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Kindly note that menu items may differ at each location. For precise details, feel free to contact your preferred El Tio restaurant. We're here to ensure your dining experience is nothing short of exceptional!
Appetizers
SALADS
POULTRY
FAJITAS
SOUPS
SEAFOOD
ENCHILADAS
BURRITOS
kids
drinks
brunch
desserts
STEAK & PORK
CHIMICHANGAS
PANCHO PLATTERS
PARRILLADA MEXICANA
MEXICAN COMBINATIONS
APPETIZERS
Shredded chicken may contain bone.
FAJITA PLATTER
A combination of chicken wings, steak nachos, chicken quesadilla, and beef taquito. Served with sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo.
CEVICHE COSTEÑO
Fresh shrimp, scallops, calamari, and tilapia marinated in lime juice and mixed with sliced onions, cilantro, ginger, and diced mango.
CAMARONES AL AJILLO
Sautéed shrimp with Spanish herbs, fresh garlic, & sherry wine. Served with bread.
TAMAL DE ELOTE
Sweet corn cake, served with sour cream on the side.
QUESO FUNDIDO
Sautéed green peppers, onions, and mushrooms topped with melted cheese. Served with flour or corn tortillas on the side.
With Chicken
Chorizo
Steak
QUESO DIP (CHEESE DIP)
With ground beef
With chorizo
QUESADILLAS
Flour tortilla stuffed with cheese, grilled until golden brown, and served with guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo on the side.
Grilled shrimp
Mushrooms
Grilled steak
Spinach
Grilled chicken
Cheese
Add Mexican rice and refried beans to your quesadilla
EL TIO MOLCAJETE
A combination of chicken wings, steak nachos, chicken quesadilla, and beef taquito. Served with sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo.
PLATANOS FRITOS
Fried ripe plantains. Served with sour cream on the side.
NACHO PLATTER
Crispy corn chips covered with refried beans and cheese, and served with guacamole, jalapeños, sour cream, and pico de gallo on the side.
Grilled steak
Grilled chicken
Cheese
TAQUITOS
Two fried corn tortillas rolled and stuffed with your choice of shredded beef or chicken. Served with pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream on the side.
SALADS
The Tostada and California Salad are served
with our homemade dressing.
TOSTADA SALAD
A large crispy flour tortilla shell filled with romaine lettuce, a touch of beans, tomatoes, shredded cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream. Topped with your preference.
Shrimp
Steak
Chicken
CALIFORNIA SALAD
Romaine lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, avocado, and crispy flour tortilla chips. Topped with your preference.
Shrimp
Steak
Chicken
FIESTA SALAD
Spring mix tossed with Monterrey Jack cheese and honey mustard, topped with your choice of protein, and smothered with barbecue sauce.
Steak
Chicken
EL TIO SALAD
Spring mix, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and red onions, topped with your grilled preference, and served with raspberry vinaigrette on the side.
Salmon
Steak
Shrimp
Chicken
Homemade salad dressing:
Paprika, vegetable oil, vinaigrette, salt, sugar, lemon, onion, garlic, parsley, mustard and eggs.
POULTRY
POLLO POBLANO
Grilled marinated chicken breast topped with shrimp and Poblano peppers sauce.Served with white rice, black beans, and sautéed vegetables.
POLLO A LA PLANCHA
Marinated chicken breast, broiled and topped with creamy mushroom sauce. Served with white rice, black beans, and small salad.
POLLO SALTADO
Strips of marinated grilled chicken breast sautéed with tomatoes, onions, green peppers, and fried potatoes. Topped with fresh cilantro. Served with white rice and black beans.
POLLO RANCHERO
Grilled marinated chicken breast topped with sautéed zucchini, onions, tomatoes, in a white wine, creamy sauce. Served with white rice, black beans, and a small salad.
POULTRY
POLLO POBLANO
Grilled marinated chicken breast topped with shrimp and Poblano peppers sauce.Served with white rice, black beans, and sautéed vegetables.
POLLO A LA PLANCHA
Marinated chicken breast, broiled and topped with creamy mushroom sauce. Served with white rice, black beans, and small salad.
POLLO SALTADO
Strips of marinated grilled chicken breast sautéed with tomatoes, onions, green peppers, and fried potatoes. Topped with fresh cilantro. Served with white rice and black beans.
POLLO RANCHERO
Grilled marinated chicken breast topped with sautéed zucchini, onions, tomatoes, in a white wine, creamy sauce. Served with white rice, black beans, and a small salad.
