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5240 Randolph Rd., Rockville, MD 20852 (Parklawn Dr.)
+1 301-231-9225
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The place is crammed up, you really don't have space to move around much. The wait it a bit long, the place gets full pretty often. The Chimichuri is not authentic, they put some extra ingredients that make it sweet. The customer service was okay. The meat was okay as well. It's not the best, but not terribly bad either.

Thank YesseniaC
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Is a very good Argentinian restaurant in Rockville. The food is so good and abundant. For two people you can spend 40 dollars

Thank Agus G
Frederick, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Have been going to this restaurant for 10 years. Food is OK, but not as good as it was few years ago. Service is also great but was better before.

Thank Daniel P
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We've been to El Patios at least three or four times in about two months. This place is great for a nice sits own dinner and even have live music on weekends. I really enjoy the rice pilaf, vegetable kabobs, and steaks.

Thank Kevin D
Level Contributor
40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Our food was just average. The highlight of the evening? The empanadas! I mean those little things killed it! Maybe I'll give them a second chance.

Thank Mag H
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311 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We arrived late on a Friday night, just as the band was packing up (thankfully!). We had worked an audio show at the nearby Hilton & didn't need the music. We had a couple of apps: somewhat rubbery calamari with a nice dip & something else forgettable. We had various dishes but I know my flank steak was not great.... More 

Thank imcarthur
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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256 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

The service and food was good. And the service. The plates are big with a lot of food. The group of us shared food. And ordered different dishes. I had some of the food sample. Though the chicken I had was good. I left full. The elegant decor. And nice waitress. It was expensive. And not long wait for the... More 

Thank sophiedog6123
Quito, Ecuador
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180 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The ambiance is very good with live music after 2000 hrs. The meat is very good , our best was the Entrana or Skirt Steak. The Gnoquis with stew and Milanesa ( breaded veal) are also good choices. Good desserts . They had a little shop that sells Argentinean products (mate etc). Will return

Thank PepePitMD
Elllicott City
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Friendly atmosphere and authentic Argentinian food. The n.y. steak was very good as was the milanesa. I had a dessert with merengue and chantilly. Delicious. Very good value for money.

Thank Carmen2217
Germantown, Maryland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

I went to the restaurant with a group of friends last night and we wait for our drinks for a half hour!!!!!! Incredible !!!! The food was good but the sloooooow service damaged a moment that could have been very good. When we asked for cappuccinos, which were also late, the excuse was that they have only one expresso machine!... More 

Thank MGO0723

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Latin, Argentinian, Spanish, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5240 Randolph Rd., Rockville, MD 20852
    (Parklawn Dr.)
  • Public Transportation: 28436, 28618, 15342, 15338. Ride on: 10 Metro: C4, C8, J5 closest metro station is Twinbrook
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-231-9225

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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?