Uncle Julio's

2.0 stars 2.0 out of 5 2 ratings
$$Tex-Mex, Late Night, Mexican + 2 more

4251 Fairfax Corner Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030 Directions

(703) 266-7760
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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Gluten friendly menu. I was told they use a lot of flour in their kitchen. I ordered a salad with shrimp to be safe and was glutened.

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    Not celiac
    3 rating
    2 years ago

    They have a separate menu called "gluten friendly" which doesn't make a lot of sense because it lists options without gluten. I got a grilled chicken salad, which was just ok. I made the mistake of eating the tortilla chips that are cooked in the same oil as wheat foods, and I experienced the effects of being glutened. That was my fault for knowing and doing it anyway (I was only GF for one week and wasn't sure how sensitive I am). Stay away from the chips if you are at all sensitive.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy St 2530, Columbia, MD 21044

    Called beforehand to ask if they had a separate fryer and gluten free options and was told yes. When eating there I asked if the chips were gluten free & they said yes but they’re fried in the same fryer with things fried in flour. Then they sent a chef out to speak with me to make a gluten free meal since nothing on the menu is marked. He said he’d make me unseasoned steak corn shell tacos and different rice but when the food came out there was the non gluten free rice mixed in with mine and ground beef (which was not gluten free) on my tacos. Very unsafe for celiacs

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    13920 Promenade Commons St, Gainesville, VA 20155

    Horrible gf experience. Waitress didn’t know anything that was gluten free, but recommended the corn tortillas. They called the kitchen “gluten conscious”. After sticking to simply the corn tortilla chips, and corn tortilla quesadilla I became very ill. I will not be returning.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    4870 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Waitstaff did not understand questions about gluten-free and recommended a meal that contained gluten in the marinade. I knew within minutes of the first bite. Still suffering from this contamination. It’s unsafe to eat here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    855 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

    Waiter was super helpful and immediately went down another path when I said I was actually allergic. He mentioned some areas of potential cross contamination so there is some awareness. Got the chicken Cobb salad with no seasoning on the chicken, no tortilla strips, beans, or corn for AIP. Added sliced jicama at no extra charge and he changed the dressing to the vinaigrette to make it gluten free. Overall I was surprised at how easy and good it was. Didn’t get sick.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1301 William D Tate Ave, Grapevine, TX 76051

    Manager was very knowledgeable about the needs of celiac disease. They have very limited gluten free options- no menu. Can do fajita meat with no marinade, white rice, black beans, cheese enchiladas with queen, any shrimp dish, and pork carnitas are iffy. Chips aren’t gluten free and no baked chips option.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    4870 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Great service Very accommodating Fantastic food

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    855 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

    I’ve been fine with the fajitas as long as I order it with corn tortillas and the tacos too. We come here all of the time and I haven’t gotten sick yet. My friend who is also celiac has also been fine. I hope I haven’t jinxed myself now.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    1831 Abriter Ct, Naperville, IL 60563

    Is there a 0 star? Oh my gosh. I should have known when they said "gluten friendly" but when the manager said that cheese and sour cream had gluten ?! Ok. I'm still a little mad. There is VERY LITTLE you can eat here. Do not go.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    855 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

    I truly don't know how this place made it to FMGF, it should be removed. They have only one menu item that *might* be gf - fajitas and it is served without veg or seasoning because it all has gluten. So a small, bland serving of sliced chicken AND it costs more than $20.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    850 N. Milwaukee, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

    Warning!!!!!! You will be glutened!!! My girlfriend met width the chef and told him she had bad food allergies and got very sick!!!!!!

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    1 year ago

    1831 Abriter Ct, Naperville, IL 60563

    Carnita tacos and classic margaritas gf. Tasty. Margaritas are about 3 oz drink and the rest is ice. Chips are contaminated. No gf menu. Best to call ahead and talk to manager before you go to figure out what you can eat

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    850 N. Milwaukee, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

    The corn chips are not gluten free. Not many options on the menu. Anything marinated has gluten

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    850 N. Milwaukee, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

    Every single time my husband and I have eaten here, he has had a gluten reaction and become sick. Each time we have told the manager and the waitress about our restrictions. Plan on getting glutened here.

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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    850 N. Milwaukee, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

    Honestly, your experience getting gluten free here depends on whose in charge and whose cooking that particular day. At minimum, the kitchen manager or any manager should be able to assist customers with allergies but again, that depends on the day. This resaurant has options for gluten free but is not a gluten free facility and does not have a gluten free menu.

