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Chevy's vs. Uncle Julio's - in Gaithersburg?

I've liked both places for the freshly made tortillas. Are they still doing it? If I had to pick between them, which one should I go to?

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Uncle Julio's
231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Chevys
668 Clopper Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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  1. IMO, Uncle Julio's is ok, but Chevy's is the McDonald's of Tex-Mex.

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    Uncle Julio's
    231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    1. Love Daniel's response, but would also encourage further seeking. Pepito's number one is in G-Burg. Their first focus is Mexican style baking products, but they have a good menu otherwise (just like a place in Sterling that builds itself similarly). Not sure about the tortillas - but I'm guessing they focus on the quality.

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      1. re: Dennis S

        Pepito's has been closed for 6-8 months now but just up the street is Cancun Tex Mex which was really pretty good. I enjoyed the Chiles Rellenos and you never talk about this but the rice and refried beans were excellent. And the salsa was dark and smokey.

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        Cancun Restaurant
        117 E Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

      2. Definitely Uncle Julio's. In response to Dennis - there are definitely better Mexican restaurants in the area but both Chevy's and Uncle Julio's are Tex-Mex. It's a totally different animal and when you're craving one the other won't substitute.

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        Uncle Julio's
        231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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        1. re: reiflame

          Agreed. If you want straight up Mex, don't forget about Taco Bar in the service station near Washingtonian Center.

        2. uncle Julio's (aka Rio Grande)
          the shrimp brochettes and their dry rub encrusted ribs are both very good

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          Rio Grande Cafe
          231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

          1. I'll vote for Julio.
            I've never thought the Rio location was as good as the Bethesda Rio Grande, but it's still pretty decent Tex/Mex. Their Chips & Salsa are worth a trip by themselves, IMO.

            I liked RG more when it was still in the original small, noisy, and crowded location across Old G'town in Bethesda. The move to Arlington Blvd mad for bigger crowds & slightly slower service, but I still think they serve up the best product in their category.

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            Rio Grande Cafe
            4870 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

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            1. re: mdfoodlover

              Thanks to all of you for your replies.