Uncle Julio's - Loudoun

4.4
653 reviews
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. All of the food had great flavor. Definitely going back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and food!

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CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and perfect margaritas! It was loud as usual, but worth it. Never disappoints! Our waiter was great and didn't rush us despite easily 30 people waiting outside. Thanks for a fun date dinner!

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JM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointing dinner. Ordered tortilla soup and combo fajitas. Both were served at the same time rendering the fajitas cold when I got to it. Curiously it was delivered without tortillas — something that went unnoticed by the server until I mentioned it and another 5 minutes to correct.

Not a good night for a usually reliable restaurant.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

I was so disappointed, and will probably not return. There were four in our group. We ordered 5 meals. Only one was good enough to order again. Service was slow, it appeared there were not enough waitstaff.

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SW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

We’ve been many times. The last 3, we have received our fajitas and had to ask for the wraps. By the time the wraps came our food was cold. Had to ask to speak to the Manager before kids got their food. Only good thing was manager comped entire meal. Was kind of her to do that and we appreciated it very much. I hope they get it together because we love Uncle Julio’s!

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r
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome. Great atmosphere, service and food. Grace was fantastic, she reccomend the Carnita Azteca , and it isn't disappoint.

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EM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The food and service is excellent -- our server, Seneca, was very attentive. We went there for our son's 25th birthday, and everything went very smoothly from setting up the reservation to paying the check (electronically at the table - very cool!). Thanks!

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TM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

One seat at our table and the table area at that seat was wet. The person at that seat sat in that wet area. It was reported to the waitress who responded with a towel and wiped down the seat and table. We were disappointed that there was no follow-up by a restaurant manager.

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n
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Our drinks came really late! Maybe 40 minutes ????? Ordered regular margaritas nothing fancy then had only 1 bowl of chips with salsa at the table for 5 people no plates. Untrained brand new server who didn’t know many things including how to serve correctly! Our food came in but no tortillas included for fajitas????
For everything we had to ask the server and worst that all i asked for my friend birthday to get an ice cream with candle they have told me no candles and brought two scoop of regular ice cream with nothing not even a happy Birthday sign or writing or singing!!
I reserved for special occasion birthday online a week prior
Very disappointed at this place and people working there :(

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded 2 days ago

Hello Nazaninh, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that we missed the opportunity to provide you with an experience that was memorable and celebratory. We can assure that we value your feedback as this has been sent to our teams to address at this time. We hope we will get the chance to serve you for an improved experience that is 5-star and memorable. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Even with a reservation, we waited 20 minutes for a table. The drinks are over priced, the fajitas were not “Sizzling” on the pan, the chocolate piñata looks impressive but it’s over priced as well. And it’s way too loud to have a conversation.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

My family and I enjoy coming to Uncle Julio's however, our last experience on Fathers Day was less than remarkable. Upon ordering our meals the server comes back to notify us that they have ran out of Carne Asada which is my husband and my favorite. Honestly, if we would have known that before ordering our meals we would have chosen to leave and go somewhere else. But, due to the fact that we ordered drinks and appetizers we could not do so. Then once our food arrived things were good. My kids decided to for us to surprise my husband with a chocolate piñata. When the piñata came it read "Happy Birthday Fathers Day". The server found it amusing but, I did not. This was meant to be a special occasion. The server stated that the piñata was already made and written with Happy Birthday and that it would have taken a lot longer to assemble and correct the writing. He only stated this once it was on our table in front of us. I would have liked to have had the opportunity to decide whether to bring it out that way. As stated before, we love Uncle Julio's but Father's Day, the experience could have been better.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded 5 days ago

Hello ShellyJ, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback regarding your experience and do apologize that it was less than excellent. This gives us the opportunity to address the service issues you had and ensure that this location is operating at our high standards. Your feedback has been forwarded to the appropriate parties; we assure you that your concerns are being addressed. We do hope to serve you again for a much improved experience. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Ive been a few times to this location and have enjoyed my meal and ambience. I don't know if the a/c was out but it was way too hot in the restaurant and the service seemed slow. Our server was good but food took much longer than in the past. I don't know that I would have noticed it as much if it hadn't been for the high temps in the restaurant.

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LS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very attentive staff! Vibrant and good for groups!

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KR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as always. The service good. The table side guacamole was the best ever!!!!!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The reception was poor. WAited at podium for ten minutes before they acknowledged us and we had a reservation. I was there with my 86 year old father. Once acknowledged it was lukewarm. Three staff were at podium. One couple in front of us when we arrived.

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TJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love the food. Some days faijtas are better than other. On our last visit our table was ready as per our reservation. Our server "Madi" gave us fantastic service. She was a wonderful server. She should be groomed and recognized.

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SL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Came here for Father’s Day and had made a reservation in advance. Waited 15 minutes after being seated for someone to bring us the high chairs we requested. Our server was either brand new, or completely stoned, not sure which. Service was TERRIBLE. Kids started getting restless in their high chairs after 40 minutes without food. The people at the table next to us came after us, ate and paid all before we got our food. Then, my daughter came thisclose to putting a wad of hair that she found on the floor next to our table in her mouth. 🤢. Fortunately, I saw her in time and grabbed it with a napkin before she could get it to her mouth. Even though the manager was awesome and was extremely apologetic, we’ll never go back. Not a good day for Uncle Julio’s!

