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Uncle Julio's - Austin

4.2
4.2
325 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Uncle Julio’s is a Mexican from scratch kitchen serving only the freshest ingredients. Specialties include: chicken & steak fajitas, and bacon wrapped shrimp. Other favorites include: honey chipotle chicken & bacon fajitas, costillas, and carne asada.

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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 815-2100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Experience the taste of authentic made from scratch Mexican food while dining at Uncle Julio’s for your next group outing or private party. The Uncle Julio’s Austin, Texas location offers authentic Mexican food and is the perfect venue for all of your private dining events!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 993-6034

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 325 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyable
  2. GH

    GeneH

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We always enjoy eating at Uncle Julio’s restaurants. Their signature “Swirls” are great and the food is always solid. This time, however, the rice served with the enchiladas was cold and lumpy, as if it had been prepared in advance, refrigerated and not properly or thoroughly warmed prior to serving. The cheese on the enchiladas was somewhat firm and also cool. I think there was a food prep,issue this time. We’ll be back, though.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fresh pico and guacamole!! The chocolate piñata was a great treat for the family and fun to break!!
  4. DA

    DebraA

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uncle Julio's is AMAZING...my friends and I have been going for some time now and we have never been disappointed. Always on the top of our recommendation list!
  5. B

    Bonnie

    Central Texas

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, busy place, good margaritas (though a little on the pricy side) - fun night out with friends!
  6. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always love to visit. Great food - great service. We need one in San Antonio at Live Oak Towne Center. Thank you Uncle Julio's!!
  7. j

    jenniferw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience overall. The food was delicious and the service was quick. Loved loved loved
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    It was a little too loud but the food was amazing and loved the dessert
  9. A

    Austin304

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Beef fajitas are amazing but the signature item is the chocolate pinata. The service was a little slow, like getting drinks and menus, but we were a large party and kept ourselves entertained so it was okay. Our server was a little standoffish at first but warmed up as the meal progressed. I would recommend to friends but only for the novelty of the chocolate pinata.
  10. D

    Deeee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was ok, the piñata and margaritas were good. My food was not really hot. The wait time was less than 10 minutes however online I was shown a 2 hour wait
  11. J

    Jack

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    In town for a company function. Brought 8 people to Uncle Julio's. Service was very good from the time we entered the front door, to the bar service prior to dinner and throughout the dinner itself. The food was very good and the recommendations from our server were spot on. We were seated promptly and encouraged to stay as long as we wanted. The location was perfect for our group as well. Just a short walk from the hotels.
  12. GT

    GandT

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fast and friendly service
  13. JE

    JENA

    San Antonio

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was almost empty and it took nearly ten minutes for our server to come to our table. My husband and I got two different dishes and shared them. I couldn’t eat either. It was the worst Mexican food I’ve had.

    Uncle Julio's - AustinResponded on February 14, 2020Hello Jena, Thank you for your review and we apologize to hear that we missed the mark on providing you with exceptional service during your recent visit. We thank you for providing this feedback and have forwarded this to our teams to address. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again for a 5-star experience in the future. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food and ambiance was excellent. Unfortunately, service was not up to Uncle Julio standards. The server struggled with multi tasking.
  15. DA

    DebraA

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Austin Uncle Julio's!!! Everyone is always so friendly to us and we have never had a bad experience!!.
  16. NC

    NancyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Fajitas were great, enchiladas taste good but on the dry side. Food was served very quickly.
  17. d

    dcatherwood

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we tried was delicious, and the service was excellent. Thank you!
  18. TM

    ToniaM

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice place for outing with friends and family. Atmosphere was great and the drinks were too.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was great, we made a reservation just to be on the safe side. The environment was nice not too loud the food was served quickly and the people were excellent. The waitress paid attention to detail... we will definitely go again
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    -Margaritas excellent! Their sweet and sour is unique and smooth -Spicy salsa/yellow queso with ground beef and fresh Tostadas fantastic -Fajitas were the bomb! -Glad we found uncle Julio’s downtown as they definitely didn’t disappoint!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Tex-Mex
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    First visit and it was delicious! Homemade tortillas were so good. Our server Ned was awesome. Great place to take a family. Definitely will be returning. Thank you!
  23. SM

    StephanieM

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Uncle Julios was a must to celebrate a birthday because of the chocolate piñata! The rest of the food and drinks were just as delicious and our waitress was very friendly and helpful with all of our questions. But the piñata made the birthday celebration!
  24. LL

