Uncle Julio's - Allen

4.5
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458 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 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.

What 458 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.3
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4.1
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AW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

They lost our ticket and only realized it 30 minutes after taking our order. The good thing is that it was fairly quiet and we were able to enjoy our company.

MG
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience1

Too loud and crowded. Ahi Tuna tacos were just okay. Priced too high. Tommy Bahamas alot better. Probably won't order those again.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on 10 March 2020

Hello MrsGood, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that the opportunity was missed to provide you with an experience that exceeded expectations. Your feedback is greatly valued, and this has been sent to our teams to address further. We hope for 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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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We still had to wait about 15 minutes once we got there. But overall it was great! Thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was so nice and consistent with checking up on us! Love this place

JH
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our reservation was for 8:15 pm and we were seated right on time on a busy and crowded Saturday night.
Using open table to reserve out table made a huge difference in the wait time !

J
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service5Ambience3

Hostess staff was awful. Made a reservation for two at 6:45 was told 10-15 mins. 7:30 asked how much longer, was told they had no clean tables clean it would be another 10-15 mins. They were only seating larger parties. Finally I asked a server if able to sit at a bar table. Which he was great and made up for the poor first impression.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hello Jessica, We apologize to hear that you did not have an exceptional experience this visit. Your feedback has been forwarded to our team who will ensure that the proper processes are followed through to create a seamless experience for our guests. We do hope for the chance to serve you again in the future for a much-improved outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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d
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

We have been coming here for years and lately it hasn't been very good. The chips were overly greasy, the appetizer came out with the meals. It is way too loud and we felt rushed to order, eat and get out of the place. They have a lot of competition opening up around them so they might want to get their act together.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hello DerekH, 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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ON
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

This place is busy...very busy! Even with reservations, we had a significant wait before we were seated. Not a huge deal, but wow they were busy!

A bit on the noisy side though. Could hardly hold a normal conversation over dinner without having to shout.

Food and drinks were very good.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hello OmmNommNomm, Thank you for providing this feedback regarding your reservation experience. We apologize to hear that we did not provide you with an outstanding visit 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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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat - food is great and they really take care of you.

KK
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

Service was excellent but I asked the hostess to sit us nowhere near kids as it was our 10 year anniversary and they sat not 1 but 2 toddlers beat us after we sat. The food was eh and not worth the money. They’re a Tex mex restaurant with no Chile relleno on the menu?? The chipotle in the salsa is not for everyone and I didn’t like it. The fajitas for two were a joke. They charge you $40 for fajitas for one. Won’t go back.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on 2 March 2020

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

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AD
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was excellent and very kind man and was proud I knew to get the Plato grande plate.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great!!! The El Jeffe’s do the job!!!

E
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Music so loud we kept having to repeat ourselves during dinner. Used OpenTable for reservation. Arrived. Two groups checked in at the hostess stand before us. We told them we had a reservation and were told we were the priority and would be seated next. However, the other parties were called before us. The reservation did absolutely nothing. We might as well have just wall m been a walk-in also. Poor job there. Booth had food on the seat. Had to clean it ourselves before sitting down. Food was just ok. Not impressed. Second visit in recent weeks. Was hoping to like it better this time. Salsa was good. Chips soaked in grease. Pork carnitas dry. Cilantro rice very bland. Companion had Juanita plate. Best thing on it was the chicken enchiladas. The rest was just ok also. Tableside guacamole was good. Couldn't taste any jalapeno in it though, and did say everything, including jalapeno, when asked what we'd like in it.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love your food and service. The ambiance often hectic and several times we are seated in small tables that are located too close to the restroom entrance...love your booths they are cozy and get you out of the hectic traffic of people.

CS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Good food good friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner

MG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines night dinner. Food was great, service was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised. Usually dinner on Valentines is a beating but they were well staffed. Sat us timely and everything was great.

