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El Tio Grill

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
7630 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22042-2807
+1 703-204-0233
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“refried beans” (6 reviews)
“guacamole” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
7630 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22042-2807
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always on the hunt for good Tex-Mex and was intrigued by the good reviews of this place. I have learned that you can tell nearly everything that you need to know by a place's chips and salsa. After all, if they can't pull off the...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was packed for early Saturday evening which is to be expected after two days of rain and cold. First out of the gate, waiter seemed nice enough. Took our beverage order, tea for wife and coffee for me. Returned with wife’s tea and said a...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Heard this place was great for families and it is - the food was great and the chips/salsa is awesome. Only reason for the average rating is the $20 ‘skinny’ Rita that my wife got, which we didn’t know was $20 and definitely was an...More

Thank mikenicholasjr
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We eat here on a regular basis. It's great Tex-Mex food. The salsa and chips are delicious. We also love the margaritas. They make fresh tortillas and the food is good. We have a few favorite dishes: Fajitas, chile rellenos, and Lomo Saltado. All are...More

Thank Theresa W
Reviewed 13 May 2018

I've been to El Tio several times - they are a local, friendly and of course delicious place to eat some Mexican food. We recently catered from them for a 40 person party and everything about it went very smoothly. Ordering was easy and the...More

Thank Cyndi-Ryan
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I went out to dinner with 5 of my girlfriends. We had not seem each other in a long time so we were just talking and talking and not looking at our menus. We did order drinks (yummy) and some guacamole made at your table...More

Thank Gay F
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Although I rated it average it is between average & poor. Best thing were the chips...homemade, thin & crispy. Salsa was good as well but served in tiny bowls with not enough to serve the table. Had to ask for salsa to be refilled numerous...More

Thank Rosemary H
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

El Tio’s is situated in an unremarkable little strip off of Lee Highway - easy to miss. However, a delightful menu and nice vibe await inside. The service is terrific (rare in this area), the ingredients are fresh, and portions quite generous. We’ve always found...More

Thank FamSiam
Reviewed 17 March 2018

The quality of the ingredients is what sets El Tio apart from many other strip mall texmex restaurants. Freshly made chips with homemade salsa. Real chunks of good actual steak in the steak burrito. Nice juicy shredded beef in another burrito. The margaritas are nice...More

Thank kbpneacl
Reviewed 1 February 2018

El Tio has excellent mexican food, consistently!! Plus it has a very nice atmosphere - feels neighborly and cozy. We have been here dozens of times - it is reliably tasty, service very good and always leave happy - who can ask for more!

Thank HerbandKel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7630 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22042-2807
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: +1 703-204-0233
  • E-mail
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