Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
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.
We've been eating at Uncle Julio's for 27 years, so I guess you could say that we are very satisfied. The ingredients have always been top-notch and we know which servers to request, but very few have ever disappointed us. For about 25+ of those years, I always ordered their chili relleno which beat every other restaurant I ever tried, but unfortunately, it was dropped from the menu. The menu is a bit heavy on tacos and they could have a wider assortment of Tex-Mex dishes.
The food was outstanding! We will definitely be coming back the next time we’re in town.
Not worth the price. Food quality/flavor doesn't warrant price point, especially with so many local options available. Beyond that...
Took 20 min before we were seated essentially negating the effort to book a reservation. Loud, messy, and rushed.
Won't go back.
Everything was great except for the hostesses. We came on time for a reservation and they said we had to wait and would seat us quickly as possible despite our reservation being at 6:30. We waited 20 min with many empty tables and we’re never seated. We needed up eating at the bar. Ridiculous behavior considering we had a reservation.
Hello NicoleC, 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 and efficient reservation process. We have taken your feedback and forwarded it to the appropriate teams who will address these concerns. 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. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
It was my birthday. Julio is my favorite uncle. Everything is good.
Very good food and Friendly staff, we enjoyed our time.
Amin, thank you very much!
Had a wonderful time at this restaurant. Staff was friendly and courteous and food was delicious.
Earl, thank you!
Good experience! For once the people at the waiting podium were nice
The food and service were ok, but when I tried to use my dining reward card, the manager said the system would not process the card and that their system and open table are not linked. I’m not sure what that had to do with the MasterCard payment. When I called customer service, the rep informed me that the card was active and had a good balance, but her system did not show an attempt to process a payment. I’m not confident that the manager made and attempt to process payment with the reward card although I showed him the instructions and the card number / expiration as if it were a regular credit card. He didn’t make an attempt to process the payment via rewards after I called customer service and explained how to process the payment
Hello, Thank you for your business and bringing this to our attention. Your concerns will be addressed immediately. Please pardon the frustration. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again soon with a much better outcome. Thanks again, Uncle Julio's
Salmon was properly cooked - not over done! Salsa could have been improved.
My wife’s birthday and we took our 3 children
Great food. Great service. Seated ahead of reservation on a busy Fri night.
If you go with a group, the best value is the Plato Grande. It's really good. I substituted Mushrooms for one of the meats.
We made a reservation and still were given a pager and forced to wait 20 minutes after our arrival. It’s so loud inside - and we would have had to wait another 20 for their limited outside seating. Took forever to get service, but once they found us for our initial drink orders it was much better. The food is good, tableside Fuad is really good, but their chips are thin and greasy. Not our favorite - we really prefer the food and chips at Del Rio in Leesburg.
Hello Rdgelman, 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
Most waitors/waitresses acknowledge Birthday person at table
Reason for reservation
-the big 13
She cried at end of night
Hello, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your birthday with us. We strive to provide an exceptional experience for all our guests and we’re sorry we missed the mark for you. Your concerns are being addressed. Please accept our sincere apology. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's
The food was great, and the service was excellent. There were some healthy choices offered on the menu.
For my first time at Uncle Julios, I was impressed with the food and atmosphere.. My server Jordan was super nice, prompt, and personable!... Please ask for him if you visit. He took care of myself and my friends and made sure we were all good! The food was great as well and great portion size! Definitely get the chocolate pinata to split with your friends!! :) I will definitely be back to visit!! I never got to tell Jordan thank you for his exceptional service! So thanks Jordan!!
Hello Mariah, Thank you for sharing. This makes our day! We are so elated to hear you enjoyed your service from Jordan. We value and appreciate their continued commitment to your enjoyment and exceptional experience. We are happy you enjoyed your meal and service from beginning to end. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s
Our waiter Ricky was outstanding. As busy as it was he made sure to visit his tables at every opportunity. The manager even made the rounds. We ordered the Swirl, lobster and steak fajitas, chips with guacamole and queso. Everything was delicious. We went for Cinco de Mayo at 5pm
Thank you! We are thrilled you enjoyed your service from Ricky. We appreciate the level of service and enthusiasm he adds to the entire dining experience. We look forward to serving you again soon! All the best, Uncle Julio's
I came here with 3 friends for Cinco de Mayo. I had 2 strawberry margaritas. They are tasty, but very weak. My boyfriend had 5 traditional margaritas, and he paid extra for Patron. These were also pretty weak. I think they serve pretty watered down alcoholic beverages. I actually came here 1 time before that and sat at the bar for a few drinks and also felt that the drinks were very weak. I had the chicken enchiladas to eat. They were okay. Kinda dry for an enchilada and could use more sauce. Not terribly flavorful. The ambiance is nice, and it seems to be a family friendly place. The floors are very slippery, so be careful not to fall. I won't go out of my way to come here again.
