Uncle Julio's - Annapolis

4.4
730 reviews
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Mexican
Uncle Julio’s is a Mexican from scratch kitchen serving only the freshest ingredients. Specialties: chicken & steak fajitas, tender filet mignon, and bacon wrapped shrimp. Other favorites include: seafood fajitas, shrimp al pastor, and ahi tuna served with homemade corn tortillas or bibb lettuce.

Uncle Julio’s menu also includes Tex-Mex classics such as tacos, enchiladas & tamales all with a selection of sauces made daily. Insider tip: order the tableside guacamole. It’s prepared for you at your table; if you like it spicy kick it up a notch with fresh chopped jalapenos.

Uncle Julio’s has a vast drink selection. Try our fresh margarita of the day, made to order with fresh fruit. If you prefer a frozen drink then the Swirl is definitely the perfect choice. The Swirl is frozen sangria & frozen margarita layered together dating back to 1987.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Complaints: The waiter seemed rushed and kept telling us what he had to do-which was really weird. He even sat down and said “don’t tell my boss” while taking our order. We also ended up waiting an extra 20ish minutes even though we had a reservation. Awesome food though!

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G
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son enjoyed hitting the chocolate piñata with a mallet on his birthday! Kids meals were great and reasonably priced. Food so I ordered soup. Ambience & decor was amazing!! I would recommend it for a special family outing!

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BG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our new spot! We loved everything about this place- food, atmosphere, how quickly we received our food and our waitress Priscilla. Priscilla is so warm, friendly and made our evening great with food & drink suggestions and conversation. Looking forward to coming back soon.

Uncle Julio's - Annapolis
Responded 4 days ago

BabyGirl, thank you very much!

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TF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent! No a place to go to if you want to have intimate conversation. Very loud on Saturday afternoon. Great drinks try the El Jeffe.

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious; the service, outstanding; however it was so noisy we were unable to converse with our friends.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Super dirty. Bathroom and under tables.

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DC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing and since it was on a Tuesday we were not in a rush. Our waiter was excellent.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Very bad experience at the Annapolis, MD location. The food was bland, cold and overpriced, but even worse was the service. Waitress rarely checked in with us, we continually had to ask other servers to grab her, she constantly forgot things and took us an hour to just pay the check.

Uncle Julio's - Annapolis
Responded 7 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us and apologize that your service was not at the standard we expect for our Guests. We appreciate the opportunity to connect with you and have forwarded your review and feedback to the appropriate parties. We hope that we will get the chance to provide you with a future experience that is improved and exceeds expectations. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely lunch in the middle of the day. It was not crowded and the food was excellent!

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The layout and scenery were really nice. The staff was very, very friendly and the food was really good. The chocolate piñata was fun and very good to eat as well. And the waiter was very attentive. It is hard to get in so use reservations if possible for a larger group. It is a bit on the pricy side so not an every day thing necessarily however for a family outing to dinner and making it an event, this is a great place!

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DH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hunter our waiter was absolutely awesome, everyone was great

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VW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I was disappointed that my server stated you didn’t have gluten free options other than pork carnitas tacos until I asked to speak with a manager. I ordered ahi tuna tacos but could not have the sides so it was not a spectacular experience this time around. The margarita I had was good though.

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TM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was excellent, but the server, Victor was terrible! Disappeared for 20 minutes and when he came around, didn't even check on our table. We were trying to order more drinks. He acted as if he was scared of us. We did tell the Manager, and they gave us a card for free Guacamole.

Uncle Julio's - Annapolis
Responded on April 8, 2019

Hello Tonya, Thank you for coming in. Our goal is to provide an exceptional experience and we are very sorry we missed the mark on your visit. We appreciate and value your feedback. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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m
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The handcrafted margaritas is where it’s at

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TM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food was outstanding!! Drinks were awesome!! Service was the best part!! I'm going back!

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A
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second experience at this location and we had the same waiter as our first time. The service that he provided was better than any that I have ever received. I would absolutely come back and recommend the Annapolis location to my friends and colleagues.

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a
Baltimore
98 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent TexMex food. Service is fast, food is plentiful. Problem it's that unless you have a reservation there is always a wait and the place is very noisy. Having said that the fajitas are the best.

