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El Tio Tex-Mex Grill

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
7527 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155-2972
+1 703-753-0826
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (28 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (17 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7527 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155-2972
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top notch, great food and service can’t be beat Ownership/management/wait staff couldn’t have been more attentive Nice atmosphere and we didn’t have to wait 3 hours for a table down the street I’ll eat at “The Uncles” again before eating at the other so called...More

Thank Hawki64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great again. Only suggestion ti the kitchen is to leave it in the oven a bit longer to get the cheese a little more melted. The margarita is good, but leave the sangria to the wineries in the area.

Thank ScottyN3
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Some of the best fish tacos I have ever had. My wife got the fajitas which are always good. I have never had a bad meal here.

Thank Joseph A
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

El Tio is located near the hotel we were staying at and decided to give it a try. Super friendly staff and the food was AAMMMAZING!! Will definitely be back next time we are in town! I had the plantains and hubby had the tacos,...More

Thank Kuntriqt
Reviewed 20 October 2017

After a long day I wanted the usually tasty enchilada combination and a cold Modelo to wash it down. I walked in to the self-seating bar area and took the only table left and no seats at the bar. I then realized happy hour had...More

Thank Lasergame11
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The table prepared Guacamole was excellent and all the food was delicious! Good top shelf Margaritas as well.

Thank SueDen27
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We loved El Tio. Food is yummy and service is pretty quick. Much better prices than other restaurants in the area. We've used them for catering as well- and the experience was wonderful- delivery and food top notch!

Thank cutiecupid15
Reviewed 10 October 2017

After living in the local area for many years before franchise restaurants - mexican came to the area - you could really only count on El Tio's or El V's... As far as food goes... El Tio's has fresh food, fresh ingredients and it's simply...More

Thank Desiree007
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Fresh thin tortilla chips and the most fantastic salsa around. Prompt courteous service, top quality food, all at a reasonable price! Great margaritas but the big ones can get be pricey. Highly recommended!

Thank Plcsoccer
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Service is awesome and food is served fast and hot! We eat there once a month and frequently order take out!

Thank Stephanie R
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31 December 2014|
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Response from Gary H | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea,
31 December 2014|
Response from P2first | Reviewed this property |
I believe they have corn based tortillas and several veggie dishes. If you have a gluten sensitivity than it would be difficult for them not to cross contaminate. I have eaten their and avoided the chips and dairy when I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
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
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 20155-2972
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 703-753-0826
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