Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
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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The food and service were outstanding.
Love the food! I’ve been going to Uncle Julio’s since they opened their first area store in Reston under the name of Rio Grande.
While they removed the classic Nachos with ground beef/Piccadillo beef from their menu, they always allow me to order it special! I only wish they would include the fresh salsa with it like they used to.
Keep up the good work!
Overpriced and dry would be the best way to describe the food. I get the pricing (Northern VA) but dry chicken fajitas, dry chicken rolled in corn tortillas for enchiladas, dry tamales. I make better mexican food at home. Never had salsa like that, a mild chipotle taste but not very flavorful. The tortilla chips were the best part of the meal.
Hello DanO, We thank you for providing feedback on your recent experience and do apologize that your overall experience did not exceed expectations. Your review has been sent to our team who will further address and ensure all dishes are made to our high-quality standards. We do hope to serve you again in the future for a much improved 5-star experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
As a Mexican American I can confirm that The tortillas were legit. Machine made but legit. The carne asada was spot on. Saturday night busy, of course, and the persons that brought out food forgot steak knives so we had to sit with the food in front of us, unable to eat it, for 3-4 minutes. Specialty cocktail was missing crucial garnish, but otherwise was delicious. A little pricey for Mexican but, hey. It *is* One Loudoun. If you’re adventurous ask for the special spicy salsa- the one that comes with the chips is crap - maybe good for local tastes but it’s the stuff Mexican newborns get in their baby bottles. Ask for the real sauce.
Great spot. Waaay better than the Reston location. Good vibes for the entire family. Server was excellent.
Awesome setting and superior service!
Our server, Carlos, was fantastic! The service and ambience was great! Only thing was the drink was VERY weak and I’m a light weight! Still, overall, GREAT experience.
This had to be the absolute worst meal my group has had in years. From start to finish it was terrible.
Hello Tere, Thank you for your business. We appreciate your review and feedback to develop and improve. We apologize we didn't meet all your expectations. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Good service and good food. Fresh margarita of the day was very tasty. We loved the chocolate piñata!
Food was okay, service was okay. If you’re looking for authentically Mexican cuisine, you can do better.
Hello, We apologize we didn’t meet your expectations. We hope that you return to give some of our other Uncle Julio menu items a try and to let us make up for your experience. Thank you for dining with us. Uncle Julio's
Dinner with family in from out of town - waitstaff was so accommodating; helped us move to quieter corner and brought food so quickly when order had slight mixup. Highly recommend! Always great food!
It's so loud in the central dining area we asked to be moved to the back. It's too loud for older people to be able to converse.
Hello luv2go, Thank you for your business. We appreciate and value your rating & feedback to develop and enhance your experience. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
We eat at Uncle Julio’s often, but this time we had terrible service and the food was not nearly as good as normal. The steak in the fajitas was fatty, the enchiladas were not cooked completely and our server was extremely slow and inattentive. He also stood over us while we were paying the bill, which is always rude for a server. We are not rushing back to this location.
Hello, We appreciate your feedback and apologize to hear that your experience was less than enjoyable and the dining room was not acceptable. We have provided our teams with this information and they will address at the location, we hope we will get the opportunity to serve you again for an improved outcome. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's
This is one our goto restaurants as a family. We went two weeks ago and the fajitas arrived cold (plate not sizzling as usual)— who serves cold fajitas? This visit showed us that service has also gone downhill. We waited and waited for plates to eat our fajitas— no plates. Had to go to kitchen area and get plates ourselves. Manager did come over and we discussed and resolved the situation. We will not be going back for a long time.
Hello Mark, hank you for spending your time with us and do apologize for your experience. We are very sorry we were not able to provide you with an excellent meal on this visit and your concerns are being addressed by the appropriate parties. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
Great food and great service. Overall a very positive experience.
Food was great. A little overpriced but the family continues to come back. Service was great. It way too noisy inside so we ate outside.
Always yummy food! We always enjoy eating at Uncle Julios.
We had a great time! Food was delicious and the Chocolate lovers piñata was the highlight of dinner! I will be going back.
