Uncle Julio's - Loudoun

4.3
503 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(571) 758-2200
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private Party Contact
our Private Event Coordinator: (888) 989-1733
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Parking Details
Ample free parking is available
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 503 People Are Saying
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PP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

it's loud but the food is so good! I miss the ribs that they have in Reston

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JW
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good tequila and good tacos.... what more could you want?

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JL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Margarita was too sweet, home made guacamole was really good, tamales had no taste, the Juanita’s platter was average. The chocolate piñata had only strawberries and churros despite being sold as full of berries and pineapple. We had to wait 15 minutes even though we had a reservation via open table.

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t
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was awesome

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WC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spor to celebrate my Dad’s 93rd birthday!! He loved breaking into the chocolate lovers piñata!! And we loved helping him eat it!

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall, we had a great dining experience. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the table-side guacamole, the enchiladas, and the chocolate piñata.

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E
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our reserved table was not ready, and then we waited an additional 30 minutes for a waiter to greet us. The menus given to us by the hostess smelled terrible like they had been washed with a dirty rag. Overall a bad experience at Uncle Julios, which we usually love.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Always pretty good - but asked for more sour cream, and they charged me a dollar?

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BB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was ‘just ok’. It is a standard, town center, large Mexican place (positive) with sub par service.

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Pepe was awesome and let us practice Spanish.
This is an authentic eating establishment
Loved it

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BB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was great! She was very helpful and attentive

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JF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We arrived on time for our reservation and had to wait about 15 minutes. Service was only okay. Food very good. Ambiance was about as expected, including noisy.

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AB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

My “medium” steak for my fajitas was borderline raw; the rest of the food was marginal; service was marginal as well. Not up to par for uncle Julio’s, won’t return to this location.

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AR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our tables were ready on time. I truly appreciated the outstanding service the waiters provided the evening we celebrated my daughter’s birthday. Everyone was friendly and the food was delicious! Thank you!

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JA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Uncle Julio's is always, always, the best at what they do. Great food, great drinks, almost always outstanding service. I've been coming to UJ's for as long as I remember and I'm never dissatisfied. It's our go to spot for date night, kid's birthdays, family dinner, lunch...etc. There is never a bad time to to go Uncle Julio's.

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k
Richmond
330 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy Margaritas and Shrimp Camerones at Uncle Julio's! Never hardly disappointed with food or service there. Food served hot and sizzling with plenty of chips and salsa.

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NY
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Celebrated a birthday at Uncle Julio's. The flow of the meal was erratic. The appetizers,which included a table side guacamole, were not served at the same time. Service extremely slow. Food just okay. The music was so loud that you couldn't hear people talk at table. The kitchen kept dropping dishes and trays. I don't call this energetic. I call it plain noisy!

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s
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I’m incredibly disappointed with your menu catering to vegetarians. There are THREE items specifically geared to individuals who do not eat meat: veggie fajita quesadilla, veggie fajitas, and cheese and onion enchiladas. I ordered the combination enchiladas with the cheese/onion and asked if I could have a veggie one. Our waiter immediately said no. I mentioned there is only 3 options on the menu I don’t think a veggie enchilada would be difficult. The waiter stated he would check and let me know. He came back and stated he could. When the food was brought out, my veggie dish had a meat sauce and beans. It was taken back and a second dish 15min later was brought out- it looked fine and as I was finishing to eat my veggie enchilada I noticed a piece of chicken. I immediately stopped eating. Not long after the effects on my body was incredibly gross and uncomfortable. The manager clear up my $12 dish from the check which was fine but for the establishment to me Mexican food, and ONLY have THREE dishes catering to vegetarians. This is aggravating. I can get my correct and decent order from Taco Bell. I expect better from a chain establishment like Uncle Julio’s.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Website much more appealing. Still a good experience.

