Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge

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335 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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DN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, excellent food, courteous and attentive wait staff - overall, an excellent dining experience.

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RD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Our Mother's Day lunch was fair and the manager tried to make things right, but this is not a restaurant that I would recommend.

When ordering, we did not receive our "table made guacamole", a signature item at this restaurant. The meal came before anyone ever noticed the error and only after I pointed it out. The waiter should have been conscientious enough to see and ultimately fix the error.

My wife and I ordered a plate built "for two". However neither us nor any of our kids received any plates to eat with. I had to ask the waiter, which seemed to puzzle him.

My son's order was not correct. The did remake the meal, but as expected, many of us were nearly finished by the time he got his.

The manager did seem to want to fix our dinning experience by delivering a chocolate piñata. Nice gesture, but we did not ask for it. For all he knew, we could have planned a desert visit elsewhere on this special day.

Overall, it was not a bad place, but they are too busy with too few staff to make this a place I would recommend. They simply did not care that we were there and were never interested in making mom feel special.

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BP
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was packed on mother’s day weekend but our server was a amazing - definitely get a reservation there were prom teens and about 50 people waiting for tables. The food was very tasty but the table side guacamole if u sign up for emails they send u one free.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a small table for party of 4. Would have been nice to have more room. Not enough room for appetizers and food.

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

Server was very good!!!

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b
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food as usual. Reliable.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Its been years since I last ate at Uncle Julios and after this experience, I remember why. The food is okay. The chocolate pinata is cool but not worth the cost $25-$30. The music is very loud that we felt like we had to speak very loudly to hear each other.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is always fast hot and delicious. We had a great server especially on a busy cinco de Mayo. We will be back!

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JD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I made a reservation and still had to wait 20 minutes after the reservation time. Drinks were great! Food was average.

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JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uncle Julio never disappoints!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything about Uncle Julio’s was good.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I would not recommend this place. We were not seated with our reservations and the hostess claimed they don’t do reserves- clearly they do. We ended up leaving and going to another restaurant down the street.
We had reservations at 4:15 and we got there around 4 and she said there was a 20 minute wait even though we did reserve then claimed it would be even longer. I will never be going to this establishment again since the front desk staff had an attitude and clearly did not value customer service.

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hello Cb867, 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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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was VERY SLOW! Took 15 minutes just to place drink order. We didn’t get all the drinks until we had our meals. Then took at least 15 minutes to get the check, and this was around 9pm, and the place was not as busy then with a number of empty tables that still needed bussing.

Won’t be going back anytime soon!

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your business. We appreciate and value your rating and feedback to develop and enhance your experience. We are sorry you didn't receive our best. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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PB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We are vegetarian and had a couple of choices. The food was tasty and the service was great.

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DH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

The service was horrible, I had a party of nine and we had very poor lighting. All the food did not come out together. We had no tortillas with our meal until we had to constantly ask for it. We never had out drunks refilled, we had a very bad experience at this location

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge
Responded on April 29, 2019

Hello Duron, Thank you for your business. We appreciate and value comments and concerns. We deeply apologize for the concern this has caused you. We appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention, so we can investigate this and take whatever steps necessary to improve. This is certainly not our standard. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with an improved experience you expect from us. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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DH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was a disappointment. I had a reservation and was not sat on time and seen several walk ins come in after that were sat right away. The food was cheap quality. Do not think I will visit again

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Responded on April 29, 2019

Hi Delia, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your dining experience. We strive to provide an exceptional meal 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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TB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and nice atmosphere

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London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a wonderful first experience at Uncle Julio’s. We went for Easter lunch. Looking forward to dining here again! Everything we ordered was excellent! Thank you!!

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TG
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Waited 25 minutes even with this reservation. Super loud atmosphere and slow service.

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Responded on April 26, 2019

Hello TinaG, We apologize to hear that your wait was longer than expected and the service was not at the standard we expect from our teams. We have provided your review to our teams and do hope for the opportunity to serve you again in the future for an improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great here. The environment is very welcoming. The wait staff are friendly and very helpful. I would definitely come back again.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Especially the drinks

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KC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing experience. The food was fantastic, staff fantastic, ambience was great. We found parking extremely easily for a Friday night. Drinks weren’t too expensive but strong. Highly recommend to any person visiting or living in the area. Best Mexican food in the DMV hands down.

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NS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We didn't get as much rice as we normally get with our dish, but I am fat and the dish was still delicious.

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Our waitress seemed a little overwhelmed but we ended the meal with a chocolate piñata so all was right with the world.

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Responded on April 23, 2019

Shannon, thank you for sharing your visit. We value your feedback to enhance the experience. We are thrilled fun was had by all. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The dinner was great. We had a reservation but people were staying after their dinner for a long time. We ended up eating outside with being seated 30 minutes past our reservation time.

