Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center

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342 reviews
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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.

For reservations, please allow up to 15 minutes for us to prepare your table.
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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you go with a group, the best value is the Plato Grande. It's really good. I substituted Mushrooms for one of the meats.

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R
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We made a reservation and still were given a pager and forced to wait 20 minutes after our arrival. It’s so loud inside - and we would have had to wait another 20 for their limited outside seating. Took forever to get service, but once they found us for our initial drink orders it was much better. The food is good, tableside Fuad is really good, but their chips are thin and greasy. Not our favorite - we really prefer the food and chips at Del Rio in Leesburg.

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Responded 4 days ago

Hello Rdgelman, Thank you for spending your time with us. We regret you did not receive our best service. We appreciate your feedback to develop and enhance your time with us. We look forward to serving you again with a much better experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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AH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Most waitors/waitresses acknowledge Birthday person at table
Reason for reservation
Nothing
-the big 13
She cried at end of night

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hello, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your birthday with us. We strive to provide an exceptional experience for all our guests and we’re sorry we missed the mark for you. Your concerns are being addressed. Please accept our sincere apology. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a better outcome. Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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BD
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, and the service was excellent. There were some healthy choices offered on the menu.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For my first time at Uncle Julios, I was impressed with the food and atmosphere.. My server Jordan was super nice, prompt, and personable!... Please ask for him if you visit. He took care of myself and my friends and made sure we were all good! The food was great as well and great portion size! Definitely get the chocolate pinata to split with your friends!! :) I will definitely be back to visit!! I never got to tell Jordan thank you for his exceptional service! So thanks Jordan!!

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hello Mariah, Thank you for sharing. This makes our day! We are so elated to hear you enjoyed your service from Jordan. We value and appreciate their continued commitment to your enjoyment and exceptional experience. We are happy you enjoyed your meal and service from beginning to end. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Ricky was outstanding. As busy as it was he made sure to visit his tables at every opportunity. The manager even made the rounds. We ordered the Swirl, lobster and steak fajitas, chips with guacamole and queso. Everything was delicious. We went for Cinco de Mayo at 5pm

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on May 7, 2019

Thank you! We are thrilled you enjoyed your service from Ricky. We appreciate the level of service and enthusiasm he adds to the entire dining experience. We look forward to serving you again soon! All the best, Uncle Julio's

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LL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I came here with 3 friends for Cinco de Mayo. I had 2 strawberry margaritas. They are tasty, but very weak. My boyfriend had 5 traditional margaritas, and he paid extra for Patron. These were also pretty weak. I think they serve pretty watered down alcoholic beverages. I actually came here 1 time before that and sat at the bar for a few drinks and also felt that the drinks were very weak. I had the chicken enchiladas to eat. They were okay. Kinda dry for an enchilada and could use more sauce. Not terribly flavorful. The ambiance is nice, and it seems to be a family friendly place. The floors are very slippery, so be careful not to fall. I won't go out of my way to come here again.

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on May 10, 2019

Hello Lali, We thank you again for providing this feedback and can assure you that your concerns will be addressed by our team. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention as we are continuously working to ensure our teams are operating at the highest standard. We do hope to serve you again for an experience that exceeds expectations. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and great food. Waiter was way above average with his service. Best service I've had at a restaurant in a very long time.

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on May 7, 2019

Karen, thank you!

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r
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Luis provided great service. Minor food error made but immediately corrected by management & offered compensation for error. Enjoyed sitting outside.
Love eating at Uncle Julio’s!

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. I can't wait to come back to VA so I can eat there again.

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TR
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Portion sizes were smaller than the other 2 Uncle Julio's we have been to

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DT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went here for brunch and the service was great and the food was delicious as usual.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Great service, very friendly and supportive, and really good food. But you need to live with a very loud and hectic ambience - which was the major downside of this restaurant.
Bottom line: Recommend if you like great mexican food and are willing to stand the noisy ambience.

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on April 15, 2019

Hello Rene, Thank you for your business. We appreciate and value your rating to develop and enhance your experience. We look forward to the opportunity to become a 5-star rating in your eyes! Thank you, Uncle Julio's

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We are frequent diners at the Annapolis location. The food in Annapolis is always quality and good. We found the food in Reston to be lacking. The steak was tough the shrimp was flavorless. The restaurant was a bit loud and looked dated. Our server was nice.

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on April 15, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your loyalty. We are so sorry we missed the 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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HR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My Aunt’s birthday

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JJ
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Great food. We had lunch. Loved the table side guacamole.

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VA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New ownership is showing. Service faster, more open feel, brighter look. Keep up the good work.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent! Love the spicy margarita too!

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on March 18, 2019

Thank you!!!

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TS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and delicious food! Their fajitas are one of the best I've ever had. Highly recommend for a fun dinner.

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hello, We are so thrilled fun was had by all! We look forward to serving you again with another exceptional experience. Thank you, Germaine R. Uncle Julio's

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great, did a great job suggesting drinks, features. He was always making sure we got everything we needed. We couldn’t have asked for a better service.

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on March 21, 2019

Thank you...we are so glad you enjoyed the experience from beginning to end!

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service and you can’t beat the value! Love this restaurant!

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on March 11, 2019

Mohsen, thank you very much!

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C
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Music is WAY TOO LOUD. Ridiculous. Everything else is great though.

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on March 4, 2019

Hi Cindy, Thanks for coming in. We are sorry about the music. Your concerns are being addressed. We look forward to serving you soon. Thanks again, Uncle Julio's

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RL
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good. Service was kind of slow and it was a little loud. But overall, we had a great time. They had queso blanco which made my experience so much better because I haven’t been able to find that anywhere here in DC.

