Tio Pablo

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 23 ratings

1703 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23223

(804) 643-4828
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    5 ratingOctober 31, 2014

    We decided to give this a try when traveling through with our 2 young children, one of whom is gluten intolerant. It is worth noting that it is in a downtown area, and we were there on a Fri pm. The area is a little concerning with young kids at night. Seating was mostly one long table in the center for multiple parties and high top seating along a bar that runs along each wall. We got one of the 2 cozy 4-tops. Food was fresh and fantastic. Some of the sauces and guacamole had bites that were extremely spicy for a young palate, so ask. This isn't necessarily kid friendly, but they did offer kids portions & mine enjoyed theirs. Delightful experience.

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    4 ratingOctober 23, 2014

    100% GF Everything --even the dessert. Guacamole is hot but so fresh and delicious. The fact that all the ingredients are so fresh and simple make this place unique and a treat for the foodie. Atmosphere is dark, low light which makes it hard to see the person in front of you, especially if you sit by the window. Because one person has their back towards window, back lighting them 100%. So don't sit there. It's small so call ahead for a crowd more than 5. Totally worth coming back again and again.

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    5 ratingOctober 18, 2014

    It is real deal Mexican food that is all gluten free. Don’t be confused as walking in it looks like a bar. It is in the historic downtown section that can also be described as funky and either going up or going downhill neighborhood. For a good Mexican place I’ll go anywhere. The décor I describe as crazy aztec is fun. They offer 3 types of hot sauce and one great salsa that goes from Grandma to hot mama. The Carnitas is very flavorful and with the dinner plate you have two options of sides like Guacamole and black beans. I had the shrimp taco’s and enjoyed it with all the ingredients. Even the draft beer is gluten free.

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    5 ratingAugust 30, 2014

    Excellent food at a reasonable price

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    5 ratingJuly 19, 2014

    Everything is gluten-free, and the food is incredible. Try the gorditas, made with fresh corn masa!

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    5 ratingJune 20, 2014

    Yummy food that's al safe to eat! Dessert choices too

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2014

    Food and service was outstanding!

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    5 ratingMay 15, 2014

    This is a awesome restaurant!!!! I have celiac disease and it is so wonderful to have a place to eat out that is safe.Zack and his staff have great food and the best service around.And he would know because he has it also.Just wish there was one in Lynchburg Va.I would eat there everyday.Thanks Zack

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    5 ratingJanuary 24, 2014

    Absolutely amazing. The al hambre was wonderful, staff very helpful and knowledgeable and I could eat EVERYTHING! The best food I've had in a long, long time.

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    5 ratingJanuary 17, 2014

    Friendly service, very accommodating to celiac folk ( everything is g-free) and they even let us combine a taco and tostada platter!

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    5 ratingJanuary 12, 2014

    Great good!

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    5 ratingDecember 31, 2013

    The best tamales I've had outside of southern Texas! For those of us with Celiac disease, the comfort of a 100% gluten free restaurant cannot be overstated. Great food, great service!

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    5 ratingNovember 14, 2013

    The food and service was excellent.

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    5 ratingNovember 02, 2013

    wonderful food. it was nice to know I could order anything in the restaurant and it was safe. waiter informed us that the owner is celiac, which made me feel good about supporting a local business.

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    5 ratingJune 27, 2013

    Amazing!!! Fresh and handmade and all gluten free. I highly recommend the beef tongue and pineapple beef. Great little place!

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    5 ratingMay 04, 2013

    Fantastic homemade hot sauces, GF beer selection (Estrella Daura and St. Peter's), and tacos (Mahi and Mariscos -- not on the menu, but a special the day we went)!!

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    5 ratingMarch 16, 2013

    Love this restaurant! The entire menu is gluten free. Great place to take friends. Wide variety of tacos and lots of great tastes to sample.

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    5 ratingJanuary 05, 2013

    So excited to have Tio Pablo!!! Kitchen is 100% gluten free - even desserts! The food is amazing - fresh, authentic, delicious! I have loved everything I have tried but a few favorites included the tamales, fish/shrimp tacos, spiced potatoes, and the tres leches cake. Such a relief to have a restaurant in Richmond where I never have to be concerned about cross contamination! LOVE THIS PLACE! Would give it 6 stars if I could!

Monday
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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