OT
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

I love this chain but the food and service was not up to par in this visit. Perhaps because of a busy Valentines Day crowd, but a disappointing meal.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on 20 February 2020

Hello, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that the opportunity was missed to provide you with an experience that exceeded expectations during your celebration. Your feedback is greatly valued, and this has been sent to our teams to address further. We hope for 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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ST
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great, we didn’t have to wait b/c we did online reservations since it was a bigger group.
Everyone seemed okay w/ their food excerpt me. I had fish tacos & they were a little to strong for me. Unsure is it was the smoked flavor or the cabbage. Went mainly for the chocolate Piñata which was super yummy!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful time together. Service with Paul was smooth. He exceeded our expectations!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pretty good, overall.

JC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very popular place! The service was very good and attentive with how busy it was. Tables are a little small with the amount of space for the plating of the food which made it a little uncomfortable. But good food! The dessert was extremely fun!

LL
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Uncle Julio's is a great Mexican restaurant; I took my sister for her birthday and she is disabled. They were very accommodating and helpful with seating and placement in the restaurant so she was comfortable. Greatly appreciate their support and help with this.

E
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Wonderful salsa! Beef enchiladas... heavy on the cheese sauce which I didn't care for. Cilantro rice was very bland. Charro beans were ok. Would visit again to try another entree, but many menu items are pretty pricey.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had reservations so it was a short wait of about 10 minutes.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Our table had an uneven leg, which was aggravating since that caused the table to wobble all during our meal. The service was ok. Our waitress was training another girl so she seemed a bit distracted and got my order partially wrong. At the end of the meal, as the waitresses were clearing our table, they also took our chips and salsa basket which wasn’t close to being empty. I found that to be odd, since they didn’t even ask and made it seem like they were rushing us to go so they could seat our table again.
Typically, we have outstanding service and food at Uncle Julios. Maybe it was an off night.

OT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Service was awful and this seems to be a problem every time we dine there. The food is okay. We will not be going back.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on 29 January 2020

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

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PG
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place! The food is always delicious, the setting is beautiful, and the wait staff is very friendly. I highly recommend Uncle Julio's.

JK
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

Our server was nice but obviously he had to many tables to take care which resulted in long waits to attend to our table.

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on 22 January 2020

Hello JasonK, 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 and 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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CP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Way Too loud !!!! I could not hear what the person sitting across the table from me was saying.

KC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We had 7 adults and the table was for lunch 6, however they squeezed us in the table. The wait person was not very attentive, either they were understaffed or she was new, she could only take drink orders first then after they were served she would disappear to another table without asking for our order. The table was set for six, I asked for a setup when I gave her my drink order. Never got silverware, had to take it from another table. Our all you can eat tacos trays were delivered to our table and no plates were brought. Geez! It was ridiculous to sit and wait and wait for ANYONE to give us plates. Because they wedged us into a table for 6, there was not enough room to accommodate our three taco platters. They had a table that sat empty next to us, however they did not offer to push it together with our party so that we would have room to eat. I think I will make reservations for 2 extra people on there Taco Tuesday in the future.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was perfect. Coming back with 4 more Saturday, January 18

AE
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Liz on the floor and jose in the kitchen is an amazing combination for success. Perfection every time!

AE
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Liz and neagle are amazing!

LD
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

I got the ribs - I love your ribs. They were tough and very dry this time. Disappointed, it was my boyfriend’s birthday and it was the first time the food was bad

KF
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My nephews birthday. Celebrated with piñata

CG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Laura was our waitress and she was awesome!!

S
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Chips were all oily I asked for more and then they were burnt...salt and pepper shakers so slimey and my beef was all fat. The past few times here were so very disappointing....

Uncle Julio's - Allen
Responded on 26 December 2019

Hello Sandra, 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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CA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fajitas are delicious! The chocolate lover’s piñata was superb!

AB
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Goid overall. Maybe a bit pricey but food is tasty.

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