Uncle Julio's - Fairfax Corner

4.3
383 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.

For reservations, please allow up to 15 minutes for us to prepare your table.
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Usually very good service but was slow tonight.

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LK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was amazing, thanks to Mike (I think his name was?)! He remembered our family, as we come in a lot, and our food was all correct + delicious.

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LL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. I suggest making reservations.

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

Nice evening, but extremely crowded, and VERY loud!

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KL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great server. Good fun. A very nice evening.

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

Awesome food, great staff! definitely a restaurant that you can’t forget because it’s delicious!

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C
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious steak fajitas, refried beans and rice, tortillas soft and fluffy, waiter attentive and quick. Drinks delicious. Great night!

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and our server was very helpful. There was a problem at the table next to ours that was very distracting. After thinking about it we should have asked to move to a different table.

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CF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Aaron, was outstanding. Attentive without being overbearing. We love the fajitas and enchiladas.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, fast service

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very impressed we had not come before because I was scared of the wait with a toddler but We were able to get sat really fast and I was really impressed with service and food we will definitely be back

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OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful service and great food as always!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Margaritas and fajitas platter is my go to.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food but pricey. Awesome margaritas. Table enjoyed three different types. Highly recommend the spicy one!

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SS
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the dessert chocolate ball was amazing

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

The service from the manger, host, food server and service manger was unprofessional. Not eating here again after being a long term customer. The waiter however was great.

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LH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very loud noise level.. At times, I had to scream to my friend to be heard.

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, as usual! The chocolate piñata was amazing!

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AR
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I got only 4 tortillas for a shared fajitas It didn't seem like enough. Service was good, and the restaurant was loud.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My husband ordered the Carnitas. And was disappointed with the pork. As it wasn't pulled pork in a nice sauce. Rather it was dried out hunks of pork. When this was mentioned to the waiter he conveyed that it wasn't his problem. He went on to say that he just serves the food, he doesn't cook it. His attitude was aloof and somewhat dismissive. He did offer to get the manager, but at that point we just wanted to pay the bill and leave. Not sure if we'll go back there.

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ML
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The entrees were excellent. We especially chose this restaurant because of the pinata dessert. Two of our grandchildren had a ball. We've had both food and drink that we have enjoyed.

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MP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Always dependable.

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VE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was FRESH! The only issue is that the tables are too close together. I LOVE the table side guacamole option!!! That is a must if you have not tried it. 💕

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CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

It took forever for the food, and when it arrived, 3 of us ordered fajitas and the server didn't bring tortillas, so we asked for them and 7 minutes later when I got up and found a manager he was bringing them to the table. The food was cold by that time.

The music and other conversations were so loud you had to yell to hear one another. My husband even commented on the way home, why do we go there? The last 4 times have been less than stellar and it's not the most economical place to go.

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F
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as usual, but today the salsa was a little raw and watery

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P
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with promopt ad courteous service

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M
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was great, but the service wasn't what I was expecting. My coworker raved about this place and I was ecstatic about coming for a whole week. Only to get there and my food didn't come out as expected. The manager was helpful in trying to rectify the situation.

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TB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

It's way too loud in there to eat and have a conversation without shouting unless you're eating outside. Also, and this isn't Julio's fault necessarily, but people need to control their kids. They shouldn't be allowed to run around the dining area where they can get hurt or cause an accident. Food is great but the past few times the atmosphere has not been great.

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AK
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The waiter was excellent but the food, not so much

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AJ
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was outstanding and the food was amazing. We’ll be back!

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RP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Only complaint SERVICE. I really shouldn't have to ask my waiter 4 times for water to the point I ended up asking another waitress for water and got it immediately.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday, the piañata was amazing ;) we love it

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Overpriced low quality food. Servers are too busy to care.

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I took my mom out for dinner during the holidays. Mike was our waiter, great guy. We had margaritas and the shrimp tacos and seafood enchiladas, all were delicious. Drinks were tasty and the food was served promptly and hot to the table. At meals end, Mike wrapped up our leftovers and put together a bag of chips and container of salsa as well. We were in and out in (40) minutes. Good time.

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JT
Washington DC
207 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love Uncle Julio's for comfort food. I crave it. I love the cheese enchiladas. I also love the fresh tortillas. It is hearty.

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e
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Awful service and food. We had reservations and still waited. Order time for food was worse.

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A
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Uncle Julio’s food is great, but the restaurant is noisy, cold, and crowded. The new payment system left much to be desired as we had to wait 10 minutes for a receipt.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome! Super nice, accommodating, and friendly. The ambiance is great for a fun evening catching up with friends.

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B
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Unable to find our Open Table reservation, despite showing our confirmation. Was told not to worry they could seat us anyway. With their electronic check system we were charged someone else’s check. When brought to their attention we were shown a net check instead of reversing the charge and charging the correct amount.

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uncle Julio's is a great casual atmosphere that has authentic Mexican food. Great place to bring friends, family etc.

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