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El Tio Tex-Mex Grill

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Mexican, Southwestern
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7527 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155-2972
703-753-0826‎
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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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Hagerstown, Maryland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The waiter and other staff there are really nice and attentive. Not once did we have to wait for refills, they were right on top of everything. For the appetizer we ordered the steak nachos and it tasted so good, the steak was nice and tender. Then for the entrees we got the steak fajitas and ribs and chicken fajitas... More 

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Thank LaNinaVS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everytime we visit we get consistent good food. Not top of the line and not fast food but when we want decent Mexican food we come to El Tio. We love to sit at the bar, the staff is great!

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Thank Cheryl D
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service is always friendly. Have been going there since opening in Gainesville and love it. Fun for couples or for family

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Thank Jane S
Gainesville, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This small strip mall restaurant punches well above its weight class with very good food and service. The menu is solid and priced below chains that are larger, have more elaborate and fancy decor but inevitably fall short of this little gem if a restaurant.

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Thank John Z
Gainesville, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome food, great experience, good service. Food is tasty and authentic Tex-Mex. great place for lunch or dinner. The seafood Soup is excellent with mussels, shrimp and scallops. I always get the fish Tacos, there excellent, My family also love the Fajitas.

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Thank Nynito M
Riverside, California
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1,615 reviews
908 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is genuinely a fantabulous restaurant, with service and ambiance that make the experience even better. It's easily the best all around restaurant in Gainesville, and the best Tex Mex for many miles in all directions. The fajitas are my favorite. Seafood soup is great too.

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Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Gainesville, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

8/11/2016 I hosted a birthday party at El Tio. 6 of us spent over an hour in the main dinning room and a family was seated next to us. When staff brought there food and served them the wife screamed and ran away from the table. On her plate in her refi beans was a dead mouse. They SERVED it.... More 

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Thank bullingtonnotary
Jeffersonton, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food and service! Fajitas were phenomenal. Salsa is really good, too. A little cramped in the dining area but otherwise a very positive experience.

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Thank Chris C
Bristow, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As usual, service was very good and the food tasted freshly prepared. They make a great homemade salsa. The fajitas are delicious, as are the taquitos and enchiladas.

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Thank jlstsr
Haymarket, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is great, fun atmosphere for dining or drinks. Now expanded for more seating. Seafood burrito is a favorite.

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Thank AntlerRidge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7527 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155-2972
  • 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?