Uncle Julio's - Spring

4.5
361 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.

What 361 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Took a long time to get our drinks and about 30-45 min to get our food once ordered.

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded 3 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit and apologize that we missed the mark on providing you with an excellent dining experience. We have taken your feedback and forwarded it to the appropriate teams. We appreciate the opportunity to improve our service standards to the highest quality and hope that we get the chance to provide you with a more than improved experience in the future. Uncle Julio's

Report
Helpful
JP
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The fajitas are delicious! And the chocolate piñata was so much fun. We will definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
JB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food! Loved the wuesadillas and the mojitos were great!

Report
Helpful
JA
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s a very nice restaurant with an excellent wait staff.

Report
Helpful
OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in after church on a Sunday afternoon and Patrice took care of our family and in-laws, 7 top. She was so refreshingly kind and considerate. Brought refills on drinks before we had to ask, kids food came out incredibly fast (so they weren’t fussy!) Food quality was great! Love their table-side guacamole.

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

Hello, Thank you for sharing. This makes our day! We are so elated to hear you enjoyed your service from Patrice. We value and appreciate their continued commitment to your enjoyment and exceptional experience. We are happy you enjoyed your meal and service from beginning to end. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

Report
Helpful
CG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in town! We LOVE Uncle Julio’s! The only thing I would like more is if the noise level was less. But that won’t stop me from going! They are great!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

Report
Helpful
M
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was decent, good was just okay. I was so excited to try this place with friends and left hugely disappointed.

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on March 26, 2019

Hello Mjacob, Thank you for your business. We are sorry we didn't meet your expectations on this visit. We greatly appreciate you sharing this input. We want you to have a great time from start to finish. 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

Report
Helpful
JJ
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Tried Uncle Julio's for the first time for "date night" since it is about an hour's drive from where we live. We made a reservation for 7:00 thinking that was early and we would beat the Saturday night crowd but there were already lines out the door. We were told we had to wait about 15 mins. It was super busy and loud; if you are looking for a place where you can kick back, relax and have a conversation this is not it, because people and waitstaff are buzzing around you and there are kids screaming. The noise level was so high we literally had to yell to each other across a small table. If there were friends with us at a bigger table we would not be able to chat (unless you can really project your voice very loudly over everyone else!) That being said, the food was very good. The guacamole was delicious and our meals were very good as they are freshly made. The chips are deliciously thin and do not even need salsa (the salsa has a smoky taste if you like that type). My margarita of the day was strawberry & kiwi which was delicious since it is made with fresh lime juice, however that is pretty much all you taste (could not taste any tequila or alcohol) but fortunately I do like lime. Service was not great but I guess that is to be expected given it was just so busy. I asked our waiter to come back in a minute to take our order but it turned out to be about 15 minutes later. Fortunately we had chips to nibble on. When he took our order I asked him to bring us some paper napkins to wipe the table but he never did. When our drink glasses were empty he never asked us if we wanted another drink. I asked for black beans instead of charro and got charro beans (another waitstaff changed them out). He never came back to check to see if "everything was ok" or if we needed anything else. We had to nearly tackle him as he passed by to get our check and to-go boxes. I guess expecting great service would not be realistic. I would go back but not on the weekend.

Report
Helpful
T
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

This was the 3rd time we have been to the restaurant. The service is always terrible. This time the server brought a beer that was unopened with no glass. When we asked her to open the bottle she left, came back with a bottle opener and asked he she could take the bottle away to open the beer. She came back on her tip toes with a glass of beer that was spilling over. All we wanted was an opened bottle and a glass. We ordered beef fajitas and she never asked how we wanted them cooked. The came out rarer than rare and we sent them back. When the cooked fajitas returned we had to ask for tortillas! The wait staff needs to be trained on menu items, customer service and basic sense. The food is great but the servers are definitely the downfall of this establishment.

