Uncle Julio's - Loudoun

4.3
700 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Group Bookings
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 700 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Dinner with family in from out of town - waitstaff was so accommodating; helped us move to quieter corner and brought food so quickly when order had slight mixup. Highly recommend! Always great food!

l
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It's so loud in the central dining area we asked to be moved to the back. It's too loud for older people to be able to converse.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

We eat at Uncle Julio’s often, but this time we had terrible service and the food was not nearly as good as normal. The steak in the fajitas was fatty, the enchiladas were not cooked completely and our server was extremely slow and inattentive. He also stood over us while we were paying the bill, which is always rude for a server. We are not rushing back to this location.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded 4 days ago

Hello, We appreciate your feedback and apologize to hear that your experience was less than enjoyable and the dining room was not acceptable. We have provided our teams with this information and they will address at the location, we hope we will get the opportunity to serve you again for an improved outcome. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

This is one our goto restaurants as a family. We went two weeks ago and the fajitas arrived cold (plate not sizzling as usual)— who serves cold fajitas? This visit showed us that service has also gone downhill. We waited and waited for plates to eat our fajitas— no plates. Had to go to kitchen area and get plates ourselves. Manager did come over and we discussed and resolved the situation. We will not be going back for a long time.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Mark, hank you for spending your time with us and do apologize for your experience. We are very sorry we were not able to provide you with an excellent meal on this visit and your concerns are being addressed by the appropriate parties. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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PA
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and great service. Overall a very positive experience.

GM
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great. A little overpriced but the family continues to come back. Service was great. It way too noisy inside so we ate outside.

L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always yummy food! We always enjoy eating at Uncle Julios.

VH
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a great time! Food was delicious and the Chocolate lovers piñata was the highlight of dinner! I will be going back.

k
Richmond
376 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Had a wonderful dinner. Ordered our favorite shrimp camerones with all the fixings. Food arrived promptly however waiter seemed a bit harried. Maybe he was just new.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Waiter rushed us and started picking up our plates when we weren’t even done and without asking us...


Food was excellent.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 5 August 2019

Hello, Thank you for your business. We are so sorry we missed the service mark on this visit. We look forward to serving you again in the standard you'd expect from Uncle Julio's. All the best, Uncle Julio's

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

Delightful meal. Service was great, but it was hard to hear one another... pretty loud place.

MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our evening! Food was great as usual and our waiter Walter was fun and attentive.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We waited well over an hour for our food. When we asked the server about it, he said it was due to all of our modifications. The only modification we made was extra cheese which came in a separate bowl. Five different tables came in after us and got served before us.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 5 August 2019

Hello, Thank you for spending your time with us. We regret you did not receive our best service. We appreciate your feedback to develop and enhance your time with us. We look forward to serving you again with a much better experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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e
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I am upset bc I put in my reservation that we had a birthday and I said something twice at the restaurant and finally the second time Ice cream was brought out, but I’m used to all of the waiters clapping and singing happy birthday, but they did nothing.. very disappointed

LV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

service was slow, food took too long and one meal was incorrect and had to wait for it while party was eating and never asked by our waiter if we needed anything during our visit.

MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Poor service and expensive for the food Has gone down a lot in the past year

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 5 August 2019

Hello Mark, 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 regret we didn't meet your food and service expectations. We hope you will come in for a more exceptional memorable visit. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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PE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was delicious and I will definitly be going back.

T
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It took over five minutes for two people at the hostess stand to figure out how to seat a party of six. They finally realized that the party had a reservation. I specifically asked to be seated in the back area in a booth. We we led to a table, and then, seemed to caused a bit of "inconvenience" when we asked to be changed to a booth. We were even done eating our dinner, when our server asked if we wanted dessert. When we stated "no", our "check out tablet" was let at our table. Can we digest for five minutes please?

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a group of 10 and made advance reservations in spite of the very busy nature of the restaurant we were promptly seated. Our waiter Gary was superb the food fantastic and we had a great time. Love the restaurant and appreciate how well it is managed .

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 5 August 2019

Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience. Kudos to Gary! We are so happy you had a great time. That means so much to us. We look forward to serving you again soon. All the best, Uncle Julio’s

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Whenever I come here the food is usually lukewarm and the place has become ridiculously expensive. $200+ for dinner for 4 with drinks and tip for enchiladas and fajitas is simply insult pricing. My family likes it, however, so we continue to come here now and then. Service is always good. They do hire good people.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 5 August 2019

Hello, Thank you for spending your time with us. We are very sorry we didn't meet your expectations on the visit and your concerns are being addressed. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thanks again, Uncle Julio's

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a reservation and were seated quickly. The ac could have been on higher. We were a little uncomfortable after coming inside from the 100+ degree weather. Server was awesome. Food was great. We love the chocolate piñata and the complimentary chips and salsa! The frozen sangria was good, but it tasted like there was definitely tequila in it. I’m not sure if that’s just their recipe or it was a mistake. Overall a good place to eat and celebrate something special.

