Uncle Julio's - Bethesda Row
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.
For reservations, please allow up to 15 minutes for us to prepare your table.
Solid Mexican fare and good prices
Great place for a casual meal or for a fun celebration with family and/or friends!
We found the ceviche disappointing. The mesquite ribs were OK but too sweet. The mesquite shrimp very good, the sides OK, though the beans could be tastier. Top billing were the tortillas!
Great service and very tasty meal. I’m skeptical of chains but really enjoyed having brunch here.
Daughters home from college for spring break
Birthday with chocolate Piñata for dessert! Everyone had fun !!!
It is a wonderful place to hangout; the food and drinks are awesome. The staff is super friendly. It does get a little noisy during the evenings and weekends!
Arrived early for our reservation, so we sat at the bar for a drink, we decided to stay at the bar for dinner. Bartender was great, he greeted us the moment we sat down, I loved the margaritas I tried three different types, the grapefruit was delicious! My husband ordered the pork tacos and I ordered the tuna tacos, the tuna was HORRIBLE, very stringy someone doesn’t know how to cut tuna back there, all of my food arrived cold. My taco was very plain, no taste at all, I ordered extra sauce but that didn’t help. My husbands tacos were over cooked and dry, just overall not good. I didn’t even finish one taco, didn’t eat any of the beans or rice and yet no one asked if everything was ok. That was the only negative part about the bartender, and two managers stood behind the bar but don’t have the eye for hospitality, because they didn’t ask either. It was a very busy restaurant but food didn’t take long at all, fast! But cold, and expensive for the low quality.
I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes
Goor experience just a long wait time even though we had a reservation
It was so loud that you cannot even hold a conversation at your own table. The $5 box at Taco Bell is far tastier! This family will not return.
my kids enjoyed the Chocolate Piñata
Been going since other Bethesda location in early 90's. Great food and service- much, much better than the new one in Columbia- not even close.
Josh, our server, was hilarious and probably the best service I’ve had at a restaurant in recent memory. Food was good too, hard to go wrong with steak fajitas
Amazing food and good prices.
I really like the location, I will surely return for happy hour!
Dominique was great the hostess. She got us a table away from the abundance of small children dining. I didn't think margaritas and 3 year olds paired well with cocktails. There were a lot of young children in this restaurant at 830-9. Not sure I get it. Food was good for a chain. Good margarita selection
This is my favorite local restaurant! The food (and margaritas) are delicious, the prices are reasonable, and the servers are nice and friendly! Definitely download their app for free items like guacamole and chocolate pinatas!
Server Christokpher provided excellent service!
Food was very tasty.
We went to Uncle Julio’s Sunday afternoon and really enjoyed our experience! It’s a bit pricey for lunch, but delicious and high quality. My husband got the tamales and really enjoyed them. I had steak fajitas and they were amazing! The chips and salsa were also really good compared to other similar restaurants. As for the ambiance and service, everything was wonderful. Our waitress was friendly and quick, while the building was clean and welcoming.
They ran out of what we wanted to order (lobster) at 8pm....Then we had to wait for another 10 mins to put in a different order. The food came out just a lot less flavor than it used to. We had to wait on tortillas. My sister never got her second drink I was never offered a refill. We LOVE uncle Julio’s but the Bethesda location was so underwhelming.
Also their salsa tasted burnt! We had been to uncle Julio’s 3 weekends in a row in Annapolis before we tried this location and needless to say we had won’t be back.
Birthday/ Valentine’s Day dinner
Everything is good but the soft tacos are so delicious I always wonder why I don’t eat them every day.
The server took way too long to bring the drinks and food to the table
The overall experience was okay, but nothing to write home about. The service was pretty slow to start. It took our server about 5 minutes to come to our table. We then waited a while for our drinks to come out- just two basic margaritas- nothing elaborate.
The portions were surprisingly small for a Mexican place. I ordered chicken fajitas which came with a decent sized piece of chicken, but surprisingly few vegetables. Pricey for what it was.
Our server gave exceptional service, she answered all our questions. Very delightful!!
I will be back for my birthday in April!
Live the food .must make reservations.
Its crazy busy. Best Mexican around
No need for music because the noise level is so high
I love Uncle Julio's and go nearly once per week. This visit, the service had a little to be desired. We waited a long time to order and requested the salad prior to the entrees, but here's what happened. One entree arrived before the salad, then the other entree arrived with the salad. I think we might have been between stations as it did not appear that any server "claimed" our table. I'll be back, because I love the food!
It was a busy night but we our reservation we only waited like 5mins, food as always was delicious and the service was awesome. The free piñata was the best
My family and I went to Uncle Julio's to celebrate my birthday. It didn't disappoint. The fajitas were delicious! We were all very full but managed to make room for dessert. We had the famous Chocolate Pinata. Fabulous! We are definitely returning soon.
Everything was great except for the margaritas. Too sweet!
Our waitress was so pleasant and friendly, it made us feel like we chose the right location to visit! The food was great. We enjoyed our lobster fajitas with the rich butter sauce that was perfecto!
The food quality was AWFUL. I ordered the tuna fajita's and the fish was cold, it has no flavor whatsoever, the chips were super greasy. Our server was very nice, it was not her fault but the food was really horrible. Our family goes out for Mexican almost twice a month and this was the worst meal we ever had. My kids had the steak fajita's they did not eat them. My husband ordered the adult steak fajita and it was also inedible. We had heard so many great things about this place and on a Saturday night tried all locations and we drove from McLean to Bethesda to eat there as it was the only one with an opening and we were extremely let down. I would not recommend it to anyone unless food quality is improved. I tried to think it was because they were so busy but I realized we always go out on Saturday nights and it is always crowded so that is not an excuse. Too bad I hope they fix their food!
We were 15 minutes early for our reservation and we seated immediately. Our drink order came out quickly. Food order took over 45 minutes. When it did come, some people's food was cold, it obviously had been sitting while the rest of the order was fixed. Waitress was not worried about it.
Fresh fresh fresh and copious,; too copious? Maybe. But great to bring some back home. Service soooo friendly and understanding! Very very nice; Thank you tio!
Always good food and service, enjoyable
Sarah was an excellent server! Overall great experience as always. Uncle Julio’s never disappoints!
The food was very good but the atmosphere was very loud.
I would like to go back soon.
Excellent food, as always. And the service is great -- friendly and efficient!