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Uncle Julio's Hacienda

#986 of 8,443 Restaurants in Chicago
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Mexican
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855 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-2504
312-266-4222
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tex-Mex does not equal Mexican food

The place was packed although I'm not sure why. I don't usually review a place if it's bad but why would anyone wait for and then pay a high price for an American version of Mexican? Why not call it what it is? We began with guacamole and chips. The chips also came with salsa which was good... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Quetzal2
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The place was packed although I'm not sure why. I don't usually review a place if it's bad but why would anyone wait for and then pay a high price for an American version of Mexican? Why not call it what it is? We began with guacamole and chips. The chips also came with salsa which was good and not... More 

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Bursa Province, Turkey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A standart Mexican restaurant. Guacamole is nice. Dishes are very big. Eat responsibly! :) Salsa sauce, I didn't like at all

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USA
Top Contributor
338 reviews 338 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Warm chips and salsa are abundant. You can get guacamole made at the table which is good. Portions are huge so I suggest to share. Kids meals are right on target. I have never had anything bad here and the margaritas are fantastic. Valet parking is a must as you cannot do it yourself

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Chicago, Illinois
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93 reviews 93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have eaten in both restaurants under this name, Old Orchard, and the one at North/Clyborn. Both are worth the visit. The food is wonderful and the staff very friendly, though the barman at the Old Orchard site was a little distracted and not as attentive as he could've been.

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Chicago, IL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Good: Nice, smoky flavored salsa with warm tortilla chips Good: Classic Margaritas are very nice The Rest: The flautas with shredded chicken were the least interesting flautas that I have ever had (perhaps one other time). There was nothing but plain chicken wrapped in a shell!!! What the ???? I expect some sort of sauce or flavor to the chicken,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

First time here and love the ambience , food is great ! Their ceviche and quesadilla is delicious , the place was packed Sunday night that's probably why we could not find our server when we need something but other wise everything good . Will definitely come back here !

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Chicago
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Uncle Julio's is fantastic! If you are looking for casual Mexican dining, this is your place. Be ware that they do not take reservations so during busy times, be prepared to wait. Their queso is amazing along with their homemade chips (they are so thin & delicious)! I have never had anything that I did not fully enjoy from here,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

great drinks great food margaritas are amazing, one of the best nice mexican restaurants in the city.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

The food was great. Their chips and salsa should be marketed as a meal by itself. I had the shrimp al pastor...quite delicious. The mango habanero sauce had just the right amount of kick. Our waiter was very attentive and always kept our chips and drinks full. This was a great night out.

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New York City, New York
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132 reviews 132 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our friends from Chicago brought us here for Marguerita's, salsa and chips. I only drink the Classic Marguerita which Uncle Julio's serves, needless to say we had 4 each. Good bye Charlie! We did not eat a meal at this restaurant, it was very busy and it is a very large place. Outdoor seating looked nice but was already full.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 855 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-2504
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 312-266-4222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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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?