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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
+1 240-632-2150
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (62 reviews)
“guacamole” (33 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were pleasantly surprised by this place. When we walked in, it was evident we were in for a long wait. But they asked if we wanted to sit outside, so we did. It was in the upper 50s, but the heaters were on and...More

Thank NewYorker003
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A good family restaurant with a lot of variety of Mexican food. Service is quick and food is tasty. The only issue with this restaurant is that it is noisey. They have a few items on the menu that are prepared right at your table...More

Thank Yidndn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been eating here since it opened. At one point I probably ate here once or twice a week minimum. Food is very good, but it’s insane trying to get in this place on Friday nights and weekends. We would eat here more often, but it’s...More

Thank Daydee28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a busy place with a lively atmosphere. The food took longer then expected to arrive and it was ok,nothing special. I probably wouldn't visit again.

Thank Torres9_9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Uncle Julio's presents a great business model for restaurant service. You see this when you see the number of people waiting to get in for a table. While the line may be long, the wait is not. They have got the "turn-around" cycle down and...More

1  Thank John F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this place. Every time we visit family in the area we make a point of getting a meal here. The fajitas were fantastic as were the veggie quesadillas. The guacamole was also great.

Thank hsmoliar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not particularly interested in spicy foods, we're not sure what to order at this beautiful Mexican Restaurant. We ordered cerviche for our appetizer, Eggs with rice from the Brunch Menu and a Salmon dish. The latter included grilled salmon, mango/jicama salad and mixed stir fried...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Food was well received by everyone in our party - especially the Steak. The service was superb - flawless! Drinks are varied and delicious, top ending on price though. All in all, excellent place for a work night. No WIFI though! Which is unique in...More

Thank WatfordPete
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food was decent, but obviously slowed by the fact that this was a busy time during Father's Day. I would probably recommend this place on an off peak time.

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The margaritas, sangria and other drinks are good but the food is average and the service can be sometimes great or poor depending on the size of the crowd. The experience at Uncle Julio's is a hit or miss one!

Thank josephci
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Paula B
15 October 2016|
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Yes, They have pinata desserts!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 240-632-2150
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