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Tio Pablo

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Mexican, Latin
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Being new to the area I have been to a few “Mexican” restaurants and most of the time it just ok food this place is crowded but the food was amazing.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Sides are minuscule and tres leches was just for one spoon. Beer razonable priced. Tasted fine. Just average for the price.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank argos01
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

When in Richmond make sure you find this restaurant. Small great feeling venue with outstanding food. Had the chipotle chicken tacos with two sides. Great taste. Wide variety of gluten free dishes and vegetarian dishes as well.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank markbL1656NT
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We visited Tio Pablo based on the favorable reviews and was disappointed. Upon getting our food we all agreed "Tia Pablo" is definitely overrated, as the food was very bland lacking authentic Mexican flavor. Cleanliness: We had a party of 7 and sat at a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cindyfrazier247
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Don’t let the appearance of the neighborhood scare you, yes it looks sketch, but there is a lot of foot traffic and an active younger scene. I have Celiac disease which makes any dinner full of angst that I’ll be sick from cross contamination. This...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank cmbeaird
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Often when I eat Mexican/Central American food in the states, it is lamentably far-removed from what one actually finds in its country of origin. Tio Pablo is a wonderfully authentic experience with a small twist or two. The gorditas with chipotle chicken were phenomenal and...More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Great restaurant that is located in a downtown area that has plenty of good local establishments. This is a come in and grab any open seat type of restaurant, no reservations. Multiple tables for either parties of 4 or 6 along with 2 tables for...More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

We stopped in at Tio Pablo a few weeks ago, it is a small place in Shockoe Bottom (downtown Richmond). We had a party of 7 and called ahead and they reserved a table for us (yay!) I thought the food was really good, very...More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

My wife and I went here for lunch around 11:45 and were immediately seated. Our waitress brought water and chips/salsa during her first trip to the table. Salsa was fresh, with all the flavors working together well. For our entrees, we each ordered a plate...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank jrg7891
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

The food was good. You could clearly make out the fresh ingredients. Service was friendly. Portions were generous. Few customers during our late lunch but our group all enjoyed a Mexican meal that did nothing to suffer from being like the other restaurants. Construction going...More

Date of visit: May 2017
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