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on March 4, 2019

RicanLyfe, thank you for spending your time with us! We are thrilled you had a great time overall and enjoyed the queso blanco, but we apologize you didn't get the best service. Your concerns are being addressed. We look forward to serving you again soon! Thanks again, Uncle Julio's

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

We were sat sooo incredibly close to another table that the chairs were touching. The other table had a bunch of children under ~8 that were running between tables and knocking into us. We ended up having to speak to the children ourselves to ask them to watch where they were goofing off. Also, we felt quite rushed by the server (he was very nice though) as if he needed to flip the table quick.

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on March 4, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your business. We are so sorry you had to wait and completely understand your frustrations. We greatly appreciate you sharing this input. We are constantly working to improve, and this information is extremely helpful. Your concerns are being addressed. Please accept our sincere apology for your dissatisfaction. We hope you will return to Uncle Julio’s soon for an improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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SM
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

It was very hard to have a conversation because it was so loud. The floor under and around our table had lots of food on it. The restrooms were filthy. The food was ok but one person said their chicken was very dry.

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on March 4, 2019

Hello ShanaMay, Thank you for your business. Our goal is to provide an exceptional experience from start to finish. We greatly appreciate you sharing this input. Your concerns are being addressed. Please accept our sincere apology for your dissatisfaction. We hope you will return to Uncle Julio’s soon for an improved experience. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Heartbroken to report that Uncle Julio’s in Reston, once one of our favorite places, has gone downhill to the point we now prefer its sister restaurant in Loudoun. Dingy and unclean looking interior, watery salsa, watery beans, unresponsive service and just a mediocre overall experience. Never thought I’d say this after literally over 200 visits, but think we’re done there.

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on February 22, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your business and your loyalty throughout the years. We are sorry we didn't meet your expectations on this visit. We take this review very seriously. The restaurant follows strict guidelines and procedures that insure the restaurant is running at optimal level. We greatly appreciate your insight. Your feedback has been addressed. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Uncle Julio’s

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything ok, much better at lunchtime than at night - not sure why maybe fewer people and noise.

Good like to get more promo or coupons.

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on February 22, 2019

Hello Matthew, Thank you for your business. We appreciate and value your rating and 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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AW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very busy around dinner time, overall great experience. Waiter was excellent! He seated us! Would go back again maybe around a less busier time. We were there from 7-845.

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on February 23, 2019

Ashley, thank you! We are very glad you enjoyed your entire experience from beginning to end!

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love going to eat at uncle Julio’s it’s my favorite restaurant to eat with my family. But when I went this passed Friday out server jasmine was amazing!!!

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on February 22, 2019

Jennifer, thank you! We are thrilled you enjoyed your service from Jasmine. We appreciate the level of service and enthusiasm she adds to the entire dining experience. We look forward to serving you again soon! All the best, Germaine R. Uncle Julio's

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SH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The drinks brought to our table were dirty and had hard guacamole stains on them and a ton of finger prints. The water had black things floating in them and we quickly lost our appetite. Be sure to look at your utensils when you come here

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on February 23, 2019

Shaina, thank you for bringing this to our attention. Your concerns are being addressed. We do hope to get the opportunity to serve you again with a better outcome. Sincerely, Uncle Julio's

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

They were very eager to take our orders as soon as we got there

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on February 15, 2019

Hello, Thank you for spending your time with us. We look forward to serving you again soon! All the best, Uncle Julio's

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WC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. One of my favorite Mexican Food restaurants. Unlimited chips and great salsa.

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on February 9, 2019

William, thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed everything from start to finish!

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RA
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends arrived early and the table I reserved was ready for them. The server was very helpful and friendly. Food was tasty, portions were large and everyone enjoyed their food.

On the way out one employee said Thanks for coming out in spite of the weather. It was cold.

Everybody was friendly. I highly recommend visiting.

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on February 5, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your business. We are so happy you all enjoyed the experience. We look forward to serving you again. Best, Uncle Julio's

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S
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Uncle Julios is always a "go to" fun place for us. We love their food and drinks. It is lively and gets you in good mood. This particular time we had a very rude server. She refused to clear dishes of the table even after we requested multiple time. As a result the table got very full with drink glasses, pales multiple trays with chips, salsa bowls, not to mention the dinner plates. It was practically impossible to sit there and eat. When she finally did clear the plates, she banged them on each other and spited the chips and food on us. The worse experience ever! Only goes to show how a server can make or break your experience - it is not just about food.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tables are a bit small for all the plates. The service was wonderful, as was the food.

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N
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food and family friendly! kids LOVE IT and the margaritas are perfect!

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on January 30, 2019

Nina, thank you!!!!

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W
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful time! Our waiter was out of this world! Enjoyed the food and drinks!

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on February 5, 2019

Hello Watermelon2772, We are so thrilled fun was had by all! We look forward to serving you again with another exceptional experience. Thank you, Germaine R. Uncle Julio's

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CL
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

However, the vegetarian options are abysmal. I selected a Mexican place because, normally, I can get good veggie enchiladas etc., but here they only served peppers and onions. I was disappointed. I wasn't looking for gluten-free or vegan, just some good vegetable...

Uncle Julio's - Reston Town Center
Responded on January 30, 2019

Hello Charlie, Thank you for your business. We appreciate and value your rating and vegetarian feedback to develop and enhance your experience. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you, Germaine R. Uncle Julio's

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was surpringly delivered copy’s.

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K
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service great food The chips and salsa are the best

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