Uncle Julio's - Gainesville
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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It was good. I was given a table and had to ask for a booth which after some time they accommodated me.
Waitress seem like she just wanted us to finish and go home. Food was cold and seemed like it came right of the freezer. We had lukewarm water without ice in our glasses and my husband was served a beer out of a bottle but not offered a glass. The table was filthy when we were seated and we had to wipe it down ourselves again
Hello Dawn, Thank you for your business. We are so sorry you had to wait and completely understand your frustrations. We greatly appreciate you sharing this input. We are constantly working to improve, and this information is extremely helpful. Your concerns are being addressed. Please accept our sincere apology for your dissatisfaction. We hope you will return to Uncle Julio’s soon for an improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s
Uncle Julio's in Gainesville, VA brings a great service to the area.
Our El Jefe drinks were watered down and were short pours, and we had to ask for our jalapenos. The beans tasted terrible, like they'd been sitting out for a while. This location is not up to the standard we are used to at the Annapolis location. Very disappointed dinner before our concert at Jiffy Lube Live!
Hello GlendaL, Thank you for spending your time with us and do apologize for your experience. We are very sorry we didn't meet your expectations on this visit and your concerns are being addressed by the appropriate parties. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
We eat here on the regular and always order the same dish for each of us and it’s usually great. It’s my opinion that portion size has been reduced based on the entree I received. I see it at other restaurants we used to visit but no longer do. It’s a shame but I guess everybody feels the need to cut corners to compete. We don’t agree with that ideology, so we will not be coming back. On the plus, our food tasted excellent as usual.
Hi ZombieWoof, 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 recent experiences. We read every comment, feedback, praise and concern and then we forward to the appropriate groups to properly address. We look forward to serving your again soon. All the best, Uncle Julio's
Our server was Great, however my problem was that we made a reservation well in advance for 6:30p and didn’t not get seated until 7pm and to add insult to injury when we got back to the area where they sat us there were 6 other tables for 4 people that were clean and just sitting there empty. When I asked the server what was up with all the empty tables her reply was “those table have reservations”. I let her know that we did too for half an hour ago... based on the amount of other tables that were also empty it was very clear it was poor seating management.
I was given a the buzzer and waited over an hour. When i went and asked they marked me as a no show when it wasnt the case... it was my birthday dinner.
Great Service! There is always a long wait on the weekend but still about a 15-30 wait with reservations. Definitely one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. They have a huge selection of drinks and margaritas. Will be going back.
Loved the chocolate piñata!! Love the ambiance and the food is really good.
Found it to be very pricey. Had fajitas for two plus drinks came to over $50. plus tip.
We always enjoy eating here! We have never had any complaints. The food is good, the prices are good, and the service has always been good!
This used to be my favorite restaurant, NOT anymore!! The waitstaff was very nice but the food took forever to come out and when it did it looked like they just threw the food on the plates! Very disappointing and will think very hard before going back!!
Hello Linda, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback regarding your experience and do apologize that it was less than excellent. This gives us the opportunity to address the service issues you had and ensure that this location is operating at our high standards. Your concerns are being addressed at our store. We do hope for the opportunity to serve you again in the future for an improved experience. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's
I'm not going to be able to give Uncle Julio's an excellent rating this time around. Fabian, the waiter was wonderful. He did everything he could to make our dinner enjoyable. However we had reservations for 5:30pm. We were 5 minutes late (I did call to alert the staff that we'd be late), then had to wait another 25 or so minutes to be seated. The restaurant was completely packed with a lot of people waiting for seating which seemed to cause a cascading affect. Our drinks took a little while and the El Jefe margarita was not up to the typical taste. The appetizers and food was excellent as always though. We had other reservations after dinner and due to time, was not able to have our free desert that I was awarded earlier in the year.
Always like going here but was a bit disappointed in the food this time around. My entree came out barely warm, my wife got very little chicken with her meal and what she did was cut very thick. My daughter’s seemed good, just the beef was a bit over cooked (asked for it medium rare). The dessert didn’t disappoint (we got the big chocolate hanging piñata) though it took a long time to come out.
The waitress was really good and on top of things for us. She earned a good tip for sure.
Overall, we enjoy going to this location and it wasn’t so bad that we won’t go back (can’t say the same for the BJs restaurant right next door).
