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.
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A very vibrant and energetic dining room. The margaritas were AMAZING!!!!!!! So was the house made guacamole. I dined with my family (Party of 5) and we all enjoyed our meals even though the pork for my mom and uncle's taco dishes were a bit dry. We didn't have the opportunity to try dessert but we will definitely be back! Our server, Jessey, was very attentive and gave is great service.
The staff was amazing!!!!
The dining room at Uncle Julio's- Bethesda Row is way too loud. The food is OK, but over priced - $20 for basic chicken fajitas, $18 for an unimaginative salad with 4 shrimp and flavorless dressing; and $12 for a glass of inexpensive red wine. Just not a good value and not worth the visit.
Hello DouglasG, 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 further address. 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 can based off of a recommendation to go, and a good history with the chain, however we were rather disappointed, as the entrees didn't taste very "made from scratch authentic". The enchilada wraps felt and were at best a temperature almost as if they had been unfrozen and reheated. Just wasn't what we were use to. Maybe if we went later in the day. We'll give it another try some other time perhaps, but it really shouldn't depend on what time of day you go.
On a high note. Service was awesome.
I would not rush back. It was so loud that you could not hear the person sitting next to you.
The food was only OK
Hello MarkB, We apologize we didn't meet all your expectations this visit. 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
Muy buenas atencion la comida deliciosa buena música y muy limpio
Decent food, good service, very noisy.
Drinks were great. Food is consistently good. Service was excellent. Restaurant is a bit noisy but that may have been because there was a birthday party going on. Reliably good experience.
This is our family’s go to spot. Good food and see.
Service was extremely poor.
It wasn’t special at all even though we had mentioned it was our son’s birthday. Service was very poor
Guacamole to die for. The main dishes--chicken, beef, shrimp et al--are dry and disappointing but covered in butter. Beans are tasteless. Other food is hit or miss.
Food and service were outstanding. We Always enjoy eating there.
Food was excellent
The food was extremely salty, our server was amazing.We were seated outside by a group of young people that were celebrating a birthday party and it was just two of us. It wasn’t a good date night to celebrate my birthday.
Hello EbonieM, 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
Our waiter was great! Very attentive and responsive to our requests after a drink confusion on our end. The food was cooked well, but I'm used to Fajitas with seasoning, and my food was kind of bland. I've been to Uncle Julio's before, but not this restaurant location so I'm not sure if that was a chain recipe change or an off day for the chef. Otherwise, everything was good.
Our waitress Mimi was outstanding. The food was tasty and came out fast, but the reason I. Downgraded the food is lack of vegetables. It was meat piled onto a very small portion if peppers and onions. Also the noise level is such that having a conversation is incredibly difficult.
Hello J Weinstein, Thank you for sharing your experience. Kudos to Mimi! We are so happy you had a great time. That means so much to us. We look forward to serving you again soon. All the best, Uncle Julio’s
Well, never go there on an off hour. We had a late (for a Sunday) reservation. (715, no not crazy late). Huge mistake. We were seated right away and the waitress introduced herself fairly timely. The drinks came not too late, the guac a bit later. Then to came to a screeching halt. Finally had to ask for our server to take our order. One hour in we still had no entrees. Once they finally got there mine (shrimp tacos) were ice cold. So were my daughter’s tacos. The fajitas did seem to at least be recently cooked. We didn’t complain because frankly by then we just needed to get home. So maybe they would have done “something” for us, but we were never getting that hour back. We were not the only ones craning their necks looking for service. We’ve been there before and it was fine so, again, maybe that’s what happens at the end of a shift. But that’s of course not okay in any event.
Hello, Thank you for your continued support and your candid review. We are so glad you expect great things from us. We appreciate you taking the time to make us aware of your experience this past Sunday. We read every comment, feedback, praise and concern and then we forward to the appropriate groups to properly address. We will look into the service immediately. We look forward to serving your again soon. All the best, Uncle Julio's
The food and service were great; however, I asked if peppers could be added to the fajita quesadilla in addition to the already existing onions. My waitress said it could be done. When it came out, the peppers were not on the food, so I asked if she could just bring them separately because I did not feel like waiting for it to be remade. The peppers took an additional 10 minutes to come out. Once the check came, I was displeased to see that I was charged $4 for “side of vegetables” that 1. I asked to be on my meal - not on the side and 2. weren’t even on there.
Hello Kaitlyn, Thank you for coming in. We regret this experience was not a memorable one. We appreciate all feedback to develop and enhance the entire experience. Your concerns will be addressed. We hope you will give us another chance to serve you with an exceptional experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Always love it here - this time sitting outside the day before the County Schools start, so it appeared to be a bit busier than normal. Families back from summer vacation and perhaps a treat before the first day of school.
