Uncle Julio's - Loudoun

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677 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
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful. Long. Never again

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Meal size good. The meal for two is very worth the value. I strongly recommended it. Stephanie, our server was very attentive. Always checking back all the time to make sure that she could provide anything else we wanted. For our son's 6th birthday, she gave him a vanilla ice cream cup topped with a huge swirl of whipped cream courtesy of Uncle's Julio.

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DR
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Mex-Tex food. My car asada ordered rare and that is the way it was served. My wife soft tacos [beef + pork] were perfect. Front desk [host station] a bit sloppy but our waiter was great.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was my daughters birthday and i loved it so much

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JA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Uncle Julio's is very consistent as far as the food and the atmosphere. The food is always fresh and delicious, with some of, in my opinion, the best chips and salsa ever. It is extremely hard not to fill up on chips and salsa before you have even ordered your food! However, the meals are always excellent- some of my favorites include: Honey chipotle chicken fajitas- sweet, smokey...awesome. The crispy and soft tacos are always delicious, I always like to order my chicken tacos with fajita chicken because the regular chicken is a little bland. The enchilada's with the green sauce are great.
On my most recent visit with my family, our server Sydney, was probably the best server I have encountered at any restaurant in the last 5 years- she was so professional and enthusiastic, never stopped smiling, knew the menu like the back of her hand and was on top of everything. Great job, Sydney! The only thing I say about Uncle Julio's that can be taken as less than positive is, if you want to have a conversation with someone while your'e there, it might be difficult as the restaurant is very, very, loud. It's my wife's favorite place so we go there often, but we can't hear a word we are saying to each other. I guess I'm just turning into an old geezer though.

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MG
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Sometimes it gets too loud. Can’t hear each other talk

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great environment and a convenient location!

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uncle Julio’s is our go to restaurant that never disappoints. It’s at a great location and the food has always been consistently great.

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J
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Waiter was great but it took forever for our food. Wasn't until we showed our bc annoyance on our face for a manager to come over. Our waiter was running around crazy but still had great service.

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SS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Uncle Julios! The margaritas are awesome, but SO expensive! $11.99 for a small glass. Food is delicious though. I'll probably opt for a beer next time.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

It would have been nice if the music wasn't so loud. There were four of us at the table and we couldn't carry on a conversation because it was so ridiculously loud. We could only talk to one person at a time and we had to practically yell in their face...lol! Even the waitress apologized numerous times - we couldn't hear her and she couldn't hear us.

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

Hello Andrea, 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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TM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. We went for an early dinner and got in right away.

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

Reservation requested why we were dining. I said I was there for her birthday and specifically listed the person whose birthday was in the party. There was no it knowledge meant of that by the restaurant. It was a complete waste of my time. Extremely, extremely disappointed.

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

Hello, 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
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I ordered my favorite enchilada combo-cheese and onion and chicken. The chicken was fine,but, not the cheese and onion. I got a cheese stick, a cheese stick wrapped in a tortilla.Really. Not what I was used to getting.

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J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, average food

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ML
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Always mess up order. So very frustrating as been there many times

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

Hello Matt, Thank you for your business and loyalty. We are so sorry you had poor service and we completely understand your frustrations. We greatly appreciate you sharing this input as we are constantly working to improve, and this information is extremely helpful. Please accept our sincere apology for your dissatisfaction. We hope you will return to Uncle Julio’s soon for an improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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PS
Washington DC
234 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a Taco platter which was really good and a lot of food. The other entree was the steak fajitas which were also really good and plentiful. service was excellent.

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KA
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place and the tableside Guacamole is literally to die for!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was fantastic, except the noise level.

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SM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Very loud and hard to speak to someone across the table, let alone next to you. Food is good.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Well, I really enjoy Uncle Julio’s. This was not one of my best experiences. The waiter took 10 minutes to find us. Then we were all but asked to leave for the next party to use the table. I found this rude. We were interrupted several times to clear the table. We were never asked if we wanted dessert, only the check. Had to ask for refills and other items. I understand it is a Saturday night but the shoving us out the door as soon as our food came will not make me a regular customer.

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MB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Arrived around 9pm, it was still popping & fizzing. Very loud. Luckily, folks were starting to leave as we were ordering. The server, Diego was attentive and friendly. The food, fajitas were delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. All of the food had great flavor. Definitely going back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and food!

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CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and perfect margaritas! It was loud as usual, but worth it. Never disappoints! Our waiter was great and didn't rush us despite easily 30 people waiting outside. Thanks for a fun date dinner!

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JM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointing dinner. Ordered tortilla soup and combo fajitas. Both were served at the same time rendering the fajitas cold when I got to it. Curiously it was delivered without tortillas — something that went unnoticed by the server until I mentioned it and another 5 minutes to correct.

