Uncle Julio's - Skokie

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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.

Also available are Tex-Mex classics such as tacos, enchiladas & tamales all with a selection of sauces made daily. Insider tip: order the tableside guacamole. 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 the perfect choice. The Swirl is frozen sangria & frozen margarita layered together- a classic since 1987.

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

Good service. Decent chain mex food.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We were sat down at a table in the corner and completely ignored. No busboy or waiter ever came. After 10-15 minutes we just left, very disappointing

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love the chocolate piñata for birthday celebrations. Such a neat (and different) way to eat a birthday dessert :) The carnitas tacos, queso, table side guacamole and steak fajitas are our favorite. AND THE CHIPS!!!! They are seriously addicting. Soooooooo thin, crispy and YUMMY!!!

PC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We ordered chicken enchiladas but got cheese. We were also originally seated next to the cleaning cart although there were several other open tables. We asked to be moved and were reseated, but the host was not very gracious about the reseating.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food and drinks are pretty good. I thought the experience would have been more relaxing if the server wasn’t so focused on upselling everything we ordered. It was clear that he just wanted our bill as high as possible

AB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Eric was very nice and made wonderful suggestions. We totally enjoyed our meal and great service.

Uncle Julio's - Skokie
Responded on September 27, 2019

Hello Anna, Thank you for sharing your experience. Kudos to Eric! 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

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SJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This is a very family oriented restaurant but there is no changing table for babies in the women’s bathroom- and no counter space to provide a spot for an infant

Uncle Julio's - Skokie
Responded on September 26, 2019

Hello SusanJ, Thank you for providing feedback on your experience and we sincerely apologize for your experience. We have sent this to our team to ensure the restrooms are provided with the necessary items and can assure you this will be addressed. We do hope to serve you again in the future for an improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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V
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I like Uncle Julio’s Resturant. It’s mmm I bit pricey I think. But for a nice dinner out it’s a great place! Just don’t go before closing because we felt our waitress was rushing us. But I’d definitely go again perhaps just an earlier dinner next time.

MO
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my friend's birthday and Uncle Julio's is where she wanted to go. We had a great time. The service was excellent, the food was fantastic and the drinks were delicious! The habanero bacon shrimp were to die for! We will definitely be back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Piñata is the best choice!

l
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was actually a lot tastier than my previous visits to this restaurant. I could really taste the honey in the pulled pork fajitas. We are outside and service was spotty. We had to ask for Diet Coke refills. Otherwise it was very good

n
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We only ordered an appetizer, queso. It came out cold, service was pretty slow. We decided not to order anything else. Not a great time.

Uncle Julio's - Skokie
Responded on September 11, 2019

Hello ncpowe2, We apologize to hear that we missed the mark with your experience and the dishes served were not at the quality we would expect from our teams. We have sent this feedback to the appropriate parties who will further address within the location and coach to improve upon. We do hope to serve you again for a much improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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EG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Hostess at this location are always rude, our server kept forgetting to bring items we ordered like salsa, chips etc. my daughter’s stake tacos were actually ground beef, my friend’s enchiladas were too spicy, though before ordering she asked how spicy it was and was told not too spicy but the manager was nice enough to remake them with some white sauce less spicy than the other one, I honestly like Uncle Julio’s but this time was a whole different experience, I think they’ve grown so much now that the quality of food and customer service has gone down, not sure if we will revisit this location again but I do hope that if the restaurant reads customer reviews, they take it into consideration - especially when those are negative. Thank you.

Uncle Julio's - Skokie
Responded on September 11, 2019

Hello EvelynG, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that we missed the opportunity to provide you with an experience that exceeded expectations this visit. We can assure you that we value your feedback, and 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 in the future. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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CT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing!!! My coworkers and I went for happy hour. Definitely will be back. The food is also outstanding. Chicken enchiladas😀😀😀😀

S
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible!!! Took 1 hour to get our food. Said the kitchen was behind but there was no one in the restaurant.

Uncle Julio's - Skokie
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hello sssc, We apologize to hear that we missed the mark on providing you with exceptional service during your recent visit with us. We thank you for providing feedback and have forwarded this to our teams to address. We do hope for the opportunity to serve you again for a 5-star experience in the future. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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AH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was excellent and plan to come back

AH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The fajitas were not as good as I remember. The skirt steak was especially chewy. There were lots of families with young children dining in there and the music was nightclub loud.

