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Uncle Julio's

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$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
850 N Milwaukee Ave, Located near Hawthorn Mall, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1553
+1 224-513-0300
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good23%
  • Average20%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible19%
Travelers talk about
“churros” (3 reviews)
“diablo shrimp” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
850 N Milwaukee Ave, Located near Hawthorn Mall, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1553
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here with family for a birthday. We had a reservation and weren’t able to be seated for about 10 minutes late. The host apologized and cooked some queso and guac for the table for the inconvenience. This was a great first impression. We also...More

Thank AMiller7880
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I first ate at this restaurant in Texas and enjoyed the ambience food and beverages. It was about 10 years ago never thinking I would be able to enjoy in our suburb. All is enjoyed as in Texas. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go to Uncle Julio's after seeing the commercials on TV. Uncle Julio's looks much better in the commercials than it does in real life. The food is average and very over-priced. You will pay double for a meal at Uncle Julio's versus...More

Thank matravel9393
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average Mex food, over-energized (drunk?) crowd - LOUD LOUD LOUD - could not hold a conversation. Never going back.

Thank John A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first time on 31 Aug 18 which was carry out and the 2nd time was at their location in Vernon Hills. They have excellent hot sauce. Friday night had their fajitas and the chips and dip at our friends house. Next day on 1...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found the food to be but a little pricey. The table side guacamole made to order was to die for. I like guacamole but I don’t live for it, but this was great, made table side fresh. It’s worth the trip just to try...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was introduced to Uncle Julio's when we lived in Chicago and loved the food and atmosphere so was really excited when one opened in Vernon Hills. The food is great (I usually stick with the steak and chicken combo fajita plate) and the food...More

Thank ericanderson1948
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

David was the server, friendly and insightful. Food was pretty good for texmex. I liked the chips and salsa.

Thank Mykul S
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

I went with my wife and daughter to Uncle Julio's for dinner for the first time. Food was just ok. I won't go out of my way to eat there again. Chips and salsa was not great. I expected more from a Mexican restaurant. I...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Overpriced Mexican restaurant. Awful sugary drinks. Very noisy. Lots of people. Hard to get attention if anything needed. Mandatory 20% tip

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 N Milwaukee Ave, Located near Hawthorn Mall, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1553
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Vernon Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 224-513-0300
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