I’ve never been a fan of guacamole; maybe it’s because of the clumpy texture or that it’s $2 extra at Chipotle like what? Or perhaps it’s the brown color it turns after oxidation. Regardless of the reason, I’ve always said “Hold the guac.” One visit to Uncle Julio’s changed my whole mind! My boyfriend was raving about tableside guacamole and since he was paying, I was all in. I was so intrigued when the waiter came to the table and made the guac in the front of our face with our input on all the ingredients. There’s something fascinating about restaurants that prepare your meals in front of you. I love when we’re included in the experience without having to do the labor and we can supervise everything prepared to the liking of our taste buds.
The rich, smooth, and creamy guacamole was complemented with bottomless chips! Luke, our server was very attentive; a fresh hot basket was delivered every time it became half empty. Of course, no Mexican meal is complete without drinks, so we ordered “Lucky Horseshoe” (Herradura Reposado Tequilla, Grand Marnier, lemon/lime sour) and “The Swirl” (a frozen collision of margarita and sangria). Don’t be fooled by “The Swirl”, it looks pretty but definitely gets the job done!
While sipping my drink, enjoying my “not your average guac”, and waiting for my main course, I had the chance to admire the decor. The place was so vibrant; it forces you to be happy. The entrees were overwhelming but scrumptious. Uncle Julio’s is located in seven states but it’s totally worth the trip. The next time you are near Texas, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Florida, or Pennsylvania make sure you visit Uncle Julio’s.