We're Not Your Average Durham Tex Mex Restaurant
Looking for the best Mexican food near me in Durham, NC? At Uncle Julio's, we know that passion can transform a good dining experience into an unforgettable one. That's why when you dine with us in Durham, each and every taste and sip is ripe with unparalleled flavor. Our commitment to serving the best Mexican food in Durham is at the forefront of our process, from hand-picking every ingredient to ensuring our guests always have a wonderful experience.
Our process starts by creating innovative yet authentic recipes that fuse authentic ingredients with unexpected flavors. Every detail counts, and therefore each of our dishes includes only fresh, high quality ingredients.
Our partners carefully hand-select our produce, including vine-ripe tomatoes, vibrant, flavorful peppers, and gorgeous Hass avocados. Each tender cut of our freshly caught and farm-raised beef, pork, and chicken are hand-trimmed, marinated, and perfectly mesquite-fired.
We use only simple simple, fresh ingredients and the finest authentic tequilas to create our craft margaritas in Durham. You'll love every bite our made-in-house tortillas, tamales, salsas, desserts, and delectable sauces that are made fresh in-house daily at your nearby Durham Uncle Julio's.
Experience Quality Service and Fine Mexican Food in Durham, NC
Our attention to detail extends past our menu offerings. Though we're famed for made-from-scratch Mexican food, Durham families, friends, and colleagues visit Uncle Julio's to experience not just good Mexican food in Durham, but also top-notch service and a pleasant atmosphere. Every Uncle Julio's location has been carefully planned to incorporate open kitchens and stylish rustic-modern decor inspired by Mexican architecture and art.
Want to dine and drink in an open air setting in Durham, NC? Experience the perfect combination of fresh ingredients and fresh air when you dine-in on one of our gorgeous patios.
Start with Delicious Mexican Appetizers in Durham, NC
Your Uncle Julio's dining experience is kicked off with a variety of shareable appetizers. Exchange stories as you snack on our homemade guacamole or sweet but spicy bacon wrapped honey habanero shrimp. Our delicious quesadillas in Durham are made with fresh tortillas filled with melted Monterey Jack cheese, mesquite grilled chicken or beef, seasoned pulled chicken, or grilled veggies.
Uncle Julio's made-to-order guacamole in Durham has your table make a custom guacamole blend including jalapenos, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and Hass avocados, which is then served in a traditional Molcajete. Are you looking for something everyone will dig into? An order of rich Queso Blanco spiced with jalapenos and New Mexican hatch chiles will do the trick!
Stop By Uncle Julio's in Durham for Lunch or Dinner
Be sure to leave room after enjoying apps and chips — save room for our famous fajitas or Tex-Mex classics! Whether you go with filet mignon or carnitas, you'll be craving our perfectly seasoned famous fajitas that feature prime hand-trimmed cuts of grain-fed meat and crisp hand-chopped vegetables. Uncle Julios' Tex-Mex classics include fine but familiar favorites — like soft tacos, crispy tacos, or baked enchiladas — as well as refined authentic Mexican dishes like 21-day aged house-marinated Carne Asada and our Fresca Shrimp Salad.
And don't worry — Uncle Julio's is also a kid-friendly restaurant in Durham. We've got smaller bites perfectly suited for your child's taste buds. From chicken fingers to Kidsadillas and kid-sized chicken fajitas, we've got a meal on our menu for even your pickiest eater.
Make Every Day a Fiesta with Authentic Mexican Drinks and Dessert in Durham, NC
No Uncle Julio's celebration is complete without our famous desserts and drinks! Chill out with one of our signature margaritas. If you're craving something spicy, fruity, on the rocks, or frozen, you're sure to order a tasty craft margarita that suits your tastes. Every refreshing sip of our famous Sangria Swirl margarita will have you daydreaming of the beach. Plus, remember to ask for our monthly margarita specials featuring freshly muddled seasonal fruit, Lunazul tequila, and St. Germain.
Dig into something sweet and create a long-lasting memory with our one-of-a-kind signature dessert — the Chocolate Pinata! The Chocolate Pinata features a hanging dark chocolate pinata full of fresh seasonal fruits and toasted mini churros. Plus, it's accompanied by house-made chocolate sauce and whipped cream for dipping. Smashing open your own Chocolate Pinata is the perfect finale for celebrations of all kinds. Desire something more traditional? Order one of our homemade traditional Mexican desserts sopapillas tossed in cinnamon sugar or churros and house-made chocolate sauce.
Searching for To-Go Mexican Food in Durham, NC?
We make it easy to have the Uncle Julio's Tex-Mex restaurant experience from the comfort of your Durham home! Place an order for Mexican food online, give us a call, or simply drive up to order Mexican takeout in Durham, NC. Our easy to use online ordering process featuring a visual menu ensure it's easy to get hot and fresh authentic Mexican food in Durham, NC. Many Uncle Julio's locations also offer Mexican food delivery.
Ordering for four or more? Satisfy your crew of 4-6's appetite with two pounds of our made-in-house tortilla chips! Make nachos your way 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 guacamole or queso and fresh salsa and chips. Your meal is complemented by a side of Mexican rice and beans. Save room for something sweet — each of our Family Meals for 4 menu items comes with a dozen fresh cinnamon-sugar coated churros for that extra something sweet!