Uncle Julio's - Oklahoma City

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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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JE
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We ate at Uncle Julio's about six months ago and while noisy, found the food to be pretty good and the service was acceptable as well. However, our recent second visit will be out last. The noise level was extreme but it was the service that made the visit so bad. We waited a good 20 minutes after being seated to have our drink orders taken. We tried to order food when our drinks came, but our server said she would "be right back" and we waited another length of time. The food was okay, but not great -- there is no shortage of good Mexican food in OKC and we won't go back.

Uncle Julio's - Oklahoma City
Responded 5 hours ago

Hello Jane, Thank you for your business. We are so sorry you had overall poor experience. We regret any frustration this caused you. We greatly appreciate you sharing this input as 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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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The absolute worst experience. Food was subpar, service was horrendous. It was a group of 6 of us on a Monday night, our waitress had one other table and took over an hour to take our order after we asked multiple times. Never came to check on anything, luckily another server saw the issue and tried to help but she (Katie) made it the worst experience I have ever had. Do not recommend

Uncle Julio's - Oklahoma City
Responded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that we missed the mark on providing you with exceptional service during your recent visit. We thank you for providing this feedback and have forwarded this to our teams to address. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again for a 5-star experience in the future. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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CH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambiance is nice...not too noisy, not too cold. The salsa is outstanding and very different from a typical Mexican restaurant. However, while the food is good, it is not worth what they charge. Service was average. Won't be going back.

Uncle Julio's - Oklahoma City
Responded 4 days ago

Hello ChrisH, We apologize we didn't meet all your expectations this visit. Your concerns have been forwarded to the appropriate teams at this time. We do hope for the chance to serve you again in the future for an improved experience. Thank you,

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GD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were told by several people that this place was awesome, but as far as our experience the food was average for Mexican food, and the drinks were a little over priced for the amount you get per serving. We will give it another shot but not right away.

Uncle Julio's - Oklahoma City
Responded 4 days ago

Hello GeorgeD, 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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JS
Oklahoma City
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

In the past, I would have recommended this Uncle Julio's but now I'm not so thrilled. They offer a loyalty program on their app but they haven't used my reward dollars or given me credit the last two times I was there. WHY NOT? They are quick to provide electronic checkout and bypass the rewards feature.

As for the food, it's expensive for food that is just Okay. The table side guac used to be very good but it seems to be watered down and bland. I believe there are better alternatives for your money.

In closing, the trash receptacle at the front door is always overflowing....why doesn't anyone seem to be responsible for this? It looks disgusting!

LM
Oklahoma City
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed sharing my birthday with close friends at Uncle Julio’s.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Westmoore cheerleaders love the Piñata !!

WH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

The place was nice and we enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

OT
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was top notch and food was amazing!

KT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food! Outstanding server with a patient personality!

A
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited an hour and a half for food- waitress kept saying she would get refills, fresh chips, etc. and kept forgetting— took flagging down the waitress to ask for food after over an hour of waiting AND talking to the hostesses before the manager came and talked to us. I will say, we were a table of 5 and got our whole meal on the house- but still not happy with overall service.

Uncle Julio's - Oklahoma City
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hello Amanda, Thank you for your business. We regret learning about your delayed food and inattentive service. Your concerns are being addressed. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thanks again, Uncle Julio's

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OT
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great with generous portions. The margarita was one of the best I’ve had. I will be back!!

JD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food but very loud. Quite expensive. We will probably try it again for a special occasion.

JC
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uncle Julio's staff always go over and above to make you happy! If something isn't quite right, they correct it. Food is hot when served, tasty, and usually out in a timely manner. Noise level is high so be prepared. Servers have always been very attentive and we appreciate that!

EV
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

All was goo

AO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve had in a long time. Their staff is horrible. Rude and unprofessional. The place was filthy.

Uncle Julio's - Oklahoma City
Responded on September 26, 2019

Hello AmyO, We apologize to hear about your experience as this is not the service standards expected. Our team appreciate the opportunity to improve with the feedback you have provided, and your review has been sent to the appropriate teams to further address and correct. We do hope for the chance to serve you again in the future for a much-improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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LH
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server, Cameron, was outstanding! Attentive, courteous, friendly. She made us feel very welcomed. Tableside guacamole was excellent. Chips were light , salty, and crisp. The salsa could be thicker. My husband had enchiladas. The portion was large, so some will be lunch the next day. He loved his meal. I got the Cozumel shrimp. Superb! It also will be lunch later. We also have Cameron a take out order whole dining. It was quickly prepared and brought to us before we left. Overall, this was the BEST and most ENJOYABLE visit we’ve had there so far. Two things though, it was freezing cold in there, and the music was unbearably loud. My husband and I could hardly hear each other. After living in New Mexico, I’m picky about Mexican food, but Uncle Julio’s on my favorite list.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good experience

RM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

They really need to do something about the flies when you dine outside!!! The food was great and we had the best server we have ever had there. But the flies were everywhere I almost asked for the menu back to use as a fan so my wife could eat her food.

