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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
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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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped one night for dinner after a long day of sightseeing and had a great meal. Everything was just right from margarita to fresh tortillas. It was so good that my teenage son twisted my arm for a return next day. Lunch was just as good as dinner if not better. I hope to visit again soon.

Thank GregM_VA
New York
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This originated in Texas, and I am only sad this is not in New York. They make their tortillas and corn chips, as well as salsa on the premises and have the recipes perfected. Have a margarita swirl (you are welcome!), and a cup of the queso (to dip your warm corn chips (also welcome!), then have the fajitas. Yum!

Thank heidir775
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was cold waited 30 minutes on our food. Chips homemade but the salsa was black..? Tasted burnt.. How it got a good rating I'm not sure. The waiter was very nice but that didn't get our water refilled..The manager was nice and apologized.

Thank jerry h
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great dining experience in Arlington. Just a right size dinner. Asked for a sauce recommendation for the chicken enchiladas, and our waitress suggested agave queso. So glad I went with her suggestion. Will recommend friends check out this restaurant when the visit the area.

Thank Krackerjack64
Leechburg, Pennsylvania
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150 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 8 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 26 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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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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405 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
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

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?