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1703 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23223-6947
804-643-4828
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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Loudonville, New York
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 (only burritos, etc. offered at home). Menu was extensive and had difficulty choosing. Will definitely... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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612 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 were very accommodating. I had less than half an hour to grab and go but... More 

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Thank Robert B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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! And they stayed hot long enough to enjoy. The drinks??? Ohhhh! The house margarita, then... More 

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Lexington, VA
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73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 globs of fat...not a pleasant eating experience). Completely on the other end of the spectrum... More 

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White Stone, Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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155 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Discovered this place on Yelp, which doesn't seem very well established in Richmond. Anywho: 5 star items: +pico: so fresh! Probably the best pico ive had at a restaurant Habenero salsa: no joke spicy, i used it to doctor up the cheese dip Chicken taco: well seasoned and the cheese goes nicely 4 star: Margs: mixed well it is a... More 

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Thank nderiley
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Looks like a great place to meet friends or a date for a drink. We went with whole family for my second time. Drinks are great and pupusas are heavenly. The decor is awesome. Also if you require or are into it, everything including drinks is gluten free.

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Thank rham23
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Small restaurant with lots of character. Food always good and original. Not the usual Mexican type food - but not fancy either.

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Thank F6309LCjennifern
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty good but what takes Tío Pablo to the next level is their variety of tequila. The owner of this establishment is very excited for patrons to try different tequila and their different flavours. Go in to this small bar and talk to the older gentleman that walks around like he owns the place. Ask him about... More 

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Thank alex C
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This is not something I've seen very often. I walk up and learn that the menu is 100% gluten free... Never have I been able to not say a word at a restaurant about my allergy. They also had an amazing selection with tacos, enchiladas, and dessert. I had a taco plate with the fish taco, al pastor and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1703 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23223-6947
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-643-4828

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