Uncle Julio's - Grapevine

4.3
438 reviews
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Mexican
Uncle Julio’s is a Mexican from scratch kitchen serving only the freshest ingredients. Specialties include: chicken & steak fajitas, tender filet mignon, and bacon wrapped shrimp. Other favorites include: seafood fajitas, shrimp al pastor, red snapper, or ahi tuna served with homemade corn tortillas or bibb lettuce.

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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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

It’s summer, people. Make sure your customers have appropriate air conditioning offered in your restaurant. My margarita was served in a beer mug and felt very much like a dive bar effort. The waitress was nice but completely had no idea on etiquette of cleaning off old margarita glasses, nor refilling drinks unless we got her attention. The fajitas had literally no flavor. And the onions were not even cooked through. And unsavory meat. And basically hot raw vegetables. Would want to eat something like that? Of course not. I asked for two limes to try to make it have some flavor but it didn’t really help. The queso we ordered was barely even warm when she served it to our table so I guess it sat a long time before it was even served. It was 6:00 on a Thursday so it’s not like it was even a busy weekend night. Server was pushy to offer the bill before we were even finished with dinner or talking. Was very obvious this location has no interest in anything other than taking your money for the least amount of effort that they have to put in to get it. Will not go back. I can say in contrast the new Uncle Julio’s Arlington location was delicious, attentive staff and wonderful drinks. This place was a total miss for the Uncle Julio’s chain for sure. It’d been here lastly 8 years ago at the Grapevine location. And now I remember why. Ft. Worth location is ok. But Arlington is far and above the best in our Metroplex. Grapevine, terrible location. Sorry, but true.

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DT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FOOD GREAT ATMOSPHERE I WOULD HIGHLY SUGGEST MAKING RESERVATIONS.

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JC
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Uncle Julio's is a good place to meet with friends for a drink and /or meal. There are a lot of TexMex dishes on the menu to choose from and always good quality, though it's a bit on the pricey side for TexMex. Service is always reasonable. Noise level is typical for a Mexican restaurant - on the louder side. Overall, a good place for an occasional evening out.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Birthday but we love it whenever we have a chance to get over there

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WI
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was really delicious, however the wait was undesirable. We had RSVP for a 7:30pm and we got there right on time, however there were several parties who came after us were seated first. We did not get to our table until about 8:30pm, and we have a baby and a toddler with us so that made it worse.

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Winnie, Thank you for your business. We appreciate your review and feedback to develop and improve. We are very happy you enjoyed the food, but we apologize the wait was longer than expected. 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

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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DR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I love Uncle Julio’s and have never had an issue at their restaurant. However, the evening I dined, I was with several other women and our waitress appeared to be intoxicated. She repeatedly referred to tequila shots and told us “I take shots on my breaks.” As well, she asked that we buy her a tequila shot rather than tip her. By the end of dinner, it was clear she had, truly, been taking shots throughout our dinner.

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AO
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating two family birthdays. The wait staff was wonderful. The meals were delicious. We tried steak fajitas, Juanita Combo, flautas and the Ahí tuna. All yummy.

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BH
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I feel like our experience was a little unusual, but the time our party was seated until we had our food was a solid hour. . We’ve eaten there before and have never had more than, at most, a 15 minute wait. Our server was apologetic and helpful, but we never had any kind of visit or apology from a manager. Sorry but we’ll eat elsewhere from now on.

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Bill, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback regarding your experience and do apologize that it was less than excellent. Your feedback has been forwarded to the appropriate parties, and we assure you that your concerns are being addressed at our store as well as providing the coaching needed to improve these standards. We do hope for the opportunity to serve you again in the future for an improved experience. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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NN
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was horrible asked for butter and tortillas only got 3 tortillas for 5 adults had to repeatedly ask for more stop was only givin 3. Might not return to this location ever again

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded on July 11, 2019

Hello Nick, 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

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l
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great as always, with the exception of runnier-than-usual salsa and queso blanco. Service was meh, our server took forever to bring knives (tables are set with only forks) when our entrees arrived, we had the agave chicken and lobster fajitas and needed a knife in order to eat both - had to wait and nibble on sides for 5+ minutes before we could eat. The Chocolate Lovers pinata dessert was amazing!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Birthday celebration

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded on July 11, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your business and spending your birthday with us! We appreciate and value your rating to develop and enhance your experience. We look forward to the opportunity to become a 5-star rating in your eyes! Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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E
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food with vegetarian options and all made from scratch. Well worth a visit!

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Responded on July 11, 2019

Thank you very much and kudos to Kimberly!!!

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AF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was absolutely terrible

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded on July 11, 2019

Hello Amanda, Thank you for spending your time with us. We regret you did not receive our best service. We appreciate your rating 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

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CC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for relative was nice as it is for any occasion!

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BB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

We love Uncle Julio’s in Spring TX, but this visit to the Grapevine location was a big disappointment. While the entries were very good, the table side guacamole was only about half of the portion received at the Spring location and the service was horrible. Drinks went empty for extended periods, as our server was MIA most of the time. Reordered drinks never arrived, and even clearing the table took 10 minutes as he kept wandering off. I don’t think I’ll be returning to the Grapevine location anytime soon.

