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Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

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    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • 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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Appetizers

Ceviche Royale shrimp, scallops and tilapia marinated with lime and lemon juice, tomatoes, onions and cilantro   9.99
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

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 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
House-Made Dressings ranch, honey dijon vinaigrette, chipotle ranch or 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
Nachos refried beans and a blend of cheeses   7.99
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 And Sweet Cream.

Veggie sautéed fresh peppers, mushrooms, onions   9.79
Pulled Chicken tomatoes, onions, spices   9.99
Beef Fajita sautéed onions   11.99
Chicken Fajita sautéed 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 with fresh fruit and sweet cream. soft taco al carbon with beef or chicken fajita, guacamole, pico de gallo   10.99
El Dorado with fresh fruit and sweet cream. two soft beef or chicken tacos   9.29
supreme: with beef or chicken fajita   10.79
Reynosa with fresh fruit and sweet cream. 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 and onion.   
Tamale chicken or pork.   
Add Substitute A Cheese Chile Relleno $3.29.

 

Mesquite Grilled

All Served With Fresh Guacamole And Pico De Gallo, Mexican Rice, Frijoles A La Charra, 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 1) 19.79(serves 2) 34.99
Our Original Fajitas chicken (for 1) 17.49(for 2) 31.99
chicken and beef (for 1) 18.29(for 2) 32.99
beef (for 1) 18.99(for 2) 33.99
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

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 mesquite grilled salmon filet, sautéed vegetables, pineapple pico de gallo   15.99
Pechuga De Pollo mesquite grilled chicken breast   17.29
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 hand-cut marinated beef skirt steak   20.99
Tacos Al Carbon warm flour tortillas stuffed with your choice of beef or chicken fajita   18.99
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 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 Classics - Enchiladas

Served With Mexican Rice And Frijoles A La Charra.

Cheese And 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 and onion (2) 10.29(3) 12.59
Steak And Enchilada Dinner 6oz. carne asada, guacamole, pico de gallo, with a cheese and onion enchilada, el paso style red sauce, mexican rice and refried beans   16.29
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
Soft Taco Plate two chicken or beef   11.29
supreme: two chicken or beef fajita   12.79

Desserts

Ask Your Server About The Flan And Empanada Of The Day.

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    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

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 And Traditional

Enchiladas Norteño 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

Sides

Applewood Smoked Bacon   (3) 2.99
Fresh Seasonal Fruit And Sweet Cream    4.99
Yukon Gold Brunch Potatoes    1.99
Refried black or a la charra beans   1.99

Kids

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

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

 

Sides

Applewood Smoked Bacon   (3) 2.99
Fresh Seasonal Fruit And Sweet Cream    4.99
Yukon Gold Brunch Potatoes    1.99
Refried black or a la charra beans   1.99

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

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 5-6) 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

Group Dining

Appetizers

Chile Con Queso spicy blend of cheeses  (per guest) 1.99
Guacamole made in-house with haas avocados  (per guest) 1.99
Pick 2 Of The Following   (per guest) 3.99
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

Per Guest. Monday-Friday: Until 4pm. Add, Iced Tea, Soft Drink Or Coffee.

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   14.99
Mario's soft taco al carbon with beef or chicken fajita, guacamole, pico de gallo. with fresh fruit and sweet cream   12.99
El Dorado two soft beef or chicken tacos with fresh fruit and sweet cream   12.99
Reynosa two crispy beef or chicken tacos with fresh fruit and sweet cream   12.99
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.   12.99
Soup & Salad chicken tortilla soup along with our house ensalada grande topped with chicken and your choice of home-made dressing   12.99
Served With Chips And Salsa And Our Homemade Flour Tortillas. Each Guest Will Choose One Of The Following.

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 mesquite grilled beef or chicken. 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
Bacon Wrapped Camarones Brochette jumbo shrimp stuffed with monterey jack cheese and fresh jalapeño, bacon wrapped and mesquite grilled, mexican butter. 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
Costillas slow smoked mesquite pork ribs. 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

 

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!

Beverages

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

 

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 purée   8.99
Patrón Cosmo Rita patrón 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
Patrón Classic Margarita patrón silver, patrón citrónge orange liqueur and fresh lime juice   10.79
Patrón Skinny Margarita patrón 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
Chambrod 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

Margaritas Shaken To Order

Pick A Tequila, Add Grand Marnier, Cointreau Or Patrón Citrónge And We'll Shake It For You!

Blanco And Gold Tequilas

Un-Aged In Their Purest Form.

Don Julio Silver    10.29
El Jimador Silver    8.59
Jose Cuervo Especial Gold    8.59
Patrón Silver    10.29
Herradura Silver    9.29
Corazon Blanco    9.99
Gran Patrón Platinum    29.99

Reposado Tequilas

Aged In Wood Barrels 60 Days Or More.

Herradura Reposado    9.99
Don Julio Reposado    10.79
Sauza Hornitos Reposado    9.29
Cabo Wabo Reposado    9.99
1800 Reposado    9.29
Patrón Reposado    10.79
Cazadores Reposado    9.99

Añejo Tequilas

Smoothest Tequila Aged 1-4 Years.

Sauza Tres Generaciones Añejo    9.29
Patrón Añejo    10.99
Sauza Conmemorativo Añejo    10.29
Don Julio Añejo    10.99

 

Beer

Imported tecate, negra modelo, pacifico, corona, corona light, dos equis lager, dos equis ambar, modelo especial   4.99
Domestic coors light, bud light, miller lite, o'doul's (non-alcoholic)   4.59

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
Uncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe
4301 N Fairfax Dr
At N Taylor St
(703) 528-3131
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