Uncle Julio's - Dallas

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421 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 421 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
Ambience
4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Neil was great! The fajitas are excellent. They have definitely significantly raised their prices but we still paid it.

TC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Overall experience was good had a few problems with the billing but the food and drinks are always excellent.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the visit. Will come agajn

OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and drinks. Very fresh.

JD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best in Dallas! Great food, fabulous drinks and a friendly staff!

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded 6 days ago

Janice, thank you very much!

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J
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My grandson had been to Uncle Julio's and he recommended we go there to celebrate my husband's 80th birthday. That's just what the six of us did and we had an excellent time. The food looked beautiful and was truly delicious Mexican food. We surprised my husband with the chocolate pinata and highly recommend getting it.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 28 August 2019

Hello JoJo, Wow! It doesn't get any better for us than reading your review. Thank you for sharing your experience. We could not be more thrilled that you all enjoyed your time with us from start to finish. All the best, Uncle Julio's

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and drinks

S
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

I've eaten at Uncle Julio's a few times over the years. Each time I hope it will be better. But the tables were so close together this time that I was jostled every time anyone walked past be at customer or server or hostess. We move the table back a little bit and it still continue to happen. It was very busy that evening so we knew that service would be a bit hampered. However our server only saw us twice the whole time we were there. The meal was mediocre the beans were brought out second on my plate after the meal had come I didn't eat them anyway I told her just to forget it and she brought them anyway however that's so ever was. The noise level was so high my ears were ringing afterwards. So I think that this is my last visit to Uncle Julio's there are too many good Mexican food places in the city.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 21 August 2019

Hello Sbdallas, We thank you for providing this feedback and do apologize to hear that your experience was less than comfortable as this is not the standard we would expect. Your review has been sent to our teams to further address and we do hope for the chance to serve you again. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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PP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere. They serve very generous portions and our server was great. I would definitely recommend the chocolate piñata!

AC
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This was my first visit to Uncle Julio's. It was my husband's birthday, so we brought the family. We had a fun experience. It was loud, but not out of place for the nature of the venue. The food was tasty, our waitperson friendly, and the chocolate piñata made it special.

LJ
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service

JD
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best waiter I have had in quite a long time, talking years and years. He really took care of us, making certain our drinks never got low and making certain we were never in need of anything.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 13 August 2019

Hello Joey, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are so happy you had a great time. That means so much to us. Please let us know who your server was....We love to give kudos where it is due! We look forward to serving you again soon. All the best, Uncle Julio’s

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c
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

It was soooo loud that my son and I had to scream at each other. One solution - turn down the music when it's that crowded. We agreed to $2 upcharge on fajitas to get filet mignon instead of skirt steak, and asked for medium. It came out RARE. Ugh!! Our waitress was so busy we couldn't catch her to send it back, so my son ate it but I didn't.

KN
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We always have good food and good drinks with friends at Uncle Julio's.

GB
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

I have been a patron of Uncle Julio’s on Camp Bowie for years. This location was lacking. I don’t like writing reviews but felt I had to respond. The tamales were cold and dry and the waiter said to put water on them. We were over charged on ticket but she did change it. It just wasn’t up to the Uncle Julio’s quality.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

It was so loud that you could not converse. Very expensive for okay food. Waiter was very inattentive. He had too many tables to deal with, one being a large party. I will not be going back to this location.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 9 August 2019

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

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TG
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food! Fabulous service! It makes coming home to Texas something special. Thanks so much!

EC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great! Thanks for making our event truly a night to remember! Everything from the service to the food to the atmosphere was top notch!

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 13 August 2019

Erik, thank YOU...we are thrilled you had a great time!

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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family get together was great! We had excellent service. Something for everyone on the menu. Waiter was great about two people arriving unexpectedly late and everything else even though he was quite busy, he kept up with everything! tableside guacamole was excellent, too. Pricing was good and competitive also.

