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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Rio, Gaithersburg, maryland, Gaithersburg
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  • Ranked #3 for Mexican restaurants in Gaithersburg
  • Angel S.
    "... it is and drink a few Reverse Swirl Frozen Margarita's...yum!"(7 Tips)
    Scott L.
    "Fresh tortillas, great fajitas, really nice patio."(13 Tips)
    Mely
    "Also, don't forget to try the cajeta and sopapillas combo dessert."(2 Tips)
    Dia F.
    "Steak and chicken nachos are good ;) margaritas are strong"(9 Tips)
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  • Cece A.
    Cece A2 weeks ago
    Chimichangas, tacos, combo plates. Chocolate Piñata is a must!
  • Josue D.
    Josue DuranDecember 2, 2016
    If you are a group of four the Plato grande is great has beef, chicken, pork and shrimp you can eat it as a fajita or with beans and rice. Great service and nice cozy place to have a good time with
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PooleJune 8, 2016
    chips are homemade, margs are strong and fajitas are savory!
  • Dave H.
    Dave HamelinkMay 18, 2016
    Scratch cooking is worth the extra few dollars. Make sure to request the type of beans you want when you order. Get the swirl.
  • Helia H.
    Helia HadaviOctober 18, 2015
    Very delicious fajitas!!
  • Scott L.
    Scott LinckeAugust 22, 2015
    Fresh tortillas, great fajitas, really nice patio. Great for families too.
  • Cece G.
    Cece GardonAugust 7, 2015
    We both loved our food. Black beans with fajitas lunch is my ugh. I was too full to care. Salsa was good Albuquerque style. Queso needs more pico & jalepeno
  • Andre E.
    Andre EvansJanuary 16, 2015
    Everything is good
  • Say it a.
    Say it aint ToneOctober 3, 2014
    Fajita for two very good
  • Hadita S.
    Hadita SortoSeptember 27, 2014
    Nice place!
  • Katie
    KatieAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Have a child? Ask for a ball of dough. Kids love it
  • Aman C.
    Aman CAugust 9, 2014
    Great place to get margaritas
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WellsJune 7, 2014
    very good food .. seated outside .. inside seemed a little loud but still great food
  • Junior M.
    Junior M.March 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Jessica is the BEST bartender!!! Ask for her and say Jr., recommended ;)
  • Abigail C.
    Abigail CarpenterMarch 23, 2014
    Flavorful veggie fajitas
  • gautam s.
    gautam singhNovember 1, 2013
    Best Mexican food in Gaithersburg. Gets crowded on the weekends.
  • Hilary R.
    REVERSE Swirls are the best!!!
  • Mely
    MelySeptember 14, 2013
    The spicy shrimp fajitas were amazing! By far the best I've ever had. Also, don't forget to try the cajeta and sopapillas combo dessert. Delicious!
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SandersJuly 20, 2013
    Get a dough ball for your kid. They're a free child-pleasing diversion.
  • Alin A.
    Alin ApostolJune 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome salsa for the chips, and they give you an option for side guacamole or cheso
  • Wesley W.
    Wesley WilliamsMay 30, 2013
    Great menu. Fajitas are fantastic.
  • Justin A.
    Justin AdamsMay 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I eat here often. Normally fast, excellent service. Don't sit at the tables in the bar area unless you want to be forgotten. I gave up after 25 minutes. Luckily its close to several other restaurants.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CivettiApril 28, 2013
    Order a reverse meltdown! It's a reverse swirl with a shot of tequila on top!
  • Andy P.
    Andy PierceApril 20, 2013
    Tortillas are nice.
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BakerApril 5, 2013
    The Guava-rita was very tasty. Fajitas for 1 could easily be shared for 2 with added tortillas. A little over priced.
  • Angela R.
    Angela Romero LefevreMarch 25, 2013
    Great citrus salad dressing.
  • Kathy W.
    Kathy WildmanMarch 10, 2013
    Heaters outside on a cool sunny day - awesome!!!
  • Jim V.
    Jim VaughnFebruary 25, 2013
    Enchiladas are mediocre with the red sauce. Ill be trying something different next time.
  • Rob H.
    Rob HJanuary 11, 2013
    The frozen swirl margaritas are divine!!!
  • Chefcommons F.
    Brisket tacos!
  • Richard J.
    Richard JeffersonDecember 23, 2012
    The ribs on the Jarez are fan-fracking-tastic.
  • Henri P.
    Henri PadillaOctober 7, 2012
    Great place to eat in family!
  • Jae S.
    Jae S.September 11, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Reverse Swirl Meltdown. Only way to go. Mango Passion Lemonade is fantastic. Try Cowboy Queso. Also, try their Guadalajara and Carne Asada. You won't be disappointed. Cajeta for dessert is a must.
  • Mimi s.
    Mimi smileSeptember 8, 2012
    Their Fish specials are always good! Especially the way prepare the Rainbow trout! :)
  • Mimi s.
    Mimi smileSeptember 8, 2012
    Try their Calamari! Its sooo good!
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LyonsAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Salsa!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MoeisMay 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    swirls are for pussies... take warm shots of tequila no chaser #swag
  • Traci L.
    Traci LevineMay 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the swirles!
  • Thoko K.
    Thoko KachipandeMay 12, 2012
    Go for the classic marg.
  • Anna C.
    Anna C.April 16, 2012
    the establishment is clean except for the ladies restroom. i thought women were known to be dainty and clean...
  • Anna C.
    Anna C.April 16, 2012
    The Plato Gordo definitely feeds more than it says and is less expensive than going to any other restaurant. Delicious!
  • Taryn B.
    Taryn BurchettApril 15, 2012
    Sunday brunch? Try the mimosas
  • Andy C.
    Andy ConversanoMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place!
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BainMarch 2, 2012
    Disappointing. Service was mediocre and the food was overpriced.
  • Jaclyn H.
    Jaclyn HJanuary 21, 2012
    Seriously reverse swirls and fajitas....nuff said.
  • Matt G.
    Matt GormanDecember 31, 2011
    Definitely go for the swirl margarita and fajitas--can't go wrong
  • Dia F.
    Dia ForondaDecember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Steak and chicken nachos are good ;) margaritas are strong
  • Felecia F.
    Felecia FalardeauNovember 7, 2011
    Fresh Sangria on the rocks. Don't miss it!
  • Natalie K.
    Natalie K.October 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    SWIRLS ARE THE BEST!
  • L. Gaye H.
    L. Gaye HirzOctober 23, 2011
    Try the hand rolled tamales! They are scrumptious. An appetizer is enough for a meal too!
  • Orlando G.
    Orlando GonzalezOctober 7, 2011
    The Carnegie Asada is awesome!!!
  • Diane A.
    Diane AOctober 1, 2011
    Don't bother to phone ahead. They lose it anyway.
  • Stacy S.
    Stacy S.September 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Boy those fajitas peppers are hot!
  • Silvia K.
    Silvia KleinSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken tamales are great!!!
  • NOM NOM Boris
    NOM NOM BorisJuly 29, 2011
    You must try Chicken & Steak Fajitas, they are viva la nomnom
  • Nikky M.
    Nikky MittuJune 24, 2011
    get queso with app
  • Diana S.
    Diana SalasJune 16, 2011
    Try their desserts! Delish!
  • Armando A.
    Armando AlvarezMarch 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Swirls ain't no joke
  • Alex C.
    Alex CFebruary 28, 2011
    They give free dessert to first time visitors! At least, they did for me. Could just be the waitress liked me =) . Just kidding...
  • Brad E.
    Brad E.January 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Brunch Menu, try the carne asada enchiladas with fried egg on top
  • Stefanie C.
    Stefanie CareyNovember 1, 2010
    The quesadillas are soOo good!!!
  • Jen S.
    Jen SOctober 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite place for brunch! Huevos Tejanos is really good and the fruit with sweet cream is so tasty
  • Margaret
    MargaretSeptember 6, 2010
    Reverse Swirl is the fave @UncleJulio's
  • Hyun Y.
    Hyun YooSeptember 3, 2010
    Order reverse swirls - stronger than the regular ones!!
  • Rafael S.
    Rafael SorianoAugust 21, 2010
    Great Classic Margaritas and Chicken Tamales
  • Angel S.
    Angel SantiagoAugust 18, 2010
    Sit outside and chill! Order some Queso for the chips, share the special whatever it is and drink a few Reverse Swirl Frozen Margarita's...yum!
  • Hilary
    HilaryJuly 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch is great. Need more vegetarian options.
  • Angie S.
    Angie SJune 24, 2010
    Swirls are the way to go - regular or reverse doesn't matter to me, but bring em on. Margarita and frozen sangria with a cute swizzle stick...yum!
  • Edith B.
    Edith BakerJune 10, 2010
    Best Flan!!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LaffertyApril 2, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Reverse Swirls are the BOMB
  • Engin I.
    Engin InsJuly 8, 2016
    Fajitaları güzel.restoran baya popüler olduğu için akşam yemeği saatlerinde randevunuz yoksa sıra beklemeniz gerekiyor.
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