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#573 of 1,637 Restaurants in Tampa
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PRICE RANGE
$2 - $16
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed March 28, 2021 via mobile

Post pandemic was wondering if this gem was going to survive it has it does and is. Best legit Mexican fare in the area by far.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed September 21, 2020 via mobile

I am a Mexican food lover and don’t live in the area and this is hands down the best And most authentic Mexican I have ever had! It was amazing! If you are looking for homemade true blue Mexican don’t go anywhere else! The Tamales,...soup and Chimichanga we loved! We literally were shocked when the most adorable “abuela” meaning grandma came out of the kitchen so we could thank you! Doesn’t get any better than this folks! We will be back every time we visit!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

I never knew this restaurant was within walking distance from me, so trying to use a $25 gift certificate I came here. Now, I'm very fond of Mexican food and I had to try the Michelada which was...very tasty! The service here was great and...the food ok. But being that I went solo(and felt awkward) I ordered a service to take home for my daughter(who didn't want to join me). Don't get me wrong it's an excellent place(the authentic mexican music they play is beautiful) but it's best to come with a big party, or just sit at the bar having a great Michelada.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed October 16, 2019 via mobile

Not my choice in the future! Quality was lacking, broth and chicken in the expensive soup! Don’t waste your time on it! Other dishes were poorly prepared and one lacked any meat or cheese! Swapped it for a chicken quesadilla which was very bland as...well! All appearance and no quality.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

We were looking for an Authentic Mexican restaurant to enjoy with family who were visiting the North Tampa area. We chose Don Julio's from the internet listings. The restaurant is a small family restaurant that provides exactly what we were looking for. The food was...delicious and the service was excellent. There was plenty of parking and our guests said they definitely wanted to return again before they returned home.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

Dry bad and like the chimichanga was filled with canned meat and old bean sauce worst of my life. !!! And I’m going to grab a pizza next door

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

I generally don't care for Mexican food. That is tough because my wife lived in Texas. Thus I will have to also rely on her input. She says awesome all hand made from scratch. Therefore in an effort to preserve my life I agree. But...really was very good and not the typical industrial Mexican food I do not really likeMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

I really don't like leaving bad reviews, but I really did not enjoy the food here. We went during Cinco de Mayo. They had advertised a DJ on Facebook, so we thought it would be interesting. There was no DJ, though. As soon as we...sat down they gave us some chips and salsa, which was nice, but the salsa was watery and lacked much flavor. The food we ordered also lacked flavor. We ordered shrimp fajitas and the enchiladas de carne. The service was fine, but they really disappointed in the food.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019

We were not at all impressed with this place. It was taco Tuesday so I got a few tacos, they were okay but not great and they were super tiny. My fiancé got the chicken fajitas and they were just not good. The chicken was...rubbery and the onions and peppers were barely cooked. I can say that the salsa is good! And the service was fine. But nothing about this place really stood out to us and we will not be going back.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Great mexican food (particularly, carnitas Don Julio and homemade nachos). The attention was absolutely awesome!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Don Julio's Authentic Mexican Cuisine

  • Yes, Don Julio's Authentic Mexican Cuisine offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Don Julio's Authentic Mexican Cuisine offers delivery services.

  • Don Julio's Authentic Mexican Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4