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AL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We’ve been here many times, and on our last visit the noise level was so high that we couldn’t have a conversation. The food was good in general, although two of us ordered a salad that had far too much lettuce and far too little of anything else. Mine literally had one cherry tomato cut in half on the whole plate. On the plus side, our server was delightful.

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k
Richmond
330 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a very enjoyable dinner at Uncle Julio's. Usually get margaritas and the bacon wrapped grilled shrimp. Always very good!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 3

I made an online reservation for 8:45 for a party of 6. I checked in at the front desk at 8:15 and they marked us as arrived and stated that we should be seated in about 10 minutes. At 8:45pm I went back to the check in stand and was told the table was being cleaned off and would be ready any minute. Around 9:00pm my entire party (including myself) had become very frustrated. Several other parties were complaining to the manager about the wait. I looked around and there were several clean tables with no one seated. I went back to the stand and again was told a table would be ready in just a minute and within a few seconds we were seated and were told a manager would come up to check on us since we had waited so long. The manager never made an appearance and we still are not sure how a table became available so quickly when we had waited such a long time. We are frequent customers of Uncle Julio's but this night makes me question whether my family or I will be coming back.

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S
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took the family to Uncle Julio’s for a special event. Food was very good; service a tad slow but the restaurant was very crowded so that should be expected I guess. Overall very good.

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SE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was good as always. Service was slow and we had to remind our server of things we'd requested.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Our reservation was 7:30 we didn’t get seated until 8:15 our waiter was too busy flirting with his other tables then worrying about us. We waited over an hour for our food because of that. I usually eat here all the time but this time was my birthday and they didn’t satisfy me and my family what so ever.

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DH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress Gladis was outstanding. Great food and customer service.
We will be back again.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food, as always!

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L
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was great as always. Our server this time around wasn't very good at all. Maybe it just wasn't her day. We had to ask for everything, refills, more chips, can we order now, etc.? She didn't have many tables that we could see.

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DD
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. I would recommend this for just about anyone.

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JA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Uncle Julio's is always terrific. The food is outstanding and there are lots of fun drink options. It is great for a loud, fun, party, but definitely not a place to go if you are looking for quiet conversation.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was poor. Took us forever to get drinks. Guacamole was sub par. You couldn't even taste the lime in it.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

In short, the hostess, Jasmine, was less than friendly and rudely unaccommodating. She was dishonest about the availability of the table; not only could we see the table but another host standing behind her had already confirmed the availability and the expression showed on his face when he heard her response. The service we adequate but very slow as often it is when we dine here. We will be looking for a new Mexican staple.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had out of town visitors and wanted to share the Uncle Julio's experience. We had great good and enjoyed the night!

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NC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

We have been to Uncle Julio's several times and only go on nights when it's nice to dine outside. The music in the restaurant is much too loud to have a conversation but better outdoors.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall a nice chain restaurant to go to with kids. One Loudoun overall had a nice ambience. We had made a reservation and got there earlier than expected but the hosts clearly could not figure out how to seat us prior - even when tables became free. So, if you do get the early then put yourself on the list under a different name!

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PS
Washington DC
220 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were just there this past Saturday night. We got lucky and had a table outside which was really good since the weather was so nice. Food was great, service also. Fajita's with lobster, Enchiladas and more.

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CG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Love the Fajitas! Thank you for now taking reservations online. Food never disappoints, so delicious. A little loud, but worth it for the food.

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Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Uncle Julio’s has totally reliable food and value. We went there for dinner because we had a coupon for a free chocolate piñata. Our dinners were very good but the piñata was amazing. Dark chocolate, fresh fruit, crispy donut like pastries, caramel sauce, whipped cream and more. We LOVE Uncle Julio’s!!

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f
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, we love Uncle Julios! For some reason, the margaritas and sangria were not as good as at the Reston location - they were syrupy and too sweet here this night. However, we had great fajitas and this is a fun/casual place with a good vibe. It won't disappoint!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was me and my sister’s first time there for our 19th birthday, and it was awesome! We shared a chocolate piñata. Will definitely come back!

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