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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

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$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
+1 240-632-2150
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (65 reviews)
“guacamole” (35 reviews)
“churros” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at a busy time... and it took a few minutes for me to snag a table in the bar area for four. ........... Wow.. good Guac.. ..............chips and salsa ...... I'm not sure about that 321 drink... Uh... I don't think so...... The...More

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge restaurant with a very good atmosphere and Mexican food that is good to very good. Can be very busy and noisy,. but service is usually pretty good. Worth a try unless you hit it at high traffic times.

Thank EarleofWindsor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is seating outside, a large bar area and very large dining area. My visit did not get off to a good start because they sat me across from the nacho machine which was very hot and I just worked out and showered so no...More

Thank MrOcho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding customer service from the moment I made reservations through receiving the check. Ashley and other hostesses were friendly and prompt w/ the reservation of 10. Unfortunately, party of 10 ended up a party of 5. The server Darwin, nor manager Chris never ask us...More

Thank Lizzardooo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes you go and it’s great and sometimes you go and it’s not so great! Most times it’s just average. But the atmosphere is what keeps me coming back to be honest! And also the drinks, most are excellent! The food and service however, is...More

Thank Libra123456
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here several times with varying experiences. This past visit was not great. The service was very long and drawn out and the restaurant wasn't even very busy! Took forever to get the food then forever to get dessert then forever to get a...More

Thank Voyager0021
Reviewed February 5, 2018

My father picked this place to celebrate his 79th birthday. We had a party of 8, and sometimes that can be difficult. Also, my father tends to fluster most servers with questions that we all seem to find annoying and worthless. We had reservations and...More

Thank Harris H
Reviewed February 5, 2018

while the food was good and our waiter was very nice and efficient, the sound in the restaurant was off the charts too loud. there was only 3 of us and I couldn't hear either person speak at a 4 seater table. the restroom was...More

Thank Jodi P
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Julio's is my daughter's favorite restaurant and we celebrated her return to college with lunch at Uncle J's during Sunday brunch time. We started with guac made at the table. It was a very automated process. We couldn't get any sort of response from the...More

Thank Vulturecap
Reviewed January 29, 2018

I have consistently good food and service. This restaurant has one of the best loyalty programs that there is. Just for signing up you get a free table side guacamole!

Thank reztraveler2017
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Paula B
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Yes, They have pinata desserts!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 240-632-2150
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