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Uncle Julio's

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203-1627
+1 703-528-3131
11:00 - 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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Leechburg, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Really good food, big portions, nice atmosphere and great margaritas! Go hungry, go for a celebration and a good time.

Thank suzijohn
McLean, Virginia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We've been to this location once before. Both visits were with family. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Food is delicious. Homemade tortillas! They are most known for the Chocolate Piñata. This is a fun, but pricey dessert! I would recommend it for special occasions. We did get it on our first visit as we were celebrating an event and... More 

Thank dshochet
New York City, New York, USA
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89 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

had dinner here one night while in Arlington. great food. excellent service. had a few margaritas and shared the fajitas. plenty of food. will go here again when in Arlington.

Thank dutchbuis
albuquerque, United States
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The large open dining room was loud and made it hard to hear. The food was okay, but not great. The chili was not hot and the margaritas were not that good. The bathrooms were dirty. The guacamole was made fresh at the table and was good.

Thank Laurie T
Fairfax, Virginia
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401 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The website says everything is fresh, but you would not know it from the food. I got a combo plate that was served tepid. It looked and tasted like a frozen Mexican dinner. If the food is made fresh, it is assembled, not crafted. The service was basic, had to ask for water, wine was opened at the bar and... More 

Thank majiksea
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I had the steak and chicken fajitas on freshly made tortillas. They came with plenty of cheese, sour cream, and guacamole along with lots of peppers and onions. Nothing was skimped! We didn't try the chocolate piñata but it looked delicious! Three went by while we were eating. We'd eat here again for sure!

Thank Hanswife
Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The food was great.Starts with complimentary warm thin crispy corn chips and a mild dip on table to share We had Chicken fajitas and Ahi Tuna Fajitas. They came with side of avocado, sour cream,salsa rice & cheese. Very generous servings. Service was a bit hit and miss. We had 2 tables of 6 people. One table had drink service... More 

Thank Sandra H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Large open restaurant which can get a little loud inside. There is a bar area for waiting if needed. Fajitas are excellent. Really good service and the food was delicious. Restaurant is clean and well lit.

Thank No_reservations_guy
Medford Lakes, New Jersey
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We have been there a dozen times! Great food and service. We love the tableside guacamole too! They offer many gluten free options!

Thank schinnyNewJersey34
Waldorf, Maryland
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We stopped in the Friday after Thanksgiving already tired on turkey. LOL!! Our server Angel greeted us as soon as we sat down. He was the best part of the whole experience. We got the tableside guacamole which was prepared right at the table. It was wonderful. I ordered the taco with pulled pork on top which turned out to... More 

Thank mylesmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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: 4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203-1627
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-528-3131

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