehensive about east coast Mexican fare especially one claiming to be authentic text-mex. El Tio does a pretty nice job of tex-mex!!! We enjoy eating there at least once a month. Chips and salsa are fresh and tasty. Several of their specialty dishes are quite good and creative. The staff is always... More 

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Manassas va
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184 reviews 184 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

been here a few times. everytime the service was very good. Staff is very friendly and courteaous. Food everytime was very good. The prices are pretty reasonable.

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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The wife and I ate dinner here today. We stopped in around 1630 and only one other table, so we where seated right away. After a review of the menu we ordered chicken nachos to start and both ordered the combo 1 (beef enchilada, chili relano, chicken tamale). All the food was great and when asked if we wanted hot... More 

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Bristow, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

If you enjoy authentic Mexican food and love spending your money in an atmosphere almost like eating in your own dining room, El Tio is the place to eat. Staff is extremely friendly and courteous, food is always delicious and the price is reasonable for all the benefits described. Try it and you will never stop going back!

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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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