Uncle Julio's - Orlando

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663 reviews
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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 include: 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.

For reservations, please allow up to 15 minutes for us to prepare your table.
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EM
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and we were not disappointed. The food and dessert were delicious.

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DD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Great food! And amazing presentation with the chocolate piñata!! The music was perfect it was not too loud or to low it was just right! Will definitely come back! And the food was amazing!

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Orlando
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a great spot..the weather was great for patio dining..we surprised my mother with the chocolate piñata for her 98th Birthday...table side guacamole is the best in Orlando...the chips...and salsa a wonderful..we will return soon..thanks for the good time..

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B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

It was slow, food was cold. We had to send it back to the kitchen and still came back cold. Disappointed after a fabulous experience at Uncle Julio's in Tennessee.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff were super friendly. Food was delicious, especially the table side guacamole!

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Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Birthday dinner for my daughter

We Live locally and Have been there several times, we returned because it has always been great. This time however a woman at the table next to us continued to speak really loudly and dropped the F bomb over and over. We finally spoke to your manager they offered to move us but no table was really far enough away that was big enough for all six of us, so we stayed. They spoke to her and asked her if she could be less loud and not use such language, as there was a child also at the table next to us. Anyway, as the manager Walked away the woman just laughed. Nothing really changed and eventually they left. Didn’t make for a very pleasant dining experience as we had had in the past.

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B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. Everything including drinks came out wrong. We had to wait almost 20 mins even though we made a reservation. The food was super good and that would be the reason to give it a try again.

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

Our waitress, Stephanie, was very accommodating and friendly. Tableside guac was delish! We had a great lunch!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Uncle Julio’s!!

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TC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent, must try

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M
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Very disappointed with food quality. Ambiance was extremely loud.

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A
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The place was very busy. Worth it. The food is outstanding

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L
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid! Decent food with a lot of variety in the menu.

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Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josie took excellent care of our group! She was excellent and gave excellent recommendations.

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SA
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quesadillas we got were delicious! I’d get them again,look forward to coming back to try other dishes.

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice, but definitely touristie!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to spend a special occasion.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. The staff was friendly and proactive. It was our first time and we will tell everyone. Thank you to the leadership too!! Dessert was to die for! We left a yelp review too!!

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From Dallas so we’ce Been to Uncle Julio’s many times. This is the absolutely best one, hands down. The atmosphere is very nice, service was great, and food was delectable.

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

Enjoyed this visit , everything was perfect from the drinks to food and service

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KP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Arrived and was seated right away thanks to reservations. They sat us in the back near the kitchen and this open little area where all the tortillas were made, that was fun to watch. We ordered drinks and signed up for the loyalty program which got us a free tableside guac. Sodas were very fizzy but kind of lacked flavor, coke and sprite both had that issue. The guac was good, lots of it, only complaint was huge onion chunks. We ordered food. Then we waited. And waited. Waitress said food will be out soon. Waited longer. Manager said the kitchen was backed up and food should be out soon. Waited awhile longer. Food came out, in this time a family of 3 came ate and left so we assume or order was never placed. Chicken enchiladas were just okay, sauce was spicy so we got it on the side so unfortunately the enchiladas were very dry. Friend got quesadillas, large portion, she didn’t mention how they were. Overall really disappointed with our long wait for food and the mediocre meal probably would not come back.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

All was wonderful, but too much waiting on drinks and food. Service was wonderful

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited the Orlando eye location and went here for the first time with my daughter and son, on my birthday. This place was recommended by friends and we loved everything. Food, ambiance and our waiter, Luis. I absolutely loved the chocolate piñata. Worth getting no matter what occasion. I would definitely recommend and will go back again.

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LA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my gosh, can’t find the words to illicit the right reaction, other than to say if you don’t go you’ll regret it! Be sure to make a reservation! Also get the chocolate piñata for dessert trust me!

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CL
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter 20th birthday! We loved it and the chocolate piñata was so fun!!

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WL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While nothing was terrible, it wasn't worth the hour drive. We had reservations but were told there were no booths available when we arrived. We said a table was ok, though not our preference. The restaurant was not full, yet we were seated at a table next to a very large party that had people up walking around. We asked to move otherwise, I would have been continually hit in the back with peoples butts as they walked around ro visit other people in their party. We were moved with no problem to a FREEZING cold table but whatever. The food was good, but pretty typical Mexican restaurants fare. I was disappointed in the $30 chocolate pinata. I was told by friends that it had these amazing chocolate donut like things inside it with warm centers. Our centers were hard and cold. The strawberries in the pinata were not ripe either. I didn't complain as I did not want to ruin my husband's birthday dinner.
Overall not bad but definitely not to die for either.

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M
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservations right on time. Service was excellent and the food was great. Our very first experience with Uncle Julio was in Dallas Texas. Glad to have the opportunity to Dine at Uncle Julio’s in the Midwest and Florida.

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BK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. Our server Louis was fantastic and our food was fresh and delicious! We have been here several times and will continue to come back.

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MK
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A little bit disappointed on this nice restaurant...it was National Margarita Day and there was no specials...Second round of drinks took like 35 minutes...food was ok...but not a good value....my quesadillas didn't come with any sides...

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SS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Linelle, our server, was lovely, attentive and courteous. Our meals were delicious.

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JJ
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!! The food is great... the chocolate piñata is to die for!! A must when visiting the area.

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DT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and the chocolate piñata was worth waiting for!!

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sons 7th birthday, we went for the chocolate piñata! The food never disappoints, great service!

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F
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Favorite restaurant in all of Florida. The steak Al carbon Steak Fajita's for two are mind blowing

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It's a good place to eat. The fajitas don't taste like real fajitas. Also, their salsa is not something I'd personally eat. Their chocolate pinata is fabulous!! Tortillas are made fresh there. Drinks are good.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Even with reservation I had to wait more than 30 minutes but food good overall and the chocolate piñata was really fun and delicious !

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NH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! Fillet mignon was fabulous! Highly recommend!

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SL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great time had by all, was just frustrated when we arrived as we had a reservation and waited an additional 20 minutes while we watched "walk-ins" get seated.

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M
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

I had to wait in line for 15+ minutes and was marked as a no show in Open Table. I did dine and paid. I now understand why I waited 40 minutes after check in for a table as they market me as a no-show.

The host staff was un friendly and not helpful.

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A
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night. Food was good. Good valve for our money.

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