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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
+1 240-632-2150
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Corby, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner at this place eating at the large bar on my own on Sunday 30th October. As soon as I sat down the bar tender came over and asked if I wanted to see the menu. On handing me the menu she also presented me with a huge bowl of tortilla chips with tomato salsa as a free... More 

Thank Irmgard H
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have a good menu... I love their dessert selection as well. Every time we go there we are lucky to be just two... There is always a long wait for parties larger than two

Thank AngyeVdC
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at this restaurant and loved it! Our waitress was very helpful (and pretty) the food was great, the Margarita was perfect! Highly recommended!

Thank kory007
Lothian, Maryland
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Went with my folks. A bit expensive, but the food was excellent. The staff was very attentive but not overly bothering us. Plenty to take home too! Now, the chocolate piñata, oh my goodness! I would go just for that! And four four people, way more than we could eat. We took home most of the chocolate ball. Whipped cream,... More 

Thank Teresa W
Marriottsville, Maryland
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Come here at least once a month. Food is good and staff are attentive. I stick my usual plate and it is good and filling. Chips and salsa are good.

Thank K V
Houston, Texas
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180 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Oh my. It seems everyone loves Uncle Julios. The place was packed. We had about 15 in our party but waited an hour to be seated and an hour to get a waiter for even water.

Thank RevC F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

I enjoy good Mexican food, but this was not it. Nothing memorable to wite about. I left most of my food pn my plate, my no desire to take a doggie bag home. Beautiful and scenic location.

Thank Donna S
Germantown, MD
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Tasty food, great drinks, very fast and friendly service. But the noise level is very high, partially because they accommodate many larger groups (5+) and there are always lots of families with kids. VERY kid friendly, almost too much so if you don't want that environment. Don't go for a quiet meal. It's lively and you're likely going to wait... More 

Thank beachbum20876
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245 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Every dish tasted very fresh and flavorful. Absolutely delicious we had 4 dinners and all were great. Some of the best enchiladas I have ever had. The ribs were great as was the steak. The chips were light and very tasty. Had 4 for dinner and we all left full and smiling! Great job.

Thank mrdesign
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Salsa was freshly made and chips were good. Had shrimp & lobster soup that was really tasty. Also had taco that were delicious. Nice atmosphere - can eat inside or outside. Service was quick and friendly. Good variety of food and drinks to choose from.

Thank bagspacked123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 240-632-2150

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