Uncle Julio's - Allen

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367 reviews
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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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was my Birthday dinner! We always enjoy Uncle Julio’s.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was decent but the service was not good. Waiter seemed distracted. Had to ask for salsa multiple times before he would remember to bring it. Just seemed to disappear

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good and the service is great! Save room for the chocolate pinata!

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L
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uncle Julio's always has great food and an amazing atmosphere.

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MB
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We’re almost platinum loyalty members at Julio’s but have always had hot/cold experiences at this location. This time around we were seated 15 minutes past our reservation time which is understandable with it being a Sat night. The main hostess told us “we’re next” -“at once checkin and after several other parties were seated I asked again. This time she said “they’re cleaning your table now.” And continued to seat more parties.

Food was good but fajitas didn’t come out sizzling. Waiter simply forgot a margarita, charged us for it but corrected it when we told him we didn’t receive it. It was busy and it was an honest mistake.

Overall it’s still one of our go-to places.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Mel, Thank you for your loyalty and continued support. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your dining experience. We strive to provide an exceptional meal for all our guests and we’re sorry we missed the mark for you. Your concerns are being addressed. We look forward opportunity to serve you again soon with a better outcome. Thanks, Uncle Julio's

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RP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It started off with very slow service. Water was dumped on my wife from a dirty table and the sever never apologized. I dought she ever noticed that she had done it. A manager even tried to have her put the tray down on a table to help her. It got on her back and down her leg. Then later on it happened again, but with a menu this time and the server said "let me get that for you" as if it was my wife's fault that he dropped it and hit her leg. Our server was very slow and it wasn't just our table it was his entire section. With 2 mangers walking around you would think there would be plenty of coverage but I guess I am wrong about that. Once our food came out it came out wrong and of course we had to wait again for the correct food to come out. The food was hot, the food tasted GREAT, my wife's drink was great from the bar. What gets me is the water being spilt and our server nor the server that did it didn't care. The food was awesome

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Ricky, Thank you for your business. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We completely understand your frustrations and are constantly working to develop and improve, and this information is extremely helpful. We are sorry we missed the mark on your visit. Your comments have been forwarded to the appropriate parties. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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MT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time, as usual. We really love their fajitas. And the chocolate piniata was fun

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J
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great, but they did seem a bit understaffed for a Sat. night.

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D
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Made an appointment an hour in advance for two, when we arrived the hostess explained that they had tables availible by the bar which was open seating, but we explained we had a reservation. They told us it would be a 20 minute wait, then they begam talking to the next customer. We went to the open seating and the stools were too wobbly to properly sit. We go back to the hostess again and explain again we would like a proper table with our reservation and finally they found us a table. Other than that, our server and food were great.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Daniel, Thank you for your business. We value and appreciate your rating and feedback. We greatly appreciate you sharing this input regarding your reservation. We are constantly working to develop improve and this information is extremely helpful. We hope you will return to Uncle Julio’s soon for an improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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KS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Very loud hard to here

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d
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated promptly with a reservation. Service was excellent and so was the food! Piñatas are fun to get and yummy to eat.

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MT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy our visit to Uncle Julios
I especially love their fajitas
We had the chocolate piniata this time and it’s plenty for 3 - 5 people- very good

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TL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a large party of 27 on the outside patio and the wait staff was very professional and meet all of the party's needs. Thank You very much.

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N
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Fajitas were delicious as we're the bacon wrapped shrimp, the chips and salsa were not to good

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The fajita chicken was too small and chicken could have been cooked more. Service was really bad. I had made reservation and they gave us a table too small for seven people . We had to wait to get the waitress attention and it took for ever to get even flatware for us!! Did not even clear the table well for the large panata dessert!

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your business. We are sorry we didn't meet your expectations on this visit. The restaurant follows strict guidelines and procedures that ensure the restaurant is running at optimal level. We greatly appreciate your insight. Your feedback has been addressed. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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BN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice place to eat. Great atmosphere. Good server.

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JW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Brought out the wrong food at first but made up for it in the end. Very nice and polite just had to wait a bit for things.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my daughter’s 19 birthday!!! She loved the Chocolate Piñata!!!!

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DB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Reservations put us right to a table whole a long wait was evident. Cood was great as always, being fathersday unruly kids prevailed and nobody seened to care but those of us whose kids they were not.
Restaurant was loud which is the norm, but the food makes up the diffedence.