FAJITAS
All fajitas are served over a bed of sautéed green peppers and Spanish onions and are accompanied with Mexican rice, a la charra beans, fresh flour tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo on the side. Topped with cilantro. Make any fajita gluten-free with corn tortillas and NO soy sauce, upon request.
Shrimp
Grilled Chorizo (Pork Sausage)
Steak
Chicken
BBQ Pork Ribs
Vegetables
CAMARONES BROCHETTE
Jumbo Shrimp stuffed with cheese and jalapenos, wrapped in bacon.
SEAFOOD FAJITA
Shrimp, salmon, and scallops with Mexican butter.
RIBEYE FAJITA
A 10 oz. house-marinated grilled ribeye steak.
COMBO FAJITAS
#1
Vegetables
#2
Chicken and Steak
#3
Shrimp and Chicken
#4
Steak and Shrimp
#5
BBQ Pork Ribs & Chicken.
#6
BBQ Pork Ribs and Steak
#7
BBQ Pork Ribs and Shrimp.
#8
BBQ Pork Ribs, Steak and Shrimp
#9
Ribeye Steak and two camarones brochette
Add camarones brochette to your fajitas
Jalapeño Toreado (Grilled Jalapeño)
Make any fajita gluten sensitive with corn tortillas, and NO soy sauce, upon request.
PARRILLADA
MEXICANA
Big enough for 2-3
Served as sizzling fajitas with grilled steak, chicken, BBQ pork ribs, grilled shrimp, grilled chorizo and grilled vegetables.
SOUPS
SEAFOOD SOUP
Creamy seafood broth, simmered in a delightful combination of scallops, shrimp, mussels, and clams. Served hot and topped with fresh cilantro.
CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP
Fresh chicken and vegetable soup with tortilla chips, topped with cheese and cilantro.
SOPA DE TORTILLA
Strips of marinated grilled chicken breast sautéed with tomatoes, onions, green peppers, and fried potatoes. Topped with fresh cilantro. Served with white rice and black beans.
STEAK & PORK
EL PATRON STEAK
Ribeye steak topped with sautéed mushrooms.
Served with white rice, black beans, and platanos fritos.
STEAK AND EGGS
Served on a sizzling platter. Grilled New York Steak topped with two fried eggs, over sliced onions and tomatoes. Served with Mexican rice and a la charra beans.
BISTEC CON CAMARONES
Grilled outside skirt steak topped with grilled shrimp and garlic sauce, served with white rice, black beans, and a small salad.
LOMO SALTADO
Strips of grilled steak, sautéed with onions, green peppers, tomatoes, fried potatoes, and topped with fresh cilantro. Served with white rice and black beans.
CARNE ASADA
Grilled New York Steak marinated in our special seasoning and topped with brown garlic sauce, served with white rice, black beans, and platanos fritos.
LECHONCITO AL HORNO
Morsels of pork roasted in Spanish marinated, covered with sautéed onions, served with white rice, black beans, and platanos fritos.
CARNE ASADA SALVADOREÑA
Grilled outside skirt steak marinated in El Tio's Special Seasoning. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, and side salad.
PANCHO
PLATTERS
SHREDDED CHICKEN MAY CONTAIN BONE
FISH TACOS
Made with fried tortilla-crusted tilapia served over homemade soft flour tortillas, pico de gallo . Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole and sour cream, on the side.
TACOS EL PASO
Three homemade crispy tacos filled with your choice of shredded beef or chicken, pico de gallo, lettuce, and topped with cheese. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo on the side.
EL TIO TACO PLATTER
Three soft corn tortilla tacos of your choice, any three combination. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole.
Steak
Fish
Chorizo
Carnitas
Grilled Chicken
Shrimp
CHILE RELLENO
Two Poblano peppers stuffed with Monterrey Jack cheese. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo.
TAMALES DE POLLO
Two homemade chicken tamales covered with melted cheese. Served with Mexican rice, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo.
TACOS AL CARBON
Two flour tortillas filled with your choice of grilled chicken or steak. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, and Mexican butter on the side.
Steak
Chicken
MEXICAN COMBINATIONS
#1
1 chicken tamal, 1 chile relleno, & 1 beef enchilada
#2
1 chicken tamal & 1 chile relleno
#3
1 chicken & 1 cheese enchilada
#4
1 cheese & 1 beef enchilada
#5
1 spinach & 1 cheese enchilada
#6
1 chicken, 1 cheese & 1 beef enchilada
#7
1 spinach & 1 bean enchilada
#8
1 chicken enchilada & 1 beef Taco el Paso
#9
1 beef enchilada & 1 chicken Taco el Paso
#10
1 spinach enchilada & 1 chile relleno
#11
1 chicken & 1 beef enchilada
#12
1 chicken & 1 seafood enchilada
#13
1 Beef & 1 seafood enchilada
SEAFOOD
PESCADO CANCUN
Grilled fresh fillet of salmon, topped with shrimp and scallop, and covered with Cancun sauce. Served with white rice, black beans, and sautéed vegetables.