    LewisL

    Denver

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great lunch - only regret not saving room for the amazing looking chocolate piñata.
  25. A

    Anon14

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Jefe margarita was great. Fajitas were good. Their frozen margarita was terrible. It tasted of chemicals, to which I can only compare the taste to a machine that had never been flushed after being cleaned. Our server was great, however her fellow strawberry haired male counterpart was less impressive. He stole her tray stand from beside our table, while she was in the process of clearing our table, so that he could serve his table, and didn’t seem to care when she approached him about it. Very unprofessional. Despite all of this, we never heard one word from the manager Overall, very disappointed
  26. c

    cringo

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service. Had two business lunches. No issues
  27. WM

    WendyM

    Baja California Sur

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was my birthday. Destination for the best fajitas in in the Austin area. Consistently great food, presentation and customer service.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great time celebrating our anniversary!

    Uncle Julio's - AustinResponded on September 27, 2019Happy Anniversary!!!!

  29. RA

    RANDYG

    El Paso

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waiter!!recommend all waiters and waitresses follow his lead. Really good fajitas and margaritas!
  30. KB

    KatherineB

    Austin

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a little leery about a chain restaurant but was completely surprised!! Food was top notch as well as service! Can’t wait to visit this restaurant again with more people to try the chocolate piñata!! Do not skip the strawberry margaritas because they were amazing and the honey chipotle chicken fajitas with bacon!
  31. KP

    KimberlyPerez97

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good. The waitress was very nice and very helpful BUT I was upset because you guys didn’t have the piñata
  32. LT

    LisaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic spot for Mexican food in the heart of Austin, come here for great value tasty meals!

    Uncle Julio's - AustinResponded on September 23, 2019Lisa, thank you!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    I specifically stated in reservation it was for an anniversary & I had to tell my waitress. Very dissatisfied.

    Uncle Julio's - AustinResponded on September 20, 2019Hello, We apologize we didn't meet your expectations for your anniversary celebration. Your review has been forwarded to the appropriate teams at this time to further address. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the future for an improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, made a big deal about it being 30 minutes before closing but they had that option on the app
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was great-gave us recommendations on things to do in Austin. Food was hot and came out promptly and tasted great! Chips were light and crispy and just salty enough-salsa was fresh and original.
  36. MP

    MicheleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a wonderful evening. Was celebrating 2 birthdays. We had the chocolate pinata for dessert. It was wonderful. All of the food was great,no complaints or disappointments. The only thing that was a little difficult was the parking issue. Had to park on Congress and 3rd in a lot. No real biggie. Would totally recommend to friends and family to go..
  37. b

    billyd

    Austin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    If you have enjoyed the Uncle Julio"s in Ft Worth or Dallas you will be disappointed in the Austin location. It is still good but doesn't compare to the first 2 or 3 in Dallas /Ft Worth. In a city [Austin] that has had the BEST Mexican food anywhere until recently Uncle Julio's is ok

    Uncle Julio's - AustinResponded on August 28, 2019Hello Billy, Thank you for your business and loyalty. We appreciate and value comments and concerns. We appreciate you taking the time to bring this to our attention, so we can investigate this and take whatever steps necessary to improve. This is certainly not our standard. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with an improved experience you expect from us. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

  38. T

    Tedd

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great. Enjoyed how empty the restaurant was 1 hour prior to closing.
  39. JN

    JN17

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    All they want to do is serve you as soon as possible and move on to something else. Server barely showed face again after food arrived. Ambiance for a Thursday evening was dead and the a/c is such that you wish you had a down coat. Old and tired place. Boring too.

    Uncle Julio's - AustinResponded on August 28, 2019Hello JN17, Thank you for coming in. Our goal is to provide an exceptional experience and we are very sorry we missed the mark on your visit. We appreciate and value your feedback. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a much better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

  40. DJ

    DonJ

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food & Great Service. Close to the convention center. Made from Scratch Mexican fare.

    Uncle Julio's - AustinResponded on August 22, 2019Don, thank you!

FAQs

Uncle Julio's - Austin does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Uncle Julio's - Austin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 815-2100.

Uncle Julio's - Austin is rated 4.2 stars by 325 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex, Mexican / Southwestern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 815-2100

  • Private party facilities

    Experience the taste of authentic made from scratch Mexican food while dining at Uncle Julio’s for your next group outing or private party. The Uncle Julio’s Austin, Texas location offers authentic Mexican food and is the perfect venue for all of your private dining events!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 993-6034

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