Hello Lali, We thank you again for providing this feedback and can assure you that your concerns will be addressed by our team. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention as we are continuously working to ensure our teams are operating at the highest standard. We do hope to serve you again for an experience that exceeds expectations. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s
Fantastic service and great food. Waiter was way above average with his service. Best service I've had at a restaurant in a very long time.
Karen, thank you!
Luis provided great service. Minor food error made but immediately corrected by management & offered compensation for error. Enjoyed sitting outside.
Love eating at Uncle Julio’s!
Great food and service. I can't wait to come back to VA so I can eat there again.
Portion sizes were smaller than the other 2 Uncle Julio's we have been to
We went here for brunch and the service was great and the food was delicious as usual.
Great service, very friendly and supportive, and really good food. But you need to live with a very loud and hectic ambience - which was the major downside of this restaurant.
Bottom line: Recommend if you like great mexican food and are willing to stand the noisy ambience.
Hello Rene, Thank you for your business. We appreciate and value your rating to develop and enhance your experience. We look forward to the opportunity to become a 5-star rating in your eyes! Thank you, Uncle Julio's
We are frequent diners at the Annapolis location. The food in Annapolis is always quality and good. We found the food in Reston to be lacking. The steak was tough the shrimp was flavorless. The restaurant was a bit loud and looked dated. Our server was nice.
Hello, Thank you for your loyalty. We are so sorry we missed the 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
My Aunt’s birthday
Very enjoyable. Great food. We had lunch. Loved the table side guacamole.
New ownership is showing. Service faster, more open feel, brighter look. Keep up the good work.
The food is always excellent! Love the spicy margarita too!
Fantastic service and delicious food! Their fajitas are one of the best I've ever had. Highly recommend for a fun dinner.
Hello, We are so thrilled fun was had by all! We look forward to serving you again with another exceptional experience. Thank you, Germaine R. Uncle Julio's
Server was great, did a great job suggesting drinks, features. He was always making sure we got everything we needed. We couldn’t have asked for a better service.
Thank you...we are so glad you enjoyed the experience from beginning to end!
Great food, excellent service and you can’t beat the value! Love this restaurant!
Mohsen, thank you very much!
Music is WAY TOO LOUD. Ridiculous. Everything else is great though.
Hi Cindy, Thanks for coming in. We are sorry about the music. Your concerns are being addressed. We look forward to serving you soon. Thanks again, Uncle Julio's
The food was good. Service was kind of slow and it was a little loud. But overall, we had a great time. They had queso blanco which made my experience so much better because I haven’t been able to find that anywhere here in DC.
RicanLyfe, thank you for spending your time with us! We are thrilled you had a great time overall and enjoyed the queso blanco, but we apologize you didn't get the best service. Your concerns are being addressed. We look forward to serving you again soon! Thanks again, Uncle Julio's
We were sat sooo incredibly close to another table that the chairs were touching. The other table had a bunch of children under ~8 that were running between tables and knocking into us. We ended up having to speak to the children ourselves to ask them to watch where they were goofing off. Also, we felt quite rushed by the server (he was very nice though) as if he needed to flip the table quick.
Hello, Thank you for your business. We are so sorry you had to wait and completely understand your frustrations. We greatly appreciate you sharing this input. We are constantly working to improve, and this information is extremely helpful. Your concerns are being addressed. 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
It was very hard to have a conversation because it was so loud. The floor under and around our table had lots of food on it. The restrooms were filthy. The food was ok but one person said their chicken was very dry.
Hello ShanaMay, Thank you for your business. Our goal is to provide an exceptional experience from start to finish. We greatly appreciate you sharing this input. Your concerns are being addressed. 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
Heartbroken to report that Uncle Julio’s in Reston, once one of our favorite places, has gone downhill to the point we now prefer its sister restaurant in Loudoun. Dingy and unclean looking interior, watery salsa, watery beans, unresponsive service and just a mediocre overall experience. Never thought I’d say this after literally over 200 visits, but think we’re done there.
Hello, Thank you for your business and your loyalty throughout the years. We are sorry we didn't meet your expectations on this visit. We take this review very seriously. The restaurant follows strict guidelines and procedures that insure the restaurant is running at optimal level. We greatly appreciate your insight. Your feedback has been addressed. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s
Everything ok, much better at lunchtime than at night - not sure why maybe fewer people and noise.
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Hello Matthew, Thank you for your business. We appreciate and value your rating and feedback to develop and enhance your experience. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio's