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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KC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had 7 adults and the table was for lunch 6, however they squeezed us in the table. The wait person was not very attentive, either they were understaffed or she was new, she could only take drink orders first then after they were served she would disappear to another table without asking for our order. The table was set for six, I asked for a setup when I gave her my drink order. Never got silverware, had to take it from another table. Our all you can eat tacos trays were delivered to our table and no plates were brought. Geez! It was ridiculous to sit and wait and wait for ANYONE to give us plates. Because they wedged us into a table for 6, there was not enough room to accommodate our three taco platters. They had a table that sat empty next to us, however they did not offer to push it together with our party so that we would have room to eat. I think I will make reservations for 2 extra people on there Taco Tuesday in the future.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was perfect. Coming back with 4 more Saturday, January 18

AE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liz on the floor and jose in the kitchen is an amazing combination for success. Perfection every time!

AE
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Liz and neagle are amazing!

LD
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

I got the ribs - I love your ribs. They were tough and very dry this time. Disappointed, it was my boyfriend’s birthday and it was the first time the food was bad

KF
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My nephews birthday. Celebrated with piñata

CG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Laura was our waitress and she was awesome!!

S
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Chips were all oily I asked for more and then they were burnt...salt and pepper shakers so slimey and my beef was all fat. The past few times here were so very disappointing....

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

Hello Sandra, 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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CA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fajitas are delicious! The chocolate lover’s piñata was superb!

AB
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Goid overall. Maybe a bit pricey but food is tasty.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was NOT good. My husband order the $35 filet fajitas medium rare. They were served COLD to the rich. When he said something they took them and brought them back medium well/well. They clearly didn’t prepare a new warm/cooked steak but rather threw the cold steak on the grill and overcooked it. He didn’t eat! My son, who’s 8th birthday it was, didn’t like his kids tacos. His favorite food is tacos! The food was very over priced for the quality and taste. The chocolate piñata was fabulous and our server was attentive and polite but for $200 for 5 people it was a terrible experience overall and we won’t ever come back.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on December 17, 2019

Hello, 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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DW
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family outing for Christmas

HD
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is Amazing always hot and quick. Service is the best I’ve had in a restaurant.

S
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Restaurant was very busy. Seated near our reservation time, food and drinks came fast. Fajitas were cooked well, but tasted very smoked. Like too much for us. Experience was good and waiter was good. Food just wasn’t great, for our taste.
Will try again

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on December 2, 2019

Hello Soonerdent, 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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L
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Food was okay but not great. Service was good; restaurant was extremely loud. Guacamole made at the table was not flavorful; my wife found a lump of brown avocado in it. Not impressed.

l
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We were disappointed in our visit this time. Server seemed to struggle with every request, everyone's food came out cold. Even our checks were wrong.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on November 27, 2019

Hello LindsayL, 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, 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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C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good atmosphere. Only issue they didn’t have the watermelon margaritas from menu😢

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
13 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
7 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
4 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
9 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
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great as always

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