CAMARONES TEQUILA
A generous portion of shrimp sautéed with onions, Poblano peppers, scallions, tomatoes and garlic, then glazed with tequila. Served with white rice, black beans, and sautéed vegetables.
CAMARONES VERACRUZ
Jumbo shrimp sautéed with white wine, Spanish onions, garlic, and red crushed peppers. Served over white rice and sautéed vegetables. Black beans on the side.
MARISCOS SALTADOS
A generous portion of shrimp and scallops, sautéed with red onions, jalapeños, tomatoes, and fried potatoes. Topped with cilantro and served with white rice and black beans.
MARISCADA
Seafood stew with shrimp, scallops, squids, clams, mussels, and salmon, cooked with Spanish Saffron broth, chopped onions, green peppers, and tomatoes. Served with white rice on the side.
CAMARONES A LA PLANCHA
Broiled jumbo shrimp topped with garlic sauce. Served with white rice, black beans, and a small salad.
CAMARONES POBLANO
A generous portion of shrimp sautéed with onions in Poblano sauce. Served with white rice, black beans, and sautéed vegetables.
ENCHILADAS
Shredded chicken may contain bone.
Two corn tortillas rolled with your preference, topped with sauce and cheese. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo on the side.
Seafood with Cancun sauce
Grilled steak with Guajillo Pepper sauce
Grilled chorizo with Guajillo Pepper sauce
Grilled chicken breast with Green Tomatillo sauce
Shredded beef with Guajillo Pepper sauce
Cheese with Green Tomatillo sauce
Vegetables with Ranchera sauce
Spinach with Green Tomatillo sauce
Cheese with Green Tomatillo sauce
BURRITOS
Shredded chicken may contain bone.
A large flour tortilla rolled with your preference, topped with sauce and covered with cheese. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo on the side.
Seafood with Cancun sauce
Grilled steak with Guajillo Pepper sauce
Grilled chorizo with Guajillo Pepper sauce
Grilled chicken breast with Green Tomatillo sauce
Shredded beef with Guajillo Pepper sauce
Shredded chicken with Green Tomatillo sauce
Vegetables with Ranchera sauce
Spinach with Green Tomatillo sauce
Cheese with Green Tomatillo sauce
CHIMICHANGAS
Shredded chicken may contain bone.
A large flour tortilla rolled with your preference, pan fried. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo on the side.
Seafood
Grilled chorizo
Shredded roasted pork
Grilled chicken breast
Shredded chicken
Grilled steak
Shredded beef
Spinach
Vegetables
Beans
KIDS
For Amigos Under 10 Years Old
Tacos
One Taco Soft or Crispy Served With Rices, Beans, and Sour Cream.
Ground Beef
Chicken (Shredded)
Steak or Chicken
(Grilled)
Chicken Nuggets
Served With French Fries
Burritos
Topped With Cheese Sauce, Served with Rice, Beans, and Sour Cream.
Shrimp
Ground Beef
Chicken (Shredded)
Beans
Steak or Chicken
(Grilled)
Quesadillas
Served With Sour Cream.
Shrimp
Cheese
Chicken
Steak
drinks
(With No Refill)
(With Refill)
Apple Juice
Coca Cola
Orange Juice
Sprite
Fresh Lemonade
Orange Soda
Chocolate Milk
Fruit Punch
Strawberry, Or
Mango Daiquiri
Milk
Ice Cream
Enchilada
Served with Rice, Beans, and Sour Cream.
Ground Beef
Chicken (Shredded)
Steak or Chicken
(Grilled)
DRINKS
DRINKS
Margaritas
House Lime
(Frozen or on the rocks)
Flavored Margarita
(Frozen or on the rocks)
Cadillac Margarita
(lime margarita + grand gala)
Patron Cadillac
(Patron + grand manier)
Sangarita
(Frozen lime + sangria)
Diablo Margarita
(El Tio Spicy Margarita)
Skinny Margarita
Fresh lime juice + tres agaves 100% organic tequila
Machorita
A (7oz) coronita beer upturned into a grande house lime margarita.
