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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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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Been back 3 times in 2 weeks!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
VirginiaTravelingman
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Virginia
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Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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147 reviews 147 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Gainesville, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We try to eat at El Tio's once a month. I love their margaritas and everything I have eaten here has been excellent. The service is right on and I have never had one complaint. I am always trying something new and this is a great place to relax with family and friends. Good times.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I've been going to El Tio since they opened, and visit 2-3 times a month for lunch or dinner. I usually love it but on my last visit found everything to be slipping a little. Typically I love their chips, very light and delicious but could do with less salt. I also usually love the salsa but again, last visit... More 

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Lakewood,Pa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had an order problem that was all our fault. They fixed it without complaint. We love these guys.

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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 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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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?