Uncle Julio's - Arlington

4.5
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760 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: 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.

What 760 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Cheese enchiladas were not very melted. There was a solid piece of cheese in each one. This could be improved a lot.

LA
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Uncle Julio's is always so great! Love their tortillas, warm salsa, and overall food. Splurge for the piñata! You will love it!

JH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was superb. As long as you are ok with a very noisy restaurant this place is great!

LE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The only issue I had was that my Hatch Green enchiladas and my daughters shredded quesadillas were very salty. It was the shredded chicken that was used in the enchiladas and shredded quesadillas.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

the food wasn't good but I had a great server. And the strawberry margarita was the worst I ever had.. Did I say I had a great server

Uncle Julio's - Arlington
Responded 4 days ago

Hello, 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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SR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food and drink was excellent. The service was okay it just took a while before the waitress even acknowledge us a customers and also we never got checked on after food arrived.

HC
Dallas
491 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shrimp fajitas with butter sauce was delicious. Having the option of adding filet mignon instead of regular fajita meat was a nice choice.

A
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our waitress was outstanding. She was so busy with 5 tables including one with 12 people and we never had to wait for anything. Very impressed with her!!!

m
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A bit of a wait to be seated even with a reservation, but the food was outstanding and would come back again.

CB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Only negative was with reservations. We were not seated until 30 mins after our reservation time. Food and drinks were great.

e
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food (consistently). Service was terrific. I will always go back-

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Make reservations!! This place always has a wait, and if you have 5 people or more we’ve been turned way for having “too big of a party” because they are so crowded and there have reservations or smaller parties.

We made reservations this time and were sat within 5-10 minutes! Food was great! Service was great!! And, we got a free chocolate piñata as part of their rewards program.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing we got table side guacamole beef enchiladas and the chocolate piñata everything was fabulous. We will be going back

PT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience1

Too loud, too bright, too crowded - people could not get around us and our table.

S
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The servicing quality is always top level I always recommend friends and family to go there your Sunday brunch is a great, It is a great place do you have get-togethers for company parties online reservation has always worked for me

AP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good service good food and good atmosphere what else can you ask for??

M
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Uncle Julio’s is a place to enjoy dinner, have a celebration, or just to go grab a drink. Food is tasty as well as beverages. Open Table made it super easy to reserve a table and I was surprised when it was ready on time. Especially on New Years Eve!

PS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my out of town family to Uncle Julio's for Taco Tuesday. Everyone enjoyed it. The service was amazing. The food was great. The Pinata was impressive for everyone, kids and adults!

HB
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food! We always split the honey chipotle fajitas. They are amazing! Our waiter was fantastic and stayed on top of his tables, even though it was super busy! We only waited about 3 minutes with our reservation, even with it being super busy and a long wait so I will continue to use open table for reservations!

TD
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Natalie was awesome. She was very patient and attentive.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jayden was a wonderful waitress. She was very attentive to our table. With the restaurant being VERY crowded since it was Christmas Eve, you would have thought we were her only table. It was an awesome meal and evening.

ED
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Service started slow. 5 minutes to take drink order. In fairness the server did approach the table about 2 minutes after being seated and said he would be with us in a minute. Server took drink order and appetizer order. Tried to give the server entree order but he wanted to wait until appetizers arrived. Chips and salsa were then brought. Had to ask for drinks as they were forgotten. Table side guacamole was made with un ripe avacados and was lacking salt. Entrees took a long time to arrive. Juanitas platter and shrimp tacos were very good. After entrees were finished we waited a long time to have plates removed and to receive check. I suspect our server was new and believe he was trying his best. He was very nice, however not proficient in his duties.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve with family. Antonio, our server was awesome.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice and pleasant atmosphere! the waiter was very fast and friendly as well. They also have a great manager!

JJ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Enchiladas were just corn tortillas warmed up rolled and topped with cheese, no flavor

Uncle Julio's - Arlington
Responded on 26 December 2019

Hello JerryJ, We appreciate your time spent with us and apologize to hear that your meal was less than memorable as this is not our expectation. Your feedback has been sent to our team to address, we will ensure our dishes showcase the high quality and fresh ingredients used. We hope for the opportunity to serve you in the future for an improved outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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MB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, it was quick to get in with open table

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was good and our server was doing his best but they need more help. We didn’t get water or silverware until we asked a couple of times. We were served table side guacamole without silverware or plates until we asked. No water or drinks at this time either. Where some restaurants have additional staff to support the waiter by filling water glasses, etc. it appears that this one doesn’t and our waiter was extremely busy. Lots of good restaurants and competition in this area so Uncle Julio’s needs to do better.

MN
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was authentic and delicious as always. Our server was very attentive. I was even able to get a cucumber margarita which is not on the menu.

UJ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

the food is always good. The Service was awesome. I would recommend Uncle Julio's to everyone that wasn't good food with a great atmosphere.

JB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

We came for our daughter's birthday. Thank heavens we made reservations because even at 5:15 it was packed. Other than the noise level, it was a lot of fun.

JB
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was excellent but the room was rather cold up next to the door and windows
lots of kids and families seated around us so noise was rather loud

JL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our server’s first day and he did superb!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, very good service, good ambiance.
Good waitress, her name was Leti, she’s good!!!

AJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always love Uncle Julio’s. This location in Arlington is the best. Not sure what they do differently, but the food and service is always top notch. A consistent favorite on our TexMex rotation.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal with a great server! Loved the chocolate pinata.

SM
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Worst experience I ever had. After waiting for a table passed the time reservation I ended up sitting at the bar. My family ordered, I ordered fish tacos and asked for flour tortillas instead. Once my food arrived the tacos were corn. I asked the server if my tortillas were corn and she touched my taco with her fingers and said yes and then said “oh sorry for touching it with my hands”. I was so disgusted. I asked someone to remake it and said no it would take to long. I was so disappointed in the service.

Uncle Julio's - Arlington
Responded on 11 December 2019

Hello SelenaM, We apologize to hear about your experience as this is not the service standards expected. Our team appreciate 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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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Was busy, but waiter did great. Food took longer than expected but waiter came apologized. Overall enjoyed our experience and plan on returning. Food was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was exceptional!

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service at the bar!

SB
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!