Uncle Julio's - Lombard/ Oakbrook

4.2
877 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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Chicago
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Service was slow. Food was decent but waitress disappeared for long periods of time. Waited forever for drink refills. Food took a while. And it was so loud. We couldn’t have a conversation with each other. Other tables nearby were complaining of service and food taking forever. Not worth the money. Cost $60 for two people and we didn’t even have alcohol or dessert.

Uncle Julio's - Lombard/ Oakbrook
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Aprilmeh, 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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GM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great atmosphere. Good food. My mom had a blast

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JC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere! Our first time and it was perfect!! Loved the chocolate piñata!

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SJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had gone to uncle Julio’s for a family dinner this past weekend. My wife is a die hard fan of the queso and I love the table side guacamole. It’s a good place for bigger parties but I recommend booking in advance.

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RC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

This location I wasn't too crazy about. We had a party of seven. We ordered the nachos as an appetizer and they brought it right before our food came out. The drinks were good but I ordered the steak fajitas medium well and it some pieces were medium rare. So loud you had scream to talk to person across from you. Service was ok. I prefer Vernon Hills location nicer place better service.

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GM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible experience, had a reservation, still ended up waiting for the table for 30 minutes. Then waited 20'minutes for a server, food was delayed too! Was supposed to get desert but she forgot to put it in! We were there for my daughters b day! Needed to leave to get to the movie- took two hours for an overpriced dinner! Won't be returning here ever!

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T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my 1st Mother's Day I didn't have to work Mother's day. And I Got to enjoy Great Meal that was Absolutely delicious the Grilled Shrimp Dinner. We all had something different,each entree was DELICIOUS! Yes we shared. AND for a Mother's day we Never wanted for anything! Being in the industry They were Properly Staffed! AAAAND B-R-A-V-O ! TO THE KITCHEN!Your ticket time Impressive!
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Drew DiDomenico

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

Out waiter was fantastic food was delicious!

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MR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Not sure if I would recommend because I made a reservation for 8pm and I still had to wait until almost 830pm to be seated. Also the server was not so friendly. I still left her a nice tip , maybe she will be nice to the next customer.

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BC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waiter was excellent. Very attentive to our needs. The food was excellent. The noise level was a little over the top and the tables were very close together (crowded). I know we were there on a busy night so I guess that was to be expected. We will be going back because the food was so good. Also enjoyed the chocolate piñata. Already recommended Uncle Julios to some friends.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Arrive a few minutes early prior to reservation. Had a reservation made for 6pm however still needed to wait for a table to clear

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Mother’s Day and it was a great dinner. Food was great and staff was very friendly and attentive

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DP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great! The guacamole was fresh and delicious. My Carne Asada was a little over cooked (closer to medium well than medium) but it was still delicious. I will return.

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c
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service.

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BM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Uncle Julios! The food was fantastic and we enjoyed celebrating Cinco de Mayo there with our friends. We'll be back!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Do not go to Uncle Julio's on Cinco de Mayo. Apparently they missed the memo of what day it was.
It took 30 minutes just to get our order of queso, which is something that should be very easy for them to bring. Then it took another 40 minutes for them to bring our food! So in total we waited an hour and 10 minutes for our food and when they brought it out it was cold!!
The manager did apologize for the wait saying they didn't expect the volume, but again how could they have been surprised. But when our food was brought cold, the manager appeared not to really care!

Uncle Julio's - Lombard/ Oakbrook
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hello Melissa, 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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P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went on Cinco de Mayo and with a prior reservation there was no wait. Great menu selection, food was outstanding, service was great-attentive and prompt, even on a very busy day. Prices for food and drink was more than acceptable for our meals and service. Definitely worth a return visit.

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DP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE THIS PLACE AND SO WILL YOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Need to work on getting people seated when they arrive for their reservations

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Hello Greg, Thank you for your business. We appreciate and value your feedback to develop and enhance your experience. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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AJ
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was fast and tasted good. Service was okay. Multiple big parties who were obnoxiously loud. Love their drinks, but the prices are high.

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server was very attentive. It took longer than normal for our food to arrive, but it was Friday night and some were celebrating Cinco De Mayo.

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

I enjoyed the expientenxe

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Reservation was not honored by hostess. We waiting for our table just like everyone who walked in. Very disappointed

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R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was an absolute delight! The food was delicious

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JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

They have so many people working there but lack in service
And the food is just good not great but very pricey

Uncle Julio's - Lombard/ Oakbrook
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hello Jen, 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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EA
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 4

Every time that we asked our server for something he took at least 10 minutes to come back.

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s
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I love uncle Julio’s! This particular day was super crowded and service was a little slow. Guacamole could have had more flavor.

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SR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant many times & the food & service were always first rate. The food was excellent, but we waited almost an hour for our food. When we arrived I told the waitress we were ordering the chocolate pinata as we were celebrating a birthday. I had to remind her about the pinata & we waited almost 45 minutes for it. We were comped for the pinata. It took 2.5 hours to complete our dinner. As I said I have never had any problem there before. Maybe they were short staffed in the kitchen. I will go back there again as I love the food. Hopefully, it was judt a bad night for them.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good! Took a while to get the food, but it was very busy inside

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 2

The only that was impressive was the chocolate pinata. The food was barely average and served cold. For the $ paid, this is unacceptable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with great food and service. My only suggestion would be to add the Juanita platter should be served with a little sour cream. That would have made it perfect for my taste 😉 everything was great we will be back! If you go get the piñata - it was awesome!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was fantastic. Unfortunately we did not have the best wait staff. We waited a long time for her to come around to refill beverages and to clear the table between courses.

Uncle Julio's - Lombard/ Oakbrook
Responded on April 29, 2019

Hello Julee, 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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N
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food/drinks and wonderful waiters. enjoyed the experience. Will come back very soon

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k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They give us excellent service and food every time we go!!

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T
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet mignon fajitas plate needs a little more meat for the price.

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D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The place is beautiful and the ambiance great but the food is not the best or authentic Mexican food. Thought the chips and salsa are delicious. To expensive for the quality of the food

Uncle Julio's - Lombard/ Oakbrook
Responded on April 26, 2019

Hello JorgeD, We apologize we didn't meet all your expectations. Your concerns have been forwarded to the appropriate parties and please accept our sincere apology for your dissatisfaction. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Server was amazing!!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great server and food was hot and quickly served.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect. Food came so fast! Server was very friendly. Definitely go back.

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CW
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful location! I go several times throughout the year. Never been disappointed!

Uncle Julio's - Lombard/ Oakbrook
Responded on April 23, 2019

Crystal, thank you very much!!!

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