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Don Julio's Authentic Mexican Cuisine - Tampa Palms, Tampa, FL

Don Julio's Authentic Mexican Cuisine - Tampa Palms

4.6
4.6
28 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Award winning authentic and family-owned Mexican restaurant. Winner of "Best Mexican Restaurant" and "Best Taco" in Tampa Bay for 2 years in a row. Tortillas are always hand made. Enjoy traditional Mexican cravings as well as more authentic and complex Mexican dishes from the central region of Mexico. Full-Bar with a large selection of Tequilas. Large space to accommodate parties of 20+ or more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Regional Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (813) 644-7899
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    No fancy Chef name.Only Grandmas cooking
  • Catering
    We cater and can accommodate dietary needs. Please call us at (813) 644-7899 for Catering information.
  • Private party facilities
    Our location can fit up to 150+ guests. We have a back room that can easily accommodate parties of 50+ if desired.
  • Neighborhood
    New Tampa
  • Cross street
    We are located in Tampa Palms Blvd & Bruce B Downs. In the Publix Pla
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 28 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

28 Reviews
  1. KimberlyH

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok but not anything to rave over. Service was good but not what I was expecting from reading the reviews.

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  2. NatashiaJ

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious. The staff and service were awesome. No long wait for the food.

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  3. EvanS

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. a lot more room / tables than the other location. We plan on going back again soon!

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  4. TaylorM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and it was absolutely amazing. The food and service was great. 10/10 highly recommend.

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  5. tasteoftampa

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mexican bowl was my favorite. Menu had great variety of options for a good price

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  6. MichelleC

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter, Ender, was phenomenal! He was very helpful with explaining menu items and drinks as well as very attentive to our table! Will be back!

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  7. AlexisB

    Tampa

    136 reviews

    4.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent! It was a quiet Saturday afternoon and not busy at the time we were there. However, our server was not as attentive as one could be, as we had to wait to get our check when we had been ready for a while. Otherwise it was a good experience and we would go again.

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  8. MikeG

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, and our waiter couldn't have been more on top of things. Friendly, and very attentive to making sure all our needs were met. We will definitely return!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious authentic Mexican meal! We will definitely go back and bring friends!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Mexican Restaurant in all Tampa Bay…the food is amazing and authentic 🥰🥰

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  11. JohnniePasta

    Tampa

    82 reviews

    3.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Mediocre. Low-quality drinks loaded with syrup. Very greasy and just not good. Won't be back

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  12. ErinM

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    You have to pay after your first chips and salsa. It is very small the first serving. The plates were hot but the food was cold. Margarita was just ok. The queso was decent but very small for the money. This restaurant feels like the owner is penny pinching. I can go somewhere else to get sub-par food and not be nickel and dimed.

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  13. LAQUINTAS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a pretty restaurant. Very clean. Nice people. Service was great and food was excellent

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, handled a party of 20 perfectly. Food was great, service was great. Will go back again

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  15. LisaS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, but service was truly phenomenal. Will definitely return.

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  16. Jimmy

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is okay…nothing to write home about. The fundito was gummy and actually had too much chorizo. My chimichanga was decent with the added queso sauce on top. Pricing is good.

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  17. GaryS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Food has always been great. Has got to be one of the top Mexican restaurants in Tampa

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Reservation done three weeks prior and when we get there with family they tell us we had to wait. Ended up waiting an hour just to get seated. Waiter was horrible never came to update on status of order or any refills, never brought us utensils, it was horrible. I understand that it was busy but you prepare yourself for these types of event. Waited over an hour for our food. In the meantime nothing to compensate. The food was delicious but overall so disappointing.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely my favorite Mexican Restaurant!! Food from scratch made the difference on flavor... Carnitas Don Julio were great, steak fajitas delicious, handmade tortillas is a plus!! Guac, chips and salsa to start are so flavorful. To finish the churros and margaritas ... Cheers Don Julio for an authentic Mexican Restaurant in Tampa Bay!! 🥳🥳

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Driest tacos you will ever find. Queso was tasty. Music was loud. Hard to speak with the waitress.

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  21. JOHNH

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very clean, great service and atmosphere, generous servings and nice presentation. Salsa and chips were excellent. However, chicken fajitas and pork carnitas were bland and needed more seasoning. Most likely will not return after this initial visit.

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  22. RosemaryL

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. Two people had the taco salad and liked it. Burris tacos were good - especially once hot sauce was added - but not great. The steak fajitas were very good. The flan for dessert was delicious! Atmosphere was fine but the back room was so noisy we asked to be moved. We sat at the high tops at the front of the restaurant which we liked. The only down side to the atmosphere was the live singer (normally love live performers) because it made it where conversation was difficult. Overall, a pleasant experience and great for it being close to home! Would go again.

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  23. ShellyfromMI

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service & enjoyed the live music. Had teenagers with us and split our group of 14 into 2 tables.

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  24. DeeDisney

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is small quaint place - think fast food restaurant converted to a sit-down. However, the food is very good and we enjoyed our dinner. Typically, chips and salsa are bottomless at Mexican restaurants but here they are limited to one small bowl which is not a lot for a party of 4 - that was the only downside.

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  25. Foodie

    Tampa

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our second time here. Great find. Very nice selection. They have LIVE MUSIC which is very nice but a little loud. However, there is dining outside and in a back room so it is not too loud to talk. Service prompt and very willing to modify orders. There are lots of Mexican restaurants in Tampa but this one stands out as WAY above the rest

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  26. JenniB

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    GreT tacos and spicy margaritas!

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  27. JRod

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Authentic Mexican Cuisine. Best In Tampa Bay Area! Food has amazing taste and large selection of Mexican traditional dishes. Handmade Tortillas. Ambience is great and place is spotless clean. Service is very professional, polite and always attentive. Large venue with Patio seating outside as well.

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  28. GerardR

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The pork I ordered was very dry and chicken tacos were very dry, rice and beans were room temperature. Very disappointing, we will not be going back here for dinner

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Don Julio's Authentic Mexican Cuisine - Tampa Palms using the Order Online button. Don Julio's Authentic Mexican Cuisine - Tampa Palms also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 644-7899.

Don Julio's Authentic Mexican Cuisine - Tampa Palms is rated 4.6 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Don Julio's Authentic Mexican Cuisine - Tampa Palms

16023 Tampa Palms Blvd W, Tampa, FL 33647-2001

Additional information

  • Cross street
    We are located in Tampa Palms Blvd & Bruce B Downs. In the Publix Pla
  • Neighborhood
    New Tampa
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Regional Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    No fancy Chef name.Only Grandmas cooking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (813) 644-7899
  • Catering
    We cater and can accommodate dietary needs. Please call us at (813) 644-7899 for Catering information.
  • Private party facilities
    Our location can fit up to 150+ guests. We have a back room that can easily accommodate parties of 50+ if desired.
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