Uncle Julio's - Allen

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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, red snapper, or 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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TP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a regular customer and never disappointed. The manager and the waitress checked on us and both were very friendly. Outstanding restaurant.

DG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite testaurants!! We always look forward to eating there!!

R
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service, and the food is always good at Uncle Julio's. It is a family favorite.

AK
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy eating at Uncle Julios.
The fajita meat is always tender & juicy.
Service is great & ambiance is the best.

LP
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch and service. Everyone had a positive attitude to make it a good experience.

CC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was poor, food overpriced, drinks overpriced, and outside lighting at night is horrible. Not sure what happened to UJ but it used to be great food and drinks at reasonable $$. The service here as always been below average.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on October 22, 2019

Hello ClintC, Thank you for spending your time with us and we apologize for the experience you 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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BG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food here is good, the prices are more than you'd expect, but worth it. My issue is when I have a reservation, I expect you to prioritize my seating. Having a reservation does not mean that's when you get on the list. I understand there might not be a table ready EXACTLY when you arrive, but when I arrive 20 minutes BEFORE my reservation and don't get seated until 25 minutes AFTER I am not happy.

TB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive. The table side guacamole is always great. Loud, but all restaurants seem to be now.

CV
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Good food and service, just too noisy for a family dinner.

RR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Chocolate Lover's Piñata! Service was very good.

MG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

My husband and I love Uncle Julio’s and frequent the location in grapevine, but we’re extremely disappointed in the staff and service at the Allen location. The wait was very long and once sat we noticed at least 10 empty tables. Our server wasn’t friendly with us and hardly checked in on us even though he was very interactive with the table next to us. He may be been overwhelmed because before we even ordered our dinner he asked if we were ready for dessert.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on September 26, 2019

Hello MarthaG, 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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R
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Margaritas just OK. Food better than that. Awfully loud.

LW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We shared Guadalajara with filet! The meat was so tender and flavorful!

JJ
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The shrimp tacos need a little more shrimp and a little less fruit! The swirl wasn’t as good as the old days. The grapefruit margarita was delicious said my daughter in law!

KR
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uncle Julio’s is a great place for fajitas They make the flour tortillas onsite and even give you the option of upgrading to top cut steak fajitas. The food is always good and service is always top notch. It’s nice that you can make reservations now too

CR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

First of all I was under the assumption that you had to make a reservation for this place since the prices were pretty steep. We were sat promptly, our waitress was very nice, very attentive and always had a smile on her face. That was the highlight of the night. Tableside guacamole service was top notch as well. I ordered the chicken fajitas, they did not come out sizzling like 95% of fajitas do from other restaurants. The chicken was bland no flavor and the amount of vegetables I received was a joke. Somehow they believe onions are the only vegetable that belongs with fajitas. I had a mound of onions and three small slivers of green peppers and two Slivers of red peppers. This was absolutely unacceptable. My husband ordered cheese enchiladas and he was highly disappointed with the taste. We chose to come here to celebrate his birthday since we are moving to Allen next week and we were looking for a regular Mexican restaurant for family. My family of six has decided not to return to this place ever again. The amount of money we spent was not worth half of it.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on September 19, 2019

Hello CarieR, 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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AV
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We waited an hour for our food and ended up having to take it to go. When we got home my husband’s meal was missing his refried beans.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on September 11, 2019

Hello AdelaV, We thank you for your feedback and apologize that we missed the mark on providing you with a quality and timely experience. Your feedback has been sent to our team who will ensure we are providing dishes in a timely manner and all items are provided. We do hope we will get the chance to serve you again in the future for an improved 5-star experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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JR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. It was a bit loud and a little pricey but we would go back again. The ribs were phenomenal!

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Well seated fast but had to wait on server order drinks / appetizers no silverware or wait we had knife and napkin no forks 15 minutes on food no bad but 4 people ordered fajitas no tortillas then when they brought 5 had to ask several times for more tortillas and wait on them to eat ..,

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on September 11, 2019

Hello, We apologize to hear that we missed the mark on providing you with an outstanding experience this visit. We have provided your feedback to our team who will address the service concerns had and ensure our team is providing the highest standards for our guests. We do hope for the opportunity to serve you again for a much improved experience in the future. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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PF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Fantastic waiter! A little bit noisy but it was Friday night so ... Will always return for the excellent food!! 👍🏼👍🏼

LC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had to wait 20 minutes past reservation time. And our second round of drinks took 20 minutes because “the bar was backed up”.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hell Larry, We apologize to hear that you did not have an exceptional experience when dining with us. We have provided this feedback to our team who will ensure that the proper processes are followed through to create a timely experience for our guests. We do hope for the chance to serve you again in the future for a much-improved outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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CF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The food and service was awesome. We had a large group of 15 and half were kids; our server was so patient and attentive to our needs.

l
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great as always

CH
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Happy overall.

DS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Taco Tuesday at Uncle Julio’s. We get a variety of options at a reasonable price. Our only complaint is the noise level but otherwise outstanding.

SH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Best ribs ever!! Will definitely be ordering those again.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on August 28, 2019

Stacie, thank you very much!!!

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LR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Normally would recommend, but based on this visit, this review would be a definite NO! Upon arrival we were seated at table 305/1, which was furthest from front entry, round table plenty of room for our party and we thought we had scored. But I think we were out of sight, out of mind. We sat for 10 minutes with no one approaching us. I went back to front station and they said "well its shift change, but we'll let them know" Well every table around us was being taken care of! It still took a good 5-10 minutes before our server Brandi showed up. I don't know if Brandi is new, shy or just not interested in her job but she was a no-show for most of our dinner. We were constantly looking for her.
Our dinner arrived, with the exception of a enchilada plate for one of our party. Waited and waited and waited, finally approached another server to find out what was going on. This plate was ordered without sauce on the chicken enchilada.....when Brandi finally appeared she said "yea, they put sauce on it so we had to remake it, it will be ready soon". Seriously, how hard would it be to put enchiladas on a plate with some beans and rice? I would think enchiladas would be plentiful and ready to plate. Others in our party were 1/2 finished with their meals before this plate landed on our table and there was barely any beans or rice on it. The one positive of the whole evening was the Chocolate Pinata. This was a birthday celebration for our adult daughter and we did enjoy the pinata.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on August 23, 2019

Hello LRoyall, We thank you for your feedback and do apologize to hear that the service you experienced was less than excellent. We have sent this to the appropriate parties to ensure we are providing a seamless transition that will allow our guests to receive service in a timely manner. We do hope to serve you again for a much improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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L
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

BG
Tulsa
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall the experience was fair. We have eaten at the Addison location and it was much better. We may have caught them on a bad night. When we arrived the hosted let us know that they just finished a large party for the taco Tuesday night and that we would have to wait 10 minutes for our table even though we booked a reservation through open table. The restaurant was dirty and we had to wait an extremely long time for drinks, food and refills. The only saving grace was the waiter was very nice and trying his best to accommodate.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on August 22, 2019

Hello Brandy, Thank you for your loyalty. We are so sorry we missed the mark on this visit. We look forward to serving you again in the standard you'd expect from Uncle Julio's. All the best, Uncle Julio's

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JZ
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We arrived on time, with our whole group present, for our reservation and the table was not ready. We had to wait for about 10 minutes before we could be seated. For a Sunday afternoon, this wouldn't normally be a problem, but not having to wait at all was the whole point of using OpenTable to book the reservation. The host was very friendly and apologized multiple times for the delay. Our waitress, on the other hand, seemed to be somewhat tipsy and quite unprofessional with her lack of respect for "personal space" and overly casual conversation, tinkering on the edge of a cliff, overhanging an ocean of abysmal offensiveness. I was ready to go before it was time to leave. I was definitely disappointed that the "Special Occasion" that I noted on the reservation was not even acknowledged. As far as the food goes, it was okay IMO. We ordered drinks, a Queso Blanco appetizer, and 2 of the Guadalajara Specials. I mean, you would think a Tex-Mex restaurant couldn't possibly go wrong with fajitas, right? Hmph... Well, try telling that to a self-proclaimed bacon-lover who just got bacon-wrapped shrimp fajitas with raw bacon! This was probably the deal-breaker for me. The End.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on August 15, 2019

Hello JustZ, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that we missed the opportunity to provide you with an experience that exceeded expectations. We can assure you that we value your feedback, and this has been sent to our teams to address who will coach as needed to improve. We hope we will get 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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G
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Our server Luis, was great!! The staff at the bar were very inattentive. Thought the cost was of our meal was overpriced considering the quality.

MS
Mobile
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We had a great server, I feel that the amount of food you get for the price is not all that great.

MW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went for a business meeting at lunch. There is no public wifi so that was inconvenient as I had to use hotspot to use computer. The waiters mixed up and brought us someone else rice/beans but were very apologetic and encouraged us to enjoy. The lunch prices were a bit pricey compared to other TexMex restaurants in the area. Overall the food was good.

l
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal as always.

OT
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Uncle Julio’s used to be my favorite but the food was terrible and way overpriced and really was not very good. The server brought us the wrong drinks and did not take care of us very well. I’ll think twice before eating there again. Very disappointed.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on August 8, 2019

Hello, We apologize to hear that we missed the mark on providing you with an outstanding experience with quality service. We have provided your review to our teams who will address these concerns and we do hope to serve you again for a much improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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RJ
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Mother wanted to be wined & dined. At Uncle Julio's I could only afford the dined. Cocktail prices were ridiculous, and I noticed that very few had one so I must not be alone. For brunch you should offer an affordable Mimosa. We all had water but would have ordered Mimosas if they were like $2 or $3. The add-ons to the already high priced menu items were also quite steep. Don't get me wrong, I'll pay $11.59 for the brunch items because they were quite good, but you guys get a little carried away. If your not careful you will price yourself out of casual dining...

s
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Only negative was having to wait too long for our 630 reservation. Mgr did comp us a pinata so that helped. Will go back!

K
Dallas
126 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

My husbands birthday was wrecked. A bunch of food was not brought.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on August 3, 2019

Hello Kathy, Thank you for your business. We deeply apologize for the concern this has caused you. We appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention, so we can investigate. The restaurant follows a rigorous processes and procedures to insure sure we a running at optimal level. This is certainly not our standard. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you with a more pleasant outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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AW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t wait to meet back up with my BFF for lunch again. The Cozumel Shrimp tacos were delicious and I love y’alls charro beans. They are the best!

DH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We brought some out of town guests to enjoy the piñata.
Our table was ready, atmosphere was inviting and fun. The food was great. We had a few things wrong or missing but they were corrected.
We had a great experience and will definitely be back!

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