Uncle Julio's - Dallas

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4.4
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374 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
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 374 People Are Saying
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SK
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun Father's Day dinner! Thank you Uncle Julio's for never letting us down!

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CO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The service was awful and very disappointed. The food was good. We arrived early as got their much quicker than expected and had to wait 45 minutes to be seated with numerous open tables. Finally after asking about our seating a few times the manager finally came over and said some of the empty tables were for reservations but the people they were reserved for still hadn't come according to when she said they were coming.The manager should have come over way before she did and explained since when we checked in early and not crowded at all she said they would try and get us seated earlier. People could have eaten and been gone by the time they arrived. It appeared that if you just walked in you got seated faster and I asked about that and was told they had reservations but know they all didn't as could hear them talking. Biggest thing was the bad service after all that waiting.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded 14 hours ago

Hello CathyO, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that we missed the opportunity to provide you with an experience that exceeded expectations. 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 and memorable. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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RM
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

wonderful restaurant/ great food!!!! Definitely will go back!!!

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DD
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Too noisy. Overpriced compared to quality of food.
Prefer On the Border or El Fenix.

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GF
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Waiter was horrible. Drinks were almost forgotten but he blamed the bartender... not his fault. I could see the bartender he was not busy our waiter was busy with a large table and did not care about us.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Gary, Thank you for spending your time with us. Please accept our sincere apology for not getting the VIP treatment you deserved. We have addressed the service issues you experienced. We hope you will return with a much improved outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place to celebrate my son going away to Alaska! NO ONE makes Carne Asada like Uncle Julio’s! Great service, perfect cocktails and wonderful food! We had a blast!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience food was awesome! Steak fajitas were the BEST!!! The fruit piñata was excellent.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It is a beautiful restaurant, however to be my first time there it was not as impressive as one of my friends said It would be, friendly employees can't complain but it took a long period of time for our waiter to attend us and to show up!

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GS
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Yes, however, prices have gone up significantly & portions have gone down. Not like it was when it as not a public companfy

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

New to town and everything was great

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N
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service and especially liked the chocolate piñata.

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PV
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is above standard and the service was excellent.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Took my mom here to celebrate Mother’s Day! Big mistake! We had a group of 11 and had reservations but still had to wait. Only one server to assist my group so wait time was LONG for everything. Never did he refill water glasses. Food was brought out cold. Horrible experience.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 20 May 2019

Hi Louie, Thank you for your continued support and your candid review. We are so glad you expect great things from us. We appreciate you taking the time to make us aware of your recent experience on Mother's Day. 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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K
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great fun and food here. Their exceptional service and food make it an awesome experience! My only suggestion would be that they would allow us to make online reservations for more than 6 people at a time. It’s very limiting.

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GK
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food met expectations.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Mother’s day

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KN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

It was Mother's Day so it was crowded but you couldn't even talk to anyone at the table without screaming as it was very LOUD. Service wasn't the best I have had at Uncle Julio's. My margarita wasn't as I had ordered it but I'm not sure if that's because the waiter couldn't hear or the bartender screwed up. We will definitely be back but not on a holiday as you can't enjoy your company with the noise as loud as it is.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I really enjoyed the chocolate pinata. It was DELICIOUS!

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JS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Is a little expensive based on the quality of food, my meat was not good cooked

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JV
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Will definitely return. Great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter for that day did a great job of feeling us welcomed and helped make my moms day for Mother’s Day with the amazing service.

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YT
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Muy buena comida,ambiente... y servicio y limpio lugar..

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Responded on 7 May 2019

¡Muchas gracias! Estamos muy felices de que hayas disfrutado todo!

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CA
Dallas
59 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We brought out of town guests from Pennsylvania (who had never been to Texas) and they loved Uncle Julio's.

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AR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The drinks were not as good as I would expect them to be.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 29 April 2019

Hi Alyssa, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your drink experience. We strive to provide an exceptional experience want you to leave extremely satisfied. Please let your server know, they will gladly provide other options to your liking. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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OI
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I organized a business lunch for 5 people. I did not make a reservation on OpenTable until about 15 minutes prior to the lunch. The table was completely set up and ready for us as soon as we got there! Cornelius (excuse my spelling if spelled wrong) was our server and was absolutely fantastic. He was quick and patient with our party. He was attentive and we never had to ask for anything because he was already on top of it. I appreciate anytime a business lunch goes smoothly and quick enough for us all to get back to work. Thanks for the excellent service and of course fantastic food as always!

