Uncle Julio's - Brookfield

4.3
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$30 and under
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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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R
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PERFECT place to catch up with a friend over appetizers and drinks -- love Julio's!!

SG
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visitors - will definitely return! The guacamole prepared at the table was awesome - such a fun idea! Our waitress was efficient and very pleasant and the food was fabulous. Great visit!

JM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, enjoyable evening get together with special friends.

MG
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have great meal

CK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time here and we loved it. Only issues we had is our server didn't refill our drinks until we were pretty much done eating. We had the Taco Tuesday deal and it is a great deal, but when 6 people are getting it you need to bring out food for 6 people. There was enough to make maybe 4 tacos for each platter and we paid for 6 people. It was hard to flag down our waitress to get more toppings.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Horribly overpriced, also for children. 4 cheese covered chips is $6 “kids nachos”

Uncle Julio's - Brookfield
Responded 3 days ago

Hello, Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we apologize that we were unable to provide you with a memorable experience. We have forwarded your review to our teams and we hope to serve you in the future for an improved dining experience. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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PS
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uncle Julio's restaurants anywhere is great food and fun for everyone. We love the service too.

B
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was good!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very delicious food. Worth the value and wait (when it’s busy, it can be a little backed up). Our Tableside Guacamole guy was the charmer of the night - more than our server I’d say.

PS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding! Uncle Julio's is a fun place to dine at.

CL
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the skirt steak fajitas for two. Excellent service, good drinks, and great food. We will be back!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Entrees were ok. Everything had that smoky taste. Drinks and dessert amazing.

Uncle Julio's - Brookfield
Responded 3 days ago

Hello, We appreciate your time spent with us and apologize to hear that your meal was less than memorable as this is not our expectation. Your feedback has been sent to our team to address, we will ensure our dishes showcase the high quality and fresh ingredients used. We hope for the opportunity to serve you in the future for an improved outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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GR
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reserved table was waiting for us. Our server was fantastic! The food was great! Loved the evening!! Thanks!!!

DB
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waiter was very courteous, efficient and timely. The meals were great as usual

KW
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Have waited some time to go to this restaurant. Was very busy when it first opened and did not want to wait in line. Made a reservation through Open Table, and when we arrived they could not find it. Had the confirmation on my mobile, but they didn't seem to care. This is not the first time this has happened with Open Table. It is always irritating.....

Restaurant was fine, but not as outstanding as I had heard.

Uncle Julio's - Brookfield
Responded 3 days ago

Hello KathleenW, Thank you for providing this feedback regarding your reservation experience. We apologize to hear that we did not provide you with an outstanding experience and your review has been sent to our teams to further address. We do hope we will get the chance to serve you again in the future for an overall improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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SW
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Ordered chicken and steak fajitas. The chicken was good but the steak was extremely rubbery and fatty. For the price it was no better than cheaper Mexican restaurants. Actually considering half of it was inedible it was worse than cheaper restaurants. Sad because the service and atmosphere were great.

Uncle Julio's - Brookfield
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hello ShannonW, Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit and we apologize that your overall experience did not exceed expectations. Your review has been sent to our team who will further address and ensure all dishes are made to our high-quality standards. We look forward to serving you again in the future for an improved 5-star experience. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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t
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was a wonderful place food was great also customer service was even better! i left my purse at the restaurant got all the way home and realized i left it they closed at 10:30 and Shelby was so nice and said she will bring it out to me i got there at 11: p.m and she was so kind to bring it out .

OT
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding which made the experience a positive one. And the piñata added to that.

s
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was very noisy in the restaurant. One guest had the taco salad, two had the enchilada's and one had soft shell chicken tacos. The food was okay. The Mexican rice was dry and under cooked.

Uncle Julio's - Brookfield
Responded on February 3, 2020

Hello Sings4u, We appreciate your time spent with us and apologize to hear that your meal was less than memorable as this is not our expectation. Your feedback has been sent to our team to address, we will ensure our dishes showcase the high quality and fresh ingredients used. We hope for the opportunity to serve you in the future for an improved outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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JK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My first visit was decent. I don't know if I'll be picking to go here but if someone else chose it I would go. Some food was really good, some not so much. Not a fan of either type of beans or the rice. Really enjoyed the beef enchiladas but the sauce over the cheese and onion enchiladas was really not good (scraped it off and then it was fine).
Tableside guacamole was really good (be prepared, it's served at room temperature). Swirl Margarita wasn't bad but I'll stick with a non swirl one next time. The pinatas are the selling point of the experience.
Service was fairly nice until we paid our bill. We stayed to chit chat for almost an hour and no one even came close to asking if we even wanted a water refill.

K
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I was excited to try this restaurant and did enjoy the margaritas very much, but the menu is not vegetarian friendly at all. I ordered cheese and onion enchiladas and when they were brought to the table they were full of meat. I tried to order the veggie quesadilla to replace it but, as I am allergic to green peppers, I was told it would have to be a cheese quesadilla. Our server was helpful and tried to make it better but all in all it was very disappointing and the food was not good.

