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#54 of 90 Latin in Tampa
#514 of 1,600 Restaurants in Tampa
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$2 - $16
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Mexican, Latin
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed May 23, 2022 via mobile

We were in the neighborhood to have pizza but restaurant was closed. This Mexican restaurant was next door and open. We had chips, salsa and queso for starters and burrito and tacos as our entree. It was just okay. Nothing special and nothing to draw...us back for a second visit.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed November 16, 2021 via mobile

This is one of two very best Mexican restaurants I have tried in my 70 years. The other was in Lakeland and went out of business. Everything we had - Carnitas Don Julio (slow cooked and fried pork), refried beans, rice, pico de gallo, guacamole,...flan, arroz con leche (rice pudding) - ALL WERE EXCEPTIONAL!!! The pork was the best I have eaten - ever! It was crisp on the outside but melt-in-your-mouth on the inside. My mouth waters just thinking about it. We got curbside to go and the personnel we interacted with through that were absolutely the most pleasant people. This will be our go-to place when we’re hungry for Mexican cuisine. LOVE IT!!! Do yourself a big favor and try it.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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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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Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

I’m hungry looking for somewhere to eat in Tampa plus being unfamiliar with Tampa we stumbled upon this restaurant. A Mexican restaurant is a Mexican restaurant. I asked the waywhat their specialty was and she stated carnitas. They prepare the meat overnight and then fry...it before serving. Not knowing what to order always ask for suggestions. Usually it works and this time no exception.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

Visited Do Julio's with a couple of friends for diner and had a tasty surprise . Very flavorful food and nice ambiance . My only recommendation is to be a little more generous with the meat portions. The carne asada that I ordered was delicious...but too little of a portion .More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

My wife and I eat out quite often and mainly Mexican food. We tried Don Julios and loved the fresh tortillas and homemade chips. Went for brunch recently and found that they stopped that and have typical chips. No! Don't do that please! Ok, got...that out of the way. We arrived 20 minutes past the breakfast time but they still offered to make us something from the breakfast menu. My wife's chiliquitas were great. My Huevos Rancheros were good as well. They would have been even better with some homemade... There was 2 for 1 drinks. My wife just had one and the waitress said next time she comes in, she can have the other free. How nice is that? Limited menu, but what they make, they make right. I recommend it. .More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Don Julio's Authentic Mexican Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4