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T
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first Father's Day since moving to Texas. We fell in love with Uncle Julio's months ago. Choosing to come here above anywhere else was the best decision ever! There was enough space, the service was awesome as always, and the food was the BEST! They accommodated our party of 11 as if it was just the 2 of us. We will be returning and referring Uncle Julio's to any and everyone... 🥰

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LY
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Over the top service the waiter can make or brake a dining experience
He took to the next level

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L
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy Uncle Julio's and usually done on special occasions, birthdays, Father's day, Mother's Day. We have 5 kids so we need a restaurant loud enough to muffle their noise. Food is fabulous and always look forward to it, Guaralhara is the bomb. Kids enjoyed their food too. Staff are friendly and professional.

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d
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always outstanding. Had a short wait with a reservation. Server was one of the best we ever had,

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J
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I would recommend the chocolate piñata. It was a wonderful birthday experience. The table side guacamole was awesome. The food was not so great.

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CM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My visit started off a little rocky, although I had made am online reservation, we didn't get srated until after 7 with a very curt it will be a few minutes. It appears that I got a pager with it's number being assigned to my reservation slot. When my party did sit down our drink hostess and waitress took great care of us with quick and polite service even when faced with 5 different tickets. My entree didn't come out with the rest and when my waitress went to get it the entree apparently had been missed by the kitchen. A manager quickly came out apologized explained what happened and that the situation will be resolved as soon as possible. Within the next few mi ytes my entree arrived. I ordered a chocolate pinata and the rest of the evening was super amazing.

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TK
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great, huge servings, hot & delicious! Loved it all!

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DF
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good place to meet family. Enjoyed the great food, especially the chocolate piñata.

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KS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place and the Server Pete is exceptional. The food has such flavor.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on June 7, 2019

Kathy, thank you very much and Kudos to Pete! We are so happy you had a great time.

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s
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always Love the Fajitas! A very good, satisfying and farely quick meal. Our server forgot the watermelon margarita but did take it off the bill when we reminded him.

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NH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Birthday celebration. It was a
Good experience. Young waiter not very experienced. Great to have been able to make a reservation! Food was good a little cold. One of my friends dishes rice was dry like it stood under the heat waiting too long. Table side guacamole was amazing and so was the salsa! Service just ok.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Thr hostess was Very rude. I had to ask to speak with a manager. The manager apologized, but the hostess never did. Oh well. Drinks and food was amazing.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, service was good. Was busy and waitress was still able to take care of us in a timely manner.

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SH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Salads overpriced in my opinion. No option for smaller portion and was unable to take my leftovers since was on road trip. But was very tasty 😋

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JT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food and experience is always great...it did absolutely no good to put a reservation in on Open Table though as we were put in the same que as everyone else when we checked in.

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HH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is always good. Lots of graduation parties so it was a bit louder than usual. Service was 5 star. Pete was our server and he never fails to make sure our experience is as close to perfection as possible. He’s very attentive but doesn’t hover, we like that. Rarely do I even notice when my drink is refilled - stealth mode 😂 - or maybe I’m talking too much! At any rate we live Uncle Julio’s.

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RL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had the same server for 6 years and go out of our way just to come to this location because of the food quality and service.

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WM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Plato Grande was excellent. The ribs were melt in your mouth great.

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AF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We love Uncle Julio’s - they have the best fajitas hands down. But it was “slow” when we were there - tortillas were old and almost cool to touch. Fajitas were tasty but not “sizzling” and the Mexican butter that they are well known for was flat and tasteless. It looked like melted butter and not the whipped delicious concoction that Uncle Julio’s is known for.

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MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The wait was way too long. Took forever to got our chocolate pinata. If you plan on getting one order it when you get there and it should be ready by the time you finish your food.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on May 20, 2019

Hello Mayia, Thank you for your business. We are sorry you experienced delayed times and inattentive service. The Pinata does take 20-25 minutes to properly assemble - we are very sorry this was not relayed to you in the first place. We can imagine that would be very frustrating. Your feedback will be properly addressed. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon with a better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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J
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Poor service and noisy! Would not go again.
Server was very unfriendly and did not come around once to refill glasses. Fireplace was on and temperatures outside was 87. There were 7 in our party and we couldn’t hear the person across the table because the restaurant was so noisy.

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