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Tio Pablo

1703 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23223-6947
+1 804-643-4828
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good43%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“carnitas” (5 reviews)
“taco” (6 reviews)
“black beans” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
1703 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23223-6947
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 1 September 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

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 18 July 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

Thank CabKings
Reviewed 11 July 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

Thank GlutenFreeCutie
Reviewed 30 June 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

Thank jrg7891
Reviewed 23 May 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

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were visiting relatives in Richmond and ate lunch at the Tio Pablo. What a great restaurant. We are used to eating in not so good Mexican restaurants in upstate New York and were flabbergasted. The meals were all terrific, nothing we are used to...More

Thank cruisinggrammy
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have seen this restaurant many times but did not have time to stop. Family visited the place and really enjoyed it. It is very small but located near Richmond's old market. It has a pleasant cozy feel and the wait staff and presumed manager...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing! Food was PERFECT! Hashtag when you order your carne asada tostada plate and forget to say hold the sour cream but your eat your entire meal without pause! I had pinto beans and rice as my sides and guess what?! My beans were hot!...More

1  Thank Symone K
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed lunch at Tio Pablo! Everything here is gluten-free, which was fantastic to have the option of selecting anything & everything on the menu!! I had the taco plate. Didn't care for the Al Pastor taco (most of the meat in this taco was...More

Thank stephLexington_VA
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Have been more than once and it seems to get better every time. Had a Cuban pork taco, shrimp taco, and Chiles Rellanos this time. All excellent. Attentive, friendly service and an enjoyable atmosphere. Will continue to be a regular!

Thank Windmill32
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1703 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23223-6947
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-643-4828
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