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About Uncle Julio's - Loudoun

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.

For reservations, please allow up to 15 minutes for us to prepare your table.

44703 Thorndike Street
Ashburn, VA 20147
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of operation:


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(571) 758-2200

Website:
http://www.unclejulios.com/locations/one-loudoun/

Parking Details:
Ample free parking is available

Private Party Facilities:
Let Uncle Julio’s help you celebrate this holiday season in one of their private group dining rooms. Uncle Julio’s features private party rooms for both small and large parties and as always, delicious made from scratch Mexican cuisine.

Private Party Contact:
our Private Event Coordinator: (888) 989-1733

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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Food

4.1

Service

3.7

Ambience

3.9

Value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great, as usual, but dervice was very very slow. Thete wete several latge groups, which made the atmosphere very noisy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Soooo loud. I have yet to not get sick after eating here. Never again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Spicy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on 11 November 2017

Fast seating on a Friday night, excellent service and awesome food!

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 November 2017

Try a reverse swirl! Had a great attentive waiter and food was excellent as always. Busy and noisy and not cheap but we love it here. Chicken fajitas are my favorite. The best fresh tortillas.

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·Dined on 7 November 2017

everything was good except too noisy and some kids running around

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 4 November 2017

The food and wait-staff were just fine...the issue was with front-desk staff. They canceled my reservation after a ten-minute wait...which is typically done after 15 minutes, not 10, so when i arrived 15 minutes late i was told, rudely, that my reservation was canceled and i may wait with all non-reservation people and would be at the bottom of the list (40 minute wait). That is not ok, saying you canceled my reservation after 10 minutes due to being busy (it was raining that day), and then giving attitude and not being willing to accommodate was not acceptable. I would hesitate coming back over the front desk staff.

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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Uncle Julio's in Loudoun is a great restaurant! The food is delicious, the service is fast and friendly. Our server went above and beyond to make sure all our needs are met with many special and customized orders that we had. A dinner here really made my Friday Date night with my husband ! We will visit again for sure.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 October 2017

Unfortunately this Uncle Julio's location continues to have issues with service and staffing appropriately. We waited 15 minutes for a server to arrive at our table and another 15 for our tableside guacamole to arrive. My husband called ahead to have a birthday chocolate ball ready for us and they did not know what we were talking about at the end of our meal. Disappointing dinner. Noise level too loud.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 25 October 2017

Second time I've gone when the tortilla machine wasn't working. Serves me cold storebought tortillas for my tacos. Only good thing there are the homemade tortillas. Expensive for the quality food and server was not great. Never refilled our waters or experience.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on 21 October 2017

10 yr old birthday

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 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Food was excellent - always pretty noisy but OK. Server was harried and acted somewhat bored to be waiting on us - rolled his eyes when we said we needed a few more minutes when we ordered; acted reluctant to take my order of guac tacos.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 October 2017

Other than the usual sub-zero thermostat setting. Uncle Julio's is consistently good food. Our waiter could have been more attentive but he was young and learning.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 October 2017

This place is not new to my husband and I; we frequent it at least once a month. I have dietary restrictions in which they are typically happy to accommodate. This night, however, was awful – the management, the service, and the food. Our waitress couldn't keep up with her 5-table section so when we ordered table-side guac that was prepared by a non-english understanding individual who saturated it with oil. Why??? It took 10min before we got up to ask for a manager who was irritated by our complaint, because our waitress disappeared. It then took 20min for the guacamole to be remade and replaced, in which it was the same exact bowl. We saw the manager look at our table and recognize it hadn't been replaced, and grabbed the bowl in which he placed to the side. For real? Then our dinner had come out without the requested corn tortillas, as we cannot have wheat. It took another 12 minutes to not only see our waitress but then get the tortillas...for which our dinner was cold. The waitress was also short and rude with us because we asked for a manager.
Another huge complaint is that you are telling your customers your corn chips are gluten free, but they are fried in a fryer with wheat. That is NOT gluten free and for those of us who become violently ill, I highly recommend you educate your self and staff on this.
I cannot say I will go back, especially after this trip. If spend 12 years in the industry, hosting, serving, bartending, and FOH management. This is NOT how you bring back business or take care of your customers.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 30 September 2017

The service just sucks lately.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Had to wait over 45 minutes for meal to arrive. Have no problem with waiting for good food, but when there are 2 tables next to you that come and go in the same amount of time, there's the problem. Manager came out and apologized. Said they they would take something off our bill for our wait. They did not. Also I have food allergies. They did not comply with my request for no dairy with my fajitas. Dish comes with a side of cheese/lettuce. I took this off my plate , but I still became sick from the cross contamination. Will never return to this restaurant.

