Uncle Julio's - Arlington

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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Uncle Julio’s is a Mexican from scratch kitchen serving only the freshest ingredients. Specialties: chicken & steak fajitas, tender filet mignon, and bacon wrapped shrimp. Other favorites include: seafood fajitas, shrimp al pastor, and 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 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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
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shaliniP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

One of the worst experiences. It was a birthday celebration that ruined. Made reservations to only be seated next to the restroom. Over charged on my bill. Waitress was horrible. Used to like uncle Julio’s but after this experience not sure I would return. Didn’t ask if we wanted a dessert menu to celebrate the birthday. Just Horrible!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food

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WilliamC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Had reservations and seated on time. Waiter was attentive except never brought requested coffee at end of meal. Couple we dined with had to send back both the steak (was very over cooked) only to receive meat that was raw on the inside. They also had to send back rubbery, over cooked shrimp. All this caused a disruption in eating our meals together. The manager was gracious and provided a complimentary piñata.

Uncle Julio's - Arlington
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hello WIlliamC, Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit and we 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 look forward to serving you again in the future for an improved 5-star experience. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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DebC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

What a disaster. Made a reservation one month in advance for 14. I was having a party for my husband & granddaughter's birthday. A big BD for my husband 65. We arrived at the restaurant about 15 minutes early. Had to wait for a table at least 45 mins. When we finally where seated we where told we would have to have 2 tables. Not only did we have to split our party we where given 2 different waiters. The table of 6 was finished eating before the second table was served their food. It took over 20 minutes to get our check. We should of just left. We talked to the manager he seemed to be unfazed. I will never go to Uncle Julios again and never suggest it to anyone!

Uncle Julio's - Arlington
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hello DebC, Thank you for your business. We appreciate your review and feedback to develop and improve. We apologize to hear that we didn't meet your overall service and meal expectations this visit. 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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NicolasC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food. Will be back for sure and make sure to call ahead of time since it does get busy.

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CarolN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Carne asada is fantastic

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JohnnyH
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

This location doesn’t have the big platters with the ribs.

Uncle Julio's - Arlington
Responded on 2 March 2020

Hello JohnnyH, We apologize to hear that we did not meet your expectations this visit. Your feedback has been sent to our team who will address the menu options available and we hope to serve you in the future for a 5-star experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great space, service, and food!

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

A little pricey but the food was fresh & delicious. We will definitely visit again.

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RhondaL
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

We paid to upgrade the fajitas to fillet - it was very chewy and I had to spit out most of the bites. I was pretty disappointed about that. I had special people in town and wanted it to be really good. We got table side guacamole - I asked for hot chips to go with it - never got them. We like the atmosphere. I wish they would have told us that the guacamole wouldn't be enough for the 5 of us and I would have doubled the order.

Uncle Julio's - Arlington
Responded on 25 February 2020

Hello RhondaL, Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit and we 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 look forward to serving you again in the future for an improved 5-star experience. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was very nice and attentive

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Kristin
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Don’t bother making a reservation. They don’t honor it.
The drunk people were loud and obnoxious.
With a reservation we got sat by the bathroom. Disgusting.

Uncle Julio's - Arlington
Responded on 25 February 2020

Hello Kristin, Thank you for providing this feedback regarding your reservation experience. We apologize to hear that we did not provide you with an outstanding experience and your review has been sent to our teams to further address. We do hope we will get the chance to serve you again in the future for an overall improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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RebeccaR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a good meal but we were disappointed that there were no specials for National Margarita Day as the other Mexican food restaurants had. We would have gone somewhere else if we had known.

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AmyW
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service.

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RonH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Prices way to high,I will not be going there again.

Uncle Julio's - Arlington
Responded on 21 February 2020

Hello RonH, Thank you for spending your time with us and we do apologize for the experience had this visit. We are very sorry your expectations were not met, and your concerns will be addressed by our teams. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again for a much better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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DaSw
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere! Our server was fantastic.

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Danield
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent. It was the fastest set I’ve ive ever experienced without feeling rushed. We made a reservation and walked into a completely packed restaurant we only sat down about 10 min after our reservation time but that’s was fine. Food was delicious! We will definitely be back

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MelissaH
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

We had a reservation for 7:00 PM for a party of 12. Our entire party was present at 7. They had the reservation on the books, but had not reserved a table. We were not seated until 7:45. Service was average. Our server was not overly attentive, and several members of our party had to ask multiple times for drink refills, water, etc. We weren't rushed out, but once we received our food, we didn't see our server again. None of us who ordered fajitas and grilled items received rice or beans on the side. The food we did receive was good. Although a slightly father drive, the Uncle Julio's in Fort Worth is much better than the Arlington location.

Uncle Julio's - Arlington
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hello MelissaH, Thank you for your business. We appreciate your review and feedback to develop and improve. We apologize to hear that we didn't meet your overall service and meal expectations this visit. 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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CarlosO
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience3

I made a reservation to bring my family to celebrate my mother's birthday... Well my reservation was at 6:45pm and we ended up getting our table an hour later, so what's the point for making a reservation? The lady at the front didn't even apologize for it or she never came up to us to let us know that it was going to take a long time to get our table.. We had to go up to her and ask about it!! My two daughters were starving and kept asking when we where going to be seated! When it came to order our food we requested the steak to be well done and they were cooked medium well! So we ended up not eating it! Most likely we will not return to this place again!

Uncle Julio's - Arlington
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hello CarlosO, Thank you for providing this feedback regarding your reservation experience. We apologize to hear that we did not provide you with an outstanding experience and your review has been sent to our teams to further address. We do hope we will get the chance to serve you again in the future for an overall improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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HelenB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Celebrating my birthday

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vipLove2eat
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

As usual we have great service from Simon; and have enjoyed our meal!

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RobertH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Day after Valentines

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MyishaJ
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Despite my recent experience, it’s typically a great time and the food would be awesome. This past experience wasn’t quite what their known for in my opinion.

Uncle Julio's - Arlington
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hello MyishaJ, We apologize we didn't meet all your expectations this visit. Your concerns have been forwarded to the appropriate teams at this time. We do hope for the chance to serve you again in the future for an improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great time!

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britney
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Valentines was my first time ever trying the restaurant and the entire experience was great. The reservation made the process so much better. I will definitely be returning.

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JoseG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

My wife and I always get the carne asada and as always it was excellent . The young man that waited on us was very courteous and attentive

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CraigL
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was fairly new, but was very attentive to everything we needed. If he did not know the answer, he returned immediately with it.

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vipMikeSand
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is great! Love Uncle Julio's in Arlington!

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EstherD
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We had a good meal. The waiter was helpful and did his very best to get everything to us.

The last time we visited in July 2019, we signed up for an offer of guacamole-made-tableside, and received the card in the mail. We brought it with us and wanted to use it for this occasion, but were told that there was no item like that on the card. The waiter did his best, and got it approved by the manager, but by that time, we were almost done with out meal, and chose not to use the benefit. He said they would honor it the next time.

Otherwise, it was very nice meal. We really like the chocolate pinata.

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DannaG
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Uncle julios is a great restaurant but the one in Arlington was dirty and poor service. The floor was wet as we were walking to our table. Two of us almost slipped and the women’s bathroom floe was also slippery. Our booth seat was so dirty we had to wait to sit down for thrm to rewind the bench. I won’t be returning to this Uncle Julios or recommend it

Uncle Julio's - Arlington
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hello DannaG, We appreciate your time spent with us and apologize to hear that your experience this visit was less than outstanding. Your feedback has been sent to the appropriate parties who will further address the concerns mentioned. We hope we will get the chance to serve you again in the future for an overall improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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AdamF
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience5

Had reservation for 730. Didnt get seated til almost 8. People who didnt have reservations were sat down before us. Food was ice cold had to be sent back

Uncle Julio's - Arlington
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hello AdamF, Thank you for providing this feedback regarding your reservation experience. We apologize to hear that we did not provide you with an outstanding experience and your review has been sent to our teams to further address. We do hope we will get the chance to serve you again in the future for an overall improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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Deedles
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic, the service was great. But even with a reservation we waited more than half an hour for our table.

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JANH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Second time visiting this location and we were not disappointed. The food was as good as the first time. The staff is very attentive and the wait for our food was minimal. Our new go to restaurant when we have visitors from out of town.

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lms0085
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My husband had been working out of town all week. First thing he said when he got home was Uncle Julio’s. As always we love the thin chips with salsa. Hubby ordered the lobster y fajitas. He opted for the filet mignon fajitas. Everything on the platter was perfect. I chose the steak and enchilada dinner. You really don’t need a knife to slice the carne asada. We had another great meal at Uncle Julio’s and will continue to be repeat customers.

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AshleyN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Julio’s!!!! Never a bad experience and the food is wonderful!

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Karen
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food! Our table was ready. Wait service was fantastic!

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RONALD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific dinner with outstanding service. We'll be back.

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BrendaJ
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Uncle Julio’s cheese enchiladas are the best! Also the chocolate piñata is so fun and delicious. Our server Hiram was very friendly and made sure we were always taken care of. Service was fast.

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RobertM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was very helpful, professional, and funny.

FAQs

Uncle Julio's - Arlington does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Uncle Julio's - Arlington also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (682) 360-0800.

Uncle Julio's - Arlington is rated 4.5 stars by 814 OpenTable diners.