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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

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231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
+1 240-632-2150
10:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed a birthday celebration at Uncle Julio's this past month. While a bit noisy, everyone was enjoying themselves. I particularly enjoyed the "guacamole table" where a server will bring all of the fixins' to your table and prepare it the way you like it. It was very good. I had the enchiladas (chicken and cheese and onions) and they... More 

Thank Linda R
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used Open table to reserve a spot, walked right in and was seated at a good booth. Israel took great care of me. Had the bacon chicken fajitas with chipotle syrup on top and an El Jefe margarita. Prices are very reosonable and portions are large. I would definitely reccomend for their unique food combos and large drink menu. Salsa... More 

Thank Gerard H
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fajitas were awesome, especially the steak. Queso was delicious. Chips were delicious. Tortillas were delicious!

Thank Kaylee13
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great quality and the taste was authentic. Everyone in our party loved their meal. The portions were large and we even took some home. The tequila selection was immense as was the cocktail menu. You can't go wrong with this place if you want to satisfy your Mexican food craving! The area is also beautiful and great... More 

Thank Ayesha K
Laurel, Maryland
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved everything about this place... Except for the hour old wait. Drinks were great and the food was extremely flavorful. We got the chicken and steak fajitas for two and had to bring the rest home to finish it. Lots of food and extremely delicious.

Thank Raven B
Circle, Montana, Usa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Uncle Julio's is just an all around good place. It is very family friendly and the food is great. Their margaritas are excellent too! When I travel for business, I make sure to make Uncle Julio's my first stop. The chips and salsa leave you wanting more. The portions are large and plentiful and the service is very quick. Great... More 

Thank Christine M
Carbondale, Illinois
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I had the fish tacos which were pretty good, but I wouldn't go back. Nothing wrong with the food, I just thought it was too expensive for what I got.

Thank elsbethsanders
Gambrills, Maryland
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157 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My sister, mom and I ate here tonight while coming back from the Clarksburg outlets and everything was great. The chips, salsa, queso and fajitas were great but the best part was the chocolate piñata. We absolutely loved it. The churros and fruit dipped in the chocolate and caramel sauces were so good. Great place to eat.. Hope they build... More 

Thank Jen H
Germantown, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Came here to meet friends. Super delicious food, served really fast. They offer large portions. They earn 1 less star only because the price was just a little high.

Thank Nita P
Newtown, Connecticut
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129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Kinda loud at times, but we sat at the bar. Service was excellent, and the food was pretty good for a chain. Drinks were good. Down side was for what we got, the price was high (it was the drinks!).

Thank JimmyW1966

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 240-632-2150

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