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 23 April 2019

Thank you! We are thrilled you enjoyed your service from Cornelius. We appreciate the level of service and enthusiasm they add to the entire dining experience. We look forward to serving you again soon! All the best, Germaine R. Uncle Julio's

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F
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family came to Dallas for a weekend getaway and concert

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CB
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

I clicked the no tip button and still waitress took $11.43 for a tip for herself. I already gave her two dollars for a tip. I'm VERY UPSET AND WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!

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VK
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and excellent food! Great place for a celebration!

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TG
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Used to be a good Tex mex..... these days just manufactured food.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 15 April 2019

Hello Ted, We appreciate your time and consideration you took to let us know that your Uncle Julio's experience was not up to our standards. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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j
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The fajitas were delicious, but a little over priced for how much you got. But overall great experience.

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LI
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 1

Noise level was unbelievable (we were there mid week at 6:30). You could not carry a conversation
Table side guacamole was fantastic, drinks were good. Half our party said food was terrible the other half said it was okay.
Ryan was our server and he did an awesome job.
Needless to say we will not be back ;-(

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 15 April 2019

Hello Linda, Thank you for your business. We are thrilled you enjoyed the service , drinks and guacamole. Our goal is to provide an exceptional experience for all from start to finish. We appreciate your insight to enhance the experience. Your feedback has been addressed. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again with a much improved outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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SL
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was wonderful.. but I will tell you the truth.. your server can make or break an experience at a restaurant. We happen to have a great waiter/server! His name was Will. He was excellent.. one of the best we have ever had any where! There happen to be a very noisy table right behind us.. so noise was a issue. I think it would be a good idea to set tables of 2 to 4 people away from a large noisy table.. There was no reason not to with it not being crowded at this time period, around 5:00pm... better judgement in seating people would be a good idea!

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RS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Terrific server. Absolutely horrible Tex mex! With so many other Tex mex locations to choose from I would highly discourage anyone from using Uncle Julio’s!

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 12 April 2019

Hello Ray, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit and apologize that we missed the mark on providing you with an excellent dining experience. We have taken your feedback and forwarded it to the appropriate teams. We appreciate the opportunity to improve our service standards to the highest quality and hope that we get the chance to provide you with a more than improved experience in the future. Uncle Julio's

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GE
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our party of 13 visited Uncle Julio's after a friend's funeral service. We had reserved two tables for six but had others who wanted to join us at the last minute. The staff at Uncle Julio's was very accommodating to our request and seated us at our reservation time. Our waiter was excellent, as was the food. If we lived in Dallas we would go back often.

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JS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a good time at Uncle Julios! The El Jefe margarita is soooo good! :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food, the service, the waiter and the atmosphere were Amazing! One of the hostess seemed to be having a bad night, her attitude was a bit short and snappy.

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 8 April 2019

Hello, Thank you for spending your time with us. We are glad you enjoyed everything once you were seated. We apologize for the reception you received. Thank you for letting us know. We look forward to serving you again soon!! All the best, Uncle Julio's

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KD
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The hostess was rude and very unhelpful- promised that she would get us in ASAP- as we were the only large party 6. We went to the bar to get drinks and chips- we kept checking every 10 minuets- still table was not ready. She seemed put out. Again she was the one who mentioned a early seating. We waited well past our reservation- a table came up at the bar and we took that

Uncle Julio's - Dallas
Responded on 8 April 2019

Kimberly, Thank you for sharing. We are very sorry to learn about the reception you received. Your concerns are being addressed immediately. We look forward to serving you again with a great experience from start to finish. Take care, Uncle Julio's

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DK
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We waited only a few seconds to be seated. Food took a while, but it was all hot, and very good once it was served. Wait staff was attentive. They have a system that processes credit cards with a handheld device right at the table. Do it yourself style. I have never used one, but it was impressive. We will return to Uncle Julio's again.

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L
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great Food! I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys Tex Mex Food.

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Responded on 8 April 2019

Lisa, thank you so much!!!

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