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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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.
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.
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.
See you next week!
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
Took my family here for My Daughter Birthday food was delicious service was great outstanding overall
We arrived on the early side so it wasn’t loud. I’m grain-free so I appreciated the server checking with chef re my order and they changed out the type of shrimp to avoid any issues. But I had to ask three different people for the lettuce wraps I had ordered in lieu of flour tortillas. The shrimp were delicious and the sauce was spicy yum. The beans are ok. Not bad not great. I didn’t eat the tortilla chips but my table went through a basket quickly so I imagine they were good. I think the fajitas are a little over priced but they’re comparable to other places in this area.
Open table reward card was declined!!!
The tableside guacamole is worth getting. If you like guacamole from the supermarket, you will love getting fresh tableside guacamole. We’ve had fajitas and enchiladas here, and both are good.
Good but food was really heavy
Food was excellent service was great love this place thanks for the great experience see you soon
It was nice and quiet outside, where we dined -- but quite noisy inside. The food was delicious and the service very smooth. My only quibble was that the margarita could have used a more substantial splash of tequila.
Great food as always!! Service was good. Only negative was we sat outside and it was 90 degrees out and they still had their heat lamps on so a little unbearable.
The food was OK, the service was a bit slow. This was my third time at one of their restaurants. I'd go again.
Very busy and service was a little slow. Sat is a little after our reservation but servers were nice and accommodating to our toddler. Great for families.
Had the fish tacos, very mediocre. Surprised by the low quality
Hello Brent, Thank you for your business. We are very glad you enjoyed your service. We regret hearing you didn't enjoy the fish tacos. Your feedback and concerns have been addressed. Please accept our sincere apology. We do hope we get the opportunity to serve you soon with a much-improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Vibrant but loud. Wait staff were attentive, friendly and professional. Chocolate piñata was insane - kids loved it!
Good family meal. Steak tortillas were the highlight in our order. Friendly service too
Food was excellent! The restaurant was comfortable but the men’s bathroom was dirty. The service was good and our waitress was attentive and considerate. Would definitely go back, but would pay closer attention to the cleanliness of the restrooms.
Hi, We are sorry to hear about the restrooms and will make sure to address this with our staff. We appreciate you letting us know. Have a great day, Uncle Julio’s
Took my wife out for her birthday. This was not our first visit nor our last. Food is always hot and fresh. Portions are large. Margaritas are amazing. Lots of choices. They are always busy so expect a bit slower service. Nothing that would prevent me from returning. Just understand that when you arrive. The wait staff is very professional and courteous. They work hard. It is very loud inside so, if you’re looking for something quieter, I would recommend take the outside tables.
Quieter on a summer afternoon when everyone is out of town or at the swimming pool.
Chicken quesadillas were superb!
See you next week!
Waiter very kind! Food was out of this world. Just a wee bit over priced!