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded on July 2, 2019

Hello Brett, We appreciate your time and consideration you took to let us know that your Uncle Julio's experience was not up to our standards. We regret we didn't meet your food and service expectations. We hope you will come in for a more exceptional memorable visit. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Had a reservation. Hostess took our group of 4 back to seat us in the rear section of the dining area. It was extremely hot in the rear area. Asked the hostess if we could have another table in a different section and she said she would have to check. The hostess returned and said that is was not possible. I asked to speak with a manager and when he showed up I asked to be reseated at a table that was currently empty. He told me that the 4 seat table was reserved for a party of 20. We sat at the original table that was assigned. During our meal the table that was supposed to be for a party of 20 was seated with a family of four. The manager flat out lied concerning the table.
I used to be a big fan of this restaurant but I will never visit this establishment again due to the poor hospitality and service that I received.

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded on June 26, 2019

Hello MichaelC, We apologize for your experience and can assure that these concerns will be addressed by our team. We appreciate your feedback and time spent with us and do hope for the chance to serve you again in the future for a much improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday and Father’s Day which turned out great Rhome was a great server he was pretty good about his job.

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CS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It was meant for Fathers Day. The chips weren’t anything special we could have gotten them from Chili’s. The queso dip tastes like it was from the can and not fresh. The kids had 2 wrong kids meals to be brought out. My husband and I had ordered fish tacos and I a salad and it took an hour and a half for them to bring out. They said they were waiting for the fish. When the entrees finally did come out it turned out that they just forgot about us. Service was slow. It was freezing cold and overall we were extremely disappointed considering this was our first time dining there.

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded on June 20, 2019

Hi Christiane, Thank you for spending your Father's day with us. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time with us. We strive to provide an exceptional meal and experience for all our guests and we’re sorry we missed the mark for you. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the guys out for Father’s Day on Sunday and we had a great dinner! I used The Opendoor app to make a reservation and that was fast, easy, and convenient! The food was delicious and the fruit piñata was entertaining! My only complaint is the over pricing, but it was worth it.

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GR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and delicious food! Atmosphere is authentic, too!

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JO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, as usual! Excellent service couple with great food.

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F
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

The table side guacamole wasnt good. It is just an overhyped showoff that tastes badly. Need to smash that guacamole more, we can use the tortilla chips to scoop up avocado pebles. It also lacked lime and acidity. The main dish plates were ok, but lacked the chicken or meat quantity spread within the enchiladas themselves. They were just centered in the middle while the rest of the enchilada was a vacuum.

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

My kids took me there this weekend for my birthday, I had never teen to this location. I visited the one in Ft Worth years ago and this location is nothing like it.

The service was terrible and food subpar, salsa was horrible, they might have dropped the whole bottle of black pepper in there. Server didn't ask if we wanted dessert only spent an average of 10 seconds each time he checked in on us.

Chicken enchiladas were actually really good and we were in and out within 30 mins, not sure if that's a good or bad thing. Honestly could have gone to Rosa's and paid half the price.

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded on June 12, 2019

Hello ShireenB, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that we missed the opportunity to provide you with an experience that exceeded expectations. We can assure that we value your feedback as this has been sent to our teams to address at this time. We hope we will get the chance to serve you for an improved experience that is 5-star and memorable. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Don’t bother making a reservation here. We showed up for our 6:45pm reservation and waited 20 minutes. During which they sat 2 other parties of 4 were seated before us. When I inquired with the hostess, we were shown to a table immediately. We rejected the table since it was next to a family with a baby and would have required someone to be crammed into a small space. We were taken to another table at the very front crammed between two big tops and told this was all that was available. My wife was crammed against a wall and I was constantly bumped from the gentleman seated behind me.
I recommend Incle Julio’s, but recommend visiting any of their other locations.

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LS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A fun place with good food. The chocolate pinata was great! Just a little to noisy for me.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we enjoyed our dinner at Uncle Julio’s.

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JT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to for Tex-Mex. Salsa is out of this world and not crazy hot like every restaurant thinks they have to make it. Great margaritas, enchiladas, fajitas, tacos...Great atmosphere and service. Its a bit spendy, but not crazy.

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l
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We ordered two big platters and both had so much fat on the steak and especially the chicken that we could only eat half of our order. For the price the qualtity should be better

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TX
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Graduation celebration dinner with 8 guests a little more than server could handle. Wrong food on 2 of the orders and empty glasses through the meal. Thankfully the manager was able to get more water and tea to our table. Food was corrected quickly (another 10min.) and was very good once arrived. Would recommend for smaller groups.

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k
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from out of town and found the restaurant from a Google search. Great margaritas and amazing fajitas! We'll be back for sure!

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AB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

Service and food time was extremely slow. We were disappointed.

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded on May 29, 2019

Hello Angela, Thank you for coming in. 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

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Moms 72nd birthday. She loved it! Service was excellent for our party of 7.

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KN
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic! Birthday celebration with the chocolate piñata! Would definitely go back.

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CF
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We ordered fajitas and this was our first time here it was great, but after looking over the menu we did not receive Mexican butter that I am told is wonderful? So a little sad we did not get to taste that on the fajitas?

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Had a large party to celebrate my mom’s birthday. Took a while to get our table set, even with confirming our reservation earlier in the day. Once seated, it took 15+ minutes to get our drinks including water. Servers had us cash out before our dessert arrived.

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Uncle Julio’s for our granddaughters’s 12 birthday and had a wonderful time!

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JR
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was great. Drinks were good. Food was just ok - chicken was warm, not hot and both of our meals were nothing special for the price.

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MY
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was absolutely amazing. It was a busy evening but our waiter stayed super friendly and attentive.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was less than average

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded on May 20, 2019

Hello, Thank you for coming in. Our goal is to provide an exceptional experience and we are very sorry we missed the mark on your visit. We appreciate and value your feedback. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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