Uncle Julio's - Grapevine

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581 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Paulita
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waitress was very attentive and the swirl was great!

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vipCristiH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the middle of Coronavirus pandemic they were going above and beyond cleaning everything. Made us feel so much better about eating out during all of this. Food was great. Highly recommend the chocolate piñata for special occasions.

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JamesD
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was great... Except one of our waitresses was quite rude and not friendly.

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lovefood
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great but when we asked for off to the side quiet area, they sat us right outside the restroom. Our waitress was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. An amazing evening! Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible, very slow service, food had to be redone

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SarahO
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

German made my birthday dinner so special. The table side guac was so good probably the best I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have tried coming here a few times with no luck because it’s always pretty busy, and I can see why! My parents were in town, so we made a reservation to make sure we got in. Courteous staff, amazing atmosphere, delicious food... 5 stars!

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DirkD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

You can't go wrong with Uncle Julio's, starting with the great chips and hot sauce, then just about any food item you get...oh, and don't forget to have you a swirl or two... :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a gender reveal using the piñata. Our waitress & those helping her were great and made for a special night for all of us!!! Thank you! Will definitely recommend

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KimB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying this restaurant for lunch. Food and service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a group of seven, and Tom was our waiter. The food was good as always. And Tom did a GREAT job of taking care of all wants and needs!! Ask for Tom if you go there!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had reservations that ran about 20 - 25 min behind. Slow service to begin with, took a while to get our initial drinks, but the service picked up. Food was great, noise level always very loud, making it difficult for some conversation. Nice finish with the service.

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JuliosFan
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always excellent. Noise level is a bit loud due to the construction of the restaurant. The salsa! That smoky flavor is a big draw. The 'at your table' guacamole is good enough to make me like guacamole - and that says a lot!

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MandyM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so accommodating with my requests for my Dad who is hard of hearing and has vision problems.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff did an outstanding job of making sure the experience was top notch

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine date

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vipKCFoodie
Kansas City
41 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We both had the fajitas. The skirt steak and the carnitas. The carnitas were very tasty. Skirt steak was unflavored, kinda disappointing to be honest. Service was good. Atmosphere was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice. Table was available when we arrived!!

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Uncle Julio's for their Chocolate Pinatas.

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NenaG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the waiter was very friendly and courteous.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in a booth, which helped with the noise level. We love Uncle Julio’s, but hate that it is always hard to hear the conversation.

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SHELLY
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

my party of 7 arrived at 11: 10 for our reservations at 11:15, we added one additional person to the table around 11:15 or so. Charles, the waiter, took everyone's food and drink order. Our waiter, did not return any time during the waiting period to check on us, provide and eta on food arrival, or provide any services that a good waiter would do. The food did not arrive to our table until 12: 15!!! this was the worst experience I've had during a lunch hour. To arrive at a location at 11: 15 to get your food served well over an hour later. The Manager, was very nice and did everything within her power to assist us, as Charles, the waiter, did not return to our table. I enjoy the food at Uncle Julio's and past experiences have been wonderful. Only this time was the experience horrible. I would return again here, only to request that I not have Charles as a waiter.

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hello Shelly, Thank you for providing this feedback and we apologize to hear that your service did not reflect the high standards we strive to provide. Your review has been forwarded to our team who and will ensure that the service standards are met. We hope to serve you again in the future for an outstanding experience. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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ChristopherT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to sit and get a bite tho eat with someone. I have a nice time every time I go there. Definite top 10 on local restaurants list. Not sure the order but it's in the top 10 for me.

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DFWTXDINER
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We love the food at Uncle Julio's, it's always hot and fresh. Their Salsa is THE BEST! Be prepared for noise though, it's off the charts in that regards. We do love that we can make reservations ahead of time, which we would recommend especially if your going during a peak time of day.

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GregW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 12 which can be challenging during lunch. We made a reservation and they had our table ready when we arrived. Our server was cordial and efficient. She made sure everyone had everything they needed during our entire visit. What a warm and welcome environment. The food is fabulous as well. Thank you!

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JoAnnK
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you so much for getting our reservations combined with our other party and getting us seated by the tortilla making machine. Had a great evening with good food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last meal outing before surgery and being home bound for a while.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & service! It’s our favorite place to meet for family celebrations!!

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MariaL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated my sister's and my birthday. Tyler was very attentive and funny. It was very busy but he kept us alerted to everything that was going on with our orders. Thank you Tyler! As always ,we loved all of it!

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vipAmyT
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Service from Herbert was great!! Food was good as well. The table location impacted what would have been a nice birthday dinner for my nephew. We were seated at the table closest to the restrooms, so we had people constantly pushing past us in and out of the restrooms the entire time we were there. There seem to be 3 tables that suffer this fate, and it was very disruptive and disappointing.

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hello AmyT, Thank you for spending your time with us and we do apologize for the experience had this visit. We are very sorry we didn't meet your expectations and your concerns will be addressed by our teams. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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vipMDBMDB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Chicken sent back twice- not cooked. Restaurant completely open and they seated us at a table by the bathrooms. Smell was horrendous!!

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded on January 26, 2020

Hello MDBMDB, 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 any issues you had and ensure that this location is operating at our high standards. Your feedback has been forwarded to the appropriate parties and your concerns are being addressed. 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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LizP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Service is a hot or miss. For our table of 12x we should have had 2 servers, not 1.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Excellence service! Saturdays are the busiest so plan ahead. We’ve eaten there many times on Sunday after church and it is less crowded.

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AmandaF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This is the second time we’ve had to wait over 20 min when we had a reservation. The place was packed so the service was sub par and the food was sub par. Disappointed this place seems to be going downhill somewhat.

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded on January 22, 2020

Hello AmandaF, We appreciate your time spent with us and apologize to hear that your experience this visit was less than outstanding. Your feedback has been sent to the appropriate parties who will further address the concerns mentioned. We hope we will get the chance to serve you again in the future for an overall improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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vipRandy
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious beef fajitas!

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vipDallDiner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Mexican food. Uncle Julio's has been a family favorite for years. Never been disappointed here.

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LaurieK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Uncle Julio's is always a great place to dine. One of our party received his food so late that the rest of us had finished our meal already. That's so very unusual for Uncle Julio's, Grapevine. We will definitely go back and hope that the kitchen gets its act together on the next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

We waiting about 30 minutes past our reservation to be seated. Almost upsetting.

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hello, We apologize to hear that you did not have an exceptional experience this visit. Your feedback has been forwarded to our team who will ensure that the proper processes are followed through to create an excellent experience for our guests. We do hope for the chance to serve you again in the future for a much-improved outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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WayneN
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pretty fun place to eat. The food was good . But there was too many item that me and the kids didn’t like and was just space filler. My server was excellent. And I don’t mine coming back again

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Uncle Julio's - Grapevine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Uncle Julio's - Grapevine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (817) 416-8416.

Uncle Julio's - Grapevine is rated 4.4 stars by 581 OpenTable diners.

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