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·Dined on 29 September 2017

Had to wait 15 min past our reservation time to get a table. Server did not come by very often. maybe he had too many tables? Had to ask for water refills.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 24 September 2017

Inexperienced wait staff. Filthy outdoor patio.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 22 September 2017

This restaurant is loud, between very loud music, screaming children and large groups having to speak over the music the sound level is excruciating. As th the food, it is generally well prepared with fajitas being the go to for me. It is slightly more expensive than the average Mexican restaurant but portions are large. The chips and salsa are great and fresh tortillas are a plus.

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·Dined on 17 September 2017

Fantastic food! Kid friendly. A little loud with the music forcing you to talk pretty loud but definitely going again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 17 September 2017

Food was cold service was bad my son waited 20 minutes for tortilla's for his chicken fajitas? My friend had to wait on salad dressing for taco salad. Food was cold and service was horrible.

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·Dined on 16 September 2017

I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for anything. We had a terrible experience and spent a lot of money. The food was below average. The "table side" quacamole was terrible plus wasn't made at our table, but we were still charged for the service. It took forever for us to get it and when it was finally delivered we had no plates or chips. My husband had to get up and get our plates and chips. By the time our main entrees were delivered the food was cold. We will not be returning. There are too many other places to eat that offer better service and food.

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 (London)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Good Mexican food. Cheese sauce on cheese enchiladas could be better made with Monterey Jack & other cheese. Guacamole taco was great. Chips and salsa were great.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Fun, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 2 September 2017

We were there for my sisters birthday celebration. I made a mistake on my reservation and made it for the next day the hostess was very nice and let us know there was a wait but seated us fairly quickly. It was my mistake but the hostess accomdated us and helped me not look like a fool in front of my family lol. Mike or Mikey was our server he was very friendly, promptly greeted us, menu knowledge was great, attentive to our table and made us feel comfortable. I've worked in the service industry before and he was great and had what I call an amazing pre-bus. Later in the evening I realized it was one of his first shift and was definitely impressed. Friday's are busy and he didn't break a sweat. Your manager Darvis, like always is amazing. Thanks uncle julios for another amazing experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Casual
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on 30 August 2017

The proliferation of eateries in the Ashburn area has sapped the service market of knowledgeable, high-energy servers. Fortunately, the staff at Uncle Js seems well trained and excited to help.

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·Dined on 26 August 2017

Food and service was good.

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·Dined on 19 August 2017

We had a party of 7.... Our server was triple-sat so we ordered our drinks and our meal at the same time. When the entree's were delivered, only 5 arrived. The other 2 were delivered to wrong table. Waited at least 20+ mins for the other 2 ( enhiclada's) to be delivered. The manager delivered them. We have eaten here several times. Always short staffed. While the manager did comp the 2 meals that were late...in my opinion, he should have taken care of more.

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·Dined on 19 August 2017

My family likes Uncle Julio's. However, when we went this last time to celebrate my brother's birthday, we made a reservation online. Even though I received two confirmation emails (with the correct address, time, and date), when we arrived at the restaurant, the hostess told us they had no reservation for us and would not honor it because it was not in their system. We were told we would have to wait an extra hour to be seated (it was already 8:30pm), unless we would sit outside. We decided to sit outside just so we wouldn't have to wait so late, but once we were seated, the service didn't get much better. It took our waitress over 15 minutes to just to come take our drink order and I don't think we got our food until almost 9:30pm , an hour after we were seated. It was loud and hot outside and the service was slow. Once the waitress finally started attending to our table, things got a little better. She did a good job, but overall, it was a disappointing experience.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on 17 August 2017