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    2 rating
    1 year ago

    850 N. Milwaukee, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

    went with friends who love this place but are not gluten sensitive. I am, and it was very difficult for me. the waitress tried to be helpful but told me that almost every salsa had gluten, and even the chips and anything fried were fried in the same fryer with wheat products. so basically you risked gluten contamination with almost anything. I ordered the carnitas tacos with pico de Gallo and took the filling out of the shell. the waitress substituted white rice for the usual brown rice because she said the brown rice had gluten. really, you will have minimal choices here, so if you go with friends, be prepared. don't order the chocolate pinatas. messy and filled with wheat churros contaminating what little fruit was in there

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    850 N. Milwaukee, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

    Unfortunately, Uncle Julio's is probably the worst place I've been to in regards to gluten. The waitress informed me that they're a "gluten friendly" restaurant. The manager came over and explained that "gluten friendly" means there's "only a little bit of gluten" in most of the menu items. For somebody who has optionally cut Gluten out of their diets for the purported health benefits, this would probably be ok. For somebody who CANNOT under any circumstances have gluten or risk being extremely sick, this is not acceptable. I was told I could have plain fajitas with no seasoning whatsoever, or carnitas tacos. I opted for the carnitas tacos with the corn tortillas because if I am going to eat a plain unseasoned chicken breast, I'm not going to pay an outrageous amount of money to do so. Within minutes of starting to eat lunch, I knew that there was either gluten in the food initially, or there were serious cross contamination issues. If you are avoiding gluten (like the plague as my doctor instructed me), absolutely do not eat here.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    14900 Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

    Fair Mexican food. alright drinks. a 'gluten friendly' menu. I recommend the frozen strawberry margarita and the nachos. you'll need to substitute grilled chicken for the other meat options. worth the visit. tl;dr - alright food. alright drinks. nachos.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    14900 Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

    Very limited menu, no dedicated fryer-chips,are not GF due to cross contamination, as are mist foods since there is shared prep area. Would not recommend for celiac's.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    850 N. Milwaukee, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

    We just had the best meal there! The manager was very nice and when I asked for cheese enchiladas, she said they would be happy to make them with GF corn tortillas and they were delicious! We will be going back soon, fun atmosphere also!

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    4870 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    You can get a gluten free meal but it's difficult and risky they have two sets of corn tortillas the house made have flour in them so just asking that they use corn tortillas is not enough have to ask specifically for the gluten free store made corn tortillas.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    14900 Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

    The GF menu is extremely small. The corn chips are NOT cooked in a dedicated fryer, and the tacos and enchiladas are cross-contaminated in the prep area. The nachos on the GF menu are not the nachos w/ all the goodies that you would expect, but a plate of chips and beans; however, we are not sure why those chips are GF where the chips w/ the salsa are not. I am going w/ a bowl of the chicken tortilla soup, and then going to Wegman's next door to get lunch. Being a Celiac, I would not recommend eating here.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    500 W Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

    BEWARE!! This restaurant in NOT SAFE for celiac disease.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    4870 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Management and staff told me chips were safe to eat for my celiac daughter and then learned they in fact are not. Very limited options and staff clearly untrained and unaware of what GF really means or requires.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    14900 Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

    Guacamole is delicious and the manager brings the gf menu to you and explains the options! It does have a small menu but the chips are gf and the chicken tortilla soup is delicious.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    855 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

    it is not gluten free. only one thing on the item is gluten free. don't go here. it should be taken off the ap.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    855 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

    Was told what was "gluten friendly" by the manager and then server told me different. There isn't much that is safe on the menu and I didn't feel comfortable eating anything so watched as others ate.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    14900 Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

    Barely anything on the "gluten-friendly" menu. Salmon and veggies were good, but basically the only entree available besides a salad. Chips aren't truly GF as they don't have a designated fryer.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    855 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

    Super amazing staff, I had looked up the menu ahead of time (we were in a large group), and when I ordered the server helped me adjust my order. He came back later and pointed out a correction too. I felt SO comfortable eating here. Service all around was great too.

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    1 rating
    4 years ago

    500 W Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

    not gluten free. their fryers aren't dedicated and thus the food comes out contaminated. they interchange the phrases "gluten friendly" and "gluten free" way too often and told me that they don't see why the chips being contaminated is a big deal because other ppl haven't said anything. The two people I've spoken to about this were the general manager and kitchen manager. No one at their corporate headquarters will return my calls about this either. Pass!

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    500 W Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

    Gluten FRIENDLY not Gluten FREE. Chips made w/o Gluten but fried in a shared fryer. Seriously? Clean and lively. Fine if you don't have Celiac.

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex
Monday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10 am - 11:30 pm
Sunday
10 am - 10:30 pm

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