Uncle Julio's - Loudoun

4.3
485 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
  • 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 485 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
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
323 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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OT
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
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
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
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
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food, as always!

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L
16 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
3 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
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
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
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
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
217 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
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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g
11 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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41 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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KI
15 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server, Emily, was excellent! Tried the queso blanco for the first time. Really good! We had Mama Julio's nachos and the chicken quesadilla. Both great.

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R
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Reservation was not possible for outdoor dining 😟. So we had to wait for 15 min however made reservations.
Outstanding good Mexican food

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JM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Service was not good this time around unfortunately 😐. Even after stating gthus was my husbands birthday celebration 😳

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ML
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service is always wonderful! We come here for all special occasions.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Loved that they seated us right away, when we showed up for our reservation, even though they had walk-ups waiting. Food is consistently good here. Service is getting better with every visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service! Servers are very attentive even when things get busy!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice outdoor seating

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MS
16 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Been eating at Uncle Julio's since the early 1990's and it never disappoints. My cousin was in from Florida and has never eaten here so I thought it would be a treat. Also, my 8-year-old daughter has been begging for us to get the chocolate pinata, but we've never had enough people. This time we did, and it was amazing. Got the tableside guacamole which was amazing. The food for everyone at the table was great. Because it was a Friday night, reservations are a MUST.

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JD
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service! We dined outside at a lovely round table!

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SG
6 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Visiting from California I wasn't sure of the authenticity of Tio Julio's Mexican cooking. What a suprise ! Great food great service I would return next time I am in town.

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I
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time there. Our waiter even tracked us down outside to bring my wife her cell phone that she left on the table. Great place to spend an evening with friends or family.

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H
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly and professional staff. Food was authentic Mexican food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Food great, customer service a bit lacking.

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WS
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were truly impressed with the made from scratch food Delicious and FESH and came in a good time

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TF
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

While the food was good, our server was very not attentive. She never came to check on us after our meal was delivered. In fact, we finished our entire meal before we ever saw her again. I wanted another drink and got it after my meal was entirely done. She disappeared for long periods of time and was only serving 2 tables. Ours a party of 4 and another that was a party of 6. The restaurant was not at capacity and there were plenty of others servers whose attention we could not get to even find our server to come and assist us. Not pleased and we wont be returning.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service.

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MM
6 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall excellent experience. Food and service were outstanding!

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JF
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

The food and service were very good but the air conditioning wasn't functioning properly. This was one of the hottest days of the year, and I was fanning myself with a birthday card. I selected birthday as the special occasion when I made the reservation but I'm not sure what the point of that was. There was nothing done at the restaurant at all to mark the occasion.

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