Uncle Julio's - Orlando

4.5
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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.

What 978 People Are Saying
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M
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! It's a great date night. Wonderful atmosphere and the food is amazing!

FL
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

good food- nice drink menu -make sure you have reservations

AP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food. Music was very loud. Drinks were a little weak. Overall had a good experience

C
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service even with a large party of 13. Food was excellent as ALWAYS!

IS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our waiter took forever to come. She kept forgetting something each time she did come. My food was super duper cold as if they cooked it before everyone else's meals and left it aside to wait while the other meals of my party was done. Super disappointed.

Uncle Julio's - Orlando
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hello IrmaS, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that your service was less than outstanding. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and has been sent to our teams to address. We hope to serve you in the future for an improved service experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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J
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst experience we had while on vacation. I made a reservation for my friends 40th birthday at 8PM on Friday the 6th. We arrive and are waiting half hour. When asked when we will be seated we were given an attitude. Once we sat in the bar area it took an additional 15 minutes to even get recognized. The service was poor and I expected the food to be great. However I was again disappointed. The spice level was so unpleasant it was like eating pepper spray. The best part was the chips. Never will we return and never will I recommend anyone to go either. Tony Romas will be my recommendation.

Uncle Julio's - Orlando
Responded on March 9, 2020

Julie, Thank you for providing feedback on your experience on Friday and we apologize that your overall experience did not exceed expectations. We strive for a well-paced enjoyable experience full of value, fun and most importantly a robust memorable meal. 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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DR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had to wait just as long for table as people without reservation.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the drinks! Loved the food! Service was anazing!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food was great everyone needs to try the chocolate piñata

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It took 50 minutes for the order of three appetizers to arrive.

Uncle Julio's - Orlando
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hello JMBK, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that we missed the mark on providing you with timely servcie 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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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I came for our anniversary and missed our reservation due to a bad accident on the road and they were so accommodating to still get us in for our special occasion. We ordered the table side guacamole but the taste was mostly lime. It was very light on the onion and cilantro, very light in flavor.

The dinner was amazing but only one vegetarian option. We ordered the chocolate lovers chocolate piñata and it was so worth it. So fun and delicious!

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great date night! Everything was on point - service, food, etc. we loved it!

BD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it. Get the dessert. Food was excellent. Want to go back.

PB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In our party we had the queso & guacamole with chips, Nachos with chicken and Filet mignon fajitas. We all admitted best we have ever had and the homemade flour tortilla’s were off the hook! We are only here for a week but we are going back before we leave. Our server who’s name started with a Z was very attentive and fun!!! It was very busy but food came hot and fast. Thanks for a great experience.

EB
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation. Enjoyed very much.

M
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations were right on time. Service was great! We enjoyed dinning there.

j
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very good food, the waiter couldve been a bit better. Either had too many tables or was just inattentive. Drinks were good and the food had great flavor. Steak was perfect, usually steak fajitas are tough but these were great. Guacamole is made with white onion not red, unusual but not terrible.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very fresh I love the tableside guacamole and they’re amazing margarita selection

RT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The service was awful and the food was very overpriced. You can get Way better food at a local mexican restaurant for much cheaper. The only thing I would come back here for would be the piñata and the table side guacamole.

Uncle Julio's - Orlando
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hello Rebecca, Thank you for your business. We are happy you enjoyed the Chocolate Piñata and Tableside Guacamole, but We are sorry to hear we didn't meet your overall 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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j
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful time and the food was the best Mexican that we have had in a long time. The service was also very attentive.

NG
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Basically a Taco Bell with table service.

Uncle Julio's - Orlando
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hello NewGeminSavannah, Thank you for your business. We are very glad you enjoyed your service. We regret hearing you didn't enjoy the food. Please let the server know anytime you are not happy with your meal, they will gladly remake to your liking. We do hope we get the opportunity to serve you soon with a much-improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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KP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mexican food

l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fajitas and guacamole were just fantastic, and especially loved the chocolate piñata!

AS
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Don’t bother making reservations, they won’t take you at that time! We had dinner Reservations for 6:15 PM, Sunday February 16th, we arrived at 6:20 PM to be told the table was “being cleaned”. However, the waiting area was slightly busy and people were waiting outside, the hostess told the next person that walked in after us, it was a 30 minute wait. We returned our beeper shortly after 6:35 PM and had dinner across the way at “The Yard House”. The hostess wasn’t friendly at Uncle Julio’s and clearly just saying “The table was being cleaned” to by some time. Makes no sense to have reservations when they’re not going to take you at the time. We were extremely disappointed.

Uncle Julio's - Orlando
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hello Alina, Thank you for your business. We deeply apologize for the reception you received. 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 again with a great experience you expect from us from start to finish. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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H
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

One member of are party is a vegetarian and order a cheese enchilada with tomato’s and onion. The menu did not mention salsa carne on that dish. The waitress seem put out that she wasn’t told that she was a vegetarian. We went t and checked the menu prior to making a reservation to see what the options were. It just delayed or dinner.

Uncle Julio's - Orlando
Responded on February 20, 2020

Hello Happycampers, We apologize to hear about your experience as this is not the service standards expected. Our team appreciates the opportunity to improve with the feedback you have provided, 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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BK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had reservations but we still had to wait 44 minutes to be seated. We were promised a booth but we got a small table in the middle of 3 extremely large and noisy parties. The service was slow and it took entirely too long to have a late night dinner.

Uncle Julio's - Orlando
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hello Brooke, Thank you for your business. We are so sorry you had to wait and completely understand your frustrations. We greatly appreciate you sharing this input. We are constantly working to improve, and this information is extremely helpful. Your concerns are being addressed. 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
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Very slow and poor service!

Uncle Julio's - Orlando
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your dining experience. We strive to provide exceptional service for all our guests and we’re sorry we missed the mark for you. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Upon arriving I was so excited to try this place! We were seated quickly. The server we had was awful, very dreadful!! He had the worst attitude, his lack of hospitality and manners were at a -0. We would say thank you and he did not bother to say you’re welcome or to even check on how our meals were or if we even needed refills. I would definitely go back but I would reject the service from the server if he happened to be our server again.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table side guacamole was delicious. Chocolate piñata was awesome as well. Don’t fill up on chips.

CA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service was horrible we sat in the lounge section. Unfortunately the bartender was our server and was more interested in making drinks then serving us. The food came out all wrong twice. We usually have great experience at Uncle Julio's but not this time.

Uncle Julio's - Orlando
Responded on February 20, 2020

Hello CindyA, 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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AA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great drinks ( with happy hour pricing) and excellent service. We had a wonderful evening.

CH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were spectacular. Pricing is a little high but worth it.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome!

AG
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious, ambiance was nice. Staff was attentive but somewhat slow and messed up a few drink orders. Overall a fairly pleasant experience.

DM
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was just okay nothing great.

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

Hello DanM, 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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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time here, delicious food thank you

SB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When we visit Orlando, we try to find time and go to Uncle Julio's. Their tableside guac is very good; kids really enjoy watching it made. Their tortillas are amazing. We had good luck the servers who are very good and understanding of kids appetites and desires. Their tamales are very good, especially the green sauce. And shrimp tacos are excellent as well, especially if ones likes spicy food.

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