Take a Seat at Uncle Julio's at 4999 Old Orchard Center
Searching for the best Mexican food near me in Skokie, IL? At Uncle Julio's on Old Orchard Ctr, we believe that only passion can turn a great dining experience into a memorable one. That's why we make sure that when you dine with us in Skokie every last nibble and sip is filled with unparalleled flavor. Our mission to create the best Mexican food on Old Orchard Ctr shines through in every step of our process, from sourcing our ingredients to ensuring our guests always have an incredible experience.
Our process starts by creating innovative yet authentic recipes that combine traditional flavors with something a little different. Every detail counts, and therefore every single dish we create calls for only the highest quality.
Our partners carefully select our produce by hand, including gorgeous Hass avocados, vibrant, flavorful peppers, and vine-ripe tomatoes. Every tender cut of our quality, fresh seafood and farm-raised pork, beef, and chicken are hand-trimmed, marinated, and mesquite-fired to perfection.
We use only simple easy to pronounce, fresh ingredients and the finest authentic tequilas to mix in our craft margaritas in Skokie. You'll love each bite of our house-made tortillas, tamales, salsas, desserts, and delectable sauces which are all made from scratch daily at your Old Orchard Ctr Uncle Julio's.
Enjoy Top-Notch Service and Quality Tex-Mex on Old Orchard Ctr
Our focus on detail extends well beyond our menu offerings. Though we're known for made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine, Skokie locals gather at Uncle Julio's to experience good mexican food in Skokie, but also friendly service and an enjoyable atmosphere. Every Uncle Julio's location has been designed to incorporate open kitchens and stylish rustic-modern decor inspired by Mexican architecture and art.
In the mood to drink and dine alfresco on Old Orchard Ctr? Soak in the delightful combination of fresh ingredients and fresh air when you dine-in on our gorgeous patios.
Start Off with Fresh Mexican Appetizers on Old Orchard Ctr
Your Uncle Julio's dining experience is kicked off with delectable, shareable appetizers. Exchange stories between bites of our made-by-hand guacamole or spicy but sweet bacon-wrapped honey habanero shrimp. Our perfectly crisp and cheesy quesadillas in Skokie are created with house-made tortillas packed with melt-in-your-mouth Monterey Jack cheese, grilled vegetables, seasoned and sauteed pulled chicken, or mesquite grilled chicken or beef.
Uncle Julio's made-to-order guacamole in Skokie allows your group to make a custom guacamole blend including tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapenos and Hass avocados, then served in a traditional Molcajete. Are you looking for a surefire crowd-pleaser? An order of rich Queso Blanco flavored with jalapenos and New Mexican hatch chiles is a sure favorite.
Stop By Uncle Julio's in Skokie for Lunch or Dinner
Be careful not to fill up chips and apps — save space for our famed fajitas or Tex-Mex classics! Whether you go with filet mignon or carnitas, you'll find our famous fajitas are seasoned to perfection and boast only the best hand-trimmed cuts of grain-fed meat and colorful hand-chopped vegetables. Our Tex-Mex classics are elevated but familiar Mexican dishes — like soft tacos, crispy tacos, or baked enchiladas — plus refined traditional Mexican dishes like 21-day aged house-marinated Carne Asada and our Fresca Shrimp Salad.
Not to mention — Uncle Julio's is also a kid-friendly restaurant in Skokie. Our menu has kid-size bites fit for your kiddos. From chicken fingers to Kidsadillas and kid-sized chicken fajitas, we've got something on our menu for even your choosiest eater.
It's a Party with Authentic Mexican Drinks and Desserts in Skokie
Take your Uncle Julio's celebration to the next level with our famous desserts and drinks! Unwind with one of Uncle Julio's signature margaritas. Whether you're in the mood for something spicy, fruity, on the rocks, or frozen, you're sure to select a tasty craft margarita that hits the spot. Every refreshing sip of our famous Sangria Swirl margarita will transport you to paradise. And, remember to check out this month's margarita specials which feature fresh, muddled seasonal fruit, Lunazul tequila, and St. Germain.
Get your sugar fix and create a long-lasting memory with the Chocolate Pinata — our one-of-a-kind, signature dessert! Our Chocolate Pinata is fun for all and features a suspended dark chocolate pinata stuffed with toasted mini churros and fresh seasonal fruits. Plus, it's accompanied by homemade whipped cream and chocolate sauce to plunk them into Busting open a Chocolate Pinata proves to be the perfect finale for celebrations of all kinds. Want something more traditional? Order one of our made-from-scratch traditional Mexican desserts sopapillas tossed in cinnamon sugar or churros and house-made chocolate sauce.
Searching for To-Go Mexican Food on Old Orchard Ctr?
Enjoy Uncle Julio's Tex-Mex restaurant experience in your own home! Order your favorite dishes via our website, give us a ring, or drive up to order Mexican takeout in Skokie, IL. Our quick and simple visual menu and online ordering system makes it easy to get hot and fresh authentic Mexican food in Skokie, IL. Or, see if your nearby Uncle Julio's location offers Mexican food delivery.
Placing an order for the whole family? You can quiet your group of 4-6's appetite with two entire pounds of of freshly baked homemade chips! Make your very own nachos with our fresh 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. Each of our group entrees comes with fresh chips, salsa, and your choice of delicious queso or guacamole. Dig into a side of Mexican rice and beans. Save room for something sweet — every Family Meals for 4 entree comes with twelve churros tossed in cinnamon sugar to provide that little something sweet!