Uncle Julio's - Oklahoma City
Responded on September 23, 2019

Hi Rob, We are sorry to hear this and will make sure to address this with our staff. We appreciate you letting us know. Have a great day, Uncle Julio’s

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DB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Food is good, but service was poor. Made a reservation for 6:45, but when arrived was told we would have a 20 minute wait unless we sat outside. Chose to go ahead and sit outside and was bombarded by flies. Saw our waiter basically twice (initial order and when he brought the check). In general the wait staff at Julio’s always seems disinterested and does the bare minimum. The quality of food is still good, just a shame that other areas have gone downhill.

Uncle Julio's - Oklahoma City
Responded on September 23, 2019

Hello Dan, Thank you for spending your time with us. We are very sorry we didn't meet your expectations on the visit and your concerns are being addressed. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thanks again, Uncle Julio's

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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration for my husband! I definitely would suggest the chocolate lovers for dessert. My parents first visit here as well and they loved it.

JH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience was great. Service and food were excellent. Beautiful atmosphere on the patio. The only negative thing was the restroom was not clean at all. There were pieces of toilet paper all over the floors. It was shocking to go from such a beautiful atmosphere to such a dirty restroom.

LD
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have great food and service! Our waiter Boston was amazing! We can’t wait to go back!

Uncle Julio's - Oklahoma City
Responded on September 23, 2019

LaDawna, thank you! We are thrilled you enjoyed your service from Boston. We appreciate the level of service and enthusiasm he adds to the entire dining experience. We look forward to serving you again soon! All the best, Uncle Julio's

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly suggest getting the guacamole that is made table side!

JC
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff takes care of you, even when dessert was quite a wait. Love the food! A little loud but with an open air restaurant, it’s expected. Will be back!

M
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been a regular at Uncle Julio’s since the mid-80’s in Dallas. The food is always fabulous and the service is great. So glad we now have one in OKC!

Uncle Julio's - Oklahoma City
Responded on September 23, 2019

Hello Momzie! Thank you so much for your loyalty throughout the years! We wouldn't be here without your continued support. We are thrilled you had a wonderful time and look forward to serving you for many years to come. All the best, Uncle Julio's

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BH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

We couldn’t see anything at the table. There was no lighting at all. We had to use our phones just to look at the menu. The entire dinner felt rushed and the worst was the food. The sever brought out completely cold nachos ( I guarantee they sat in the window ) so I sent them back. The manager never came to the table. If I wanted cold overpriced food, I could go a lot of places closer to home without having to make a reservation. We were very disappointed.

Uncle Julio's - Oklahoma City
Responded on September 11, 2019

Hello BryanH, Thank you for spending your time with us and do apologize for your experience. We are very sorry we didn't meet your expectations on this visit and your concerns are being addressed by the appropriate parties as our dishes should be served at the highest quality. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome and dishes that are memorable. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Honestly, this was the worst dining out experience i have ever had. The food was not worth the prices charged and IT WAS THE WORST SERVICE EVER. We had to ask for water, and napkins because a water glass was cracked and leaked all over us. Waitress was awol so it was messy. I ordered fajitas and she never brought my tortillas until everyone else was finished with their meals. So i had her box up my dinner. The chocolate egg was brought out but our plates were still in front of us so we had no where to put things. It took forever to get her attention to tab out. I could see her chatting in the kitchen but she was oblivious to us. Super frustrating to try and treat someone to a special bday dinner and to have a $150 tab and to leave swearing u will never go back.

Uncle Julio's - Oklahoma City
Responded on September 11, 2019

Hello LSloan9797, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us and apologize that the service was less than satisfying. We have taken your feedback to our teams to ensure our location is operating at the highest standard and providing quality service and experiences that are expected by our Guests. We do hope that we will get the opportunity to provide you with an overall exceptional experience in the future. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an excellent experience! Our server was attentive but not obtrusive. The cam quickly, it was hot and delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was good besides my food had corn tortillas instead of flour like I asked.

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We love Uncle Julio’s .. always a fun experience!

SM
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time to Uncle Julio’s but it won’t be our last. Overall everything was great. The table side guacamole was excellent. Will definitely recommend it to our friends.

KH
Tulsa
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met family to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Our waiter was phenomenal and the food was delicious. Best steak fajitas. We splurged on the chocolate piñata, completely worth it!

LS
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! Everyone in our party of 5 had a great time!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good was delicious, and the service was okay. Our table was ready right on time.

SB
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, excellent service, and the Chocolate Piñata was a delightful experience for my granddaughter and me.

G
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The food is usually great but the fajitas on our last visit had no flavor. Barely warm. We were disappointed because it is usually so good.

RV
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Recommend for food yes although it was not as good as past visits. Noise level way too loud to hear each other.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uncle Julio’s never disappoints!

OT
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

For a chain restaurant, the food is very fresh and tasty. They make a great margarita. However, the noise level is problematic and our server had trouble understanding us. This makes it a great place to bring screaming children as their additional decibels will not be noticed. We went on a Sunday afternoon and I have been here before on weeknights and had a better experience ambiance wise.

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