We're Not Your Average Chicago Tex Mex Restaurant
Looking for the best Mexican food near me in Chicago, IL? At Uncle Julio's, we know that passion can transform a good dining experience into one you'll never forget. That's why when you join us at Chicago Uncle Julio's, every single taste and sip is filled with flavor. Our mission to create the best Mexican food in Chicago is apparent throughout our process, from sourcing our ingredients to providing our guests with an incredible experience.
Our process starts by creating innovative yet true-to-their-roots recipes that mix traditional flavors with something a little different. Every detail counts, and therefore every one of our dishes includes ingredients of the highest-quality.
Our produce is carefully hand-selected by our partners, including vine-ripe tomatoes, vibrant, flavorful peppers, and gorgeous Hass avocados. Every tender cut of our freshly caught and farm-raised pork, chicken, and beef are hand-trimmed, marinated, and mesquite-fired to juicy perfection.
We use only simple easy to pronounce, fresh ingredients and high-quality authentic tequilas to mix in our craft margaritas in Chicago. You'll savor each bite of our house-made tortillas, tamales, salsas, desserts, and flavor-rich sauces that are all made from scratch daily at your Chicago Uncle Julio's.
Enjoy Top-Notch Service and Quality Tex-Mex Near Me in Chicago, IL
Our attention to detail exceeds our menu offerings. While we're best known for made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine, Chicago locals meet at Uncle Julio's to enjoy not only good Mexican food in Chicago, but also friendly service and an enjoyable atmosphere. Every Uncle Julio's location is designed with open kitchens and polished rustic-modern decor inspired by Mexican art and architecture.
Want to dine and drink outdoors in Chicago, IL? Experience the benefits of fresh air and fresh ingredients when you join us for lunch or dinner on one of our gorgeous patios.
Start with Delicious Mexican Appetizers in Chicago, IL
The ultimate Uncle Julio's experience is kicked off with a variety of shareable appetizers. Exchange laughs between bites of our made-by-hand guacamole or sweet but spicy bacon wrapped honey habanero shrimp. Our delicious quesadillas in Chicago include house-made tortillas filled with gooey melted Monterey Jack cheese, mesquite grilled chicken or beef, seasoned pulled chicken, or grilled veggies.
Our made-to-order guacamole in Chicago lets your table make a custom guacamole blend including tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapenos and Hass avocados, all served in a traditional Molcajete. Need something everyone will dig into? An order of rich Queso Blanco with jalapenos and New Mexican hatch chiles will do the trick!
Stop By Uncle Julio's in Chicago for Lunch or Dinner
Save room for after you snack on apps and chips — save room for our Tex-Mex classics or famous fajitas! Whether you go with filet mignon or carnitas, you'll find our famous fajitas are seasoned to perfection and use only the best cuts of hand-trimmed, grain-fed meats and crisp hand-chopped vegetables. Uncle Julios' Tex-Mex classics include elevated but familiar Mexican dishes — like soft tacos, crispy tacos, or baked enchiladas — as well as refined traditional Mexican dishes like our Fresca Shrimp Salad and 21-day aged house-marinated Carne Asada.
Not to mention — we're a kid-friendly restaurant in Chicago, too. We have smaller dishes that are tailored to your child's taste buds. From kid-sized chicken fajitas to Kidsadillas to chicken fingers, there's something on our menu for even your choosiest eater.
It's a Party with Authentic Mexican Drinks and Desserts in Chicago, IL
Take your Uncle Julio's celebration to the next level with our famous drinks and desserts! Unwind with one of Uncle Julio's signature margaritas. If you're craving something frozen, on the rocks, fruity, or spicy, you're sure to find a tasty craft margarita that suits your tastes. Each fruity sip of our famous Sangria Swirl margarita will transport you to your own personal oasis. Plus, don't forget to ask about this month's margarita specials which feature freshly muddled seasonal fruit, St. Germain, and Lunazul tequila.
Satisfy your sweet tooth and create a long-lasting memory with our one-of-a-kind signature dessert — the Chocolate Pinata! The Chocolate Pinata is a smashing good time featuring a hanging dark chocolate pinata filled with fresh seasonal fruits and toasted mini churros. Plus, it's served with homemade chocolate sauce and whipped cream for dipping. Smashing open a Chocolate Pinata is a perfect end cap for any event or celebration. Desire something on the traditional side? Order one of our made-in-house traditional Mexican desserts sopapillas tossed in cinnamon sugar or churros and house-made chocolate sauce.
Get Delivery and Mexican Food To-Go Near Me in Chicago, IL
Enjoy Uncle Julio's Tex-Mex restaurant experience in your own Chicago home! Order Uncle Julio's online, give us a call, or drive up to order Mexican takeout in Chicago, IL. Our simple and quick visual menu and online ordering system makes it easy to get delicious authentic Mexican food in Chicago, IL. Or, see if your nearby Uncle Julio's location offers Mexican food delivery.
Ordering in for a group? You can quiet your group of 4-6's appetite with two full pounds of our crisp homemade chips! Assemble your own nachos with our tasty queso, fresh guacamole, salsa, pico de gallo, sour cream, fresh and pickled jalapenos, beans, sauteed chicken, and ground beef.
Our other group options include our Fajitas for Four, Tacos for Four, or Enchiladas for Four. Every one of our group entrees is served with your choice of queso or guacamole and fresh chips and salsa. Your meal is complemented by fresh Mexican rice and beans on the side. Be sure to save room for dessert — each of our Family Meals for 4 menu items comes with twelve sugar and cinnamon churros for that extra something sweet!