Uncle Julio's - Lombard/ Oakbrook

4.3
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1127 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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4.3
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Mack
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Too noisy , I couldn’t hear a thing at my table
My friend said his food was too spicy to eat.

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SueT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMimala
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointed there were no burritos on the menu. Guacamole was very good!

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ThomasN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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DanaF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes I would recommend it. Great food and margaritas. Our waitress was excellent!!

LM
LMA526
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kitchen was backed up so long wait for everything. Still enjoyed ourselves.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always yummy

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VAM9
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was expensive. Other mexican restaurants are less expensive.

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JulieAnne07
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

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mayrab
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service was ok. The serve was not all there to help us out and felt rushed.

Uncle Julio's - Lombard/ Oakbrook
Responded on March 11, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

MD
vipMeghanD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great experience for dance convention

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ramone is awesome!!

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MitcheeH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At Uncle Julios the atmosphere is nice and the staff is friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food and service has gone down for sure

Uncle Julio's - Lombard/ Oakbrook
Responded on March 4, 2020

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

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vipPrime1
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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.

Uncle Julio's - Lombard/ Oakbrook
Responded on March 3, 2020

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

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JoanM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Restaurant was too loud. We were shouting at each other and it ruined the experience

Uncle Julio's - Lombard/ Oakbrook
Responded on March 2, 2020

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

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DeidraB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

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.

Uncle Julio's - Lombard/ Oakbrook
Responded on March 3, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and service!

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jenniferc104
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipALD12345
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome...best service from all of my prior visits to Uncle Julio!

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LauraJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

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TaraN
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!!!

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KBookIt
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipEugeneB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went to have an early dinner and was very satisfied with staff and food quality

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just met my best friend for lunch.

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Waste
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2