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Steph, Thank you for your business. We deeply apologize for the reception and service you received. We appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention, so we can investigate. This is certainly not our standard. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a great experience you expect from us from start to finish. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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VW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate outdoors on a beautiful evening. It was busy but everything turned out wonderful. Food was excellent!

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SA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

It was crazy loud. Asked them to turn the music down. They did, kind of. Not a good place if you want to have a conversation.

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AF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was our 2nd visit within the past month. I was extremely disappointed.

We had reservations for 7pm through OpenTable. Upon checking in, we were told it would be about 15-20 minutes and handed a buzzer. After 20 minutes, I checked with the hostess who informed me that my OpenTable reservation was still open, and that I had not checked in; yet I had a buzzer. We were seated shortly after.

Our waiter took our drink order. It took 40 minutes to get our drinks; and our waiter took our food order. Our drink order was incorrect; however, due to the wait we decided to drink the regular margaritas and try to make the best of it.

In about 20 minutes, a food runner brought a tray. The first dish was fish tacos which one of our guests had ordered. It was placed in front of our guest. The next plate was salmon. At that point, I informed the runner that this may be the wrong order. It was determined it was. So the food runner picked up both plates from our table, returned it to the tray, and set the tray to the side. The food runner then went to locate the waiter. Once she found the runner, she picked up the tray, and started to pass out the plates (which had previously been on our table) to the occupants at the next table over. I thought was not within health code. (I later mentioned this to the manager).

We finally received our correct order another 20 minutes later. Upon receipt, I could tell that the food was cold. Our fajitas were not even hot, and I could place my hand on the plate. Typically, the fajitas are brought out on a sizzling hot plate--however, that was not the case. The other plates were also cold; the meat on the other plates were so cold that it was no longer warm.

We summoned for our waiter, and he was apologetic. He said that he would send the manager to correct the issues. When we spoke to the manager, she was apologetic and tried to explain that they were experiencing an unusually high number of guests on a Tuesday evening.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 13 June 2019

Hello Anthony, We thank you for your feedback and bringing your experience to our attention as we strive to improve our service with each review we receive. We understand your concerns and will address this with out team and ensure that they are providing adequate service and staffing at all times during the week. We hope that your next visit with us will be far improved and our dedication to providing a 5-star experience shows. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Reservation was at 6:15. Didn’t get seated until 6:35.
Waitress was overbooked in her section. We didn’t get our meal to @7:15. We ordered additional beer it never came.
It took an hour from the time we got there to be served dinner. Not good

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 13 June 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us and apologize that the service was less than satisfying. We have taken your feedback to our team and will ensure our location is operating at the highest standard and providing quality meals and experiences that are expected by our Guests. We do hope that we will get the opportunity to provide you with an overall exceptional dining experience in the future and thank you again for your feedback. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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LF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The last two times we’ve dined at the One Loudoun location the service has been subpar. During our last visit our lunch came about 1 hour and 15 minutes after we sat down. Offers for new drinks were few and far between. No offer of any compensation either.

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 12 June 2019

Hello Lisa, Thank you for spending your time with us and apologize for your experience. We are very sorry we didn't meet your expectations 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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S
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our table server Matthew was awesome. Excellent customer care with patience.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I’ve ever had! The table side guacamole was worth the trip. It was a bit pricy but you get what you pay for: amazing food.

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CG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We love UJ food, so we have given this restaurant so many chances. However, they have messed up our dinner so many times that we have finally decided we won't be back. This time we were there for a going away party for our son and they messed up 4 out of the 7 dishes ordered. It was an extremely long wait for drinks and then when we finally got them, the frozen drinks were completely melted. To be fair, the manager took care of the check (besides the alcohol) however, the mistakes and frustration ruined the evening. I don't know where the breakdown is, but they really need to get it together!

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 7 June 2019

Hi Christina, 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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s
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Good food and drinks. Good place for any occasion. Chocolate piñata a must try with family and friends. Fun way to end dinner. We all enjoyed our food, but it wouldn’t be my first choice for Mexican/Latin food.

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PE
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent and well priced. Our service was slow but we weren’t in a rush until the end of the night. If I have time then I will definitely go back

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SP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loud but oh so yummy!! Chips and queso spot on. Margaritas were great and the chocolate piñata a delicious way to end the meal with friends and family.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! We always love it!

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T
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and delicious food.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table side guacamole was delicious!

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 2 June 2019

Thank you very much...we are so glad you approve!

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GB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Ashley was amazing, from the beginning she was so attentive. She made sure that things came in orderly fashion sometimes you get your appetizer & main entree all at once but not with Ashley...she was running a tight ship. Loved our time at uncle Julio

Uncle Julio's - Loudoun
Responded on 2 June 2019

Hello Gisselle, Thank you for sharing your experience. Kudos to Ashley! 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
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We all ordered the grilled fish tacos which were delicious. Excellent table side guacamole as well. It felt like we were being rushed out of the restaurant (given the bill at the same time as our food, etc), but the environment was really cool. Pretty awesome to see them making your tortillas right in front of you!

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food !!! :) Our out of town family loves to go to Uncle Julio’s when they visit !!! :)

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JA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We still had to wait for our reservation but I understand it was extremely busy.

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RP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome tres amigos margarita

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DM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious meal and great service. Menu needs more vegetarian options.

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PG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious! We got our food 5 minutes after we ordered it on a Friday evening!

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AT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome - great experience, as always

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