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on March 22, 2019

Hello Taco57, 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 team and managers to ensure our location is operating at the highest standard and providing quality service and experiences. We do hope that we will get the opportunity to provide you with an overall exceptional dining experience in the future and thank you again for your feedback. Sincerely, Uncle Julio’s

Report
Helpful
D
Houston
90 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Uncle Julio’s for many reasons. The food, of course!! The best cheese and onion enchiladas in the world, as well as everything else we have tried on the menu. And, to top it all off, the service is impeccable!

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hello Debngreg, We are so happy you enjoyed the entire experience! We look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

Report
Helpful
j
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Fajitas not cooked to our order. Then we ordered sopaipilla’s, but came out burnt and hard. Notified server who said one minute and just brought the check with no explanation or concern. We paid for all the bad food and will not go back. They have given bad service and food to our family for the last time.

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on March 18, 2019

Hello jag1966tx, Thank you for your business. We are constantly working to elevate the experience, and this information is extremely helpful. We apologize we didn't meet all your expectations. Your concerns have been forwarded to the appropriate parties. Please accept our sincere apology for your dissatisfaction. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great patio!

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on March 11, 2019

Thank you! We are glad you approve!

Report
Helpful
BK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent as usual. We dine there often and will continue to dine there. Keep up the good work.

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on March 18, 2019

BKK1021, thank you very much!

Report
Helpful
PR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It can get pretty noisy at Uncle Julio's, so pick your seat carefully.

Report
Helpful
OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was a bit pricey but you do get a lot of food. I just don't think quantity makes up for quality. Waiter did a decent job but had to repeat requests several times and still a couple of items were never brought. 20 mins to close they had already cleaned the coffee pot and we couldnt get coffee. The chocolate Pinata was awesome though.

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on March 11, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your business. We appreciate and value your rating to develop and enhance your experience. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

Report
Helpful
LC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Uncle Julio's serves up great atmosphere with subdued lighting, cleanliness, gorgeous smells, and delightful plates. For special occasions, this is your ultimate Tex-Mex destination. An appetizer, drink, and entree plus tip cost me roughly 50 dollars, so planning accordingly is a must. Know what you're getting into, but that it is worth it. Also, book a table im advance. Otherwise, you won't be dining.

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on March 5, 2019

Lauren, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are elated you enjoyed everything from beginning to end. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon. Thanks again, Uncle Julio's

Report
Helpful
P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good ambiance and very positive and caring manager checking on us. The margaritas were OK but seemed very light on alcohol, not sure they were worth having.

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on March 5, 2019

Hello Pedro, Thank you for spending you time with us. We are so happy you enjoyed the personal service and attention. We appreciate your feedback to enhance your next visit. We look forward to serving you again soon. All the best, Uncle Julio's

Report
Helpful
OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation and were seated as soon as we walked in. Greeted, brought out drinks and served very quickly. Excellent experience! Food was just to be expected ; everything tasted great

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on March 5, 2019

Thank you!

Report
Helpful
D
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my girlfriend have been there twice so far and each time we have had excellent service. The food was very good and well prepared. The drinks were good. I recommend for a date since the restaurant has a very cozy lighting.

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on March 5, 2019

Denzel, thank you! We are so happy you both enjoyed yourselves.

Report
Helpful
BA
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful day so we ate a fabulous meal on the patio. Our server was awesome.

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on February 26, 2019

BjA5, thank you! We are so happy you had such a great time!

Report
Helpful
OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

TERRIBLE TERRIBLE SERVICE! Everything went wrong from the moment we got there. No waiter/waitress, unprofessional staff, incorrect drinks (3 times), incorrect food, took and hour from when the first person in our group got their dinner until the last person got their dinner. Took us two and a half hours to be seated (yes we had a reservation), get our food, and pay the check.

Only saving grace: the food was good (when we finally got it even if it was wrong) and the Chocolate Piñata is awesome.

