Uncle Julio's - Arlington/ Ballston
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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We sat at the bar and the bartenders were friendly and welcoming. Food service was fast. DRINKS were fantastic!!
Margaritas could have been a little stronger, especially when paying $14 for them, but overall drinks were tasty. Food is consistently good and high quality/fresh. It was very busy and service was still timely and done well!
The waitress was very good.
Every time we go without fail we have to wait for our table, while there are empty tables. This doesn’t happen at busier and hipper places so I’m not sure why it’s always happening here.
Food was great as always. We waited forever for drinks and food.
Hello JaneH, We apologize to hear that you did not have an exceptional experience this visit. Your feedback has been forwarded to our team who will ensure that the proper processes are followed through to prevent waits 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
Food is always good, but service is always disappointing. Wait for servers, wait for food and then really wait for any followup needed during the meal.
Hello, We apologize to hear about your experience as this is not the service standards expected. Our team appreciates 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
We made a reservation to celebrate a birthday. We 5-10 min early and was seated 20 min past our reservation time. To compensate, we received complimentary appetizer. Food was great and tasted fresh. Will def visit this location again
Chocolate piñata was a hit !!!
We’ve been to this, and other Uncle Julio’s locations, and this one is our favorite. The food is always perfectly prepared and the service is good.
Everything was superb
We go here every NYE for family dinner and we love it!
Hands-down the best Tex-Mex restaurant. Nothing else comes close.
Consistent - solid, chain meal.
Food was amazing... server was prompt and friendly. I enjoyed the atmosphere and had a really good dinner with my family. We’ll be visiting again soon
My friends and I enjoy coming here every so often, each time has been extremely pleasant. The food is tasty and the drinks never fail. Our favorite to order is the swirl with the shot of patron!
Love this place. Never disappoints.
The food was excellent!
Chicken fajitas were slightly pink
Drinks never refilled and took 20 minutes to receive
The food was beyond spectacular, the service was good. The food was awesome or did I say that already.
Been a great neighborhood restaurant for 20+ years. Food is always well prepared and presented. staff is super. always good.
still a bit loud.
Loud...excellent food...good service
Great food and service.
Excellent service. Good food. Nice atmosphere. Value for the money.
Very much enjoyed the Plato Grande but should have ordered the 3-4 size and not the 2-3 size, as it was barely brought 3 of us. Good service and consistent restaurant.
First off I did a reservation for 8:30 pm and it still took about 15 minutes before getting seated. For the price we paid for drinks were to expensive for it to come in a beer mugs. Then the food too was expensive and it wasn’t even hot. My daughters didn’t eat there’s and one was actually taken back. I rather go to chipotle for food and roadhouse for a drink🤔. Naw I wouldn’t recommend this place.
Our host had so many tables he couldn’t keep up with servicing us.
Hello VictoriaW, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that the opportunity was missed to provide you with an experience that exceeded expectations. Your feedback is greatly valued, and this has been sent to our teams to address further. We hope for the chance to serve you for an improved experience that is 5-star and memorable in the future. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's
It was hard to find the restaurant entrance. Better signhe would be very helpful.
Staff were great!
Hello MaryP, We apologize that the entrance was not easy to locate during your visit with us. Your concerns have been forwarded to the appropriate teams at this time. We do hope for the chance to serve you again in the future for an improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Sat at the bar, bartenders were very helpful as it was our first time. Hospitality, service and food all
On point. The drinks were very good as well.
It was so loud that we couldn't have a conversation. The wait staff was very pleasant and food was good-ish.
Hello SusanO, Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit. Your review has been sent to our teams who will address the concerns mentioned and apologize that we did not exceed your expectations. We hope for the chance to serve you again in the future for an improved outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Granddaughter passed her written driver’s permit test
it was hot in there! food was great. service, better.
The weather took our order but failed to deliver it to the kitchen because he was off shift.
Hello, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that we missed the mark on providing you with exceptional service during your recent visit. We thank you for providing this feedback and have forwarded this to our teams to address. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again for a 5-star experience in the future. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
The service was horrible
Hello, We appreciate your time spent with us and apologize to hear that your service was less than excellent. Your review has been sent to our team who will further address and coach upon. We look forward to serving you again for an experience that is much improved. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Horrible location. Restaurant is dirty. Food is mass produced with title to no care. Horrible horrible. I like Uncle Julio’s in Fairfax or Gainesville but this location needs much better management
Hello Clwho, 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
Friend’s birthday though they sat us next to a huge party and we could not hear people at our table. Our server was awesome. Food good, but seriously the other table of about thirty needed its own room!
Hello EvetteD, Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit. Your review has been sent to our teams who will address the concerns mentioned and we apologize that it was a less than excellent visit. We hope for the chance to serve you again in the future for an improved outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Great fire a quick business lunch.
There was a very large group, very loud and acting without regard for other customers already seated close to where we were seated, and at least 2 servers or bus staff dropped trays during out stay, adding to the chaos/noise level. Management should have done something about the totally unruly/large group. It was not possible to hold a conversation with anyone at our table. Honestly, the food was way overpriced for what was delivered. I would take a Taco Bell taco over these any day. We usually have coffee after dinner in restaurants but didn't even consider it because we couldn't wait to get out of there. Also had not previously had the experience of paying electronically at the table - did not like the options provided - I usually tip 20% no matter what because I think waitressing is one of the worst jobs one could have, but that 20% should not be calculated on the total with tax, nor should there be an "option" of rounding up.
Going back to El Paso - food is cheaper, and better, and the noise level is tolerable.
Hello, Thank you for coming in. Our goal is to provide an exceptional experience and we are very sorry we missed the mark on your visit. We appreciate and value your feedback. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thanks again, Uncle Julio's
We ordered guacamole and queso as a starter and never received it. They just brought our dinner out and said nothing about the appetizer. When i asked about it she said several tickets were getting lost. One of us asked what the difference was between a mojito and Mexican mojito and the server didn’t know. Someone came by to refill water and filled only some of our cups; one didn’t get any more water. I ordered a drink and didn’t get it and when the server came back 10 min later and asked the others in our group if she could get them more drinks they ordered but I had to remind her about my drink again. Several good runners came close to our table and didn’t know which food was going to which table. Overall not a great experience.
Hello MarissaM, 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 the team is operating at the highest standards. We look forward to serving you again in the future for an improved 5-star experience. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's
The food was great as it always is. It was also noisy and somewhat chaotic (which is also true most of the time). Its a busy restaurant and theres a lot of tables crammed into that space.
The service is a bit hit or miss and on this occasion more of a miss.
Favorite family place!
Waiter took very long time to get to us, another waiter actually took our order before our waiter came to acknowledge us. Once he came, he was very nice and very attentive. We had specifically ask for a classic margarita but were charged for a “patron” which is $3 more, not sure which one we got. My husband did not mention till after we left, so we ended up paying for it. The food was good, as usual
Hello, We sincerely apologize to hear about your experience as this is not the service expectations we have set. We appreciate the opportunity to improve our service with the feedback you have provided, we have sent this 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
I celebrated my birthday and enjoyed the chocolate pinata! Yum!!
Maggie, happy birthday to YOU!!!!!!! We are so happy we got to spend it together.