Mexican Restaurants:
Authentic Regional Cuisine

Mexican restaurants are plentiful in Woodbridge.

One of our favorites was the huge Don Pablo's restaurant on the Prince William Parkway.

They disappeared from the Woodbridge scene years ago and the building stood empty until a few months ago.

But...you can still sample "bold" Mexican food at Don Pablo's in Fredericksburg or in Alexandria. What we knew as Don Pablo's is now the Bungalow Alehouse.

As with Chinese food, there are many types of regional Mexican cuisine.

Each type of regional cuisine is based on different cultural origins, with distinctive flavors, spices and ingredients.

Ready to experience the authentic taste and traditions of Mexico right here in Woodbridge, Virginia?

El Charro Mexican Restaurant

Enjoy the tastes and traditions of Old Mexico! You will think you stepped south of the border...

Support your local business…especially when it delivers on taste and value.

El Charro occupies what used to be a Wendy's, at the intersection of Dale Boulevard and Gideon Drive. The address is 2893 Dale Boulevard, Dale City, VA 22193-1117 (703) 680-0484.

Judging from the lunch and dinner crowd, it is a very popular cantina thanks to its authentic tasting Mexican food.

The portions are extremely generous, the margaritas are huge and their grilled entrees like the Parradilla are piled high on a sizzling hot platter, come with tortillas and a side order.

You are really getting your money's worth with that dish.

The chimichangas are covered in covered in creamy queso, sour cream, guacamole, lettuce and a slice of tomato. All under $10!

Let's start this fiesta with appetizers. Many of these appetizers are large enough to be a meal but come hungry as these might make you forget that the El Charro menu is several pages long and does not stop with the appetizers!

Ever had a 22 ounce Margarita? They have one and it is good whether you ask for the frozen version or on ice.

For lunch or for dinner, you can't miss with their authentic dishes! They are located right off I-95, at 2893 Dale Boulevard, Dale City, VA 22193-1117. The telephone number is [703] 680-0484. They are also very close to Potomac Mills Mall , a short distance north on Gideon Drive.

You will have to pull into the KMart (KMart is gone but the location is being remodeled for another business) shopping center at the intersection of Dale Boulevard and Gideon Drive.

A great big thank you to the El Charro Mexican restaurant off Dale Boulevard in Dale City, Virginia for allowing us to share their extensive menu with our visitors.

  • Appetizers / Kids Menu
  • Fiesta Specials & Vegetarian Dishes
  • Grill / Seafood / Special Dinners for Two
  • Combination Dinners / A La Carte
  • Desserts and Beverages
  • El Charro menu courtesy of El Charro Restaurant, Woodbridge, Virginia.

    On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina

    I'd make a meal out of the fresh guacamole and warm tortilla chips!

    Our favorites include the fish tacos, the classic Chimichanga, and the fajita Quesadillas. Too bad they no longer serve the same sangria served when they first opened.  

    On the Border is popular and crowded, especially on weekends, when visitors to the Mall stop for dinner.

    Located on the Prince William Parkway just a couple traffic lights off I-95, the restaurant also attracts travelers.

    Turn onto Telegraph Road to enter the parking lot the restaurant shares with Chuy's at 2651 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge, VA 22192-4442.

    The telephone number is 703-491-4368; their fax number is 703-494-5755.

    For Catering, call 888-682-2287. Click HERE to read their menu.

    Uncle Julio's

    Uncle Julios Rio Grande CafeUncle Julio's Rio Grande Cafe

    Great food and superior atmosphere make for a memorable dining experience at the "Rio Grande Cafe".  

    For some of us, Uncle Julio's is a regular dinner destination.

    Conveniently located in Potomac Town Center, right off I-95, Uncle Julio's offers fine Mexican cuisine in an authentic atmosphere.

    Whether you decide to eat inside the restaurant in a cantina styled dining room or the exterior patio, the food and the music will quickly carry you south of the border.


    Los Toltecos

    Colorful decor and Mariachi music welcome you to Los Toltecos restaurant.

    The adobe walls are decorated with fancy Charro sombreros and the window treatments feature bright, fiesta colored serapes.

    Service is quick and friendly whether you choose to sit inside or outside on the terrace .

    The restaurant is located in the Glen Shopping Center off Old Bridge Road in Lake Ridge. They serve great margaritas!

    The video below documents their grand opening 3 years ago. Today, they remain a very busy and popular restaurant.

    Old El Paso

    El Paso Mexican Restaurant, Woodbridge, VirginiaEl Paso's Mexican Restaurant, family owned and operated, is located at 3051 Golansky Boulevard in Woodbridge, at the intersection of Golansky and Smoketown roads. Their telephone number is 703-878-2856.

    They offer weekly lunch specials between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and a 15% discount to military, police and fire fighters!

    Our menu favorites? The Super Carnitas Burrito, the Jalisco Special, the Enchiladas Supreme and from the cantina....the "Sangrita" Margarita - a fabulous combination of sangria and frozen margarita.

    Chipotle

    Si...can you say Chipotle?

    The Woodbridge restaurant is at 2457 Prince William Parkway in Woodbridge, VA.

    Located across the Parkway from Target and right off I-95, their telephone number is 703-490-9746. You can also fax in your order at 703-490-6756.

    Chipotle has a second location in the Merchants Plaza "The Glen" shopping center at the intersection of the Prince William Parkway and Old Bridge Road in Lake Ridge.

    Their website menu is a blast!

    Here is the download version.