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Reviewed 9 April 2023

First time here. Was very good. My wife and I shared the steak and chicken fajitas. Steak was very tender and the chicken was very tasty. The service was great. The manager seems to be very friendly We will be back

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2020

We love El Tips! It's consistently yummy and everything is very flavorful. Each time we visit, we get the nicest waiter and enjoy chatting. I get to practice my Spanish and they're patient 😊 with me! The manager was very nice to talk with, as...wellMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 12 October 2020

This is my choice for their fajitas, which always come sizzling and steaming to the table. I have tried all of their different combinations and really like mixing beef and shrimp. The margaritas are great for the ladies, but i prefer to wash down my...Mexican food with a tall mug of Negra Modelo, which they always have. I last visited in July and everything was great. Quick, careful service, and their salsa and chips are as addictive as you hope they will be.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 9 October 2020 via mobile

Excellent service, excellent food service, excellent staff, good price, would recommend, would return

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 12 September 2020 via mobile

To me, the salsa is what determines the quality of the food because I eat the salsa on everything I order. The salsa at El Tio is the worst I have ever had and I have been to 100-s of Mexican restaurants. It has an...immediate chili powder taste that stuck with me for a solid day. It was so bad. We took our food home and reheated it using jarred Herdez salsa from our cabinet. Not impressed at all and dont understand how it is the # q overall restaurant in Gainesville.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020

This is our "go-to" place on weekends when we are craving Mexican food. We can always count on a good meal and great service. Unlike the larger chain across the street (Uncle Julios), this place is clean, quiet and you don't have to wait in...line hours to eat. My only compaint would be that since the renovation, tables are too close together.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

What you can expect from a Mexican restaurant in a quick setting. Normal menu and food and beverage selection.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

Went late one night last week. The chicken fajitas were great. Service was excellent and the price seemed reasonable.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 10 November 2019 via mobile

The tacos and tostados salads are so good that I could eat here every day (almost.) The staff keeps the tables well stocked with chips and salsa too. My only complaint is the guacamole is very overpriced. Everything else is welcoming and pleasing.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

Had dinner here with family last week. Quite a large seating area! Were seated immediately. Very friendly staff. Great food! The fajita and tacos were amazing! Do’nt miss! Great

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

I've been coming to this restaurant for the Las 11 years and the quality of this food is just amazing.... Very friendly environment and their hospitality is the best... I recommend this restaurant over all the restaurants that are around the area.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 16 September 2019

My family and I stopped at this restaurant prior to a concert at Jiffy Lube Live. Staff and manager were friendly and attentive. Food was the best Mexican food I’ve had in a long time. This will be my stop for any concert events in...the future.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

We were seated right away and excellent service did not stop there. Our food arrived hot, fresh, and delicious. I always get the chicken chimi and this visit did not disappoint.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 July 2019

I once thought El Tios was authentic and a littler cheaper than Uncle Julios. It is now overpriced, bad service, and the food is ok.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 25 May 2019 via mobile

Very acceptable Mexican food. Is A bit expensive for the type of cuisine though. Good customer service and attention.

Date of visit: May 2019
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I understand the renovations were to take one month in August, However, they discovered major problems with the wall which required new permits and inspections.
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