We shared a skinless chicken fajita with all the fixings and the chips and salsa were superb as usual.
The manager on duty -Dani, was attentive to all the guests.
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Hello Kloud9, Thank you for sharing. This makes our day! We are so elated to hear you enjoyed your time with Dani. We value and appreciate their continued commitment to your enjoyment and exceptional experience. We are happy you enjoyed your meal and service from beginning to end. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s
Dani and our server whose name I cannot recall were AMAZING!! We’ll definitely be back. Nice to know impeccable customer service still exists. Good job Uncle Julio’s!!
Wait time was fast, service was good and the food was great. Parking wasn't too bad either
We booked for 7:15, arriving early to see if we could sit outside since it was a beautiful evening. We were told it could take until our reservation time or perhaps later for the outside seat. We sat in the bar, ordered Margaritas, and before our drinks arrived the outside table was ready. The bar server brought our drinks outside and transferred the bill to our waitress' bill. Seamless. Our waitress was very friendly and efficient, brought us delicious tortilla chips and salsa right away. Food was yummy and tasted even better outside. We needed more tortillas and asked a passing waiter. Even though he wasn't taking care of us he brought them quickly. Again a seamless team all working together. I will definitely return.
Great food and better service from the bartenders. I was really impressed how the volume of drinks they were making and pumping out to the customers. Will definitely come back again.
Slightly above average American casual dining restaurant chain take on Mexican food in a pleasant setting.
Awesome fajitas we were with my daughter and son in-law and a 2 year old. They were very good with the toddler. We had a very nice visit and a great lunch!
SCGirl, we are so glad you had a great time...thank you!
Food was overly salty
Hello, Thank you for your feedback to enhance the experience. We hope to get the chance to serve you again soon. Thank again, Uncle Julio's
Birthday for a kid
We were fortunate enough to have Aaron as our server! He was engaging and reacted positively to any changes in the dish ordered to accommodate food sensitivities. He was attentive through the meal and was very considerate in allowing us to linger between courses catching up and enjoying our fellow guests’ company.
Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience. Kudos to Aaron! We are so happy you had a great time. That means so much to us. We look forward to serving you again soon. All the best, Uncle Julio’s
We shared the large platter for four including Jumbo Shrimp wrapped in Bacon, Steak, Chicken and Rib. All agreed it was more than sufficient as well as flavorful. The Ceviche appetizer was underwhelming, but their Chips and Salsa was delightful. Service was attentive and friendly.
Hello Barbara, Thank you for messaging. We are so glad you enjoyed the overall experience, but we will look into the ceviche for you. We will get the receipt out to you asap. Best, Uncle Julio's
This was the best experience we’ve ever had at a restaurant. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. Food is outstanding every. single. time. COULDN’T RECOMMEND MORE!!! Amazing. Kenneth, the manager, was so nice!
Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience. Kudos to Keith! We are so happy you had a great time. That means so much to us. We look forward to serving you again soon. All the best, Uncle Julio’s
We've been to UJ before and had a great experience. This time, for a birthday, it seemed average. Wait time for drinks was longer than expected. Food also came slower. Overall was a flat experience.
Hello, Thank you for your business. We appreciate your review and feedback to develop and improve. We are very happy you enjoyed your initial visit, but we apologize that we didn’t meet your overall service and meal expectations this time. We strive to provide an exceptional experience from start to finish. We are very sorry we missed the mark this time. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Great place! We sat outside so it wasn’t noisy. The chef went out of her way to customize a meal for me so that it was safe for me to eat. I can’t have gluten. We were very impressed with the service from the waiter but especially from the chef and will definitely go back. This is our family’s new favorite restaurant!
DCDane, we are so glad you enjoyed the entire experience!
We absolutely love Uncle Julio's. This Mexican restaurant never disappoints. The food is plentiful and delicious, the food comes to our table quickly, and the wait staff is friendly and responsive. The only thing is, the chips are not my favorite. But everything else is excellent in my eyes.
Food and service were excellent!!
Always love Uncle Julio’s on Sunday night!
A great going away party. The chocolate piñata was a hit! Our server was outstanding.
Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience. Kudos to Jesse! We are so happy you had a great time. That means so much to us. We look forward to serving you again soon. All the best, Uncle Julio’s
We decided to try a different Uncle Julio's after our last episode in the Rio. Bethesda was far better for atmosphere and service. Its like two different restaurants. Everywhere they failed at the Rio the Bethesda location did excellent.
Well done Bethesda