Take a Seat at Uncle Julio's at 8030 Renaissance Pkwy
Ready to experience the best Mexican food near me in Durham, NC? At Uncle Julio's on Renaissance Pkwy, we believe that a true passion has the power to turn a good dining experience into an unforgettable one. That's why when you dine with us in Durham, every last bite and sip is ripe with mind-blowing flavor. Our mission to create the best Mexican food on Renaissance Pkwy is apparent throughout our process, from selecting every ingredient to making sure that our guests leave having had an exceptional experience.
Our process starts by creating innovative yet true-to-their-roots recipes that mix traditional ingredients with the unexpected. Every detail counts, which is why each of our dishes includes only fresh, high quality ingredients.
Our produce is carefully hand-selected by our partners, including vine-ripe tomatoes, vibrant, flavorful peppers, and gorgeous Hass avocados. All of our tender cuts of quality, fresh seafood and farm-raised beef, pork, and chicken are hand-trimmed, marinated, and mesquite-fired to juicy perfection.
We only use simple, fresh ingredients and the finest authentic tequilas to mix in our craft margaritas in Durham. You'll savor every single bite our made-in-house tortillas, tamales, salsas, desserts, and flavor-rich sauces that are made daily in-house at your Renaissance Pkwy Uncle Julio's.
Enjoy Stellar Service and Fine Mexican Food on Renaissance Pkwy
Our focus on detail extends well beyond our menu offerings. Even though we're famed for creating your made-from-scratch Mexican favorites, Durham locals gather at Uncle Julio's to experience good mexican food in Durham, but also top-notch service and an enjoyable atmosphere. Each Uncle Julio's location is designed with polished rustic-modern decor inspired by Mexican art and architecture and open kitchens.
In the mood to dine and drink outdoors on Renaissance Pkwy? Experience the benefits of fresh air and fresh ingredients when you dine on one of our gorgeous patios.
Start Off with Fresh Mexican Appetizers on Renaissance Pkwy
The Uncle Julio's experience is kicked off with a variety of shareable appetizers. Swap stories as you snack on our made in-house guacamole or sweet but spicy bacon wrapped honey habanero shrimp. Our perfectly crisp and cheesy quesadillas in Durham are made with house-made tortillas filled with melted Monterey Jack cheese, grilled vegetables, seasoned and sauteed pulled chicken, or mesquite grilled chicken or beef.
Uncle Julio's made-to-order guacamole in Durham lets your table make a custom guacamole blend including Hass avocados, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and jalapenos, which is then served in a traditional Molcajete. Need a surefire crowd-pleaser? An order of creamy Queso Blanco flavored with jalapenos and New Mexican hatch chiles is sure to impress.
Lunch or Dinner on Durham, NC: Uncle Julio's is Your Spot for Authentic Mexican Food
Be sure to leave room after enjoying chips and apps — save room for our famed fajitas or Tex-Mex classics! Whether you choose carnitas or filet mignon, you'll find our famous fajitas are seasoned to perfection and use prime cuts of hand-trimmed, grain-fed meats and crisp hand-chopped vegetables. Our Tex-Mex classics are elevated but familiar favorites — like soft tacos, crispy tacos, or baked enchiladas — as well as savory traditional Mexican dishes like our Fresca Shrimp Salad and 21-day aged Carne Asada.
And don't worry — Uncle Julio's is also a kid-friendly restaurant in Durham. We've got kid-size portions fit for your child's palate! From chicken fingers to Kidsadillas and kid-sized chicken fajitas, there's a meal on our menu for even your choosiest eater.
It's a Party with Authentic Mexican Drinks and Desserts in Durham
You can't have an Uncle Julio's celebration without our famous desserts and drinks! Relax and sip on one of Uncle Julio's signature margaritas. If you want something fruity, spicy, frozen, or on the rocks, you're sure to find a delicious craft margarita that hits the spot. Each fruity sip of our famous Sangria Swirl margarita will transport you to your own personal oasis. And, don't forget to ask about our monthly margarita specials featuring fresh, muddled seasonal fruit, Lunazul tequila, and St. Germain.
Get your sugar fix and savor the moment with our famous, one-of-a-kind dessert — the Chocolate Pinata! The Chocolate Pinata is fun for all and features a hanging dark chocolate pinata full of toasted mini churros and fresh seasonal fruits. Plus, you'll also enjoy house-made whipped cream and chocolate sauce to plunk them into Cracking open a Chocolate Pinata proves to be the perfect finale for celebrations of all kinds. In the mood for something more traditional? Enjoy 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 Renaissance Pkwy?
We make it easy to have the Uncle Julio's Tex-Mex restaurant experience in your own home! Order your favorite dishes online, give us a call, or simply drive up to order Mexican takeout in Durham, NC. Our easy to use visual menu and online ordering system makes it easy to carryout delicious authentic Mexican food in Durham, NC. Many Uncle Julio's locations also offer Mexican food delivery.
Ordering for four or more? You can quiet your group of 4-6's appetite with two full pounds of of freshly baked homemade tortilla chips! Assemble nachos your way with our delicious sauteed chicken, ground beef, queso, guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa, beans, sour cream, and pickled and fresh jalapenos.
Our other group options include our Enchiladas for Four, Tacos for Four, or Fajitas for Four. Each of our group entrees is served with your choice of guacamole or queso and fresh salsa and chips. Your meal is complemented by a side of Mexican rice and beans. And, don't forget to save room for dessert — every Family Meals for 4 entree comes with a dozen churros tossed in cinnamon sugar to provide that little something sweet!