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Tio Pablo

1703 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23223-6947
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good44%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“black beans” (6 reviews)
“tacos” (11 reviews)
“al pastor” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1703 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23223-6947
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. You could clearly make out the fresh ingredients. Service was friendly. Portions were generous. Few customers during our late lunch but our group all enjoyed a Mexican meal that did nothing to suffer from being like the other restaurants. Construction going...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were visiting relatives in Richmond and ate lunch at the Tio Pablo. What a great restaurant. We are used to eating in not so good Mexican restaurants in upstate New York and were flabbergasted. The meals were all terrific, nothing we are used to...More

Thank cruisinggrammy
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have seen this restaurant many times but did not have time to stop. Family visited the place and really enjoyed it. It is very small but located near Richmond's old market. It has a pleasant cozy feel and the wait staff and presumed manager...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing! Food was PERFECT! Hashtag when you order your carne asada tostada plate and forget to say hold the sour cream but your eat your entire meal without pause! I had pinto beans and rice as my sides and guess what?! My beans were hot!...More

1  Thank Symone K
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed lunch at Tio Pablo! Everything here is gluten-free, which was fantastic to have the option of selecting anything & everything on the menu!! I had the taco plate. Didn't care for the Al Pastor taco (most of the meat in this taco was...More

Thank stephLexington_VA
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Have been more than once and it seems to get better every time. Had a Cuban pork taco, shrimp taco, and Chiles Rellanos this time. All excellent. Attentive, friendly service and an enjoyable atmosphere. Will continue to be a regular!

Thank Windmill32
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Discovered this place on Yelp, which doesn't seem very well established in Richmond. Anywho: 5 star items: +pico: so fresh! Probably the best pico ive had at a restaurant Habenero salsa: no joke spicy, i used it to doctor up the cheese dip Chicken taco:...More

Thank nderiley
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Looks like a great place to meet friends or a date for a drink. We went with whole family for my second time. Drinks are great and pupusas are heavenly. The decor is awesome. Also if you require or are into it, everything including drinks...More

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Small restaurant with lots of character. Food always good and original. Not the usual Mexican type food - but not fancy either.

Thank F6309LCjennifern
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

The food is pretty good but what takes Tío Pablo to the next level is their variety of tequila. The owner of this establishment is very excited for patrons to try different tequila and their different flavours. Go in to this small bar and talk...More

Thank alex C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1703 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23223-6947
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-643-4828
  • E-mail
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