Uncle Julio's - Arlington/ Ballston
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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.
My family dined in on Saturday and our waiter forgot to put our ticket in so everyone around us was eating and we were looking like what's going on here! We ordered tableside guacamole and the server put 3 scoops of Japaleno's in it and laughed. We were celebrating my daughter's pregnancy so imagine how upset I was. We had to ask to have it remade which was great but what made you do that and to laugh!
The social spacing was great however, the service was lacking. I would return here because I visited during the Corona situation. Overall not a bad experience.
I've eaten here a few times and each time I think "why am I here?" The noise levels inside are deafening. You have to shout to be heard by the people at your own table. On this particular evening our table was surrounded by tables full of shrieking children who were running all over the place shouting at the top of their lungs. Their parents were just as ill-mannered, one of whom was moving into our table-space, almost sitting on our laps while we were eating, just to take pictures. It was an incredibly awful experience.
Hello DeanF, We thank you for your feedback and apologize that we were unable to provide you with an overall excellent experience. Your concerns have been sent to our teams to further address and we hope to serve you again in the future. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Everything was good. The guacamole prepared in front of your table is delicious. Servers are very attentive. The only thing is that the prices are a little bit high. Other than that, I loved it. Will return
I absolutely loved dining at Uncle Julio's. The food was delicious!! We WILL be coming back!!
Exceptional across the board... 5 Stars for all categories
Fun place and tasty veggie fajitas!
Food was delicious and came out fast. I loved the guacamole being made table side
Really fun vibe and job of making people feel welcomed!
Busy around 7:00 even with reservations but food and staff was good.
Great service, amazing food. We go every time I visit Arlington.
Great and quick service for lunch
Went for husbands birthday with friends. Everything we tried was amazing, from appetizers to entrees to margaritas, and service was friendly and attentive! We WILL be back!
Food and service were fantastic. Our server Siyenee was great!
We got there and sat really fast, even though it was Valentine’s Day, the food was delivered fast and it was really good. The server was nice and really attentive
Valentine’s Day with some people I love!
La comida de muy mala calidad. Muy salada y precocinada. Muy grasosa. La atención en la recepción pésima, muy indiferente. El mesero se esforzó pero la calidad de cómoda y todo lo demás me decepciona. Adiós a este restaurante no vuelvo y al que me pregunte no lo recomiendo. Mi esposa y yo estamos en el baño. La comida nos hizo daño.
Hola, Gracias por su negocio. Estamos muy sentimos que haya tenido en general mala experiencia. Lamentamos cualquier frustración que esto te haya causado. Le agradecemos enormemente que comparta esta opinión, ya que estamos constantemente trabajando para mejorar, y esta información es extremadamente útil. Por favor, acepte nuestra silencióliente disculpa por su insatisfacción. Esperamos que vuelvas pronto a casa del tío Julio para una experiencia mejorada. Gracias, Uncle Julio
Overall the food was very good but thought the wait time was longer than usual
Overall good experience. The salsa was good, but the chips seemed slightly stale. Service was good, although one of my substitutions was missed. It is a little loud and the chairs and tables are like a cafeteria, but the food is good enough that it doesn’t matter.
Not sure of the appeal of this place. Food was generic and bland. Bar service was really slow (took forever for drinks to come to the table). And it was loud!
Hello SimonC, 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
We love Uncle Julios and always visit when we are back in the DC area. Everyone enjoyed the amazing salsa, queso and chips.. our entrees were wonderful. For the first time in years the service was horrid. One member of our party said that the service has deteriorated the past several months. I wonder what has changed to affect service so dramatically.
Food and service was great! We will be back again.
Service was very slow, but the server was excellent.
Celebrating a birthday! Consistently great service and food. It did seem louder than usual. Have been going to the Ballston location for over 25 years! Still one of our favorite restaurants!!
Everything was great except we didn’t get the piñata after waiting over 30 mins and that was our whole point of coming out to the restaurant ..
Loved chocolate piñata cake !! Will visit again for that.
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
Uncle Julio's - Arlington/ Ballston does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Uncle Julio's - Arlington/ Ballston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 528-3131.
Uncle Julio's - Arlington/ Ballston is rated 4.5 stars by 564 OpenTable diners.