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Rio Grande Cafe

) #250 of 690 Restaurants in Arlington €€ - €€€ , Mexican
4301 Fairfax Dr, Ballston Commons Mall, Arlington, VA 22203-1627
+1 703-528-3131
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
2 Nov 2016
“Viva Rio Grande”
31 Aug 2016
“Good dinner but weird linty cloth napkins ”
Open Now
10:00 - 22:30All hours
Southwestern, Mexican
€€ - €€€
4301 Fairfax Dr, Ballston Commons Mall, Arlington, VA 22203-1627
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Rio Grande has been an off-and-on TexMex place on my list for many years. A lot depends on what is going on in the Ballston Commons Mall, which in itself has slacked off in recent times. However, Rio Grande is less crowded than some of...More

Thank DrChipB
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, we like the Cafe Rio (near 7 Corners), and the interior upgrade last month was a plus in terms of inside seating arrangements. However, we've noticed a little bit of inconsistencies in the cooking and preparation that is sort of hit-and-miss....More

Thank Chip B
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

So the food was good, drinks were fine, kids enjoyed their meals, good chips, enchiladas, margaritas etc etc but all four of us were wearing dark colored shirts and left the restaurant with white lint all over our fronts and laps. ?!?!?! Someone should seriously...More

Thank LivingInWien
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Fun atmosphere for a Mexican Restaurant. Food was better than average. Drink are big. Went with another family and shared apps and dinner.

Thank Cynsu1
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Intended to have a margarita, but went for a "Swirl" instead -- delicious blend of margarita and sangria. Nachos were great and so was the service. A little bit pricey, though.

Thank azzure
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Love the fajitas Jalisco - the chips and tortillas are fresh. Guac and salsa fresh. Great tex mex. can get loud but always worth the visit.

Thank smithsinlondon
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Uncle Julios is a local chain; all of them have consistently good Mexican themed food that I go back for again and again.

Thank JCW703
Reviewed 2 July 2015

The Ballston location is as good as the one in Bethesda that I frequent. The happy hour deals, outdoor seating options as well as huge indoor seating make this a good destination in the area. The food is good and their chips and salsa are...More

Thank tikidream
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Great food, homemade dipping chips. Ambiance perfect. YaDa YaDa, On and on. This is to fulfill the requirement to use at least 100 characters minimum.

Thank George S
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We have been here often with our son and his family. The grandkids love it. The food is good and the service is excellent. A good place to go with children.

Thank CoRussianvisitor9
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Southwestern, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4301 Fairfax Dr, Ballston Commons Mall, Arlington, VA 22203-1627
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-528-3131
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