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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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Appetizer Del Dia

Ask Your Server About Today's Appetizer

Shrimp

Ceviche Royale shrimp, scallops and tilapia marinated with lime and lemon juice, tomatoes, onions and cilantro   9.99
Ceviche Rica shrimp marinated with lime and lemon juice, tomatoes, onions and cilantro   9.79
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail mexican cocktail sauce, avocado, onion, cilantro and celery; served chilled with tortilla chips   10.99

Nachos

Nachos refried beans and a blend of cheeses   9.99
with chicken fajita   13.99
with beef fajita   14.99

Tamales $8.29

Home-Made Tamales

Four Pork Tamales beef sauce   
Four Chicken Tamales tomatillo sauce   
Two Roasted Vegetable Tamales cotija cheese, spicy sour cream   

Quesadillas

Pulled Chicken tomatoes, onions and spices   12.99
Chicken Fajita sautéed onions   14.99
Beef Fajita sautéed onions   14.99
Veggie sautéed peppers, mushrooms and onions   11.49
Grilled Shrimp peppers, mushrooms and onions   14.99

Guacamole

Guacamole made in-house with fresh haas avocados sm 5.39lg 8.29
Three-Pepper Spicy Guacamole jalapeño, habanero, red bell peppers, with cilantro and crumbled queso fresco   9.29
Pineapple Bacon Guacamole pineapple, hickory smoked bacon, and crumbled queso fresco   10.29
Roasted Corn And Crab Guacamole lump crabmeat and roasted corn pico de gallo   11.99

Chile Con Queso

Cowboy Queso spicy blend of cheeses with beef fajita, bacon, pico de gallo   9.99
Chile Con Queso spicy blend of cheeses cup 5.69bowl 7.99
add picadillo or chorizo   1.89
Guacamole And Queso Combo a perfect portion of each   7.29

Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup * zesty chicken broth, chicken, vegetables, tortilla strips, avocado and queso fresco cup 3.99bowl 6.29
Caldos Y Sopas Del Dia ask your server about today's soup   

Salad

Chicken Fajita Cobb mesquite grilled chicken, smoked bacon, fresh greens, avocado, roasted corn, tomatoes, spicy black beans, queso fresco, crispy tortilla strips; choice of dressing   13.99
Ensalada Especial * mixed field greens, grape tomatoes, jicama, cucumber, red onion, red cabbage; citrus vinaigrette dressing   
portobello mushroom   13.79
grilled salmon   14.79
Ensalada Grande mixed field greens with grape tomatoes, jicama, cucumber, red onion, red cabbage, cotija cheese; choice of dressing   
mesquite grilled portobello or chicken   13.29
mesquite grilled beef   14.49
mesquite grilled shrimp or salmon   15.29
Ensaladita mixed greens, cucumber, grape tomatoes, cotija cheese; choice of dressing   4.29
House Made Dressings: Ranch, Honey Dijon Vinaigrette, Chipotle Ranch, Citrus Vinaigrette

Lunch

Soup And Ensalada chicken tortilla soup or soup of the day, ensalada with mesquite grilled beef, chicken or portobello mushroom   11.29
with shrimp or salmon   12.99
Soup And Taco Al Carbon chicken tortilla soup or soup of the day, and beef or chicken taco al carbon, with guacamole and pico de gallo   11.29
Lunch Nachos refried beans and a blend of cheeses   7.99
Lunch Nachos Especial refried beans and a blend of cheeses, mesquite grilled beef or chicken   9.99
Honey Chipotle Salmon mesquite grilled filet, honey chipotle glaze with corn and black bean cilantro rice and pineapple pico de gallo   14.99

Mesquite Grilled Fajitas

Fajitas Especial our favorite combo! beef and chicken fajitas plus sautéed fresh peppers and onions, guacamole, pico de gallo, mexican rice, frijoles a la charra, cheese, sour cream and fresh flour tortillas   15.39
Our Original Fajitas served with fresh guacamole and pico de gallo, mexican rice, frijoles a la charra, and fresh flour tortillas   
chicken   12.79
chicken and beef   13.59
beef   13.99
spicy shrimp   13.99
add cheese and sour cream   1.99

Quesadillas

With Fresh Fruit & Sweet Cream

Veggie sautéed fresh peppers, mushrooms, onions   9.79
Pulled Chicken tomatoes, onions, spices   9.99
Beef Fajita sauteed onions   11.99
Chicken Fajita sauteed onions   10.99
Grilled Shrimp peppers, mushrooms, onions   12.29