Report
Helpful
c
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was very crowded , and loud.
We got there 30 mins early and went to the bar to have a drink . We waited to order up until the called us for our table , about 25 mins no drink . Our waitress should have been working at Cracker Barrel way to many “ honey and Darlins” she took our drink orders and an appetizer order. We got our order , cold , runny queso, tasteless, and oh yea no plates the server just set the bowl on the table and walked off. We got our drinks 5 mins later after we asked a dour then, my $13 margarita was watered down due to melted ice , since it sat at the bar for 15-20 mins before it was served, I sent it back , the waitress asked it I wanted to send it back I said yes she rolled her eyes and brought me another . The actual food is good , the service ruined it along with a waitress apologizing for the poor service and telling us that the place is run by teenagers . Unfortunate, I know the GM he is a good guy and wants a first class restaurant .
Too expensive for this type of service

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on February 26, 2019

Hello cfred, Thank you for your business. We are sorry we didn't meet your expectations on this visit. We greatly appreciate you sharing this input. We want you to have a great time from start to finish. Your concerns have been 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

Report
Helpful
SF
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious and fresh food, exceptional drinks. What an incredible evening and meal with friends! I might add that we were ordering different drinks and different appetizers when we first arrived, and I was amazed how our server never became overwhelmed and served us quickly and with a huge smile. Thank you!

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on February 26, 2019

Hello Sharon! We are so thrilled fun was had by all! We look forward to serving you again with another exceptional experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

Report
Helpful
OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it loved our waiter he was a doll and great with the kids! The quest was great and the chocolate piñata was so yummy and fun!

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thank you very much! We are so glad you all had a great time!

Report
Helpful
OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex was our server. He was great!

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on February 15, 2019

Thank you very much! Alex is awesome in our book too!

Report
Helpful
OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and service, very nice location, definitely a higher end Mexican food experience and ambience, but it will cost you a little more, but well worth it.

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on February 26, 2019

Hello, Thanks you for letting us know. Your feedback has been addressed. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Uncle Julio's

Report
Helpful
t
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was alright. The service and the ambiance were good. The chocolate pinata was amazing! Well worth the money when splitting with 2 other couples.

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on February 5, 2019

Tamie, thank you for spending you time with us!

Report
Helpful
JR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great time

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on February 5, 2019

Jim, thank you! We are so glad!!!

Report
Helpful
MT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. Service was attentive. The prices are not moderate but the quality is in line with the prices. Good place to go for a high end Mexican meal.

Uncle Julio's - Spring
Responded on February 9, 2019

Hello Mark, Thank you for your business! We are happy you enjoyed your time with us from start to finish. We look forward to serving you again soon with another exceptional experience. Thank you, Germaine R. Uncle Julio's

Report
Helpful
BD
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was outstanding in offering choices which are part of our keto eating!

Report
Helpful
AS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience! Our server was just awesome, went above and beyond. The food was amazing and the chocolate lover piñata was the best!!!

Report
Helpful
JA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place - great for birthdays - especially with the Chocolate Pinata. Service was off the charts and has been every time we have been there. The food is good - not off the charts (probably just my taste).
Would go back for another Bday.

Report
Helpful
W
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Chicken Pechuga was delicious, especially the onions! The Charro beans were a disappointment. Great flour tortillas, too!

Report
Helpful
D
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and so funny celebrating a birthday with the chocolate piñata.

Report
Helpful
GM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was exceptional..brought our food simultaneously...For my sons birthday dinner..the Chocolate pinata was fun as well.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little too dark and loud. But overall really enjoyed dinner.

Report
Helpful
MH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We went Friday and the food was outstanding (ordered the Jalisco fajitas)
Went again Sunday, ordered the same thing, and it was bland and had no taste

🤷‍♀️

Report
Helpful
OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great for celebrating birthday with chocolate piñata. Hostess was rude.

Report
Helpful
i
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service...we love this place!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
10