We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Drinks”

Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe
Reserve with OpenTable
Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #6 of 335 Restaurants in Gaithersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Derwood
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Drinks”
Reviewed December 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's a great place for happy hour with friends if you get the balcony even better. It's usually busy so arrive early. They don't take reservations.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank Pooja k
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

355 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    109
    130
    80
    22
    14
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
washington
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Our favorite Mexican restaurant”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

The best fajitas ever! The only downfall is that it is a little noisy if you go at regular dinner hours, and it's always packed! So we go early and get in fast, and with less noise. The food is always excellent.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank cr37e
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is my favorite tex mex place to eat. I love the frozen swirls, the queso, and the fajitas. I'd highly recommend. Only complaint is it's too crowded!!!

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank Eric J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
436 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Pretty Good - nicer then it used to be”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

We took the whole family - everyone had a nice time and we all enjoyed the meal. Service was slow, but not terrible for a resturant full of families. We had a variety of tacos and fajitas and other standards. Everyone left full and we had planty of leftovers - not a bad dish among the 8 plates we ordered
The bar is OK, but not a place I would go for drinks. I had one of their "better" margaritas; it was good, but nothing special.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Chris T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Level Contributor
184 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Stopped by to see if it had gotten better”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Still have not returned the Shrimp/Lobster soup to their menu. The Tacos are still just ok, stuffed with Lettuce and very little meat. The salsa was fine, spicy how we like it.
Quite noisy and crowded so they must be doing something right.

We might check it out again in another year or so. This place is no longer a restaurant we frequent.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank ricflairnwa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing