Take a Seat at Uncle Julio's at 850 N Milwaukee
Prepared to enjoy the best Mexican food near me in Vernon Hills, IL? At Uncle Julio's on Milwaukee Ave, we know that a true passion has the power to turn a great dining experience into an unforgettable one. That's why when you join us at Vernon Hills Uncle Julio's, each and every nibble and sip is filled with mind-blowing flavor. Our mission to create the best Mexican food on Milwaukee Ave is at the forefront of our process, from hand-picking our ingredients to ensuring our guests always have an exceptional experience.
Uncle Julio's process begins by designing innovative yet true-to-their-roots recipes that fuse authentic flavors with something a little different. Every detail counts, and that's why each of our dishes incorporates only the highest quality.
Our produce is carefully hand-selected by our partners, including vibrant, flavorful peppers, vine-ripe tomatoes, and gorgeous Hass avocados. Each tender cut of our quality, fresh seafood and farm-raised chicken, pork, and beef are trimmed and marinated by hand before being mesquite-fired to juicy perfection.
We use only simple simple, fresh ingredients and the finest authentic tequilas to make our craft margaritas in Vernon Hills. You'll savor each bite our made-in-house tortillas, tamales, salsas, desserts, and flavor-rich sauces that are all made daily in-house at your Milwaukee Ave Uncle Julio's.
Enjoy Top-Notch Service and Quality Tex-Mex on Milwaukee Ave
Our passion for detail exceeds our menu offerings. While we're best known for creating your made-from-scratch Mexican favorites, Vernon Hills families, friends, and colleagues visit Uncle Julio's to take part in good mexican food in Vernon Hills, but also friendly service and an enjoyable atmosphere. Every Uncle Julio's location has been carefully planned to incorporate open kitchens and polished rustic-modern decor inspired by Mexican art and architecture.
Looking to dine and drink in an open air setting on Milwaukee Ave? Take in the benefits of fresh ingredients and fresh air when you join us for lunch or dinner on one of our gorgeous patios.
Start with Delicious Mexican Appetizers on Milwaukee Ave
The ultimate Uncle Julio's experience begins with a variety of shareable appetizers. Exchange stories as you snack on our made-by-hand guacamole or sweet but spicy bacon wrapped honey habanero shrimp. Our cheesy quesadillas in Vernon Hills are made with house-made tortillas stuffed with melt-in-your-mouth Monterey Jack cheese, grilled veggies, perfectly-seasoned, sauteed pulled chicken, or mesquite grilled chicken or beef.
Our made-to-order guacamole in Vernon Hills lets your table create a customizable combination of tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapenos and Hass avocados, all served in a traditional Molcajete. Want something everyone will dig into? An order of creamy Queso Blanco spiced with New Mexican hatch chiles and jalapenos will do the trick!
Uncle Julio's is Ideal for Lunch or Dinner in Vernon Hills, IL
Be careful not to fill up chips and apps — leave 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 boast only the best hand-trimmed cuts of grain-fed meat and colorful hand-chopped vegetables. Our Tex-Mex classics include elevated but familiar favorites — like soft tacos, crispy tacos, or baked enchiladas — plus exquisite 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 Vernon Hills. Our menu has smaller bites that are tailored to your child's taste buds. From our Kidsadillas to chicken fingers or kid-sized chicken fajitas, we've got something on our menu for even the pickiest of eaters.
Celebrate with Authentic Mexican Desserts and Margaritas on Milwaukee Ave
Take your Uncle Julio's celebration to the next level with our signature drinks and desserts! Unwind with one of our signature margaritas. Whether you want something frozen, on the rocks, fruity, or spicy, we're confident you'll be able to select a delicious craft margarita that suits your tastes. Every refreshing sip of our famous Sangria Swirl margarita will transport you to your own personal oasis. Plus, remember to check out this month's margarita specials which feature fresh, muddled seasonal fruit, St. Germain, and Lunazul tequila.
Dig into something sweet and create a long-lasting memory with our one-of-a-kind signature dessert — the Chocolate Pinata! This unique dessert 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 chocolate sauce and whipped cream for dipping. Busting open a Chocolate Pinata is a perfect finale for celebrations of all kinds. Want 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 850 N Milwaukee
You can have the Uncle Julio's Tex-Mex restaurant experience in your own home! Place an order for your favorite dishes via our website, give us a call, or drive up to order Mexican takeout in Vernon Hills, IL. Our easy to use visual menu and online ordering system makes it easy to get hot and fresh authentic Mexican food in Vernon Hills, IL. Or, see if your nearby Uncle Julio's location offers Mexican food delivery.
Ordering in for four or more? You can quiet your group of 4-6's appetite with two pounds of of freshly baked homemade chips! Create your own nachos with our tasty sauteed chicken, ground beef, queso, guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa, beans, sour cream, and pickled and fresh jalapenos.
Other sharable group favorites include our Enchiladas for Four, Tacos for Four, or Fajitas for Four. Each of our group entrees comes with fresh chips, salsa, and your choice of delicious queso or guacamole. Dig into fresh Mexican rice and beans on the side. Be sure to save room for dessert — all of our Family Meals for 4 entrees come with twelve churros tossed in cinnamon sugar for that extra something sweet!