CP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

The food at Uncle Julios is delicious! Unfortunately the service keeps going downhill on our past few visits, which makes me less excited to recommend them. We frequently have repeat mistakes made of our food in the kitchen and it gets so loud it's hard to have a conversation at our own table.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 24 July 2019

Hi Carolyn, 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 experiences. 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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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Food and service was great. Music is entirely too loud and this was at 5pm. I’ve been before and it’s always been problematic.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Awful. Long. Never again

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 24 July 2019

Hello, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your dining experience. We strive to provide an exceptional experience for all our guests and we’re sorry we missed the mark for you. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a better outcome. Thanks, Uncle Julio's

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

Meal size good. The meal for two is very worth the value. I strongly recommended it. Stephanie, our server was very attentive. Always checking back all the time to make sure that she could provide anything else we wanted. For our son's 6th birthday, she gave him a vanilla ice cream cup topped with a huge swirl of whipped cream courtesy of Uncle's Julio.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 24 July 2019

Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience. Kudos to Stephanie! We are so happy you had a great time. That means so much to us. We look forward to serving you again soon. All the best, Uncle Julio’s

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DR
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great Mex-Tex food. My car asada ordered rare and that is the way it was served. My wife soft tacos [beef + pork] were perfect. Front desk [host station] a bit sloppy but our waiter was great.

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

it was my daughters birthday and i loved it so much

JA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Uncle Julio's is very consistent as far as the food and the atmosphere. The food is always fresh and delicious, with some of, in my opinion, the best chips and salsa ever. It is extremely hard not to fill up on chips and salsa before you have even ordered your food! However, the meals are always excellent- some of my favorites include: Honey chipotle chicken fajitas- sweet, smokey...awesome. The crispy and soft tacos are always delicious, I always like to order my chicken tacos with fajita chicken because the regular chicken is a little bland. The enchilada's with the green sauce are great.
On my most recent visit with my family, our server Sydney, was probably the best server I have encountered at any restaurant in the last 5 years- she was so professional and enthusiastic, never stopped smiling, knew the menu like the back of her hand and was on top of everything. Great job, Sydney! The only thing I say about Uncle Julio's that can be taken as less than positive is, if you want to have a conversation with someone while your'e there, it might be difficult as the restaurant is very, very, loud. It's my wife's favorite place so we go there often, but we can't hear a word we are saying to each other. I guess I'm just turning into an old geezer though.

MG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Sometimes it gets too loud. Can’t hear each other talk

JH
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great environment and a convenient location!

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Uncle Julio’s is our go to restaurant that never disappoints. It’s at a great location and the food has always been consistently great.

J
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Waiter was great but it took forever for our food. Wasn't until we showed our bc annoyance on our face for a manager to come over. Our waiter was running around crazy but still had great service.

SS
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Uncle Julios! The margaritas are awesome, but SO expensive! $11.99 for a small glass. Food is delicious though. I'll probably opt for a beer next time.

A
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

It would have been nice if the music wasn't so loud. There were four of us at the table and we couldn't carry on a conversation because it was so ridiculously loud. We could only talk to one person at a time and we had to practically yell in their face...lol! Even the waitress apologized numerous times - we couldn't hear her and she couldn't hear us.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 11 July 2019

Hello Andrea, Thank you for your business. We appreciate and value your feedback to develop and enhance your experience. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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TM
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food and service. We went for an early dinner and got in right away.

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

Reservation requested why we were dining. I said I was there for her birthday and specifically listed the person whose birthday was in the party. There was no it knowledge meant of that by the restaurant. It was a complete waste of my time. Extremely, extremely disappointed.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 11 July 2019

Hello, Thank you for spending your time with us. We regret you did not receive our best service. We appreciate your feedback to develop and enhance your time with us. We look forward to serving you again with a much better experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I ordered my favorite enchilada combo-cheese and onion and chicken. The chicken was fine,but, not the cheese and onion. I got a cheese stick, a cheese stick wrapped in a tortilla.Really. Not what I was used to getting.

J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, average food

ML
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Always mess up order. So very frustrating as been there many times

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 2 July 2019

Hello Matt, Thank you for your business and loyalty. We are so sorry you had poor service and we completely understand your frustrations. We greatly appreciate you sharing this input as we are constantly working to improve, and this information is extremely helpful. Please accept our sincere apology for your dissatisfaction. We hope you will return to Uncle Julio’s soon for an improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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PS
Washington DC
238 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had a Taco platter which was really good and a lot of food. The other entree was the steak fajitas which were also really good and plentiful. service was excellent.

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