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Uncle Julio's

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1827 Library St, Reston, VA 20190-5622
+1 703-904-0703
10:00 - 22:30
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Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been eating at Uncle Julio's for over 20yrs. We love this place!! The food is amazing and the atmosphere is great too!! Best chips, salsa and queso by far! Well everything is good here

Thank Jeannette P
Bradford, Vermont
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined early on Cinco de Mayo because we were expecting a busy restaurant on this holiday. Yes, it was very busy but service, timing of food, quality of food, drinks and atmosphere were terrific. We were not rushed during our meal. Our server explained the menu items and checked back often with us. I would recommend this restaurant but you... More 

Thank 191plf
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119 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Order the Jalisco fajitas (steak and shrimp) and you won't be disappointed. Been to many Mexican restaurants and this one tops them all. Chips and salsa are fresh and good. Service is excellent and the drink selections are in abundance. You can't go wrong here.

Thank Mike C
Great Falls, Virginia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Laughter and fun are the order of the day here. Food is not the absolute best Mexican I've ever eaten, but it's tasty and abundant. If you are celebrating be sure to order the Chocolate Pinata. It's kind of pricey and plenty for 4+ people.

Thank ENGtchr
South Salem, New York
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196 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is average mexican food. There is nothing that makes this restaurant stand out from other Mexican restaurants.

Thank dreamergirl4686
Reston, Virginia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Uncle Julios came to prominence during the administration of Bush 43 as it was rumored to be one of his favorite restaurants. The chain has continued to expand and thrive over the decades since. The prices are not the value they once were and the menu choices have narrowed. Over a long period of time they have maintained a good... More 

Thank Daniel V
Reston, Virginia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Really kind of fun, particularly if it's an informal kickback affair. Place is very noisy, but reasonably good food and lots of it.

Thank Jim L
Great Falls, Virginia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We have been going to uncle julios for years,and I actually think the food has improved. Guam and margueritas fabulous. Noise level is the only issue.

Thank Lorraine T
Reston, Virginia
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had been here before when prices were lower and there were many more menu choices. We used to like the food because it was Chihuahua-style. like the food of southern New Mexico today. But that has all changed, with more of a mass market Tex-Mex menu.

Thank SteveC122
Holden Beach, North Carolina
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220 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting location in heart of a lot of restaurants and stores.. service was fast, food was good, ( beans were more soupy than beans) and chips extra thin with a good sauce.

Thank Philip M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1827 Library St, Reston, VA 20190-5622
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: +1 703-904-0703

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Vienna, Virginia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?