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Tio Pablo

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1703 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23223-6947
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Loudonville, New York
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

We were visiting relatives in Richmond and ate lunch at the Tio Pablo. What a great restaurant. We are used to eating in not so good Mexican restaurants in upstate New York and were flabbergasted. The meals were all terrific, nothing we are used to (only burritos, etc. offered at home). Menu was extensive and had difficulty choosing. Will definitely... More 

Thank cruisinggrammy
Norfolk, Virginia
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624 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

I have seen this restaurant many times but did not have time to stop. Family visited the place and really enjoyed it. It is very small but located near Richmond's old market. It has a pleasant cozy feel and the wait staff and presumed manager were very accommodating. I had less than half an hour to grab and go but... More 

Thank Robert B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Amazing! Food was PERFECT! Hashtag when you order your carne asada tostada plate and forget to say hold the sour cream but your eat your entire meal without pause! I had pinto beans and rice as my sides and guess what?! My beans were hot! And they stayed hot long enough to enjoy. The drinks??? Ohhhh! The house margarita, then... More 

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Lexington, VA
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75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed lunch at Tio Pablo! Everything here is gluten-free, which was fantastic to have the option of selecting anything & everything on the menu!! I had the taco plate. Didn't care for the Al Pastor taco (most of the meat in this taco was globs of fat...not a pleasant eating experience). Completely on the other end of the spectrum... More 

Thank stephLexington_VA
White Stone, Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Have been more than once and it seems to get better every time. Had a Cuban pork taco, shrimp taco, and Chiles Rellanos this time. All excellent. Attentive, friendly service and an enjoyable atmosphere. Will continue to be a regular!

Thank Windmill32
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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167 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Discovered this place on Yelp, which doesn't seem very well established in Richmond. Anywho: 5 star items: +pico: so fresh! Probably the best pico ive had at a restaurant Habenero salsa: no joke spicy, i used it to doctor up the cheese dip Chicken taco: well seasoned and the cheese goes nicely 4 star: Margs: mixed well it is a... More 

Thank nderiley
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Looks like a great place to meet friends or a date for a drink. We went with whole family for my second time. Drinks are great and pupusas are heavenly. The decor is awesome. Also if you require or are into it, everything including drinks is gluten free.

Thank rham23
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Small restaurant with lots of character. Food always good and original. Not the usual Mexican type food - but not fancy either.

Thank F6309LCjennifern
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty good but what takes Tío Pablo to the next level is their variety of tequila. The owner of this establishment is very excited for patrons to try different tequila and their different flavours. Go in to this small bar and talk to the older gentleman that walks around like he owns the place. Ask him about... More 

Thank alex C
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This is not something I've seen very often. I walk up and learn that the menu is 100% gluten free... Never have I been able to not say a word at a restaurant about my allergy. They also had an amazing selection with tacos, enchiladas, and dessert. I had a taco plate with the fish taco, al pastor and a... More 

Thank Carly H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget
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
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1703 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23223-6947
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-643-4828

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