Uncle Julio's - Lombard/ Oakbrook
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.
Get it delivered
We love this restaurant, frequent it often. This visit was extremely loud, service was mediocre, food took forever to arrive. Ordering what we frequently order and it just wasn’t the same.
Too noisy , I couldn’t hear a thing at my table
My friend said his food was too spicy to eat.
I loved this place! Food was great and excellent service! Went to celebrate my son's bday and ordered the piñata. Everything was delicious and fun!. Can wait to go back.
Disappointed there were no burritos on the menu. Guacamole was very good!
Love the fresh taste of table guacamole!!! We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday and he got his usual steak fajita and it's delicious as usual!
Yes I would recommend it. Great food and margaritas. Our waitress was excellent!!
Kitchen was backed up so long wait for everything. Still enjoyed ourselves.
It was expensive. Other mexican restaurants are less expensive.
Service was ok. The serve was not all there to help us out and felt rushed.
Hello Mayrab, We greatly appreciate your feedback and expect a high standard of service for our guests. We apologize to hear that we did not meet these standards and your review has been sent to our teams to further address. We do hope for the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Even though we had a reservation, we were stuck at a table right next to the kitchen. It was very crowded and it took a while for our server to keep returning to our table. The food was ok, but not good enough to go back and deal with the crowds and the noise.
Great experience for dance convention
Ramone is awesome!!
At Uncle Julios the atmosphere is nice and the staff is friendly.
Food and service has gone down for sure
Hello, Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we apologize that we were unable to provide you with a memorable experience. We have forwarded your review to our teams and we hope to serve you in the future for an improved dining experience. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's
The experience was unfavorable from the beginning. I made reservations at 7:45 and arrived at 7:25. I was told that they were running behind but when asked how long, hostess did not know. I asked again at 7:45 and received same answer. There was very little space to wait, which happens time to time when a restaurant is busy. The disturbing thing was that the location where servers were retrieving silverware was in same area and it was not appealing.
Once we sat down the waitress came and she was kind and helpful. However the restaurant was cold so we could not remove our jackets.
We ordered table made guacamole. The attendant was shy but did a very good job. However the chips that were brought to the table were cold and the silverware was not very clean.
The Guac was good and my vegetable fajita was good. The rice was cold and over cooked and the corn tortillas were falling apart. The black beans were good. Overall the food was decent but combined with look and feel of the restaurant the experience was not favorable. I think this may have been my last visit.
Hello Prime1, Thank you for your business. We appreciate your review and feedback to develop and improve. We apologize to hear that we didn't meet your overall service and meal expectations this visit. 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
Restaurant was too loud. We were shouting at each other and it ruined the experience
Hello JoanM, Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we apologize that we were unable to provide you with a memorable experience during your visit. We have forwarded your review to our teams and we hope to serve you in the future for an improved dining experience. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's
I brought my family here to celebrate my husbands birthday . Although we hears good reviews about this place it was not for us and this will be our first and only visit to uncle Julios. The place was extremely loud my son wanted to leave and he’s a ten year old because of the loudness. I did not see anything special abolitionist this place or the food 175$ for a family of four we could of went to local taco stand for 30$ and been happier.
Hello DeidraB, We appreciate your time spent with us and apologize to hear that your celebration 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
Great food and service!
I posted a picture of me hiting the Chocolate Pinata and all my FaceBook friends wanted to know where this was. I think have the food cooked immediately before it is served is the highlight of dining there. Excellent tortillas still puffy from the grill. Our wait person was Judd and he took care of all our needs.
Our waiter was awesome...best service from all of my prior visits to Uncle Julio!
Really liked our server, food was good, but the noise level was borderline unbearable! Could barely talk to my family at the table; had to almost yell!
We had a great time! The food was very good! The Chocolate pinata was a big hit!! The tables are a little close to each other and its very loud in there, we didn't mind as we are loud too!!!
The guacamole is good, beer reasonably priced. Service was fast and friendly. Food tasted great and the portions were sized well. Make reservations! This place is super popular and for good reason.