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RG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A co worker turned me on and it became a thing in the post office...Love the food

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EL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 5th time there and they always deliver a quality experience !!

Uncle Julio's - Annapolis
Responded on April 8, 2019

Erica, thank you...we are thrilled you are experiencing the very best we have to offer. It's a pleasure serving you.

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TS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Made reservations & had to wait. Order a Salad with Chicken. The chicken was fatty, lettuce tasted like it hasn’t been washed & black beans looked like the dump a in-washed can on top of salad

Uncle Julio's - Annapolis
Responded 4 days ago

Hello Trish, Thank you for your business. We are sorry to hear we didn't meet your service and food expectations. We greatly appreciate you sharing this input. We are constantly working to improve, and this information is extremely helpful. Please accept our sincere apology for your dissatisfaction. We hope you will return to Uncle Julio's soon for an improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to uncle Julio‘s and everything was excellent I will return.

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JO
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

we went there for my daughters 18th birthday they wrote happy birthday but no candles the food was good and the service was good the waters was very helpful

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RB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit in five days. The service and food were just as good as the first. I will say it is much easier to get a table same-day on a Monday than Thursday thru Sunday.

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BG
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a nice celebration for my mother’s 92nd birthday. Our server made it really special for her.

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KR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit to Uncle Julio’s. The food was delicious. We had a great time sitting near the tortilla making. We ordered the piñata but was sadly disappointed by the fruit being sour/bitter. Besides that we enjoyed ourselves.

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a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the service was great and our food came out so fast!

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JI
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had a reservation and still waiting 30 minutes before we sat down. Half of our party of six received their food 15 minutes before the other half of our party. We ordered table side guacamole and the first half of the food came before we received the chips and plates for our appetizer. It wasn’t the evening we were hoping for.

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Server seemed distracted and kept wandering off without taking orders for drinks and food for all parties.

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AB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great for birthday celebrations. Will return soon. It gets pretty crowded so a reservation would be best.

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantasy food!

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l
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was great. Food is very fresh and taste wonderful. Would highly recommend

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FB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed Uncle Julio’s. Our service was very accommodating. Enjoyed the chocolate piñata

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent. The waitress was away!!!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit and we will be back. Suggest reserving a table in advance during busy times and if you plan to order the famous chocolate piñata for dessert put the order in with the rest of the food.

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PH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and tasty food. A little pricey for Tex mex but would go again for sure.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was good as always

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

I’ve been a long-time Uncle Julio’s fan and was excited to learn Annapolis would be getting a location. No more trekking to Bethesda! Unfortunately, the food was incredibly disappointing. There was absolutely no flavor in any of the dishes. Chips and salsa were the highlight of the meal. Won’t be returning and will stick with going to Chevy’s if I’m looking for Mexican food from a chain.

Uncle Julio's - Annapolis
Responded on April 1, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your business and loyalty. We deeply apologize for the concern this has caused you. We appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention, so we can investigate. This is certainly not our standard. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you with a more pleasant outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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LJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Well, our server was ok, however we had to keep telling him several times to bring stuff that he missed off of what we said prior. The food was okay when we received it hot! Initially it came out cold. The guacamole was amazing! And the queso with the spicy swirl was very delicious! It was my daughter's birthday, and we ordered the chocolate lovers pinata however we received the regular pinata. The churros inside the pinata was cooked way too hard to the point where it was unedible. When it came time to pay the bill I kept getting other people's meals on my bill but after the 5th try it finally worked out. There are many things that could be better as this was my first experience with this restaurant. I'd always heard good things about this restaurant or perhaps it was a different location however I can't say that I would be back. The food was just okay but there are other places I feel is better. The Ambiance was good and I love the idea of the pinata if the churros were cooked the way they were supposed to be and not overcooked. I gave it a 3-star and that was being very generous.

Uncle Julio's - Annapolis
Responded on March 28, 2019

Hello LadeeJay, Thank you for your review and we apologize that we missed the mark on providing an outstanding experience for your family. We have provided the appropriate parties with your feedback and can assure you that they will be addressed quickly. We hope that we will have the opportunity to serve you again i the future for an improved experience. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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DL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. The food is excellent and the people are great.

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BP
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality fresh food. Decent service, too. Good 'Ritas and Ceviche. Guac is good.

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