Tacos

Carnitas Tacos two corn tortillas, pork, carnita sauce, onions and cilantro, guacamole, pico de gallo, cilantro rice and spicy black beans   10.29
Grilled Fish Tacos two corn tortillas, grilled tilapia, shredded cabbage, carrots, pico de gallo, spicy avocado cream with cilantro rice and spicy black beans   10.29
Mario's soft taco al carbon with beef or chicken fajita, guacamole, pico de gallo   10.99
El Dorado two soft beef or chicken tacos   9.29
Supreme with beef or chicken fajita   10.79
Reynosa two crispy beef or chicken tacos   8.99

Tex-Mex & Mix-Match

Choose Two $9.29 / Choose Three $10.29. With Rice And Frijoles A La Charra.

Crispy Taco chicken or beef   
Enchilada chicken, beef or cheese & onion   
Tamale chicken or pork   
Add Substitute A Cheese Chile Relleno $3.29

 

Mesquite Grilled Fajitas

All Served With Fresh Guacamole, Pico De Gallo, Mexican Frijoles A La Charra And Our Home-Made Flour Tortillas.

Fajitas

Fajitas Especial our favorite combo! beef and chicken fajitas plus sautéed fresh peppers and onions, guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese and sour cream(serves one) 19.79 (serves two) 34.99 (serves three) 49.99
Our Original Fajitas chicken(for 1) 17.49 (for 2) 31.99 (for 3) 43.99
chicken and beef(for 1) 18.29 (for 2) 32.99 (for 3) 46.99
beef(for 1) 18.99 (for 2) 33.99 (for 3) 47.99
spicy shrimp(for 1) 18.99 (for 2) 33.99 (for 3) 47.99
add cheese and sour cream   1.99
Vegetable Fajitas mesquite grilled portobello mushroom, yellow squash and zucchini, onions, red and poblano peppers, and epazote butter. served with spicy black beans   15.29
or pair with mesquite grilled jumbo shrimp   18.99
grilled chicken   18.29
mesquite grilled salmon   19.99
Grilled Vegetables * mesquite grilled zucchini, yellow squash, portobello mushroom, red potatoes, red and yellow onions. with roasted red and poblano peppers, and pineapple pico de gallo   15.29

Julio Tested - Julio Approved

Camarones Diablos six mesquite grilled jumbo butterflied shrimp   20.99
Bacon Wrapped Camarones Brochette six jumbo shrimp stuffed with monterey jack cheese and fresh jalapeño, bacon wrapped and mesquite grilled, mexican butter   22.99
Honey Chipotle Salmon mesquite grilled filet, honey chipotle glaze with corn and black bean cilantro rice and pineapple pico de gallo   21.99
Mesquite Grilled Salmon * esquite grilled salmon filet, sautéed vegetables, pineapple pico de gallo   15.99
Pechuga De Pollo mesquite grilled chicken breast   17.29
al jardin style: top it off with sauteed vegetables add   1.99
Frog Legs garlic mojo marinated, mesquite grilled and served with epazote butter   18.99
Grilled Fish Tacos three corn tortillas, grilled tilapia, shredded cabbage, carrots, pico de gallo, spicy avocado cream. with cilantro rice and spicy black beans.   15.99
Carne Asada handcut marinated beef skirt steak   20.99
al jardin style: top it off with sauteed veggies add   1.99
Tacos Al Carbon warm flour tortillas stuffed with your choice of beef or chicken fajita   18.99
Red Brick Quail adobo rubbed and mesquite grilled under a red brick two 16.99three 19.99
Costillas slow smoked pork ribs   19.99

Mixed Grills

Jalisco jumbo butterflied shrimp, with chicken, beef or combination fajitas   20.99
Juarez slow smoked pork ribs, with chicken, beef or combination fajitas   19.99
Guadalajara bacon wrapped jumbo shrimp stuffed with monterey jack and jalapeño. with chicken, beef or combination fajitas   21.99
Plato Especial choose two: red brick quail, frog legs, pork ribs, camarones brochette or camarones diablos   20.99
La Paloma red brick quail with chicken, beef or combination fajitas   18.99
Matamoros mesquite grilled frog legs, with chicken, beef or combination fajitas   19.99
Plato Gordo To Share beef and chicken fajitas, slow smoked pork ribs and bacon-wrapped camarones brochette served with fresh guacamole and pico de gallo, mexican rice, frijoles a la charra and our home-made flour tortillas (serves 2-3) 58.99(serves 3-4) 73.99

 

Tex-Mex Classic

Served With Mexican Rice And Frijoles A La Charra.

