Uncle Julio's - Vernon Hills
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.
never disappoints. great food and service
Server was fantastic!!! Food fresh as always!
Very good Mexican food. Great service. Our first visit to this restaurant won’t be our last.
First time visit! We loved it. We got the fajitas. Could have used more tortillas and toppings but other than that the entire visit was great! Margaritas were YUM
Made reservations and got in on that time.
Service was excellent.
Food was delicious.
Only issue was the cold felt sitting by a window.
Everything was okay. Nothing special. Very noisy and very hard to get the table we originally requested for. Our server was excellent. It was also very hard to hear the people sitting 2ft across from me or even the person next to me.
Tried two new combo platters - really good - and plenty of leftovers for another night!
Think we are done going to the Vernon Hills location. Food prep is always poor, staff is ever changing and understaffed. Salsa is below par and alway so spicy it loses it taste. Disappointed it was the wifes Birthday dinner. Guess from now on will have to drive further to go to Deer Park location, which means less visits since it's so far away. Deer Park is night and day a better experience and food is done right.
Great experience for my daughter’s 13th birthday! We only came for dessert because she really wanted the chocolate piñatas (but she wanted pizza for dinner). The girls had so much fun, it was easy to make a reservation, and the service was very good. The manager stopped by the wish her a happy birthday & thank us for coming in. Will definitely be back!
Waitress was not so good. Very slow to attend to our needs.
Uncle Julio’s was recommended to us some time back as a place for dinner while traveling through Chicago. We loved it so much, we searched out uncle Julio’s locations when we were passing through Chicago again! We dined at two separate Uncle Julio's, had great food And great service both times! Highly recommended!!!!
Unbelievably attentive server and excellent quality food and drinks. Most Mexican restaurants have a predominant flavor and it's salt, this food was not salty and had the natural flavors showcase the dish, like real Mexican food(even though a lot of the menu is Americanized food). The prices were super reasonable and the portions were very generous. The massive basket of fresh made chips was also a nice treat. I also cannot say enough about our server, busboy and the young ladies at the hostess station. Just amazing service.
Had a great experience this time. The waiter was awesome and the food was tasty and hot. We ordered fajitas for two and really had a great meal.
Great meal, excellent service. Pleasant atmosphere easy place for a week night dinner.
The food was good, and very fresh. We enjoyed the pinita. It was a great fun experience.
Great experience took my husband and son here for dinner. The staff was also amazing!
Food is sub par. Uncle Julio’s used to be better. We usually have bad service there. ESP in bar area but it was ok tonight.
Great night out with friends. Service was excellent. Margaritas were delicious.
The corn chips on the table were thin, crispy and warm; definitely a cut above. I ordered hot tea and the water was hot! Food was good and service was friendly. Very noisy though.
Everything was great, food delicious, outstanding service. One of my favorite places to dine.
Pleasantly surprised due to my last few visits being less then stellar. Food was good, service was attentive.
Good service. Good food. Pricing a bit high but typical of chain restaurants.
Long wait time on a Friday night even with a reservation
Made reservation for 7:30pm and arrived at 7:20pm, but still had to wait until 8:00p to be seated. I don’t understand whey the wait was so long when there was empty tables available.
A food favorite for satisfying Need for Mexican food.
I met three businesses colleagues for lunch. The noise level was conducive to good discussion. The food was very tasty and we had a great time overall.
Food is always good, but service takes forever and they never come back to refill anything or check if you need anything else. Every time, I’ve had to ask someone else to get our server to help us.
I booked on Open table and sat in bar because we liked the waiter there. NEVER GOT MY POINTS!!
Everything was wonderful!
The tables in front of the main door suffer the cold when the door is opened.
We made a reservation for a lunch for a ladies get-together after shopping. Uncle Julio's was ready when we got there - no waiting. We were seated and greeted right away. Our server had a new server working with him also. Our drinks and food all came quickly and correctly. We were not rushed to leave at all. We were able to all pay separately and we all liked the new payment method via tablet-like device. I would always recommend Uncle Julio's to anyone! Great location, ambiance, menu, drinks, personnel working there.
Our food & service we’re both excellent.
It took over 45 minutes to get our food. Then 1/3 meals was incorrect. It was comp'd but still was overall a disappointing visit. First & last time dining there.
Our experience overall was good. Food wassd's great however service was bad. The girl that brought our food out practically threw a plate across the table to my friend and rolled her eyes at us multiple times. The manager came by after we complained and bought us a round of drinks which was nice - but doesn't make up for the girls poor attitude. I will return but hopefully have better service next time. The margaritas and steak were great though.
Wait was longer than expected but food and service were great.
Had a 7pm reservation through open table and did not get seated until 7:30pm even though we were told when we checked in at 7 that "we are making up your table right now". Only to be told 15 min. later that open table over booked them and that was the reason for the delay. Only to be told at 7:20 that we should have gone ahead and grabbed an open first come first serve table in the bar area (had kids with us). Only watch a group of 4 come in after us (we were 4 too) get seated before us. Very frustrating wait and experience. Asked to speak with the manager who was nice about it and accommodated us with a free drink, but he didn't show up on the scene to help manage his very young hostess staff until 25 minutes into this wait. Hostess staff could have saved us frustration by being honest at check in that it was going to be a wait despite our reservation. Also witnessed other people frustrated with the long wait and when they went to check status, they were told that their pager should have gone off and it clearly didn't.
Open table was a waste of time
The tables were not very clean. Long lines at the entrance. Took a while to get some service.
Good food and great service here! Also wanted to say that I have dietary issues, and even though they initially messed up my order, they were so so accommodating and willing to make it right. Both the manager and chef came over to make sure my food was prepared correctly the second time. Restaurants are going to mess up, and it’s how they take care of any problems that indicate how well the restaurant is run and their focus on customer service. Will definitely go back
Great service and food. Excellent drinks. Server very friendly, and helpful in making sure we got to a movie and time.