Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge

4.3
478 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

About

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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SueJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, and a nice atmosphere. The patrons were spread out to keep us a proper distance for the guidance at that time.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the chocolate pinata for our daughter's birthday.

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KammyS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a fabulous job! We went to Uncle Julio's specifically so I could surprise my now-10yo with an amazing birthday dessert (their chocolate pinata). The wait staff was great and the dessert blew her away. Thank you!!

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vipJuwe
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was good and the serivce very attentive but not intrusive. It was very busy but it took not a long time to get the orders

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge
Responded on March 11, 2020

Hello Juwe, We thank you for your feedback and apologize that we were unable to provide you with an overall excellent experience. Your concerns have been sent to our teams to further address and we hope to serve you again in the future. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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CassiH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Our server was completely inexperienced, we asked for several things she didn't bring. She ruined my sons surprise birthday pinata. She also brought out the wrong chocolate pinata. Afterward she gave us the wrong check. This was my 2nd time here and my father in laws first time he is from out of town and never wants to come back.

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vipwinelady
New Orleans
48 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner and the service was impeccable! Will definitely be back! Food was delicious & best salsa & chips ever!

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ThomasS
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service and a very attentive waiter.

The food was delicious and plentiful.

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EbonyN
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Uncle Julio’s! Food is always great and our waiter was soooo accommodating. He was also very personable. I highly recommend it.

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vipamnapoli4071
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and lots of fun with a chocolate pinata too.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

I tired something new didn't really care for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Arrived with many parties waiting at my time for the reservation exactly and they sat us right away! So rare in this area where so few restaurants take reservations. Basically they didn’t disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great like always

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JLM1
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is really good and service was great. Only issue is the high noise level

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DeirdreM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a good time the server was nice but he didn’t do anything extra . I had to ask for him to offer

JA
vipJoAnneM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and prompt from the time we walked in until we left. Our food was fresh and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary! We made a reservation thankfully due to there was a long wait with out it.

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vipLinZab
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Margaritas were terrible. Tried multiple drinks and all tasted the same as cheap margarita mix, no garnish or spice.

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Linzib, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your drinks. 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

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DubR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service excellent. Food pretty good. Drinks/cocktails overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Never had to ask for a thing, the waiter was on his way with what I wanted before I could even tell him! Great food! Thank you!

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BrianW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall - excellent dining experience. However, we did not get seated for our 8:00pm reservation until close to 8:30pm.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific and service was even better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Keadis our waiter was AWSOME !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, the waitress was excellent

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JessicaJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Terrible experience. The wait staff was rude! We even got asked at one point "where did you come from" by a woman who thought we changed seats....nope you sat us here. My son had hair in his tacos which caused me to loose my appetite. Its over priced for terrible service and hair in food. We will never be back.

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge
Responded on February 14, 2020

Hello JessicaJ, Thank you for providing this feedback and we apologize to hear that your service did not reflect the high standards we strive to provide. Your review has been forwarded to our team who will ensure that the service standards are met. We hope to serve you again in the future for an outstanding experience. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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VanessaB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes I would recommend the service was great and wait time wasn't too bad even after having reservation one hour later. In addition, they were able to accommodate us because we fail to add the children as part of our party. Thank You My family will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed with the food at Julio’s. The swirl margarita is consistently delicious and worth every penny. My go to is the tamales that are sold as a starter. My only complaint is they quit making the veggie tamales which were my favorite!

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Hamil8560
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service staff and ambiance was excellent. We were seated promptly in a great location. Unfortunately, some of the food was disappointing. The tortillas (flour & corn) were undercooked. I am of Mexican heritage and I have been making fresh corn & flour tortillas throughout my life. I had the chicken and steak fajitas. The steak fajitas were delicious. The chicken did not appear to be grilled. We were also very disappointed in the chocolate piñata. It was my son’s birthday and we were so excited about the whole experience of the meal, but mostly the chocolate piñata. The chocolate was delicious. However, the only fruit it had were strawberries that were not very ripe. I compared it to having the chocolate piñata in February 2016 for a retirement dinner I had at your restaurant. Then, it was excellent with the chocolate and the fruit. I would recommend your restaurant with some reservations.

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vipEllenZ
New York Area
259 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We usually do not go out for dinner on a Friday night. Uncle Julio's is wildly popular in Woodbridge. But we had very good service & took advantage of their special offer (free chocolate piñata w/ 3 entrees). The manager allowed us to substitute the guacamole tableside for a 3rd. entrée. Chips, salsa & Patron margarita were great. The lobster, steak & chicken fajitas was my choice & excellent. Barry had a similar one w/ bacon-wrapped steak, shrimp & chicken. The piñata was a fun dessert & we took most of the strawberries & chocolate shards home. Thanks for a nice evening!

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vipSilk48
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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Jenalyn
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

The server pretty much ignored us. Drinks were not brought out and not refilled. Service was literally awful. And honestly no one cared. Mistakes can be forgiven if the waiter starts to hustle but he didn’t bother. The only saving grace was the food runner that night. He went and got what we needed. We honestly probably won’t be coming back. It was our favorite double date night but we’ve been embarrassed twice now. The last time our appetizers came (after 45 minutes) and literally right behind it our meals. The meal food runners saw all the food on the table and literally started trying to clear our appetizers to make room. I was like we haven’t eaten those yet. It was just awful since we had said the food was good (which it is). Very disappointing.

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hello Jenalyn, We apologize to hear about your experience as this is not the service standards expected. Our team appreciates the opportunity to improve with the feedback you have provided, your review has been sent to the appropriate teams to further address and correct. We do hope for the chance to serve you again in the future for a much-improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

EZ
vipEllenZ
New York Area
259 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable lunch @ Uncle Julio's. The margaritas are small but good (Patron classic). We always order tableside guacamole, and the young man who created ours was friendly fajitas w/ lobster, steak & chicken. Both were really delicious & we'll order them again. Keep up the good work!

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Weezie
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The waiter was great. Food was disappointing. In our past couple of visits the food was much better.

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge
Responded on January 27, 2020

Hello Weezie, Thank you for your business. We are thrilled you enjoyed your service, but regret not meeting your food expectations on this visit. The restaurant follows strict guidelines and procedures that ensure the restaurant is running at optimal level. We greatly appreciate your insight. Your feedback has been addressed. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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NormaS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I go to Uncle Julio's often, this time however the cook forgot to include the green peppers with our dish, but the server immediately corrected it and brought fresh grill green peppers for our dishes.
Thank you,

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish we had one of these in Richmond, Virginia again!!

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vipCheataR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this chain. Service and food at the Woodbridge location was on point. Will come back for sure

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pjdh
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

They dont sing happy birthday at the table, so dint come in thinking that the chocolate piñata fir a birthday dinner includes the singing, very disappointed on that. Overall service is spotty but food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was awesome. Very friendly and professional

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FranciscoG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome as always , love the food , the place everything

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vipEvaJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are absolutely delighted every time we go. Our server Wilmer went out of his way to make our dining experience excellent. The blood orange magrarita is still the best margarita I've ever had. Highly recommend the place!

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Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 763-7322.

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge is rated 4.3 stars by 478 OpenTable diners.

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