Machorita 12oz Bottle Beer
Premium
Margaritas
Herradura Silver
Herradura Anejo
Patron Silver
Patron Anejo
Sauza Hornitos
Tres Generaciones
Tres Generaciones Anejo
1800 Silver
1800 Reposado
Don Julio Silver
Don Julio Anejo
Sipping Tequilas
2 OZ. Recommended for after dinner.
Clase Azul Blanco
Clase Azul Reposado
Don Julio 1942 Extra Anejo
Don Julio 1942 Primavera
Don Julio 1942 Rosado
Cervezas
Imported bottled beers
Modelo Especial – Negra Modelo – Dos XX Amber – XX Especial – Corona – Corona Premier – Tecate - Pacífico
Domestic Bottled Beers
Miller Lite – Coors Lite – Michelob Ultra – Bud Light
Ask your server about our draft beer selection and price.
Popular Drinks
Matrimonio Margarita
(the swirl combination of two flavors)
Tropical Margarita
(the swirl combination of three flavors)
Pina Colada
Frozen Daiquiris
Sangria
Mangonada
(Sweet and savory, rimmed w/Tajin, served w/ a tamarind candy straw)
COCKTAILS
Long Island
Mojito
Blood Mary
Tequila Sunrise
Cosmopolitan
Michelada
HOUSE
RED WINES
Merlot
Cabernet
House
White Wines
Pinot Grigio
Chardonnay
White Zinfandel
Prosecco
Pinot Noir
Bottle of Wine
Beverages And Juices
Sodas (with refill)
Coke-Diet Coke- Sprite – Orange Soda – Ginger Ale - Club Soda
CofFee And Tea (with refill)
Iced Tea -  Hot Tea -  Regular coffee -  Decaf Coffee
Juices (no Refill)
Orange
Passion Fruit
Apple
Cranberry
Pineapple
Mango
Arnold Palmer
Fresh Lemonade
Desserts
CHURROS
Sweet, crispy golden bites. Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream on the side.
Fried Ice Cream
Bring the taste buds alive with this south of the border classic. Crispy cinnamon and sugar tortilla cup a scoop of  vanilla ice cream encrusted in crunchy caramel flakes. Topped to perfection with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and cherry.
Tres Leches
Traditional vanilla cake topped with vanilla icing and chocolate drizzle. Served over a creamy, sweetened milk sauce.
An “El Tio” Favorite!
fried bananas
“El tio” own twist on the classic bananas fosters. Sweet vine ripened platanos fried to perfection. Served with vainilla ice cream, homemade  strawberry sauce, whipped cream, and drizzled with chocolate sauce.
Cheesecake
Chimichanga
A cheesecake wrapped in a sugary flour crust then deep fried to a golden brown, and drizzled with chocolate sauce.
WITH ICE CREAM
Ice Cream
Sundae Cup
A classic ending to any meal. Hand dipped ice cream. Served with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and topped with a cherry.
Sopapillas
Light and fluffy puff pastry donuts glazed with honey and cinnamon.
WITH ICE CREAM
Chocolate
Spoon Cake
A giant mouthful of chocolate pudding between two layers of dark, moist, chocolate drenched chocolate cake.
WITH ICE CREAM
Coconut Flan
Rich and succulent home made coconut custard, topped witch caramel. Served witch whipped cream, and a cherry. The perfect end to any meal!
BRUNCH
Available only at our Falls Church Location
SaTUrday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Steak and Eggs*
Grilled New York steak topped with two fried eggs.
Fiesta Omelette
Sauteed onions, green peppers, tomatoes, ham, and cheese.
Cheese Omelette
Monterey and Cheddar Cheese
Eggs Benedict*
Two poached eggs over ham and English muffin. Covered with Hollandaise sauce.
Huevos Rancheros*
One crispy corn tortilla topped with two fried eggs.
Machaca Chimichanga
A fresh flour tortilla rolled with shredded beef, eggs,vegetables, and cheese.
Wraps de Huevo y Chorizo
Scrambled eggs with vegetables, cheese, and chorizo. Rolled in two fresh tortillas.
Shrimp Omelette
Shrimp sauteed in garlic sauce.
Mushroom Omelette
Mushrooms sauteed with garlic butter.
Enchilada Veracruzana
Two corn tortillas filled with scrambled eggs, chorizo, and vegetables. Topped with melted cheese.
Huevos Florentinos*
Two poached eggs over sauteed spinach and English muffin. Covered with Hollandaise sauce.
Enchiladas
Two corn tortillas rolled with your preference and covered with melted cheese. Served with rice, refried beans, pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole.
New choice
Burrito de Huevo
A large flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs and vegetables. Topped with melted cheese.
This item may be served undercooked. Consuming raw or under cooker meats. Poultry, seafood, shellfish or effs may increase risk of foodborne illness.
NO MEAT
GLUTEN SENITIVE
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