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Uncle Julio's

4870 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5202
+1 301-656-2981
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good41%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“fajitas” (33 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4870 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5202
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great! Best salsa I have ever had. Other guests raved about the queso. All of the food tasted fresh and was filling. The drinks were also great. No one left dissatisfied with the food. However, everyone did agree that the prices were...More

Thank BeyondDreams101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me, this place has the best Fajitas by far. The Plato Gordo is the ultimate Fajita extravaganza I have yet to experience. The shrimp are HUGE! Grilled to perfection. The ribs alone are a meal. If you are with a group of 3-4 and...More

Thank DaveHRoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the entire experience was ( and is) great at Uncle Julio's, the chips and salsa are the bomb!! The chicken soup hit the spot as 'medicine' for a cold recovery. ALL of the entrees are really good, and the drinks are top notch!

Thank Scoopspk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Uncle Julios. I have been coming here for years whenever I'm in town visiting family. There food is consistently good. I get the chips and salsa which are always fresh. Then I get the chicken fajitas which are also great! There drinks are...More

Thank NikkiH83
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This was the second time I ate here. It is more tex-mex than real Mexican, so I am not a huge fan of the salsa, rice, or beans. However, both times I got the cheese and onion enchiladas and loved them! Our table also ordered...More

Thank PinkDaisy007
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Had a nice dinner. the food was more than adequate. Your typical Mexican fare. The drinks were very good especially the Guava Margaritas. The service was very good. Personable and very accommodating of our odd requests. the Chocolate Pinata for Birthday dessert was outstanding, very...More

Thank Marco G
Reviewed 30 October 2017

So, I'll preface this by saying I've been here before and quite enjoyed it. This time I was less than impressed. The food was average Mexican fare - same as you'd get elsewhere, and although the service was friendly -- it was slow.... We had...More

Thank COTraveller33
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I grew up in D.C. so I savour the idea of dining out during my visits. I was with friends and they insisted we go there for dinner. We started with chips and salsa and a round of margaritas. The chips were crispy and fresh...More

Thank Bryan81611
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Chips, Salsa and Guacomole (made fresh at your table) are an awesome combination for happy hour or as an appetizer to your main course of beef or chicken fajitas, jicama topped salad (enormous portion), or the red and green sause chicken enchiladas. A consistent favorite;...More

Thank TORC12p16
Reviewed 1 October 2017

It was super loud inside, so we ate outside. I liked the chips - thin, crispy, mild salt - although some were a little oily. The margarita was good, but small and weak for $10. I got the chicken fajita quesadilla, which was only okay....More

Thank EKB99
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Paula B
15 October 2016|
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Response from jonas c | Reviewed this property |
i would stay away , horrible service and food too , not worth the money , like eating at a fast food restaurant but with high prices for what??? Dont go , go to Guappos
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4870 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-5202 (Formerly Rio Grande Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-656-2981
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