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El Tio Tex Mex Grill

7527 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155
+1 703-753-0826
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“chips and salsa” (19 reviews)
“fajitas” (28 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7527 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Tio is the best of the best in Mexican cuisine. You can always count on seeing friends there and their service is top notch. I personally love their fish tacos. Sublime! Don't forget a yummy margarita!!

Thank jagcarroll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took an hour to order food. Then they ran out of chicken. When I finally received my food it all tasted the same. No flavor. Looked horrible.

Thank csrighetti
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Stopped in and sat at the bar. Family owned. Pretty extensive menu. Free chips and salsa (although after you finish your first basked the only way to get more is to ask for it). They have Hornitos tequila on ice and lots of cold beers...More

Thank 2014Biztraveler
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Enjoyable evening at El Tio. Staff was super friendly without being overbearing. Food was good and served appropriately hot. We arrived late and about 45 minutes before closing time but were never rushed at all. Well worth it!

Thank Bunkerhill4343
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a great option when in the mood for Mexican cuisine. Casual atmosphere and not in a fancy spot, but when the trendy Mexican restaurants have a 60 minute wait, you can usually enjoy quick seating and your meal in a timely manner.

Thank kirkgillespie
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Forget the chain restaurants, El Tio leaves them in their bowl of so-so salsa. The El Tio cantina is smaller and not in a trendy location but once inside, you will forget all that. Their frozen margaritas put the chain establishments to shame. They are...More

Thank 180susanms
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is tucked away in an older shopping center away from the more crowded areas. The food is good, typical Mexican fare. I've eaten there a number of times and have never had a bad experience. I recommend it.

Thank Rich L
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Their prices are around Uncle Julio’s level, but not as good of food. The meat is good quality. The guacamole was just good, not excellent. The waiter worked hard as there was a large party ahead of us. He kept our drinks filled. The salsa...More

Thank DKMommy
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This area does not have many Tex-Mex restaurants so it is great to have El Tio. I really like the food even though I think it is a little expensive. The staff is attentive. My sister and I were there for dinner and asked for...More

Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We decided to try El Tio Tex-Mex Grill for an early dinner. We arrived around 500Pm and snagged a table for two. By 6:00pm folks were out the door waiting for a table. In spite of how busy they had been all day, the service...More

Thank Nashna
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26 October 2018|
Response from Nashna | Reviewed this property |
I understand the renovations were to take one month in August, However, they discovered major problems with the wall which required new permits and inspections.
31 December 2014|
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Response from Gary H | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7527 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 703-753-0826
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Come in today! We have a broad array of all lunches, dinners, and desserts that we know will blow you away! Having the finest Tex-Mex in the area as well as service comes from truly caring about each and every persons experience that walks through our doors here. We'll cya soon!
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