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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
+1 240-632-2150
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (74 reviews)
“guacamole” (37 reviews)
“churros” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the fajitas and margaritas! The steak fajitas were made with a very high quality beef and were cooked to order. Our service was very good as well. They are priced a little high but quality is worth it!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The party atmosphere is alive in this restaurant so if you want a quiet intimate meal go elsewhere. The drinks are good and the food is fresh. Aside from the waiter trying to tell us his life’s story, the service was good. It was a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Uncle Julio’s is the place to go to for a name. As a local, I don’t go anymore because the waits are too long, the crowds are too loud. It’s for the younger crowds in the city. The food is alright but definitely overpriced since...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MirTana
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Get their dessert special that burns ice and sends clouds into the air. Awesome show and tasty treat. Also great margaritas.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Beata K
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

We had a friend visiting from New York. We ordered all the specialties in this restaurant. The total for 3 people is about $129. When the waitress brought the electronic paying iPad thing, she put 20% tip as the default. I changed it to $16%...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

We love this chain of restaurants - and we don't usually do chains. But we were starved after walking all over for 6 hours in Washington, DC and were craving a Swirl drink - frozen wine and margarita mixed.........but their machine was broken. But the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BRBE001
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Had dinner at this restaurant before approximately 2 weeks. It was a family special occasion which was the birthday of one of the family members. The place was almost full. We got a table for 7 persons nicely located. The service was good. The selected...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This is very good Mexican food. Watch out for them swirles they can sneak up on you! Only reason I don't give it 5 Stars it is very expensive for what it is. Some of the best chips ever!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chris S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is my daughter's favorite restaurant, so we come often. Everything is great. Gluten free and vegetarian options. Brunch is my favorite time to come.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GrandTour752288
Reviewed November 5, 2018

My husband and I had our second date at Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe. It was a fun time and fast forward... we were married a year later! Recently, on the weekend of our 25th wedding anniversary, we were visiting Arlington, Virginia (we're now living...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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October 15, 2016|
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Response from nwklee62 | Reviewed this property |
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
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, 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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 240-632-2150
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