Uncle Julio's on North Ave: Not Your Average Tex Mex Restaurant
Looking for the best Mexican food near me in Chicago, IL? At Uncle Julio's on North Ave, we're confident that passion can turn a great dining experience into one you'll never forget. That's why we make sure that when you dine with us in Chicago every last nibble and sip is ripe with flavor. Our dedication to creating the best Mexican food in Illinois is at the forefront of our process, from sourcing ingredients to ensuring our guests always have a wonderful experience.
Uncle Julio's process begins by developing original yet authentic recipes that fuse traditional ingredients with unexpected flavors. Every detail counts, and that's why each of our dishes calls for only the highest quality.
Our partners carefully select our produce by hand, including vibrant, flavorful peppers, vine-ripe tomatoes, and gorgeous Hass avocados. All of our tender cuts of fresh seafood and farm-raised pork, chicken, and beef are hand-trimmed, marinated, and mesquite-fired to perfection.
We only use simple, fresh ingredients and the finest authentic tequilas to create our craft margaritas in Chicago. You'll enjoy every bite of our fresh tamales, tortillas, salsas, desserts, and flavor-rich sauces that are all made daily in-house at your North Ave Uncle Julio's.
Enjoy Top-Notch Service and Quality Tex-Mex on North Ave
Our passion for detail extends past our menu offerings. Though we're famed for made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine, Chicago locals visit Uncle Julio's to take part in good mexican food in Chicago, but also friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere. Each Uncle Julio's location has been designed to incorporate open kitchens and polished rustic-modern decor inspired by Mexican art and architecture.
Looking to drink and dine alfresco on North Ave? Take in the delightful combination of fresh ingredients and fresh air when you join us for lunch or dinner on our gorgeous patios.
Begin with Tasty Mexican Appetizers on North Ave
Your Uncle Julio's dining experience starts off with delectable, shareable appetizers. Exchange laughs between bites of our homemade guacamole or sweet but spicy bacon wrapped honey habanero shrimp. Our perfectly crisp and cheesy quesadillas in Chicago are created with fresh tortillas packed with melted Monterey Jack cheese, mesquite grilled chicken or beef, seasoned pulled chicken, or grilled veggies.
Uncle Julio's made-to-order guacamole in Chicago allows your table to make a custom guacamole blend including tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapenos and Hass avocados, which is then served in a traditional Molcajete. Are you looking for something everyone will dig into? Our Queso Blanco spiced 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 chips and apps — save room for our Tex-Mex classics or famous fajitas! From filet mignon to carnitas, you'll be craving our perfectly seasoned famous fajitas that boast only the best cuts of hand-trimmed, grain-fed meats and flavorful hand-chopped vegetables. Our Tex-Mex classics are fine but familiar Mexican dishes — like baked enchiladas and soft or crispy tacos — as well as refined traditional Mexican dishes like our Fresca Shrimp Salad and 21-day aged Carne Asada.
Not to mention — Uncle Julio's is also a kid-friendly restaurant in Chicago. We have small portions fit for your child's palate! From kid-sized chicken fajitas to Kidsadillas to chicken fingers, there's something on our menu for even the pickiest of eaters.
It's a Party with Authentic Mexican Drinks and Desserts in Chicago
You can't have an Uncle Julio's celebration without our signature drinks and desserts! Unwind with one of our signature margaritas. Whether you want something fruity, spicy, frozen, or on the rocks, you're sure to select a delicious craft margarita that suits your tastes. Each refreshing sip of our famous Sangria Swirl margarita will transport you to paradise. Plus, remember to ask for this month's margarita specials which feature freshly muddled in-season fruit, Lunazul tequila, and St. Germain.
Get your sugar fix and savor the moment with the Chocolate Pinata — our one-of-a-kind, signature dessert! The Chocolate Pinata is a smashing good time featuring a suspended dark chocolate pinata stuffed with fresh seasonal fruits and toasted mini churros. Plus, you'll also enjoy house-made whipped cream and chocolate sauce for dipping. Busting open your own Chocolate Pinata proves to be the best finale for celebrations of all kinds. In the mood for something on the traditional side? Enjoy our homemade traditional Mexican desserts like churros with house-made chocolate sauce and sopapillas tossed in cinnamon sugar.
Get Delivery and Mexican Food To-Go at 855 W North Ave
Enjoy Uncle Julio's Tex-Mex restaurant experience in your own home! Order Uncle Julio's on our website, call us, or simply drive up to order Mexican takeout in Chicago, IL. Our simple and quick online ordering system features a visual menu that makes it easy to order freshly prepared authentic Mexican food in Chicago, IL. Or, see if your nearby Uncle Julio's location offers Mexican food delivery.
Ordering for a group? You can quiet your group of 4-6's appetite with two full pounds of our crisp homemade chips! Create your very own nachos with our delicious fresh guacamole, queso, pico de gallo, salsa, beans, sour cream, pickled and fresh jalapenos, sauteed chicken, and ground beef.
Other sharable group favorites include our Enchiladas for Four, Tacos for Four, or Fajitas for Four. Each group entree comes with your choice of queso or guacamole and fresh chips and salsa. Dig into a side of Mexican rice and beans. Save room for something sweet — every Family Meals for 4 entree comes with a dozen churros tossed in cinnamon sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth!