Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

Mexican Restaurant
231 Rio Blvd (at Grand Corner Ave), Gaithersburg, MD 20878, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–10:30 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–11:30 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–11:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–10:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Drinks:
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.9/10

Based on 154 votes

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  • Ranked #2 for Mexican restaurants in Gaithersburg
  • What you need to know
    Mike C.
    "It's a reverse swirl with a shot of tequila on top!"(7 Tips)
    NOM NOM Boris
    "You must try Chicken & Steak Fajitas, they are viva la nomnom"(8 Tips)
    Matt G.
    "Definitely go for the swirl margarita and fajitas--can't go wrong"(8 Tips)
    Rafael S.
    "Great Classic Margaritas and Chicken Tamales"(2 Tips)
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  • reverse swirl
  • margaritas
  • fajitas
  • cajeta
  • shot of tequila
  • trendy
  • sangria
  • happy hour
  • desserts
  • great value
  • enchiladas
  • cocktails
  • family-friendly
  • good for working
  • Swizzle
  • citrus salad
  • cute
  • lively
  • chicken
  • outdoor seating
  • Andre E.

    Everything is good

    Andre Evans · January 16
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  • Say it a.

    Fajita for two very good

    Say it aint Tone · October 3, 2014
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  • Hadita S.

    Nice place!

    Hadita Sorto · September 27, 2014
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  • Katie

    Have a child? Ask for a ball of dough. Kids love it

    Katie · August 17, 2014
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  • Aman C.

    Great place to get margaritas

    Aman C · August 9, 2014
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  • Stephen W.

    very good food .. seated outside .. inside seemed a little loud but still great food

    Stephen Wells · June 7, 2014
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  • Junior M.

    Jessica is the BEST bartender!!! Ask for her and say Jr., recommended ;)

    Junior M. · March 26, 2014
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  • Abigail C.

    Flavorful veggie fajitas

    Abigail Carpenter · March 23, 2014
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  • gautam s.

    Best Mexican food in Gaithersburg. Gets crowded on the weekends.

    gautam singh · November 1, 2013
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  • Hilary R.

    REVERSE Swirls are the best!!!

    Hilary R. (Suburban Food Nerd) · October 25, 2013
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  • Mely

    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!

    Mely · September 14, 2013
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  • Patrick S.

    Get a dough ball for your kid. They're a free child-pleasing diversion.

    Patrick Sanders · July 20, 2013
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  • Alin A.

    Awesome salsa for the chips, and they give you an option for side guacamole or cheso

    Alin Apostol · June 7, 2013
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  • Wesley W.

    Great menu. Fajitas are fantastic.

    Wesley Williams · May 30, 2013
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  • Justin A.

    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.

    Justin Adams · May 16, 2013
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  • Mike C.

    Order a reverse meltdown! It's a reverse swirl with a shot of tequila on top!

    Mike Civetti · April 28, 2013
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  • Andy P.

    Tortillas are nice.

    Andy Pierce · April 20, 2013
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  • Lauren B.

    The Guava-rita was very tasty. Fajitas for 1 could easily be shared for 2 with added tortillas. A little over priced.

    Lauren Baker · April 5, 2013
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  • Angela R.

    Great citrus salad dressing.

    Angela Romero Lefevre · March 25, 2013
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  • Kathy W.

    Heaters outside on a cool sunny day - awesome!!!

    Kathy Wildman · March 10, 2013
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  • Jim V.

    Enchiladas are mediocre with the red sauce. Ill be trying something different next time.

    Jim Vaughn · February 25, 2013
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  • Rob

    The frozen swirl margaritas are divine!!!

    Rob · January 11, 2013
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  • Chefcommons F.

    Brisket tacos!

    Chefcommons Foodie Network · December 30, 2012
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  • Richard J.

    The ribs on the Jarez are fan-fracking-tastic.

    Richard Jefferson · December 23, 2012
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  • Henri P.

    Great place to eat in family!

    Henri Padilla · October 7, 2012
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  • Jae S.

    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.

    Jae S. · September 11, 2012
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  • Mimi s.

    Their Fish specials are always good! Especially the way prepare the Rainbow trout! :)

    Mimi smile · September 8, 2012
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  • Mimi s.

    Try their Calamari! Its sooo good!

    Mimi smile · September 8, 2012
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  • Jenny L.

    Try the Salsa!

    Jenny Lyons · August 5, 2012
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  • Daniel M.

    swirls are for pussies... take warm shots of tequila no chaser #swag

    Daniel Moeis · May 27, 2012
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  • Traci L.

    Love the swirles!

    Traci Levine · May 13, 2012
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  • Thoko K.

    Go for the classic marg.

    Thoko Kachipande · May 12, 2012
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  • Anna C.

    the establishment is clean except for the ladies restroom. i thought women were known to be dainty and clean...

    Anna C. · April 16, 2012
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  • Anna C.

    The Plato Gordo definitely feeds more than it says and is less expensive than going to any other restaurant. Delicious!

    Anna C. · April 16, 2012
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  • Taryn B.

    Sunday brunch? Try the mimosas

    Taryn Burchett · April 15, 2012
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  • Jerry C.

    Very friendly for toddlers.

    Jerry Cruz · April 13, 2012
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  • Andy C.

    I love this place!

    Andy Conversano · March 17, 2012
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  • Lisa B.

    Disappointing. Service was mediocre and the food was overpriced.

    Lisa Bain · March 2, 2012
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  • Jaclyn H.

    Seriously reverse swirls and fajitas....nuff said.

    Jaclyn H · January 21, 2012
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  • Matt G.

    Definitely go for the swirl margarita and fajitas--can't go wrong

    Matt Gorman · December 31, 2011
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  • Dia F.

    Steak and chicken nachos are good ;) margaritas are strong

    Dia Foronda · December 2, 2011
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  • Felecia F.

    Fresh Sangria on the rocks. Don't miss it!

    Felecia Falardeau · November 7, 2011
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  • Natalie K.

    SWIRLS ARE THE BEST!

    Natalie K. · October 31, 2011
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  • L. Gaye H.

    Try the hand rolled tamales! They are scrumptious. An appetizer is enough for a meal too!

    L. Gaye Hirz · October 23, 2011
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  • Orlando G.

    The Carnegie Asada is awesome!!!

    Orlando Gonzalez · October 7, 2011
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  • Diane A.

    Don't bother to phone ahead. They lose it anyway.

    Diane A · October 1, 2011
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  • Stacy S.

    Boy those fajitas peppers are hot!

    Stacy S. · September 4, 2011
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  • Silvia K.

    Chicken tamales are great!!!

    Silvia Klein · September 3, 2011
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  • NOM NOM Boris

    You must try Chicken & Steak Fajitas, they are viva la nomnom

    NOM NOM Boris · July 29, 2011
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  • Nikky M.

    get queso with app

    Nikky Mittu · June 24, 2011
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