DK
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This was my first time at Uncle Julio's and I was looking forward to trying a new Mexican food restaurant in Brookfield and I am not sure I will be back. While I was waiting at the bar with a friend for others that would be joining us, we decided to have a Margarita. It had no alcohol in it that I could detect and basically was drinking lime juice or a lemonade type drink (not to mention expensive based on how they should contain some alcohol). We had to order a bottle of sub-par overpriced wine (based on the vintner the bottles are aprox. 3-4 times what it costs in the store) since the margaritas were not great. The salsa was so watery it was hard to keep on your chips and dripping all over in an attempt to get to eat it, once in a while you might get a small piece of tomato. The server was pleasant, but not attentive at all and took forever to get someone to take our order (at the bar and table) and also it took a very long time to get our food. When it came time to check out the server handed us this little machine she left with us to figure out how to pay for the bill. The food was just ok, nothing to rave about and service needs work. I would be hard pressed to return since there are so many other far superior Mexican type food restaurants in the area based on food, drinks and service. I am sorry to say they have some work to do if they are going to survive.

Uncle Julio's - Brookfield
Responded on January 31, 2020

Hello DebK, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that the opportunity was missed to provide you with an experience that exceeded expectations. Your feedback is greatly valued, and this has been sent to our teams to address further. We hope for the chance to serve you for an improved experience that is 5-star and memorable in the future. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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DF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is always excellent. However, the service this time was quite slow. Place we pretty busy, even for a Tuesday, which I can understand slow service but it shouldn’t take forever just to get some to-go boxes for our leftovers . Drinks took a long time too. I think the prices are a little high for everything. Food is always hot and delicious though.

LH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. I would have liked to have tried the pinata, but those were out. Everything else made up for it. I'll have to try it next time!

M
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, good service but a little bit pricey. We enjoyed our visit and will come back.

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent lunch experience at Uncle Julio's. Joel, our server, was energetic and funny, and even got the 15-year old birthday boy to smile repeatedly. The food was good, and reserving on OpenTable was definitely the way to go. We will be back!

S
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 of us ladies went for lunch and enjoyed our waiter Joel. He was very attentive and great personality. He received the free pinata with 3 entrees which was very nice gesture. We enjoyed the pinata and plan on coming back soon.

AK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sally was a fantastic server. One of our party is a trained chef and loved everything.

c
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very expensive $100 for two people I’ve never paid that much for Mexican food

KL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and drinks. Service was great, there was a wait from the bar but our server explained that there was only 1 bartender. We will definitely be back. Only negative was that our table was really small and when our food came it was really cramped

GC
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Once we got passed the greeters, everything was great. The greeters were neither friendly nor helpful. We had a reservation and still had to wait 10 minutes and others were being seated ahead of us. However, once we were seated in a quieter location in the restaurant, service was very good. Food here is quite tasty although a little on the pricey side for Mexican food.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

OT
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Carnitas tacos are the best.

TF
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food very oily/ fatty and salty. Some vegetarian options. Drink prices are over the top- a margarita is a margarita- made from scratch or not ...

NH
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We initially went to Uncle Julio’s when it first opened and were very impressed with the service and quality of food. We have gone a few times since then but it had been a couple months since our last visit. The food can out lightening quick and you could tell that it had been prepared ahead and just reheated...certainly not made fresh. The guacamole was brown (again, not fresh) and the lettuce on our plates was wilted and brown. We will not be returning.

PB
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great as was the service. We had our grandson with us celebrating his home on leave from the Army. They gave us a discount for him and that really impressed us. He was in uniform and we were not even aware of the discount until our waitress gave us the bill and informed us. Thank you Uncle Julios for acknowledging our service men and women. We will be dining here again for certain.

DP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

I've been to Uncle Julio's several times and everything was outstanding. It's usually slammed and we don't mind waiting because the food is USUALLY amazing. This time that was not the case. 2 of our entrees were way over cooked. They didn't seem to be too busy but it took so long to get drinks. Our server was nice and apologetic but I sent my entree back and left hungry. Disappointing

SD
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My friend had the tuna tacos, which 2 of the waitstaff said were their favorite - she enjoyed them. I tried the pork carnita tacos - the pork was overcooked. But the rest of the taco had very good flavor.
The staff was attentive and informative. I had the margarita of the day which was watermelon and it was very refreshing.
I would go again, but to share the fajitas with someone because they smelled awesome! And I would try the chocolate pinata (I think we saw at least 3 come out while we were there), if anything because they look fun.

Uncle Julio's - Brookfield
Responded on January 22, 2020

Hello SisDiningWBros, Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit. Your review has been sent to our teams who will address the concerns mentioned and we apologize that it was not to our standards. We hope for the chance to serve you again for an improved experience. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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S
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement dinner

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DD
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This was my third time at this restaurant. Visually, this is a beautify place, but overall, this is incredibly mediocre Mexican food that is WAY over priced. Yes, “from scratch” is in the name, but you can get the same food at Chili’s. The service is spotty and every time I’ve been here I’ve noted that it’s not very attentive.

Save your money and go somewhere else.

Uncle Julio's - Brookfield
Responded on January 22, 2020

Hello DerekD, Thank you for spending your time with us and we do apologize for the experience had this visit. We are very sorry we didn't meet your expectations and your concerns will be addressed by our teams. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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