Our server, Rocelle was excellent. We has the Tableside Guacamole that we very good. We were all happy with our dishes. The staff was very accommodating when I asked if we can have 2 tables put together instead of a round one for all 6 of us - this I really appreciated. We were more comfortable with more space. Our drinks were always refilled as Rucelle was always available to make sure we had what we needed. The food had the perfect spice level for me although one of fish tacos appeared to be too spicy for my colleague - this was just my colleague and not the food. I appreciated that my friends were able to try the Mexican butter as I enjoyed it. They did as well but I had to convince them to try - they must not like good flavors :) Thank you again as we look forward to returning and we hope to have Rucelle and the same staff to help us!
Went to have an early dinner and was very satisfied with staff and food quality
Just met my best friend for lunch.
Reservation was for 6:45pm
Arrived early and wasn’t seated until 7:15pm
1/2 hour waiting in the entrance.
Host kept saying they were setting the table.
Hello, Thank you for providing this feedback regarding your reservation experience. We apologize to hear that we did not provide you with an outstanding experience and your review has been sent to our teams to further address. We do hope we will get the chance to serve you again in the future for an overall improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Uncle Julio's food is consistently good, and it is one of the few Mexican restaurants that is spacious enough for large parties and families. It's always crowded, even on Sunday nights.
We arrived for our 8:45 reservation and waited a few minutes to be seated even though there were several empty tables throughout the restaurant. Once we were seated, we waited 15 minutes at our table without a single worker coming by our table to give us water, chips & salsa, take our order, or even acknowledge us to tell us to be patient. After 15 minutes, we just got up and left. On the way out, we told our situation to the folks at the host stand and they mentioned some issue they were having with the wait staff. When we said this was unacceptable they brushed us off and sarcastically told us to have a good night. We left and went to a competitive Mexican restaurant, were promptly seated, and had a great meal. We love the food at Uncle Julio's and have been to various location probably about 20 times, but this is unacceptable. I would not recommend anyone to visit this location again.
Very crowded but very good service.
From the beginning to end not impressed. I was so excited about all the hype, it being our first time and all. We arrive with a reservation for 6pm and are told to wait, while others arriving later having reservation time slots after us get seated first. Then, they seat us at a table that wasn't even cleared off yet. Food all over the bench seat. We finally sit down to await the server. She brings us chips and salsa but no water! As I'm choking on a chip, luckily the busboy brought us waters because my partner asked him to. Server finally comes back to take our drink order. Since they're packed decided we'll put our dinner and appetizer order in now. Awaiting over 1/2 an hour for our appetizer. Add on another 15 minutes for my cold non sizzling fajitas to arrive. Then I'm very uncomfortable when the entire bench moves me forward as the gentleman sits into the bench behind me. Every time he moves I'm being jerked. No Server to check on us insight; to ask for extra napkins or if we wanted anything else. I didn't even get a chance to drink a frozen mango margarita because there was no mango they only gave you classic or to try their famous chocolate piñata, because we were given our check before we could add on to our bill. Talk about being rushed and we still tipped very well. Disappointed is an understatement. The only nice thing about this place was their "handmade" tortilla maker and I use that word loosely. Don't waste your time or $ here!!!!!! Taco Bell is better.
Hello Lynny, 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 as your concerns are being addressed. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
The reasons for Service being 3 stars; my waiter was changed after receiving entree/ going into ordering dessert which was totally odd. Also, the waiter took some time to come back and take order, etc. Otherwise, drinks and food options are always delicious especially the chocolate piñata which is a must!
It’s was a great experience food was great! The service was even better my mom birthday on Valentine’s Day spend it well at Uncle Julio’s! Thank you Again !
Definitely going back!!! This was my first time visiting Uncle Julio’s and by it being Valentines Day I was worried I wouldn’t get the full experience with the crowd ha I definitely did!!! My server was attentive and we were seated as soon as we arrived. I wanted to go back today which is 2 days later lol..
Great food, service, prices, and atmosphere!! Uncle Julio's is one of my favorite places to go as the Mama Julio's Nachos are the best i have ever had. They are a meal in itself. They cover each large chip around a dozen with beans, chicken, cheese, and give you guacamole and sour cream on a bed on lettuce for $12.99. You absolutely cannot beat it. Try their food you won't regret it..Best nachos EVER!! Thank You!!