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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
+1 240-632-2150
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (63 reviews)
“guacamole” (35 reviews)
“churros” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've been here several times with varying experiences. This past visit was not great. The service was very long and drawn out and the restaurant wasn't even very busy! Took forever to get the food then forever to get dessert then forever to get a...More

Thank Voyager0021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My father picked this place to celebrate his 79th birthday. We had a party of 8, and sometimes that can be difficult. Also, my father tends to fluster most servers with questions that we all seem to find annoying and worthless. We had reservations and...More

Thank Harris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

while the food was good and our waiter was very nice and efficient, the sound in the restaurant was off the charts too loud. there was only 3 of us and I couldn't hear either person speak at a 4 seater table. the restroom was...More

Thank Jodi P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Julio's is my daughter's favorite restaurant and we celebrated her return to college with lunch at Uncle J's during Sunday brunch time. We started with guac made at the table. It was a very automated process. We couldn't get any sort of response from the...More

Thank Vulturecap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have consistently good food and service. This restaurant has one of the best loyalty programs that there is. Just for signing up you get a free table side guacamole!

Thank reztraveler2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stays packed, and they are good, but not so good that it makes sense they stay packed. No beers on tap -- all bottled, and expensive for a bottle.

Thank cj6767
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is pretty good. If you only go for the food and don't mind the ugly pictures on the walls and the high noise level, then you will be fine. They could benefit from having nicer pictures on their walls. The one time I...More

Thank Alina K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Uncle Julio at Rio and Bethesda row multiple times over the years with friends, family, and colleagues. They have fantastic food, ambiance, friendly staff, a nice selection of cocktails, and the locations are convenient. I like the one at Rio slightly better...More

Thank Yun W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good. Atmosphere can be loud at times. Fun for birthdays of any age. Have to try their swirls!

Thank adventureseeker321
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The chips, salsa, and queso will always make me come back. The fagitas are ok... the waiter we had must have just started bc he was clueless. My sweetie had to keep telling him what to do, food came out cold, when I asked for...More

Thank Jillannefromnj
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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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: 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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