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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

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231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
+1 240-632-2150
Today
11:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Uncle Julio's is a solid choice if you want a good plentiful meal. If it's nice out- sit outside and enjoy the view. Like most chain restaurants- food was solidly good, lots of choices, and good service. Rio itself is such a fantastic place - so this place e benefits from the overall atmosphere. It's always crowded - perhaps because... More 

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Thank Overseasamerican
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is no point in reserving a table for a group if they will make you wait for more than an hour. We were supposed to have a surprise party for a friend and instead of having him come and see us all there seated at a table, we were outside waiting and waiting for a table. People came out... More 

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Corby, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner at this place eating at the large bar on my own on Sunday 30th October. As soon as I sat down the bar tender came over and asked if I wanted to see the menu. On handing me the menu she also presented me with a huge bowl of tortilla chips with tomato salsa as a free... More 

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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have a good menu... I love their dessert selection as well. Every time we go there we are lucky to be just two... There is always a long wait for parties larger than two

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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at this restaurant and loved it! Our waitress was very helpful (and pretty) the food was great, the Margarita was perfect! Highly recommended!

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Thank kory007
Lothian, Maryland
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Went with my folks. A bit expensive, but the food was excellent. The staff was very attentive but not overly bothering us. Plenty to take home too! Now, the chocolate piñata, oh my goodness! I would go just for that! And four four people, way more than we could eat. We took home most of the chocolate ball. Whipped cream,... More 

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Thank Teresa W
Marriottsville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Come here at least once a month. Food is good and staff are attentive. I stick my usual plate and it is good and filling. Chips and salsa are good.

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Houston, Texas
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Oh my. It seems everyone loves Uncle Julios. The place was packed. We had about 15 in our party but waited an hour to be seated and an hour to get a waiter for even water.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I enjoy good Mexican food, but this was not it. Nothing memorable to wite about. I left most of my food pn my plate, my no desire to take a doggie bag home. Beautiful and scenic location.

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Germantown, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Tasty food, great drinks, very fast and friendly service. But the noise level is very high, partially because they accommodate many larger groups (5+) and there are always lots of families with kids. VERY kid friendly, almost too much so if you don't want that environment. Don't go for a quiet meal. It's lively and you're likely going to wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 240-632-2150

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