Uncle Julio's - Dallas

4.5
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486 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.

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What 486 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered the fajitas and they were delicious.

S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been a patron of Julio's on Lemmon Avenue for years. The food, service, drinks, and atmosphere are always the best. They have done away with the call ahead, put yourself in the line feature, but the online reservation option was very easy to use.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great fast service!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday the food was great and the service was on point I love it

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

very poor service

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded 6 days ago

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 visit. 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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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, had family visiting from California who were wanting authentic delicious TexMex. Everyone loved it!

J
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

I’ve been an uncle Julio diner for 30 years and I hope it’s not the beginning of the end.

KR
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

DO NOT GO HERE If you have more then 8 people they will NOT sit you together. I made reservation for 14 so 14 could sit together. They set up two tables of 7 behind each other. That’s not how it works. When I reserve 14 I should get 14. Plus they were 15 min late setting us as well. Service was so bad we went to the bar and got drinks ourselves. Food was only good thing about the whole night.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hello KatinaR, 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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MR
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente servicio, la comida deliciosa
La atención fue excelente un ambiente agradable
Vale la pena visitar y consumit

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CM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and great food! Love this place!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

Food was great but had an issue with manager at this place. We had called in advance to make a reservation for a large group. Manager would not place us on our table. She wanted us to sit split apart. If sitting large groups was an issue I would have greatly appreciated being told in advance. We noticed there were other large groups that were already seated. She was unprofessional when approaching us at all times. Recommendation for the upper management is to change management because she ruined the night to where people even left so we could be seated.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 4 February 2020

Hello, 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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent but it was so loud that we could barely hear our conversation. Love that you take reservations!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time loved the taco Tuesday twist

VC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

We recently went to celebrate my daughter’s birthday at Uncle Julios and our experience was not a good one. The service was great but the food was horrible. We didn’t wait long to get our food but when it came out the 2 orders of fajitas we ordered and the shrimp tacos where very cold. The waitress offered to take it back and get us a new ones, which we did. I can understand if it’s one entree but all of them being cold is bad. Hope they better their food soon.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 29 January 2020

Hello VirginiaC, 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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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always enjoy Uncle Julios. Dependable food and service. Fun, casual vibe. It’s been one of my favorites for Tex-Mex for many years.

KG
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

The food was not cold but it was not hot so it could’ve been warmer. The service was not good the waiter wasn’t friendly and didn’t come check on us. I had a party of 15 but they said they could only fit a party of 12 although my guest came late they said they would only sit us when all 15arrived and would only wait 10mins when most restaurants consider half of the party to sit the table. The drinks were ok but too expensive not to get a little buzz. Menu also sucks and needs to specify what items are serviced cold. When a guest complained about the food/service, waiter went to kitchen manager; who was very combative and defensive and not the actual restaurant manager

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 22 January 2020

Hello KaylaG, 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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ER
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service! Complimentary valet. Can’t go wrong!

j
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food and drinks were excellent.
Made reservations and seated immediately.
Service was very slow and inattentive. Somewhat expected given the venue but this was just exceptionally slow.

MS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Yes the food was great. The place is a little inconvenient due to its location at a very busy intersection. Overall though love this place.

NJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Been going here for over 20 years and will for 20 plus more

C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It was my birthday dinner did reservation and still had to wait....small parking lot took 10 mins to party this was a ridiculous experience.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 13 January 2020

Hello Cassandraw, 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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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

We have been eating at the Lemmon Street location for more than 15 years. Last night was the worst experience ever.
It took over an hour to get our order The restaurant manager didn't really seem to care and told the table next to us that they may want to go somewhere else! I think we need to find another favorite restaurant when we visit Dallas.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 13 January 2020

Hello, We apologize to hear about your experience as this is not the service standards expected. Our team appreciates 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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MK
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

This place is overpriced and at least $$$.

l
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food but noisy environment!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Uncle julios was great! Awesome food , amazing service! This was our first time there & will definitely will be coming back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Rice was a bit dry for most guests. Waitress walked by several times and we were waiting. Food was good for must but some dry.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience4

Beef fajitas were very tough and cold once it arrived. Queso served was not warm and melted. We paid extra for the Filet Mignon. Quality and quantity was poor for the price. We don’t mind paying the prices is if the quality meets the demand for the price.

Service was great and server was very polite and thoughtful.

We love uncle julios and we were terribly disappointed.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 13 January 2020

Hello, 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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SF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We got the Guadalajara which is combo fajitas with bacon wrapped shrimp and we upgraded to the filet mignon. It was so delicious with the Mexican butter. The swirl margaritas are my favorite with the contreau floater. The best part of the meal was our server Matt. He was extremely friendly and made the overall experience great. It’s our goto restaurant for Tex-Mex!

KS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Service was a little slow. Server was not very attentive after food arrived by a different server.

g
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the piñata. It was the best of alll. Fajitas were tender and juicy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our two families have enjoyed Uncle Julio’s together for over 20 years!

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family in from out of town!!

YF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Office Christmas luncheon.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Uncle Julio’s was very accommodating for our large party! And the service was top notch!

CV
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have a wonderful weekend brunch would highly recommend.

CA
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

I did not like the food; it was not wow. I've had better for lower price. The ceviche was awful. It was difficult-impossible to eat due to the the extreme tart/spicy/overbearing flavor; like sucking on a lemon and/or lime with spices. Could not taste the flavor of the shrimp and scallops. I will not return to Julio's nor would I recommend :(

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 10 December 2019

Hello CAT2, 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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PG
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter gave us awesome service. Food was excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service! Thanks

M
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Our server Devonte was great! The young girl at the front was extremely rude about our reservations she said she told us it was two separate tables and would not accommodate at least all the Adults together and wanted to sit two adults with the kids at another table. We were so close to walking out we spent good money there and that’s my main complaint her rudeness the manager was very helpful and fixed this after she made a big scene about it it was extremely embarrassing. The food was great and so was the server and manager!

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