Not a good night for a usually reliable restaurant.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

I was so disappointed, and will probably not return. There were four in our group. We ordered 5 meals. Only one was good enough to order again. Service was slow, it appeared there were not enough waitstaff.

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SW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

We’ve been many times. The last 3, we have received our fajitas and had to ask for the wraps. By the time the wraps came our food was cold. Had to ask to speak to the Manager before kids got their food. Only good thing was manager comped entire meal. Was kind of her to do that and we appreciated it very much. I hope they get it together because we love Uncle Julio’s!

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r
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome. Great atmosphere, service and food. Grace was fantastic, she reccomend the Carnita Azteca , and it isn't disappoint.

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EM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The food and service is excellent -- our server, Seneca, was very attentive. We went there for our son's 25th birthday, and everything went very smoothly from setting up the reservation to paying the check (electronically at the table - very cool!). Thanks!

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TM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

One seat at our table and the table area at that seat was wet. The person at that seat sat in that wet area. It was reported to the waitress who responded with a towel and wiped down the seat and table. We were disappointed that there was no follow-up by a restaurant manager.

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n
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Our drinks came really late! Maybe 40 minutes ????? Ordered regular margaritas nothing fancy then had only 1 bowl of chips with salsa at the table for 5 people no plates. Untrained brand new server who didn’t know many things including how to serve correctly! Our food came in but no tortillas included for fajitas????
For everything we had to ask the server and worst that all i asked for my friend birthday to get an ice cream with candle they have told me no candles and brought two scoop of regular ice cream with nothing not even a happy Birthday sign or writing or singing!!
I reserved for special occasion birthday online a week prior
Very disappointed at this place and people working there :(

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on June 24, 2019

Hello Nazaninh, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that we missed the opportunity to provide you with an experience that was memorable and celebratory. 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
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Even with a reservation, we waited 20 minutes for a table. The drinks are over priced, the fajitas were not “Sizzling” on the pan, the chocolate piñata looks impressive but it’s over priced as well. And it’s way too loud to have a conversation.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

My family and I enjoy coming to Uncle Julio's however, our last experience on Fathers Day was less than remarkable. Upon ordering our meals the server comes back to notify us that they have ran out of Carne Asada which is my husband and my favorite. Honestly, if we would have known that before ordering our meals we would have chosen to leave and go somewhere else. But, due to the fact that we ordered drinks and appetizers we could not do so. Then once our food arrived things were good. My kids decided to for us to surprise my husband with a chocolate piñata. When the piñata came it read "Happy Birthday Fathers Day". The server found it amusing but, I did not. This was meant to be a special occasion. The server stated that the piñata was already made and written with Happy Birthday and that it would have taken a lot longer to assemble and correct the writing. He only stated this once it was on our table in front of us. I would have liked to have had the opportunity to decide whether to bring it out that way. As stated before, we love Uncle Julio's but Father's Day, the experience could have been better.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on June 21, 2019

Hello ShellyJ, 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 the service issues you had and ensure that this location is operating at our high standards. Your feedback has been forwarded to the appropriate parties; we assure you that your concerns are being addressed. We do hope to serve you again for a much improved experience. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Ive been a few times to this location and have enjoyed my meal and ambience. I don't know if the a/c was out but it was way too hot in the restaurant and the service seemed slow. Our server was good but food took much longer than in the past. I don't know that I would have noticed it as much if it hadn't been for the high temps in the restaurant.

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LS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very attentive staff! Vibrant and good for groups!

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KR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as always. The service good. The table side guacamole was the best ever!!!!!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The reception was poor. WAited at podium for ten minutes before they acknowledged us and we had a reservation. I was there with my 86 year old father. Once acknowledged it was lukewarm. Three staff were at podium. One couple in front of us when we arrived.

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TJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love the food. Some days faijtas are better than other. On our last visit our table was ready as per our reservation. Our server "Madi" gave us fantastic service. She was a wonderful server. She should be groomed and recognized.

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SL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Came here for Father’s Day and had made a reservation in advance. Waited 15 minutes after being seated for someone to bring us the high chairs we requested. Our server was either brand new, or completely stoned, not sure which. Service was TERRIBLE. Kids started getting restless in their high chairs after 40 minutes without food. The people at the table next to us came after us, ate and paid all before we got our food. Then, my daughter came thisclose to putting a wad of hair that she found on the floor next to our table in her mouth. 🤢. Fortunately, I saw her in time and grabbed it with a napkin before she could get it to her mouth. Even though the manager was awesome and was extremely apologetic, we’ll never go back. Not a good day for Uncle Julio’s!

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

Hello Steph, Thank you for your business. We deeply apologize for the reception and service you received. We appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention, so we can investigate. This is certainly not our standard. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a great experience you expect from us from start to finish. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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