Uncle Julio's - Austin
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 always enjoy eating at Uncle Julio’s restaurants. Their signature “Swirls” are great and the food is always solid. This time, however, the rice served with the enchiladas was cold and lumpy, as if it had been prepared in advance, refrigerated and not properly or thoroughly warmed prior to serving. The cheese on the enchiladas was somewhat firm and also cool. I think there was a food prep,issue this time. We’ll be back, though.
Great food, fresh pico and guacamole!! The chocolate piñata was a great treat for the family and fun to break!!
Uncle Julio's is AMAZING...my friends and I have been going for some time now and we have never been disappointed. Always on the top of our recommendation list!
Great food, busy place, good margaritas (though a little on the pricy side) - fun night out with friends!
Always love to visit. Great food - great service. We need one in San Antonio at Live Oak Towne Center. Thank you Uncle Julio's!!
It was an amazing experience overall. The food was delicious and the service was quick. Loved loved loved
It was a little too loud but the food was amazing and loved the dessert
Beef fajitas are amazing but the signature item is the chocolate pinata. The service was a little slow, like getting drinks and menus, but we were a large party and kept ourselves entertained so it was okay. Our server was a little standoffish at first but warmed up as the meal progressed. I would recommend to friends but only for the novelty of the chocolate pinata.
Food was ok, the piñata and margaritas were good. My food was not really hot. The wait time was less than 10 minutes however online I was shown a 2 hour wait
In town for a company function. Brought 8 people to Uncle Julio's. Service was very good from the time we entered the front door, to the bar service prior to dinner and throughout the dinner itself. The food was very good and the recommendations from our server were spot on. We were seated promptly and encouraged to stay as long as we wanted. The location was perfect for our group as well. Just a short walk from the hotels.
Great food, fast and friendly service
The restaurant was almost empty and it took nearly ten minutes for our server to come to our table. My husband and I got two different dishes and shared them. I couldn’t eat either. It was the worst Mexican food I’ve had.
Hello Jena, 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
Food and ambiance was excellent. Unfortunately, service was not up to Uncle Julio standards. The server struggled with multi tasking.
We love Austin Uncle Julio's!!! Everyone is always so friendly to us and we have never had a bad experience!!.
Fajitas were great, enchiladas taste good but on the dry side.
Food was served very quickly.
Everything we tried was delicious, and the service was excellent. Thank you!
Nice place for outing with friends and family. Atmosphere was great and the drinks were too.
Food was great, we made a reservation just to be on the safe side. The environment was nice not too loud the food was served quickly and the people were excellent. The waitress paid attention to detail... we will definitely go again
-Margaritas excellent! Their sweet and sour is unique and smooth
-Spicy salsa/yellow queso with ground beef and fresh Tostadas fantastic
-Fajitas were the bomb!
-Glad we found uncle Julio’s downtown as they definitely didn’t disappoint!
First visit and it was delicious! Homemade tortillas were so good. Our server Ned was awesome. Great place to take a family. Definitely will be returning. Thank you!
Uncle Julios was a must to celebrate a birthday because of the chocolate piñata! The rest of the food and drinks were just as delicious and our waitress was very friendly and helpful with all of our questions. But the piñata made the birthday celebration!
Had a great lunch - only regret not saving room for the amazing looking chocolate piñata.
Jefe margarita was great. Fajitas were good. Their frozen margarita was terrible. It tasted of chemicals, to which I can only compare the taste to a machine that had never been flushed after being cleaned.
Our server was great, however her fellow strawberry haired male counterpart was less impressive. He stole her tray stand from beside our table, while she was in the process of clearing our table, so that he could serve his table, and didn’t seem to care when she approached him about it. Very unprofessional.
Despite all of this, we never heard one word from the manager
Overall, very disappointed
Good food and service.
Had two business lunches. No issues
It was my birthday. Destination for the best fajitas in in the Austin area. Consistently great food, presentation and customer service.
Had a great time celebrating our anniversary!
Excellent waiter!!recommend all waiters and waitresses follow his lead. Really good fajitas and margaritas!
Was a little leery about a chain restaurant but was completely surprised!! Food was top notch as well as service! Can’t wait to visit this restaurant again with more people to try the chocolate piñata!! Do not skip the strawberry margaritas because they were amazing and the honey chipotle chicken fajitas with bacon!
Everything was good. The waitress was very nice and very helpful BUT I was upset because you guys didn’t have the piñata
Fantastic spot for Mexican food in the heart of Austin, come here for great value tasty meals!
Lisa, thank you!
I specifically stated in reservation it was for an anniversary & I had to tell my waitress. Very dissatisfied.
Hello, We apologize we didn't meet your expectations for your anniversary celebration. Your review has been forwarded to the appropriate teams at this time to further address. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future for an improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Food was good, made a big deal about it being 30 minutes before closing but they had that option on the app
Server was great-gave us recommendations on things to do in Austin. Food was hot and came out promptly and tasted great! Chips were light and crispy and just salty enough-salsa was fresh and original.
Was a wonderful evening. Was celebrating 2 birthdays. We had the chocolate pinata for dessert. It was wonderful. All of the food was great,no complaints or disappointments. The only thing that was a little difficult was the parking issue. Had to park on Congress and 3rd in a lot. No real biggie. Would totally recommend to friends and family to go..
If you have enjoyed the Uncle Julio"s in Ft Worth or Dallas you will be disappointed in the Austin location. It is still good but doesn't compare to the first 2 or 3 in Dallas /Ft Worth. In a city [Austin] that has had the BEST Mexican food anywhere until recently Uncle Julio's is ok
Hello Billy, Thank you for your business and loyalty. We appreciate and value comments and concerns. We appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention, so we can investigate this and take whatever steps necessary to improve. This is certainly not our standard. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with an improved experience you expect from us. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Food was great. Enjoyed how empty the restaurant was 1 hour prior to closing.