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Uncle Julio's Hacienda

855 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-2504
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Ranked #891 of 8,381 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Glenview, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Because it's so popular, and they don't take reservations, come early for dinner. While waiting for a table, munch on the amazing, warm, fresh tortilla chips and salsa. Our only problem was overeating and getting full on them. We live in a northern suburb and are excited because they are opening their new location in Old Orchard! We might have... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Uncle Julio's is a wild raucous place that is great for groups celebrating and people with loud children( they are very kid friendly and put families in the back area The food is fantastic - if you order anything mesquite grilled :the steak, ribs ... Amazing the tortillas are made in front of you, the chips are thin and perfect... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Had the Guadalajara. Bacon-wrapped shrimp and choice of fajitas. Excellent flavor, portions were significant. Had "The Swirl" with it, a blended sangria and margarita of awesomeness! Very tasty! Devoured two bowls of freshly made tortilla chips and homemade salsa before the main course...not because it took the food long to arrive, but because it tasted so damn good!!! Excelente Tio... More 

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Additional Information about Uncle Julio's Hacienda

Address: 855 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-2504
Phone Number: 312-266-4222
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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