Uncle Julio's - Skokie
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hello AmyH, Thank you for spending your time with us and do apologize that we missed the mark with your fajitas. We are very sorry we didn't meet your expectations 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

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A
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Took our friends for the first time. The food was good, as was the service. We have been there many times. The only complaint I have is that's it's very loud! It would be great if something could be done about that.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Loved every moment of it!

W
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service, food and drinks

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fun!

RN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waited about 40 minutes for our food. Two of my guests said their food was not hot. I was given the wrong side dish (cheese enchiladas instead of chicken). The place was not busy. We ordered our food at about 8:20pm, got it at 9:00pm

Uncle Julio's - Skokie
Responded on August 28, 2019

Hello Rick, 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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AN
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Extremely quick, attentive service! Tasty flour tortillas and salsa. The only problem is we’re pretty sure our “fajitas for two” was exactly the same meat/veg portion size as “fajitas for one.”

Uncle Julio's - Skokie
Responded on August 28, 2019

Hi Andrew, Thank you for your business and feedback. Our meat is weighed before it's plated - possible by cut was thicker that gave the appearance of a smaller portion? We want you to leave completely satisfied. Please let your server know and they will gladly address and correct a possible mistake. We look forward to serving you soon. Thank again, Uncle Julio's

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a great meal. Drinks amazing. Service was good though outdoor dining you wait longer but not tonight. Things went faster. Waiter excellant, I did have a complaint. I order combination enchiladas. Not crazy about the cheese used it was a red cheddar. I have never enchiladas with red cheddar.

Uncle Julio's - Skokie
Responded on August 28, 2019

Hello, Thank you for dining with us. We are so glad you had a great time! We appreciate your comments and feedback to develop and improve. We hope to get the chance to serve you again soon. Thanks again, Uncle Julio's

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

Great taco bar Tuesday, and piñata of course

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great server. Food was very good

l
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chips are out of this world! The food is excellent also and was served with a smile.

Uncle Julio's - Skokie
Responded on August 22, 2019

Luv2eat, thank you...we are thrilled you enjoyed everything!

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DG
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We thought it was overpriced for what we got. Service was fine. It was noisy but we had two young children with us, so that was fine.

Uncle Julio's - Skokie
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hello DebG, We thank you for your review and do apologize to hear that we missed the mark with your experience. We have sent your feedback to the appropriate teams and we do hope to serve you again for a 5-star experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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CS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and drinks were great, will definitely go back

a
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Very average food. Not much flavor and pricey

RW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We always love having dinner at Uncle Julio’s and we always enjoy their food and the great service. This time though the flautas weren’t that fantastic. Meat was too chewy and over cooked. My fish tacos were great, so overall it wasn’t a bad meal

IG
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my husband’s birthday, and the waiter offered a desert on him. Very attentive server, good food, and a fantastic fresh watermelon mojito.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Everyone had something different and it was all good. Service was a bit chaotic

MM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place and their piñata is Amazing!! Definitely recommended!

WA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The service was excellent, very quick and attentive. The table-side guacamole with a hit with everyone. Drinks were weak and the restaurant is too loud.

Uncle Julio's - Skokie
Responded on August 16, 2019

Hello Walda, Thank you for your business. We appreciate and value your rating to develop and enhance your experience. We look forward to the opportunity to become a 5-star rating in your eyes! Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful!! manager and server were informed of my daughters severe food allergies and the food served to her was made with the ingredients she was allergic too!!!! She could have had an anaphylactic reaction if she had eaten any portion of that food. It took over 45 minutes to have her food remade and served to her and it tasted awful. We will never go back to an Uncle Julio’s again

Uncle Julio's - Skokie
Responded on August 5, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your business. 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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Yummy meal, excellent margaritas! Got to try the piñata and that was a blast!

E
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We felt that were rushed - maybe our server was a just fast server. Food was good and we enjoyed our food.

MR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was way over salted. Waitress took my daughters drink glass which had a little juice still and ice, half way through dinner and never even offered a refill. Another waitress dropped a glass full of liquid and wet mine and other patrons legs at the table next to us and did not stop to check if we needed extra napkins or towels. All of this for only $180+.

Uncle Julio's - Skokie
Responded on August 5, 2019

Hello Martha, 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

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OT
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Food, friends and fellowship!

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