Enchiladas

Cheese & Onion Enchiladas with beef sauce (2) 9.99(3) 12.99
Chicken Enchiladas el paso style red sauce. tomatillo or sour cream sauce (2) 10.29(3) 12.29
Beef Enchiladas with beef sauce (2) 10.29(3) 12.29
Combination Enchiladas beef, chicken or cheese & onion (2) 10.29(3) 12.59
Steak & Enchilada Dinner 6 oz. carne asada, guacamole, pico de gallo, with a cheese and onion enchilada, el paso style red sauce, mexican rice and refried beans   16.29

 

Soft Taco Plate two chicken or beef   11.29
supreme: two chicken or beef fajita   12.79
Crispy Taco Plate three chicken or beef   11.29
Three Flautas Dinner chicken or beef   12.29
Juanitas Platter create your own custom combination. two enchiladas: chicken, beef or cheese and onion. one crispy taco: chicken or beef. one tamale: pork or chicken.   15.29
Benito's Platter cheese chile relleno, chicken enchilada, pork tamale   16.29
Cheese Chile Rellenos two egg-battered poblano peppers stuffed with monterey jack cheese; with ranchero sauce   16.99

 

Brunch

Good Morning Weekend!

Breakfast Tacos

Three Eggs Scrambled And Rolled Up In Warm Flour Tortillas With Fresh Seasonal Fruit And Sweet Cream

Huevos Manchacado mesquite grilled chicken or beef, onions, peppers and potatoes   11.99
Huevos Mexicanos peppers, onions, potatoes, tomatoes and cheese   10.29
Huevos Tejanos applewood smoked bacon, onions, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes and cheese   11.29
Huevos Con Chorizo home-made chorizo, onions, potatoes and peppers   10.99

Famous & Traditional

Enchiladas Norteno three flat cheese and onion enchiladas, el paso style red sauce, two eggs over easy and refried beans   10.99
add 6oz. carne asada or grilled chicken   5.99
Huevos Rancheros two eggs over easy, traditional corn sope, ranchero salsa, cotija cheese, brunch potatoes and refried beans   10.99
add 6oz. carne asada or grilled chicken   5.99
Chilaquiles with fresh fruit and sweet cream. three scrambled eggs, mesquite grilled chicken, tortilla, tomatillo sauce, monterey jack and sour cream   11.99
Migas with fresh fruit and black beans. two scrambled eggs, onions, peppers, potatoes, tortilla strips, el paso style red sauce and sour cream   10.29
Brunch Quesadillas scrambled eggs, onions, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes and cheese with guacamole, sour cream and tomatillo sauce   11.99
Plato Americano two eggs cooked to order, applewood smoked bacon, brunch potatoes and spicy black beans   10.99

Kids

Kid's Egg Taco Or Quesadilla scrambled eggs and melted cheese in warm flour tortillas, with fresh seasonal fruit   5.59

Sides

Applewood Smoked Bacon   (3) 2.99
Fresh Seasonal Fruit & Sweet Cream    4.99
Yukon Gold Brunch Potatoes    1.99
Refried, Black Or A La Charra Beans    1.99

Drinks

Skyy Bloody Mary    8.29
Champagne And Passion Fruit Chispas    7.29
Grand Marnier Mimosa    8.29
Salty Juanita herradura silver tequila and house bloody mary mix and salt rim   9.29

 

Kids

Kidsadillas grilled cheese sandwich, julio style. melted yellow chese between triangles of grilled flour tortillas. served with a cup of fruit. four to an order.   5.79
Delicious Crispy Taco single beef or chicken crispy taco with lettuce, tomato and cheese. served with rice and refried beans on the side. prefer a soft shell? let your server know!   5.99
Nino Nachos four individual chips with your choice of cheese or cheese and beans. served with a cup of fruit.   5.59
Lotta Enchilada single cheese enchilada topped with beef sauce. served with rice and refried beans.   5.99
Fajita kid-sized serving of uncle julio's famous fajitas! your choice of mesquite grilled chicken or beef. served with rice, refried beans, kernel corn and fresh flour tortillas.   6.39
Crispy Chicken Tenders three juicy fried chicken tenders with your choice of ketchup or ranch for dipping. served with a cup of fresh seasonal fruit.   5.99
Fresh Seasonal Fruit cup of fresh seasonal fruit   1.99
Vanilla Ice Cream    1.99
Drink milk/chocolate or juice: orange, pineapple, apple, grapefruit, cranberry or tomato   1.99

