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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

) #5 of 267 Restaurants in Gaithersburg $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
+1 240-632-2150
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
10:00 - 23:30All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Even though the food is good, I wouldn't say its the best mexican food that I've had. However I still like to go there since it does offer good food for an average price and the area that it is located in is absolutely great.

Thank armenino
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a lot of potential but falls short in many areas. First, the seating area is tight. Tables are way too close together and the noise in the restaurant makes it difficult to have a conversation. The chips and salsa are good. In...More

Thank blbrodger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think Uncle Julio's is a chain but the food is surprisingly fresh and and authentic. One of the best "spicey" (jalapeño) margaritas I've had.

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first time at the Uncle Julio's we had a great time and the food was awesome, Super fast. Great service and the food was delicious . My family was visiting from Brazil and they also had a great experience. We will for...More

Thank Gearharttb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we were in nearby part of Maryland for a lacrosse tournament and decided to do a team dinner. So we called and made a reservation but the website was set to a location an hour away.. so we show up on a Saturday night...More

Thank 612travisp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are vegetarians (not vegans). Hardly any choices without meat. Food we ordered was not tasty. Very noisy and tables were placed very close to each other. Located conveniently in heart of downtown Bethesda. Can take a nice walk around in that area. That's the...More

Thank Jaya J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a cute location by a lake...surrounded by small shops. We arrived around 5:00 and were seated right away in a lovely outdoor table. Our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful. The menu selection was a bit different from typical tex mex chains...More

Thank MMMs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us dined last night. It was very difficult to have an across table conversation due to the noise level. Let me start with the complementary chips and salsa - excellent. The dishes that were worthy of mention were the Enchilada, Flauta, and Shrimp...More

Thank HRKC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made a reservation through Open Table and was glad we did. The place was packed but when we arrived they said it would just be 5-10 minutes so they could clear a table. We went to the bar and found a seat. They brought chips...More

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great sever with a great attitude. Zack was the man and a great guys. A true credit to this restaurant. The food was good but for us walking out with my wallet being a ton lighter was not fun. The location is...More

Thank stm1258
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Paula B
15 October 2016|
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Response from nwklee62 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, They have pinata desserts!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 240-632-2150
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