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Uncle Julio's

4301 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203-1627
+1 703-528-3131
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (38 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4301 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203-1627
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My nachos came out cold my I didn’t get my drink until 30 min of sitting and it took another 45 min to get the check

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We get chicken and steak fajitas everytime - with extra tortillas, of course! They are super fresh off of the tortilla machine. They even will give you extras to go if you ask for them. Can't go wrong with a Swirl margarita, either! Don't miss...More

Thank KristenMatt2705
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a business trip as a group of 9. This place was fabulous. I have had Mexican food from California, Arizona, and Texas that have all been excellent and this place ranks in my top 2!!! The grand swirl Margarita was delicious. The...More

Thank Fairieleat2902
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Uncle Julio's is one of the places that is always a good standby. I think higher of it than most of the reviewers because I think of it as more quintessentially Tex-Mex than traditionally Mexican. The grilled and BBQ'ed meats are what are the most...More

Thank worktotravel14
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We were treated to a dinner at Uncle Julio's recently. The waiter first tried to stick the five of us in a corner table where we would have been just about sitting on our neighbor's backs. We asked for another table & it was uphill...More

Thank tonihoney
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Living in San Diego with family in El Paso sets a pretty high bar for Mexican food. Uncle Julio's started off good with tableside guacamole, but they lost my carnitas tacos order and when it was finally delivered the pork meat was too dry. My...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017

Our server seemed like a nice fellow, but perhaps a little confused. He brought chips and salsa but never asked if we wanted anything to drink. We did order drinks and also asked for water. The water request seemed to surprise him. The place was...More

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This establishment needs a total remake from the home office. Anyone who dines at other locations of this popular chain will wonder if this is a cheap import knockoff rather than the real thing. The staff seemed to be playing hide and seek with the...More

1  Thank ShepBaptiste
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We went for a dual celebration of our anniversary and our daughters birthday. Overall it was good food (nothing better than other mex restaurants we have been to). I would recommend the Sangria Margarita. It was delicious!

Thank Angie M
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Mexican cuisine is my fav! And I love chips, salsa and guacamole. I didn't have their guac but the salsa was delish! Not the usual tomato based salsa...it had a very smokey flavor! The portions are pretty large, my entree was a taco salad and...More

Thank Asgirl80
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4301 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203-1627
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-528-3131
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