Desserts

Cajeta vanilla ice cream, toasted coconut, pecans, house-made caramel sauce and whipped cream   7.29
Mini Cajeta    3.49
Sopapillas puffed mexican pastries, cinnamon, powdered sugar and honey for dipping   5.29
Cajeta And Sopapilla Combo ask your server about the flan and empanada of the day   6.99
Flan creamy egg custard made fresh daily   5.99
Chocolate Empanada hand-made puff pastry with chocolate filling; with vanilla ice cream   6.99
Vanilla Ice Cream    4.29

Party Packs To-Go

Chips And Dips our fresh and homemade salsa, guacamole and chile con queso with chips  (serves 8-10) 29.99(serves 16-20) 59.99
Dozen Homemade Beef Tamales 24 hour notice appreciated    15.99
add chicken tamales with tomatillo sauce    3.00
add pork tamales with beef sauce    3.00
Our Original Fajitas with chips & salsa, fresh guacamole and pico de gallo, mexican rice and frijoles a la charra and fresh flour tortillas    
chicken(for 3-4) 47.99(for 5-6) 71.99(for 7-8) 95.99(for 9-10) 122.99
chicken and beef(for 3-4) 49.99(for 5-6) 74.99(for 7-8) 97.99(for 9-10) 125.99
beef(for 3-4) 51.99(for -6) 77.99(for 7-8) 99.99(for 9-10) 128.99
spicy shrimp(for 3-4) 51.99(for 5-6) 77.99(for 7-8) 99.99(for 9-10) 128.99
Plato Gordo beef and chicken fajitas, slow smoked pork ribs and bacon-wrapped camarones brochette served with fresh guacamole and pico de gallo, mexican rice, frijoles a la charra and our fresh flour tortillas(serves 2-3) 58.99(serves 4) 73.99(serves 5-6) 106.99(serves 7-8) 136.99
Enchiladas with chips and salsa, mexican rice and frijoles a la charra your choice of chicken, beef, cheese and onion or combination (serves 4-5) 45.99(serves 6-7) 64.99(serves 8-9) 82.99
Soft Or Crispy Tacos your choice of beef, chicken or combination with chips and salsa, mexican rice and frijoles a la charra (serves 4-5) 42.99(serves 6-7) 58.99(serves 8-9) 74.99
3% Packaging Charge Applies To All To-Go Orders. Serving Ware And Plate Package Available For 2.99.

Group Dining

Appetizers $1.99 Per Guest

Chile Con Queso spicy blend of cheeses   
Guacamole made in-house with haas avocados   

Appetizers $3.99 Per Guest

Pick 2 Of The Following.

Nachos beef, chicken or bean and cheese   
Quesadillas beef, chicken or vegetable   
Mini Tamales pork, chicken or combination   
Ceviche (Rica Or Royale) seafood marinated with lime and lemon juice, tomatoes, onions and cilantro   

Lunch Fiestas $12.99 Per Guest

Monday-Friday: Until 4pm. Plus, Iced Tea, Soft Drink Or Coffee. Each Fiesta Below Is Pla ted To Order And Served With Chips And Salsa And Our Homemade Flour Tortillas. Each Guest Will Choose One Of The Following.

Our Original Fajitas lunch portion mesquite grilled beef, chicken or combination. served family-style with guacamole, pico de gallo, rice, frijoles a la charra, chips & salsa and warm flour tortillas  (per guest) 14.99
Mario's soft taco al carbon with beef or chicken fajita, guacamole, pico de gallo. with fresh fruit and sweet cream   
El Dorado two soft beef or chicken tacos with fresh fruit and sweet cream   
Reynosa two crispy beef or chicken tacos with fresh fruit and sweet cream   
Tex-Mex Mix Match pick one of the following trio cheese enchilada, beef taco and pork tamale beef enchilada, beef taco and pork tamale chicken enchilada (with sour cream sauce), chicken taco and chicken tamale   
Soup & Salad chicken tortilla soup along with our house ensalada grande topped with chicken and your choice of home-made dressing   

Mesquite Grilled

Per Guest. Served Family-Style With Fresh Guacamole, Pico De Gallo, Rice Frijoles A La Charra, Chips & Salsa And Warm Flour Tortillas. Plus Iced Tea, Soft Drink Or Coffee.

