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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

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  • Mexican, Southwestern
  • 4301 N Fairfax Dr, Arlington VA22203 38.881938 -77.112599
  • (At N Taylor St)
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  • (703) 528-3131
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User Ratings (Based on 6 reviews)

2.965
Food 3.2 Value 2.3
Service 3.2 Atmosphere 3.2

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(703) 528-3131
Website:
www.unclejulios.com
Place Order:
Order From Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe for delivery & takeout
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11am-10:30pm Fri-Sat: 11am-11:30pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Features:
Kid-friendly, Outdoor Dining, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards

User Reviews

  • Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

    Posted by JC on 02/27/2011

    culinary catastrophe

    A coworker invited me to his birthday lunch. He had a meal he was happy about. However, I set at the table with nothing to eat or drink. Waiter said, everything on the menu is organic. When he checked with his manager, he corrected, nothing was organic. Vegetable dish did not have any vegetables. The only tea to choose was "Lipton." Green Tea perhaps... are you kidding! This was not even the State Penitentiary as shown on TV. You cannot have anything steamed, not even rice. All is prepared in advance, according to the waiter. They just put it in the microwave. All smothered in hydrogenated oil, forget a real butter.

  • Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

    Posted by Johnny Mack on 10/29/2008

    A Mexican Hookup?

    The food is good, although the menu is becoming limited: they used to have grilled baby goat on Thursdays and menudo on the weekends. The place was/is kind of a meat market, and very crowded (well, what do you expect?). The outdoor seating is pleasant and avoids noise from within. Prices are reasonable, although they've been climbing. Fond memories: the fire alarm used to go off when the restaurant was most crowded, meaning free drinks and/or meals. And as a matter of bad taste, I was enjoying a Sunday brunch of frog legs (good) when the waitress maliciously sat two double amputees next to me.

  • Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

    Posted by Our Staple Favorite on 01/19/2007

    One of our favorites

    My girlfriend and now fiance love this place, we have only eaten at the one in Bethesda, MD but we have eaten there many times. we take all our out of town guest there when they come in to visit. the Fajitas are the best and the cheese and bacon stuffed shrip is fantastic, the burritos and tacos are just ok but the steak fajitas is where it's at. We don't drink so I can't comment on the quality of the bar but it is always crowded. The service has been usually good. and you can see the tortillas being made as you dine. It is more expensive than your average fajita place, but it is also better. The Guacamole is some of the best i've had get the large. Large Guacamole and the Guadalajara and you are set.

  • Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

    Posted by Rich on 08/10/2006

    Expensive

    I liked sitting outside and eating, but the food was way overpriced and tasted just like every other mexican resturant chain out there. Marginal at best.

  • Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/27/2006

    Mediocre Mexican Food

    I'm biased. I'm from Texas, so I grew up eating tex-mex. The salsa is very good however. They can't make a real margarita. I asked for one without the sugary sweet & sour mix and just lime juice, and they looked at me like I had a third eye. I think the entrees are overpriced for what they are worth.

  • Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/17/2006

    If you like Mexican...

    Best queso in town & delicious margaritas!

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