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Ay! Jalisco Tex-Mex Restaurant

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425 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2326
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Lake Mary, Florida
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84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

The first tip-off that you're found some good Mexican food is the clientele: mostly Latino. They know where to go! Suffice to say that the food is excellent and pretty authentically "Mexican". As with many Mexican restaurants, they feature entertainment on the weekends, which can make the place loud and noisy. But that's usually a plus, in keeping with the... More 

Thank jim g
Rockville, Maryland
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

This was not the first time we visited this restaurant. We have been there perhaps 10 times over the past three years. We thought we knew what to expect but unfortunately we did not anticipate what we received. Chips and salsa were the first to come. The chips now served are perhaps four times the thickness of those they used... More 

Thank RonaldToby459
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

Applies only to location on 425 Frederick. The number of stars should actually be not shown, as we were unable to rate it. 7:00PM Wednesday 10/15 our group of nine mature adults, who had called ahead to ensure accommodation, visited, seeking a venue for our weekly, informal gatherings. The 'music' was ear-splitting and painful. After several requests, the staff lowered... More 

Thank nameisalreadytaken
Roanoke, Virginia
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693 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2015

My wife and I recently had lunch at Ay! Jalisco. They have a typical Mexican/Tex-Mex menu. The food was good but nothing special. Prices were reasonable but service was slow.

Thank hbhakh
Rockville, Maryland
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2015

My enchiladas were OK, nothing special. Wife had Chimichanga which was about 50% diced potatoes. Will not go back.

Thank Tom B
Olney, Maryland
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2014

The pupusas with curtido that they serve here are simply amazing and as a bonus their kitchen closes late! Not a fan of the garlic shrimp. Stick to the traditional...fajitas, yuca con chicharron, sopa de mariscos (I ask for the cream on the side)!!!! TIP: They are usually on www.restaurant.com...great deal!

Thank Cristine C
Randolph, New Jersey, USA
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40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2014

Food was not the best mexican I ever had, but very good. Portions were huge. Would eat there again. Service was very good

Thank George H
Katowice, Poland
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I go there for lunch when I work on weekends. They show La Liga, mostly Real and Barcelona games. Good Salvadoran food. Try mixto from the appetizers.

Thank Pawel Z
Damascus, MD
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am not versed enough in "authentic" Tex-Mex and Salvadoran food to say that this is the best. All I can say is that this place is terrific. I have enjoyed every meal I have had there, which has been many. I love the pupusas revueltas as a starter. Try horchata for a refreshing beverage that is not too familiar... More 

Thank cager1113
Rockville, Maryland
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

Cocktail Vuelve a la Vida is just the best. I really love this seafood mix, a delicious taste just like in Mexico. We also like Fajitas and Carne a la Parrilla.

Thank jazzcancun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: 240-631-6868

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