Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center

4.4
262 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.

For reservations, please allow up to 15 minutes for us to prepare your table.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation


Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(703) 904-0703
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
From an intimate birthday dinner to a large corporate event, Uncle Julio’s in Reston Town Center is the perfect place to celebrate any special occasion. Our team brings you the authentic flavor and festive atmosphere of a true Mexican fine dining experience.
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Private party contact
our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 215-5930
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Parking details
Ample free parking is available in several parking garages, as well as street parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 262 People Are Saying
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JB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uncle Julio’s is always tasty! We enjoyed our fajitas, enchiladas and margarita!!!

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A
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service! Elizabeth our server was outstanding. WIll definitely go back soon to this neighborhood gem.

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

This was one of the worst experiences I have ever had at a restaurant. Out of 6 meals, 5 meals were wrong or incomplete when originally served, the worst offense being a vegetarian enchilada order with a meat sauce. After taking over 15 minutes to correct the issue when we got the bill we had been charge not once but twice for the messed up enchilada order. To top it all off the entire meal was sloooow, we spent an hour and 45 minutes in the restaurant just to eat dinner, no desert.

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DJ
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Return here often. Food and service are excellent. Honey Chipotle Chicken Fahitas are the best.

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MB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both food and service were excellent . The food is always good and the service was prompt and efficient. There is a varied menu with man choices.

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They don’t reserve outside seating but the manager bought us a drink and put us at the top of the list. Courteous, professional, attentive. Wonderful experience.

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j
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and drink great! $35 parking ticket terrible! Never again Reston Town Center I am done1

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FJ
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Once you pass the hurdle of the unprofessional and unfriendly hostess
It’s all smooth sailing consistent good food and great servers

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D
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Drinks Good. Food Fair.

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ED
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good meal and excellent service!

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2
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The restaurant is too noisy, maybe not for everyone. Food was OK, very basic Tex-Mex, good drinks and beer. Service was pretty good.

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N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Horrible experience. Made a reservation on Open Table. Showed up 10 minutes late because of traffic ( no surprise). Our table had already been given away. No grace period I guess (normal places usually give 15 minutes). We had asked to be seated outside on the patio. After waiting 20 minutes got seated. They first tried to seat us in a dark corner. We reminded them we had asked to sit outside. Were finally given a table by a window so we could at least see the tables on the patio. Ordered a Acapulco Seafood salad with seared ahi tuna. My wife, on the recommendation of the waiter ordered the tacos with tuna. My sons got the children’s chicken fingers. The children’s meals came within 10 minutes but the adult meals took an additional 20 and that was after asking several times about our meals. Once the food arrived the tuna smelled and tasted very fishy. Neither my wife and I ate our meals. The manager would not come to the table but told our waiter that we could order something “to go” that would be free. We wanted nothing more from this place and asked for the check. It took over 15 minutes to pay for this crappy meal. Will NEVER return. Steven, the waiter, was very pleasant and tried very hard.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was fair. Been before and the food was better. No guarantee about going back. For the price there is better food around Reston.

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DJ
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honey Chipotle Fajitas were fabulous as usual. Others had the Juarez Fajitas and Beef Tacos and thought they were excellent as well. Always love coming to this restaurant.

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D
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was Excellent. Santos our waiter retrieved my credit card after I forgot about it and was well spoken polite affable !

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MM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our experience at Uncle Julio’s in Reston was very good. The food was okay, but not as delicious as the Uncle Julio’s in Loudoun One. The service was good overall. Our first choice would be to dine at Uncle Julio’s at Loudoun One.

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DW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The food was not good. My silverware was dirty. Service was good and server was really nice but overall was too loud, poor food, and dirty silverware. I have been to three Uncle Julios and this one is by far the worst one I have been to.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

My wife and I are long time fans of Uncle Julio’s and I have a Loyalty card. Food was great as usual. The service this visit, not so much. Seemed like our waiter was new and he was definitely young. We ordered the chicken fajitas for two and asked to SWAP the rice and beans for the mixed grilled veggies, something we have done before. When our order arrived we just had extra onions and peppers and the rice and beans. Explained the mix up and he quickly fixed it without any problems. They are usually very good about clearing the table, but this time it seemed like it took a very long time to clear the table when we were done with the main meal. We ordered the Chocolate Piñata for dessert and it was delicious.

