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Ay! Jalisco Restaurant

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8401 Snouffer School Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20879-5500
+1 301-840-5894
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You know a Mexican restaurant is good when many of the patrons are Mexican. I most often get the Melissa platter.

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Thank Daryl W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Just went for lunch, chicken fajitas were awesome. Onions lots of chicken green peppers tomato jalapeño rice and beans guac all really fresh. Plenty of food, chips and salsa were free. Big place plenty of seating. Full bar staff was awesome. Clean good place. Def going here again

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Thank riva9129
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is a decent Tex-Mex place. Service was a bit slow, even though we were the only people in the place for about 15-20 minutes -- it looks like most of their lunch business is take-out -- but the food was not bad.

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Thank ProfPTJ
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

good food good people.friendly atmosphere.we try to visit at least twice a month.we have never been disappointed.

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Thank kengrubb
Rockville, Maryland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Went to Ay! Jalisco based upon other's reviews and the recommendation of a friend. The reviews are too kind. There is nothing special about this place. This is a paper tablecloth Tex-Mex joint where there is a bar, TV's blaring the Sunday football game du jour. It's crowded; you sit close to your neighbor and kids are playing in the... More 

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Thank Stephen S
Bethesda, Maryland
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343 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The service here was great, but the food was all so bland. I do like my food really spicy, but this was beyond mild. The pulled beef for the tacos tasted more like pot roast, no hint of spice or heat. It was fine, but not what I was looking for.

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Thank Sheryl B
Gaithersburg, MD
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288 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Had not been here in several years, and hoped they had not slipped - Wow - they sure did not do down - if anything they went UP! I had a Shrimp Fajitas and it was excellent. All of the dished coming out of the kitchen looked great - a Friday night and the place was almost full. I will... More 

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Thank Anbrugo
Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Food is always very good. Great atmosphere. I Really could eat here everyday. Perfect place for all the Mexican food lovers and the Margaritas are awesome!

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Thank pwilson123
Oceanside, California
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149 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We found this place by using the coupon but what a surprise, it serves great food and never a question asked using coupon (as other many places were reading the coupon like they never see it before, some did not take it). The food is excellent ( we tried at least 8 diff dishes); the best part is chips tasted... More 

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Thank adac1121
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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103 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We sat down on an evening when they had 8-10 tables occupied for 5 wait staff - not crowded. Ordered our meal. 45 minutes and two complaints later, we still had no food. Got up and left

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8401 Snouffer School Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20879-5500
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-840-5894

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