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Uncle Julio's Hacienda

#1,229 of 8,487 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect steak and chicken fajitas!!

Some girlfriends and I hooked up at Julio's this afternoon and the fajitas and guacamole were awesome! Just the right amount of seasoning on fajitas and the guacamole was lemon perfect! Staff was very friendly and attentive !

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Louis M
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Windsor, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Toronto
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Verrry good Mexican food. Clean environment, friendly staff. Table side guac not so good, Drinks and Fajita are perfect!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The experience started out nice with the hostess but after that it was all down hill. We were sat and took several minutes to get settled in due to the fact we brought our 4 and 1 year old girls. Now i'm sure our server wasn't excited to see a table with two kids(believe me, i've been there), I don't... More 

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Windsor, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Some girlfriends and I hooked up at Julio's this afternoon and the fajitas and guacamole were awesome! Just the right amount of seasoning on fajitas and the guacamole was lemon perfect! Staff was very friendly and attentive !

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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
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363 reviews 363 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 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
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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

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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?