Just a couple missteps this visit with someone who appeared to be new.

We will definitely return and I would still recommend to anyone.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s our family’s favorite go-to restaurant in RTC. We love the food and we love our favorite servers, Alfredo ❤️ and Jordan. ❤️

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AF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always get Jalisco fajitas and they never disappoint! Also their margaritas, queso and quac are yummy too!!

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DJ
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good food and service at Uncle Julio's. Especially like the Honey Chipotle Chicken Fajitas.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The food was terrible. I’ve had better tacos at Taco Bell. The restaurant itself it a mess -sticky floors, broken shades on the windows, and don’t get me started on the bathrooms. The service was meh. The waiter screwed up our drink order of “tequila on the rocks”. Not fresh food, tastes microwaved.

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MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The poor waitress was pulled on so many tables it was hard to get service (not her fault)
Took over an hour to get our food

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v
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Restaurant was super busy so it was loud! Tough to hold a conversation with others at the table but we managed. Service was decent--a little slow but that could be because it was so busy. Food was delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Early Father’s Day Dinner

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BD
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We arrived to the restaurant and immediately placed our order once seated. Our order got in before noon but it took us over 35 minutes to receive our meal so that was very disappointing because this was a special occasion but yet we were in a bit of a timetable. We used to love coming here as a family but Service has declined over the years.

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CW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good, chips and salsa were excellent—way above average. My only caveat is that of 6 people in our party two of us received food different than the way we ordered it. In one case she ordered beef taco salad and got chicken, and in the other case I asked for tacos without raw onion garnish but got onions anyway. I picked off the raw onions and they brought beef to add to the salad and both dishes were excellent so just a minor nuisance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was Horrible!!! We made reservations and were seated immediately. Then after 15 minutes without any response from the staff, I had to grab a server from another table to inquire about our server. A young lady shows up and says,”no one assigned you a server so I guess I will take care of you.” We should be so grateful to have a server do her job! When the food came it was okay. Nothing special. Plenty of food but nothing special. First and last experience at Uncle Julio’s!

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j
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday celebration and the food was wonderful!! We topped it off with a chocolate piñata which was awesome. Our granddaughters had a blast with “opening up” that wonderful desert.

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

If you love canned food (except the fresh guacamole mixed in front of you) and bad service, go for it....

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Had a wonderful experience. Chocolate Piniata was a big hit!

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G
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Tabke side guac way too salty. Cheese enchiladas gooey and tasteless.

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PL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We had booked for 6pm and had to wait 20 minutes for our table. I thought that was the "beauty" of Open Table that you would get seated at the requested time.

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P
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place so much!! We come here for all our special occasions and just for last minute dining too

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great. We love Uncle Julios. Glad we can go to Reston fairly easily. My favorite Fajitas. When I bring out if town guests, thr feed back is very positive. The food is fantastic! We refuse to go to the One Loudoun location, service there is awful and the Managers are the issue.

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KE
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Decent food. Could have done without a bird pooping on me during lunch. Would also have been awesome if our order came out correctly the first time.

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WN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We always enjoy the food at Uncle Julio's. However, this time we were very disappointed that one of our favorite dishes - chili rellenos - are no longer on the menu. We told our waiter about our concern, and he said a lot of people have complained!

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FC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Too loud. Unresponsive service. Water leaking from plastic cups - took long to clean up. And nothing offered in terms of additional napkins etc. Wait staff was very indifferent. Noise was too loud that you could not talk.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food wasn’t very good. It used to better back a few years ago. Waiter screwed up drink orders

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Used to be a great place. Food is still pretty good but they've recently skimmed on their portions. But what is horrible is the noise level. Unfortunately it's so loud that dining there is no longer enjoyable. You actually have to shout for the person to hear you at your own table 😏

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