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El Tio Tex-Mex Grill

) #1 of 73 Restaurants in Gainesville €€ - €€€ Mexican, , Latin
7527 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155-2972
+1 703-753-0826
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
€€ - €€€
7527 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155-2972
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were a group of 11 on Father's Day. Good, attentive service. Food was hot and plentiful -- so much that we didn't have room for dessert. Fish tacos were tasty. If you like tilapia I would recommend them. Though not on the menu, they...More

Thank jillebert64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited to celebrate Father's Day. Our service was excellent. The entrees were great, however the queso and rice were not up to par.

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had other plans but then I saw this place and changed. The food was very good. Everyone was pleased. Service was pretty good. Cute place.

Thank Dinah Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we go to Virginia we meet with friends we met on a cruise. This time we went to El Tio's and I was very disappointed. I got the shrimp quesadilla and there 1 was 1 small shrimp and that was it. I've never had...More

Thank arithecat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why wait in line for over an hour to have "commercialized" Tex Mex when you can eat authentic Tex Mex?!? Located in the Giant Shopping Center, less than a mile away from Uncle Julio's, El Tio is a family owned restaurant. They have several locations...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went solo and was seated accordingly, at a smaller table and a good view of the dining room for people watching. The wait staff was attentive and made great recommendations. The food was fresh and delicious. Great Queso and warm tortilla chips. The restaurant...More

Thank hshonholz
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch. A little pricey for lunch, after some confusion over guacamole. The food has some unique approaches to traditional dishes, and does an OK job with that.

Thank MarvinCarter
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We visited and were seated promptly without party of seven. Our server took all orders, and freshened our drinks. Our meal came out hot and fresh and that is where the service stopped. No one freshened our drinks and getting our check was even a...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Our friends took us to this restaurant as a pre-trip surprise. The food was very good and the service was fast.

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Their known for the frozen margarita's and sangria, which never dissappoint. The food menu is decent, not overly sized and the food is fresh and prepared well. We've enjoyed different dishes during each of our visits and always liked our choices. The staff is very...More

Thank cooffwego
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are their gluten options?
30 December 2014|
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Response from Gary H | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea,
What are their gluten-free options?
30 December 2014|
Response from P2first | Reviewed this property |
I believe they have corn based tortillas and several veggie dishes. If you have a gluten sensitivity than it would be difficult for them not to cross contaminate. I have eaten their and avoided the chips and dairy when I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 7527 Linton Hall Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155-2972
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 703-753-0826
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