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Tios Mexican Cafe

€€ - €€€Mexican,
401 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2296
+1 734-761-6650
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good41%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
401 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2296
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Ann Arbor for the weekend so my 17 yr old son and his best friend could check out U of M and attend a rock concert (part of their Christmas gift). My husband and I, with our 22 yr old daughter came...More

Thank Junibug68
Jeremy S, Owner at Tios Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the great review. I am so glad you enjoyed the margarita. I have also had the pleasure of having a tamarind margarita in Guadalajara, and I confess that you are right. We cannot compete with getting it at the source,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking to try a new restaurant. Husband works in Ann Arbor and said let’s try it. I love Mexican food and don’t know why we waited so long to try this place! Food was so YUMMY!! And our waitress Ruby was so helpful in recommendations...More

Thank freakystitch626
Jeremy S, Owner at Tios Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch recently. The GOOD: Entree portions are generously large and had good flavor Service was good - nice young man waited on us The BAD: Restaurant atmosphere is bland The enchiladas and retried beans came out lukewarm and had to be sent...More

Thank Al A
Jeremy S, Owner at Tios Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Al, Glad to hear you enjoyed the entrees and the service. Sorry you didn’t feel the same about the atmosphere. I’m disappointed to hear one of your meals was not served hot enough. Can you tell me what day you were in so I can...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Service was not good, waitress wasn't friendly and forgot part of order. Not a fan of paying for chips and salsa when the prices are as high as they were. The food and margaritas were ok.

Thank Jennmcc
Jeremy S, Owner at Tios Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Jenn, I'm disappointed to hear your experience wasn't up to our usual standards. Can you tell me what day you were in? Do you remember your server's name? I would like to discuss your service experience with my staff. Thank you for your business

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Tios is a well run family restaurant. A long standing Ann Arbor institution that continues to elevate its game. The Mexican food and Margaritas are outstanding. The chef develops new and interesting fusion options that always are tasty. The new space is upscale with a...More

Thank rodbeer
Jeremy S, Owner at Tios Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thanks a lot! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 14 September 2017

First surprising thing about this restaurant is that chips & salsa are not complementary. The menu is extensive. However, I found that the lunch menu was on the pricy side. We split the chicken fajitas. It comes with a small offering of seasoned rice, along...More

Thank Teachall
Jeremy S, Owner at Tios Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Glad to hear you enjoyed the view on our patio. I'm sorry we don't have a lunch portion of the fajitas. We only offer the dinner size. Did your server point out the difference between the lunch menu and the full menu? Were you given...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Best attended when with friends and have intentions to eat a good meal -- the pulled pork meal I ate (and accidentally sent back to the kitchen) was most satisfactory; loved the use of orange -- followed by, or joined with, some medium to medium-heavy...More

Thank TheCrazyCam
Jeremy S, Owner at Tios Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Disappointed. We had eaten here every time for the past four years with no problem. That included last sunday. But this was beyond bad. First drinks for a few in the party were extremely late. It was 15 minutes after l had finished my first...More

1  Thank starlord1967
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Pricey but tasty. Potato puffs had good dipping sauces, mildly spicy. Love the crispy hot from the oil exterior with the creamy interior. Definitely a great addition to a meal. The combo plate was interesting: a forgettable taco,a well shaped empanada with very little filling...More

Thank Lisabai
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This little Mexican place specializes in Margaritas, and they do it well. The food is pretty good too! I made the mistake of ordering an Old Fashioned in a Tequila bar, but quickly came to my senses and had a traditional margarita on the rocks....More

Thank Laurie F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$39
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2296
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-761-6650
Vegan friendly menu. As seen on TV - Man vs. Food - see video below - Salsa music most Fridays - Wet Burrito Wednesdays - Tios was founded in 1986 in Ann Arbor by Tim and Harriet Seaver. Tios promises that all of our recipes use only the highest quality, best tasting ingredients those good enough to stand alone. We prepare our own beans, meats, guacamole, salad dressings, unique salsas, and enchilada sauce all from scratch. All oils used are low-fat, low-cholesterol pure vegetable oil - no lard, coconut or palm oils. We want you to be as proud to dine with us as we are to serve you.
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