Had a wonderful dinner. Ordered our favorite shrimp camerones with all the fixings. Food arrived promptly however waiter seemed a bit harried. Maybe he was just new.
Waiter rushed us and started picking up our plates when we weren’t even done and without asking us...
Food was excellent.
Hello, Thank you for your business. We are so sorry we missed the service mark on this visit. We look forward to serving you again in the standard you'd expect from Uncle Julio's. All the best, Uncle Julio's
Delightful meal. Service was great, but it was hard to hear one another... pretty loud place.
Really enjoyed our evening! Food was great as usual and our waiter Walter was fun and attentive.
We waited well over an hour for our food. When we asked the server about it, he said it was due to all of our modifications. The only modification we made was extra cheese which came in a separate bowl. Five different tables came in after us and got served before us.
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
I am upset bc I put in my reservation that we had a birthday and I said something twice at the restaurant and finally the second time Ice cream was brought out, but I’m used to all of the waiters clapping and singing happy birthday, but they did nothing.. very disappointed
service was slow, food took too long and one meal was incorrect and had to wait for it while party was eating and never asked by our waiter if we needed anything during our visit.
Poor service and expensive for the food Has gone down a lot in the past year
Hello Mark, 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
The food was delicious and I will definitly be going back.
It took over five minutes for two people at the hostess stand to figure out how to seat a party of six. They finally realized that the party had a reservation. I specifically asked to be seated in the back area in a booth. We we led to a table, and then, seemed to caused a bit of "inconvenience" when we asked to be changed to a booth. We were even done eating our dinner, when our server asked if we wanted dessert. When we stated "no", our "check out tablet" was let at our table. Can we digest for five minutes please?
We had a group of 10 and made advance reservations in spite of the very busy nature of the restaurant we were promptly seated. Our waiter Gary was superb the food fantastic and we had a great time. Love the restaurant and appreciate how well it is managed .
Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience. Kudos to Gary! We are so happy you had a great time. That means so much to us. We look forward to serving you again soon. All the best, Uncle Julio’s
Whenever I come here the food is usually lukewarm and the place has become ridiculously expensive. $200+ for dinner for 4 with drinks and tip for enchiladas and fajitas is simply insult pricing. My family likes it, however, so we continue to come here now and then. Service is always good. They do hire good people.
Hello, Thank you for spending your time with us. We are very sorry we didn't meet your expectations on the visit and your concerns are being addressed. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thanks again, Uncle Julio's
We had a reservation and were seated quickly. The ac could have been on higher. We were a little uncomfortable after coming inside from the 100+ degree weather. Server was awesome. Food was great. We love the chocolate piñata and the complimentary chips and salsa! The frozen sangria was good, but it tasted like there was definitely tequila in it. I’m not sure if that’s just their recipe or it was a mistake. Overall a good place to eat and celebrate something special.
The food at Uncle Julios is delicious! Unfortunately the service keeps going downhill on our past few visits, which makes me less excited to recommend them. We frequently have repeat mistakes made of our food in the kitchen and it gets so loud it's hard to have a conversation at our own table.
Hi Carolyn, Thank you for your continued support and your candid review. We are so glad you expect great things from us. We appreciate you taking the time to make us aware of your recent experiences. We read every comment, feedback, praise and concern and then we forward to the appropriate groups to properly address. We will look into the service immediately. We look forward to serving your again soon. All the best, Uncle Julio's
Food and service was great. Music is entirely too loud and this was at 5pm. I’ve been before and it’s always been problematic.
Awful. Long. Never again
Hello, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your dining experience. We strive to provide an exceptional experience for all our guests and we’re sorry we missed the mark for you. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a better outcome. Thanks, Uncle Julio's
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.
Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience. Kudos to Stephanie! We are so happy you had a great time. That means so much to us. We look forward to serving you again soon. All the best, Uncle Julio’s
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.
it was my daughters birthday and i loved it so much
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.
Sometimes it gets too loud. Can’t hear each other talk
Great food, great environment and a convenient location!