Our Original Fajitas mesquite grilled beef, chicken or combination   18.99
Juarez Mixed Grill slow smoked pork ribs, with chicken, beef or combination fajitas   19.99
Jalisco Mixed Grill jumbo butterflied shrimp, with chicken, beef or combination fajitas   19.99
Guadalajara Mixed Grill bacon wrapped jumbo shrimp stuffed with monterey jack and jalapeño. with chicken, beef or combination fajitas   19.99
Chicken And Beef Fajitas a shared sampling of uncle julio's mesquite grilled favorites. served family style with fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, frijoles a la charra, chips & salsa and warm flour tortillas. plus iced tea, soft drink or coffee. mesquite grilled beef or chicken   21.99
Bacon Wrapped Camarones Brochette a shared sampling of uncle julio's mesquite grilled favorites. served family style with fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, frijoles a la charra, chips & salsa and warm flour tortillas. plus iced tea, soft drink or coffee. jumbo shrimp stuffed with monterey jack cheese and fresh jalapeño, bacon wrapped and mesquite grilled, mexican butter   21.99
Costillas a shared sampling of uncle julio's mesquite grilled favorites. served family style with fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, frijoles a la charra, chips & salsa and warm flour tortillas. plus iced tea, soft drink or coffee. slow smoked mesquite pork ribs   21.99
A Shared Sampling Of Uncle Julio's Mesquite Grilled Favorites. Served Family Style With Fresh Guacamole, Pico De Gallo, Frijoles A La Charra, Chips & Salsa And Warm Flour Tortillas. Plus Iced Tea, Soft Drink Or Coffee $21.99 Per Guest.

 

Drinks

The Swirl frozen margarita y frozen sangria. the original frozen collision of spain and mexico; legendary since 1987. ask for it by name!   8.59

On The Rocks

Julio's Gold uncle julio's special margarita   8.59
Mango Passion Rita 1800 reposado, peach schnapps, mango and passion fruit puree   8.99
Patron Cosmo Rita patron silver, fresh lemon/lime sour and cranberry juice   9.99
Lucky Horseshoe herradura reposado, grand marnier, lemon/lime sour   9.99
The Silversmith don julio silver, cointreau, lemon/lime sour   10.29
Patron Classic Margarita patron silver, patron citronge orange liquer and fresh lime juice   10.79
Patron Skinny Margarita patron silver, skinny agave sour   9.99
Julio's Skinny Guava Rita el jimador silver, guava nectar, skinny agave sour   8.79

Frozen

Frozen Margarita    7.99
Frozen Strawberry Margarita    8.59
Chambord Margarita frozen margarita with chambord raspberry liqueur   9.29
Baja Gold frozen margarita mixed with corona   7.29

Awesome Sangrias And Mojitos

Homemade Sangria on-the-rocks   8.59
Frozen Sangria uncle julio's homemade recipe   8.59
Mexican Mojito cuervo gold, limes, mint   8.99
10 Cane Rum Mojito 10 cane rum, limes, mint   9.99

Handcrafted Teas And Lemonades $3.99

Non-Alcoholic.

Mango Passion Lemonade blend of lemonade and fresh mango passion fruit pureé   
Strawberry Guava Lemonade blend of real strawberries, guava nectar and lemonade   
Raspberry Iced Tea real raspberries and freshly brewed tea   
Raspberry Palmer lemonade, freshly brewed tea and real raspberries   
Cherry Limeade sweet cherry and tart lime. refills are just a buck!   

 

Soft Drinks    2.79
Fresh Brewed Tea    2.79
Coffee    2.79
Bottled Water    3.79
Mineral Water    3.79
Lemonade    2.79
Milk    1.99
Juice orange, tomato, cranberry, apple, pineapple or grapefruit   2.99

Imported Beer $4.99

Tecate    
Negra Modelo    
Pacifico    
Corona    
Corona Light    
Dos Equis Lager    
Dos Equis Ambar    
Modelo Especial    

Domestic Beer $4.59

Coors Light    
Bud Light    
Miller Lite    
O'doul's non -alcoholic   

Wine By The Glass

Beringer White Zinfandel    8.99
Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio    8.99
Veramonte Chardonnay    7.99
Toasted Head Chardonnay    9.59
Estancia Merlot    8.99
Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon    7.99
Sterling Vintner's Cabernet Sauvignon    9.59

 

* Certified As Heart-Healthy By Medical City Heart.
Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe
4301 N Fairfax Dr
At N Taylor St
(703) 528-3131
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