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JA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we got quick service. Our waiter was wonderful & attentive which was super refreshing since the last three times prior to this we’ve been here service was terrible: extremely slow, food spilled on us & drinks were never once refilled. The food was fresh & delicious each time we’ve been.

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Food was great and our server April was amazing. For it being our second visit she treated us like VIP. Definitely would recommend coming here to anyone looking for good food and a nice atmosphere.

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge
Responded on April 8, 2019

Cynthia, thank you! We are thrilled you enjoyed your service from April. We appreciate the level of service and enthusiasm she adds to the entire dining experience. We look forward to serving you again soon! All the best, Germaine R. Uncle Julio's

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LG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. ERIN our server was awesome. Olivia the manager checked on us multiple times. Start to finish, amazing experience!

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge
Responded on April 8, 2019

Hello Lawrence, Thank you for sharing. This makes our day! We are so elated to hear you enjoyed your service from Erin. We value and appreciate their continued commitment to your enjoyment and exceptional experience. We are happy you enjoyed your meal and service from beginning to end. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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S
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was over priced. The service was excellent. The salsa was horrible.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment very busy so the attention needed work but overall great food and great environment to be.

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Our server took too much time to bring us items he forgot...food was a bit overpriced. Made reservations solely on the chocolate piñata. Loved the dessert!

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge
Responded on March 26, 2019

Hi Jim, We are so glad you enjoyed the pinata, but we regret you didn't experience our very best service we have to offer. Your concerns are being addressed with the appropriate parties. We look forward to serving you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The food never disappoints but as a former waitress, I am a stickler for good service. Our waiter was Jordan and he was very snarky and a bit slow. He made several sarcastic remarks when we mentioned what picky eaters my kids are. We still tipped him well but really didn’t appreciate the lecture. He also kept forgetting to bring things and had to be asked numerous times. I don’t think we’ll go back for awhile. There are better options around with much nicer servers.

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge
Responded on March 26, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your loyalty. We are very sorry you didn't receive the very best service we have to offer. We appreciate your feedback and your concerns are being addressed. Please accept our sincere apology. We look forward to serving you again soon with a much improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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HM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday and got the chocolate piñata. It was expensive but fun!

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T
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good and value priced. I enjoy it with family. We also tried and liked the chocolate pinata

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Server came way too late. Only refilled my water.

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your business. We are very sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your dining experience and we completely understand your frustrations. We would very much like to research the visit to pinpoint where the breakdown occurred and properly address. Please send over your ticket number - that will have all the information we need. We look forward to your reply. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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I
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a reservation for 6 because that’s all you can reserve online.. needed 8 so we arrived 15 minutes early to let them know because we tried calling and no one answered. We ended up waiting for almost an hour. Finally seated. Brought drinks.. toppled a water across the table. Got chips and salsa... drinks delayed.. ordered guacamole at table... no plates... brought those.. food came which was delicious ... but no forks... service was really slow and never came back. In fairness really busy. And it’s way too loud!

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge
Responded on March 18, 2019

Hello Italianatitsbest, Thank you for your business. We appreciate your review to develop and improve. We are very happy you enjoyed the food, but we apologize that we didn’t meet your overall service expectations. We strive to provide an exceptional experience from start to finish. We are very sorry we missed the mark this time. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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MW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Even though we made a reservation, it took over an hour to be seated. The appetizer and entrees all came out cold. Poor service and awful food. Not worth the time or price. Would have told the server the food was cold, but he was MIA. If you want your date night ruined, this is the perfect place to go!

Uncle Julio's - Woodbridge
Responded on March 18, 2019

Hello Melissa, Thank you for your business. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We are constantly working to develop and improve, and this information is extremely helpful. We are sorry we missed the mark on your visit. Your comments have been forwarded to the appropriate parties. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I love this place, the food is always great. Only downside is how crowded the front gets from people waiting.

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K
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I would recommend due to my love of Uncle Julio's but my experience this past week was poor. We had a reservation yet we still ended up waiting over 45 mins for our table which is absolutely unacceptable. You make a reservation for a reason and it ended up really starting our evening celebration off poorly as we were all annoyed and hangry because the bar staff ignored our group and didn't bring up chips and salsa as we waited which we were promised.

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Responded on March 19, 2019

Hello Kinny, Thank you for your continued loyalty. We are very sorry you had to wait for your reservation. Your concerns have been forwarded to the appropriate parties. Please accept our sincere apology. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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a
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and the service were good once we were seated. However, despite having a reservation, we still had to wait for 30 minutes before getting seated. Somewhat defeats the purpose of having a reservation.

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Responded on March 18, 2019

Hi Ashley, Thank you for spending your time with us. We are glad you enjoyed the overall service and meal, but we are very sorry you had to wait to be seated. Your concerns are being addressed. We look forward to serving you again soon. Uncle Julio's

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