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El Tio Tex-Mex Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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7527 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were headed to a Concert at the Jiffy Lube Live arena and wanted to grab dinner close by before going in. We stumbled upon EL TIO and could not believe our luck! Staff was friendly and provided great customer service. The chips and salsa were fresh & tasty. The iced tea was strong and fresh, and the beer was... More 

Thank LouET_79
Centreville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious.....the service was exceptional.....If you are going to Jiffy Lube Live (aka Nissan Pavilion) this is the perfect place to go before the concert. Fantastic!! In a small shopping center, so if you forgot your snacks for the concert just go "next door" to Giant Foods and get water, snacks, etc.

Thank Globetrotting-Grammy
Fairfax, Virginia
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend had the skirt steak with shrimp. The steak was amazing! So tender and flavorful...definitely the best dish at the table. We ordered the queso with ground beef to start and it is quite a large bowl and very good. I had a beef enchilada combo platter. I don't remember that it was mentioned on the menu, but the... More 

Thank cici_sleestak
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128 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I really enjoy good Tex-Mex, and this place is "truly" authentic fare. Awesome menu selections, including a decent amount of vegetarian items. Excellent food and great service. I have dined here twice and was impressed both times. If in the Gainesville area, I am going to go back. Count me as a fan.

Thank RazrBlzr
Gainesville, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

never been disappointed. our family has been eating here for years and it is a local hangout, the food is super yummy and the margaritas are perfect pairing!!

Thank Ashley B
Virginia, USA
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89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We tried El Tio Tex-Mex Grill on a recent visit to Gainesville, Va. At first, I was hesitant to go to a restaurant in a strip mall, but decided to trust the other reviews and give it a try. The tableside guacamole was very good, they make it right by the table and ask before adding any of the ingredients,... More 

Thank GraceinVirginia
Manassas, Virginia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The service here was fast and friendly. The food her though was absolutely horrible. Nothing seemed to be fresh and even the rice and beans were incredibly disappointing. We won't be going back here.

Thank Tad R
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

The guacomole made tableside is excellent and the chips are very thin and tasty. Very good fajitas, quesadillas and enchiladas. Wait staff is courteous and efficient

Thank linda8201
Haymarket, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

This place is always busy, but the food to me is just OK. There is not alot of flavor. Service is okay.

Thank Marcie B
Gainesville, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great little Tex-Mex Grill in Gainesville. Good food and even better margaritas!! Service is fantastic and quick. They have a small bar and large TV. Friendly staff makes for a good visit. Did I mention really good food? Ok, I just did.

Thank pjggolfer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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