Had a great meal at Uncle Julios! We started at bar with margaritas then moved to a table for dinner. Shared the shrimp fajitas that were wrapped in bacon with jalapeno pepper. Wow! They were fantastic. Came with enough sides that were plenty for two with an extra scoop of guacamole. Yummy!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 August 2017

Our experience wasn't the best this time around. Our server was slow, our food was cold, the manager had attitude problems. Lets just say it was an OK time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 August 2017

Excellent. I love the food. Tableside guac awesome too. Waitstaff very attentive. Only drawback. Gets loud

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Disabled Access, Fun, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 5 August 2017

Unique experience if you go all out. We started with tableside margaritas. Fun and tasty! Then we had tableside guac. Followed by our entrees. We ended the evening with a chocolate pinata. Great way to celebrate a special birthday with friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 5 August 2017

This is the second time we have been at this location in the last month and had the same server - she was AWFUL!!! Did not check on us even when our food arrived and when we flagged her down for more drinks, chips even the check, she came with ATTITUDE PLUS!! like we were asking her to do something that was not part of her job responsibility. I wanted to complain to the manager, but my husband (who is the easy going one) said no. He said that we'll just go to Reston from now on and didn't care if we had to pay for parking or not to get the good service we have been use to for so many years from Rio Grande/Uncle Julio's.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 1 August 2017

Food was good as usual, server was fine, but hostess and kitchen were the downfall of this visit!

We arrived at 7:30 for our 7:45 reservation and was told they were getting our table ready (place was only ~ 65% full but we overheard them quoting a 45 minute wait for parties of 2-4 despite plenty of open tables). Still not sat 5 minutes AFTER our reservation time, meanwhile others parties of same size without reservations have already been sat. When I asked, manager looked in the system and clearly my party of 3 had been forgotten based on her words and body language towards the host staff. Gave us no acknowledgement of their error.

Once sat, got drinks and chips as normal - young server was nice, prompt and attentive. Placed our order ~ 8 PM. Restaurant started emptying out, now < 40% full in the dining room and bar, most of whom were already eating. After 2nd round of chips and salsa and 3 drink refills, server apologized for the wait stating that there was a large party (4 adults and 7 kids) who just got their food - that was at 8:25. Finally got our food at 8:35...more than half an hour after ordering. And my wife didn't get tortillas with her meal - server didn't realize until we pointed it out 10 minutes later.

Large party excuse would have been acceptable if there were more people in the restaurant who ordered at the same time as we did - several servers were standing around which was more proof that the kitchen wasn't busy. No manager came by to check/apologize for the reservation or the delay in service.

This location admits that it is some 20% more expensive than others in the area, due to the "fresh ingredients" they use here - makes you wonder what type of ingredients are used elsewhere. The host staff and kitchen really let their server down - except for forgetting the tortillas, none of this was his doing. I can only imagine what the experience would be like when the place is actually full...

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on 26 July 2017

I was VERY dissappointed with the service. We went there for my husband's birthday and when I checked in, I made sure they noted this was a dinner for his birthday - which was entered with my Open Table reservation. The host confirmd it , but at the end of dinner - NOTHING was done to recognize his birthday; why wasn't the server notified? That really bothered me. On another note, our server, Sandra, looked miserable - no smile, barely came by to our table and food service took forever. Was not hospitable at all. She even forgot to bring my side dishes, which I was charged for. I love Mexican food, but there are some other palces where we the service is much better is shurn/Leesburg area; I'm not coming back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 July 2017

Just after food arrived...told server we wanted to order desert...she disappeared. Did not return until meal was complete. We waited 25 minutes for desert...wont do that again...unacceptable.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 24 July 2017

went for girls night out and we had the best time. our server, joesph, was outstanding. one of the ladies, is gluten free, and she was given options for her meal. we were all very, very, happy!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 23 July 2017

Very enjoyable!!!
Can not wait to tell my friends about...

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 22 July 2017

My loyalty card earned me a free chocolate piñata so we made a dinner reservation with some friends. So yummy! Love their new -321 drinks too!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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·Dined on 22 July 2017

Food and service was just ok - I wouldn't be in a rush to go back.

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·Dined on 21 July 2017

Great food, friendly staff and very nice atmosphere. Food is served quickly but nothing lost during service. Staff are attentive without being overbearing.

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