BP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Food was average-below average. Service was ridiculous. Overall experience was, “we wish we would’ve gone somewhere else”.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 3 August 2019

Hi Brooke, Thank you for your continued support and your candid review. We are so glad you expect great things from us. We read every comment, feedback, praise and concern and then we forward to the appropriate groups to properly address. We will look into the service immediately. We look forward to serving your again soon. All the best, Uncle Julio's

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CB
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Considering lunch time reservations, all wrnt smoothly and on time. Meal was great. Our server was so informative, patient and polite! Definitely a must go place! See ya in 2 weeks

CB
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always love our dinner it is always so good! First rate quality!

KB
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Those were some of the best chicken enchiladas I've ever had. The waiter went out of his way to make sure I was satisfied with my order.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hadn’t been here in years and the flavors are as good as I remembered. If you need an awesome Tex-Mex fix, come here. Ribs and shrimp are as good as ever.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 13 August 2019

Welcome back! We are thrilled you had a great time and everything was just as good as you remembered. Don't be a stranger. We look forward to seeing you again sooner rather than later! All the best, Uncle Julio's

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MH
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was very crowded and noisy - difficult to hear a normal conversation. Parking was a challenge...but the food was good and we enjoyed the FREE chocolate pinata!

DW
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a blast and the Chocolate Pinata was to die for! We had so much fun! We will definitely be back!

T
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome as always!!!! Great food service and ambiance!

CV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The overall value has decreased at this chain over the last few years. Portions are smaller and prices have increased. Service is consistently good, as is the quality of the food generally, just expect to pay noticeably more.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 16 July 2019

Hello Chad, Thank you for your continued support. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We are constantly working to develop and improve, and this information is extremely helpful. 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
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

3 generations Women’s trip to Dallas area! Food was perfect. Service spot on. I had the fish tacos and loved them. Several of the group enjoyed lunch specials that had so much food! Loved the chocolate piñata for dessert. Perfect first visit to Uncle Julio’s!

e
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It was my birthday and although I did get frozen ice cream I was looking forward to the chocolate piñata

w
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Uncle Julio’s navel fails us!
Food was great and our Waiter D..... took care of us.

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love Uncle Julio’s. One of my favorite restaurants.

LJ
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

JJ
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It was our first time there and we would definitely go again. The chocolate pinata was everything that we expected it to be.
Our waitress was nice but seemed a bit flustered. The chips were a little stale (chewy) and the mini churros were a little over fried.
Overall, it was a good experience.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 16 July 2019

Hello Joi, Welcome and Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so glad you enjoyed the meal and pinata experience. We greatly appreciate you sharing your service feedback as this information is extremely helpful to properly coach. We look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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BD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was very slow. Took forever to get chips to the table as well as drinks. It was very crowded so it was probably just the time of day that we went.

SC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I've been to Uncle Julio's other locations before, but this one wasn't a particularly good experience. Everything was VERY mediocre from the food to the location. When you have a small parking lot and take up half of it with valet, that just isn't very thoughtful to your patrons. On top of that, it upset my wife's stomach by the time we got home. Really not a very good trip.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We opted to sit on the patio because it wasn’t too hot. At the end of our dining it began to rain so we went inside and found a seat and waited for our bill.

Everything was great!

JR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

My wife and I went here for our Anniversary dinner. Food was good. Service was good; however, the wait staff is overloaded during busy hours and unable to get requests to you in a timely manner. The drinks are way over priced. Had two beers and they cost more than an entire 12 pack at the grocery store. And, the noise level is over the top; which is great if you are going here to have fun. However, if you want to have a conversation with someone, a quiet dinner, or a romantic setting I would suggest picking another place.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 25 June 2019

Hello JohnR, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that we missed the opportunity to provide you with an experience that exceeded expectations and a memorable celebration. We can assure that we value your feedback as this has been sent to our teams to address at this time. We hope we will get the chance to serve you for an improved experience that is 5-star in the future. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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RC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Food was not good. Did not have a flavor and rice needed to cook more

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 2 July 2019

Hello Richille, Thank you for your feedback to enhance the experience. Your concerns have been forward to the appropriate parties. We hope to get the chance to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thanks again, Uncle Julio's

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KM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Took too long cleaning a table about 20 mins with a reservation

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