The staff was great. However, we found the menu disappointing. It was limited and did not have many staple dishes we would have hoped. The food was overpriced and just okay - nothing special. The restaurant was a bit loud, which made conversation tough. We would have been happier going across the street to Mod Pizza for a more satisfying meal at half the cost.
Giving it another chance before I write anything, but overall it was good!
Loved the fajitas!!!
As always, the food was great. We love the chips! Service was decent, but I think the server was pretty busy.
Husband and I had dinner with two other couples. First time ordering the piñata. Yum!
Everything was good. Just that the server took forever to come to the table and ask for drinks.
The food is terrific. Having the guacamole made by a staff member from scratch in front of you at your table is fantastic and tastes great. Noise level is really high, though... if you're not drinking alcohol, the noise level would be prohibitive to me. On a busy night, prepare to wait about 30+ minutes for your order. Our waiter was super busy and just dropped us altogether at the end... not sure what my husband ended up tipping him but I suspect it wasn't good.
Hello Stephanie, Thank you for spending your time with us. We regret you did not receive our best service. We appreciate your feedback to develop and enhance your time with us. We look forward to serving you again with a much better experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Hostess was more interested in being social with coworkers then providing service...it was obvious when the girl said “I guess I will seat them”. I hope this was an isolated incident because I love the food. Also the waitress did a great job.
Order got mixed up and only one of two entrees made it to the table. Took 15 minutes to get the second entree. Floor under the booth was filthy.
Great food. Alcoholic drinks could be better. Ordered the "Jefe", tasted like i was drinking margarita mix only.
Great chips and delicious salsa as always! Busy patio but we were taken care of.
We drove 70 + miles for dinning at Uncle Julios, we will do it again.
Great food. Took 3 reminders to get drinks and apps though. Everything was great once it came. I think there may have been an incident with the ordering system.
Kids food came 10 minutes after adults. Corn tortillas are always an issue - they offer them, take the order and ALWAYS forget. Takes 5-7 minutes for them to make them, after skillet is already at the table.
Hello, Thank you for your business. We appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention, so we can investigate. This is certainly not our standard. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a great experience you expect from us from start to finish. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Service was slow.
Horrible service... reservations were at 6:45... food didn’t come out until 7:50 and everyone’s food was cold... sent it back and it took 20 more minutes to come out... it also took 30 minutes for a manager to even come out after being requested... will not be going back
Hello Qwikag, Thank you for spending your time with us and apologize for your experience. We are very sorry we didn't meet your expectations on this visit and your concerns are being addressed by the appropriate parties. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Love Uncle Julio's. My go to for Tex Mex! Service this night was great! Food was delicious!
Although the service was good, the food tasted processed and the restaurant was not very clean.
Hello, Thank you for your business. We are very happy you enjoyed the service, but regret we didn't meet your food expectations. We appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention, so we can investigate. The restaurant follows a rigorous processes and procedures to insure sure we a running at optimal level. This is certainly not our standard. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you with a more pleasant outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s
Friday night with reservations and we were seated immediately.
The food took a very long time to come out though.
We knew it wouldn't be good when our server brought out another 2 bowls of chips and we didn't even ask for more.
Seemed like Unc's didn't have proper cooking staff to keep up.
Still, we love Uncle Julio's and wouldn't hesitate to come again, even on a busy Friday.
Normally, a can’t miss. The last two times, the kids quesadillas were burnt and had very little chicken. The tortillas (Fajitas) were cold and the kids pineapples were cut two close to the skin(green/brown) and inedible.
My husband and I eat here at least once or twice a month. The is always good and the service is excellent. We got the chocolate pinata this past time because we were celebrating a friend's birthday. She really enjoyed it.
Grandson’s birthday celebration
We had a wonderful friendly waiter that made our 1st visit all the more. I would definitely come back n prayerfully get him again as our waiter. He was a great personable guy!!!
Always a great meal and a great dining experience.
Really not happy with your food! To me it doesn't take authentic and I'd rather travel a little farther for that feel.
Hello winelover1, Thank you for coming in and giving us a try. We regret your first 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
Never got served. Confusion with schedules of servers. Servers standing around doing nothing. Was there an hour and a half never got out food.
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us and apologize that the service was less than acceptable. We have taken your feedback to our team to ensure our location is operating at the highest standard and providing quality meals and experiences that are expected by our Guests. We do hope that we will get the opportunity to provide you with an overall exceptional dining experience in the future and thank you again for your feedback. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's