Uncle Julio's - Loudoun

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732 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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.

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DR
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

AS usual the food was great but the table location was not. Mgr had closed down a large portion of the restaurant so tables were limited. I was a week night.

d
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local favorite. We use Uncle Julio's for events, birthdays, and just fun nights out.

k
London
393 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food always served hot and fresh. Love their skinny margaritas, chips, salsa and guacamole. We usually share the shrimp camarones which are just enough for two.

AI
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food never disappoints. It was a bit loud, but the atmosphere was good. Very friendly staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebrations

e
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always.

l
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Unfortunately we no longer enjoy Uncle Julio's. Service was marginal. The food was okay - fajitas weren't sizzling. The music was too loud. We'll seek out other better mexican restaurants in the area.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 28 October 2019

Hello Leejay, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that the opportunity was missed to provide you with an experience that exceeded expectations. Your feedback is greatly valued, and this has been sent to our teams to further address. We hope for the chance to serve you for an improved experience that is 5-star and memorable in the future. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Normally I have great service every time I come here but this time the waitress was not great. She only came to our table a hand full of times and our drinks were mostly empty

CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We love uncle Julio’s but our experience at the one Loudoun location has caused us to not come back. We will travel to Gainesville or Fairfax corner next time. We had to wait 45 mins for our food and items were forgotten when it was delivered out. We watched while people who got seated 20-25 mins after us got their food before us. Very disappointed in this dining day

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 2 October 2019

Hello CheataR, We apologize to hear about your experience as this is not the service standards expected. Our team appreciate the opportunity to improve with the feedback you have provided, and your review has been sent to the appropriate teams to further address and correct. We do hope for the chance to serve you again in the future for a much-improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’ve been to this restaurant many times. Unfortunately this place hasn’t changed. It’s pretty much just the same food it’s been for years now. I got the taco platter (1 chicken and 2 beef tacos). Nothing special. But to be fair, nothing on the menu is really fantastic. However, my parents love to go to this restaurant because it’s close to their condo. I guess if you want easy food with no frills with unlimited chips and salsa, this place is for you.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 2 October 2019

Hello, Thank you for spending your time with us and we do apologize for the experience had this visit. We are very sorry we didn't meet your expectations and your concerns will be addressed by our teams. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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JM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good overall but the tortilla soup could have been hotter.

RM
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Por que es excelente restraurantes y tienen un buen servicio al cliente

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CA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The only problems I ever have here is the service. The bartender didn't write down our order or maybe heard something else, but, we didnt get what we ordered. We kept the food that was ordered and it was delicious.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It was nice to sit outside, drinks were good, service was fine, but our food was just meh. I’ve had the combinations fajitas many times at other locations and this time it didn’t compare- weren’t sizzling when they came out, peppers and onions were almost raw, the steak and chicken just ok. Just not what I expected compared to the same entree at other Uncle Julio’s locations and for the price.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 27 September 2019

Hello, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your dining experience. We strive to provide an exceptional meal and want you to leave extremely satisfied. Please let your server know, they will gladly correct the mistake. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The table that we were seated at was in the path of the waiters going to the outside patio. One waiter spilled a glass of water right beside us, one waiter's tray brushed the head of one of our guests. The patio door opening and closing caused a breeze that blew in trash on the floor under and near our table. We requested a booth when we made the reservation but a booth was not available when we arrived. We will not be back to this location.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 27 September 2019

Hello Joey, Thank you for your business. We greatly appreciate your feedback. We are constantly working to develop and improve, and this information is extremely helpful. We are sorry we missed the mark on your visit. Your comments have been forwarded to the appropriate parties. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was excellent

SW
Richmond
52 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

The food was average, margharitas great but pricey and our server was very nice.

PL
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome lobster and filet fajitas. A little overpriced but was delicious.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual. Service was fantastic

M
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Wonderful food! We were celebrating my son’s birthday and both the server and manager went out of their way to make it a wonderful evening! Thank you, Uncle Julio’s! We will be back!

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 23 September 2019

Michelle, thank you...we are thrilled you had a wonderful experience!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding.

F
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food! I’ve been going to Uncle Julio’s since they opened their first area store in Reston under the name of Rio Grande.

While they removed the classic Nachos with ground beef/Piccadillo beef from their menu, they always allow me to order it special! I only wish they would include the fresh salsa with it like they used to.

Keep up the good work!

DO
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overpriced and dry would be the best way to describe the food. I get the pricing (Northern VA) but dry chicken fajitas, dry chicken rolled in corn tortillas for enchiladas, dry tamales. I make better mexican food at home. Never had salsa like that, a mild chipotle taste but not very flavorful. The tortilla chips were the best part of the meal.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 5 September 2019

Hello DanO, We thank you for providing feedback on your recent experience and do apologize that your overall experience did not exceed expectations. Your review has been sent to our team who will further address and ensure all dishes are made to our high-quality standards. We do hope to serve you again in the future for a much improved 5-star experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As a Mexican American I can confirm that The tortillas were legit. Machine made but legit. The carne asada was spot on. Saturday night busy, of course, and the persons that brought out food forgot steak knives so we had to sit with the food in front of us, unable to eat it, for 3-4 minutes. Specialty cocktail was missing crucial garnish, but otherwise was delicious. A little pricey for Mexican but, hey. It *is* One Loudoun. If you’re adventurous ask for the special spicy salsa- the one that comes with the chips is crap - maybe good for local tastes but it’s the stuff Mexican newborns get in their baby bottles. Ask for the real sauce.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot. Waaay better than the Reston location. Good vibes for the entire family. Server was excellent.

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome setting and superior service!

PD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Carlos, was fantastic! The service and ambience was great! Only thing was the drink was VERY weak and I’m a light weight! Still, overall, GREAT experience.

TH
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This had to be the absolute worst meal my group has had in years. From start to finish it was terrible.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 28 August 2019

Hello Tere, Thank you for your business. We appreciate your review and feedback to develop and improve. We apologize we didn't meet all your expectations. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and good food. Fresh margarita of the day was very tasty. We loved the chocolate piñata!

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was okay, service was okay. If you’re looking for authentically Mexican cuisine, you can do better.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 28 August 2019

Hello, We apologize we didn’t meet your expectations. We hope that you return to give some of our other Uncle Julio menu items a try and to let us make up for your experience. Thank you for dining with us. Uncle Julio's

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LW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 on 14 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 22 August 2019

Hello luv2go, Thank you for your business. We appreciate and value your rating & 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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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 on 16 August 2019

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
Overall1food5service1ambience3

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 on 15 August 2019

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

GM
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

VH
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

k
London
393 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

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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