Uncle Julio's - Allen

4.3
260 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, 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.

For reservations, please allow up to 15 minutes for us to prepare your table.
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DH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Had a terrible experience at this restaurant! We made a reservation for 7:15 and were still not sat at a table at 8:00. We asked several times if our table was ready and were finally escorted to our table after 8:00. The table was filthy and has water all over the floor. They said they would clean it up, again we waited. When we were taken back to the table a second time, it was STILL dirty and the water had not been cleaned up! We left and went to a family owned Mexican restaurant and had a great dinner! We will NEVER come to Uncle Julio’s again! Highly recommend Cheppas Mexican restaurant in Allen!!

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d
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our food was amazing. We only went for the chocolate pinata and loved everything we ate. It was very loud and warm, the fire was blazing, the whole time we were there. And despite making a reservation we still waited more than 20 minutes to be seated. After being seated our very busy waiter took a while to get our drink orders but once we got our drinks and food we enjoyed it. And the chocolate pinata we had for dessert was more than outstanding and my daughter loved it!

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Got our table on time. Service was a bit slow and drinks took forever to arrive. It was also extremely hot in the dining area. Food was excellent as always!

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SO
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pete was very attentive server. Hot food arrived together for party of 4. Great quality food choices

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L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Had to wait 25 mins despite having booked a table. Food was ok.

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

It’s been awhile since we have been to Uncle Julio’s and we were not disappointed! It’s more expensive than say on the border or some of the other chain Tex mex places, but you get what you pay for! The food was exceptional and the drinks were delicious! The only very small complaint I have is that it is very noisy, so I would suggest NOT going there if you’re looking for a nice date night with conversation.

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K
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

We got there before the dinner rush but our food still came out barely warm. Not sure why it couldn’t be hotter with no time constraint to getting it out to us. Our server was ok. Only saw her twice. No water refill. ??? She was nice enough, quiet, just not very attentive.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Do not order queso. It was very salty and somehow delayed getting our food by 30 minutes. Add to that it was the worst service we've had in over a year. No actually many years. And this is after we nicely mentioned something to our waitress.

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CJ
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our evening and we had a great waiter named Pete

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L
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Christmas Eve dinner. I felt sorry for those working. They were all happy and great service

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JG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 4

Hostess had a very poor demeanor. Even with a reservation was made to wait for a table, others who did not have a reservation were given tables — what’s the point of making a reservation? Host was not helpful at all, not a good way of starting my experience.

Server killed it! Great service from him!

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DI
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Uncle Julio’s does not abide by scheduled reservations. Be prepared to wait even if you book on OT 😏

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MR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Our experience was terrible. We waited over an hour WITH a reservation. We had to speak to management to finally get a table. Our server was slow and forgot many items. The hostesses were very young and inexperienced with their job and had poor people skills. We would have left if it wasn’t for the fact my daughter chose to go there for her bday. We will not be returning!!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome waiter, outstanding service, food was delightful!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good Mexican dining. Large portions,friendly staff.

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DG
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The server was slow to greet us, take drink orders, and serve chips/salsa. Once our order was taken, her service was sufficient but nothing special. Tacos and fajitas were delish and we love the salsa, though the chips were quite greasy tonight. Overall, we had a good experience and will be back.

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RL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Went last Sunday morning at 11am. Place was empty with exception of 3 tables that were full.. we were seated on top of 2 if the full tables when we could have been seated where we had el bbn ow room from other customers.
We waited 10 min.. NOT one single waiter came to our table to ask for drinks, our order or to even say sorry for taking so long. 3 waiters had walked past us and 2 of the waiters even stopped at the 2 tables that we were right next to.
We got up and left and before we walked out the door I told the manager our experience. He offered to make it right, but it was too late by then. We hope someone got their butt chewed and hope it doesnt happen again. Dont think we'll be back.

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JV
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun time and I will be back again

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SH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the chocolate pinata. It's become a birthday tradition!

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MC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

would’ve been perfect if our waitress had better customer service. She brought lime back and placed it on my phone. Smh. She needs to smile more. But she was nice. Just needs practice with customer service.

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RR
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uncle Julio's NEVER disappoints! Great food and atmosphere.

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k
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a reservation but it took 20 minutes to get us seated and our server struggled with our order on several occasions from drinks to main courses without any apology or concern. We will probably not be returning to this location.

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DT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Uncle Julio's. The best Tex-Mex around. The service is always great and the food always correct and wonderful.

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RH
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We received great service. Our server anticipated our needs before we asked. The food was prepared as requested and was served hot.

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KH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average overall. They do have good queso and margaritas.

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r
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. The building has seen better days. Definitely an older location. But overall good experience.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

There was food all over under the table right when we were seated. Food was over salty. We left gifts with the hostess and when we asked our server to bring to our table he completely forgot. Service was slow and inattentive. Will not go back to this location.

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RN
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Uncle Julio’s was great. The wait was minimum since we made a reservation. Our server was great, and very knowledagle.

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SK
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Uncle Julio's is awesome. The food was fantastic, our server was great as well as the floor manager was great checking to see if== how our evening was going. Top notch all the way around!

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S
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

So crowded and ridiculously loud in the restaurant! I made a reservation but we still had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. The food is really good! The salsa is very good. Love the fajitas and enchiladas!! But the noise level makes it impossible to talk.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was fine. $70 for queso a salad entree and 3 drinks. The waiter spilled a drink on my husband and didn’t say a word.

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DW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday but they don’t do anything special for birthdays.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

waiter was so friendly and always had our drinks refilled. Didn’t wait long for food either.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My wife and I went on a date. For the money we expect better service.

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TY
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was Excellent! Everything we had was great.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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RR
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love Uncle Julio's! The cocktails are awesome, the tables side guacamole is AMAZING! Great food and staff.

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DT
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service!!Excellent Food!! Will go again!

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j
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so fast and so good!!! 10/10 reccomend it and super good for a birthday

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KJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 1

Typically love Uncle Julio’s and maybe my frustration should be placed elsewhere but when there is a crying baby and the family isn’t doing anything about it, I expect mgmt to step in for the sake of all other patrons that are willing to spend that kind of money on a Mexican meal. I hope I’m not the only one to complain as there were about 30 of is about to come unhinged...especially when grandma pushed the child against the wall, away from the family. It was a sad situation but I’m sure grandma and grandpa just wanted to enjoy their margaritas and not lay claim to the crying child. It was just awful. We typically dine and stay for a few extra drinks. Not this time. We were out of there, only spending half of our normal tab, if that. Won’t be going back there anytime soon.

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