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Uncle Julio's Hacienda

855 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-2504 (DePaul)
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Ranked #793 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: DePaul
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stopped here Wednesday afternoon for lunch. Valet parking was $3 for lunch. We sat outside on the patio, and it was a beautiful afternoon. Our server brought us the salsa and chips which were amazing! I believe there were roasted peppers or tomatoes in the salsa which gave it a great flavor. When I mentioned to my son, who lives... More

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104 reviews 104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

How can a restaurant with such poor service, such below average food, and such deafening noise be jam-packed with people who seem to want to be there? Any fans of good Mexican food, Margaritas, or even canned Tecate - will find the existence of Uncle Julio's a mystery. Went with a group of five - got very poor service, sloppily... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My daughter, home from college wanted to visit uncle julio's for a birthday lunch. We've been to restaurant several times before and this time was no different. Chips and salsa are great, my favorite are the butterfly shrimp and beef enchilada, which l combine into one dish, with onion, peppers, and alittle sour cream, delicious, delicious. My kids enjoy the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Truly an average meal, They have a big room, but their habit is not to space out the diners. This limits conversation and adds to noise.

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Chicago, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I've gone to Uncle Julio's in Lincoln Park for years. The chips and salsa are always great. I could go for these with a margarita. The Aunt Juanita's platter is my favorite. You wont leave hungry.

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