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Mexican restaurant puts others to shame

While it may just seem like any other Mexican restaurant, Uncle Julio’s restaurant will certainly surprise customers with their rich flavors and aesthetic.

According to Piper Jaffray survey, Chipotle Mexican Grill tied to Olive Garden is the fourth most favored restaurants by teenagers in 2017.  It’s clear that teens love Mexican food, but is Chipotle really the best we can do? No way!

“Uncle Julio’s is the fancier version of Chipotle,” said junior Chelsea Lucero. “It reached my expectations.”

There are many Mexican restaurants that serve the same thing, but it isn’t as savory as the food in Uncle Julio’s.

The original fajitas come out with the fresh guacamole, Mexican rice, beans, pico de gallo, and their delicious handmade flour tortillas with a meat of your choice. Also, one of their Tex-Mex classics, the coronado pollo platter, brings chicken enchiladas with their new Mexican red sauce and chicken tamale with their creamy hot sauce. Their most famous desert called the chocolate pinata is filled with fresh fruits and homemade churros, which are to die for, and their chocolate and caramel sauces with house-made whipped cream.

According to 234 reviews on Yelp, Uncle Julio’s in Annapolis deserves a 3.5 star rating.  And it’s no surprise this rating is so high. Not only is it the authentic food that makes Uncle Julio’s worth dumping Chipotle but also the true Mexican vibes that customers can see and feel as soon as they walk through the door.

Upon entering, customers are greeted with the vibrant colors: red, yellow, and green painted on the walls with their dimed lights hanging everywhere and the nice smell of fresh tortillas.

Many people go to Uncle Julio’s restaurant, which is the reason as to why it’s always busy. Even though the long wait times can be annoying, it is definitely worth the wait.

Uncle Julio’s first opened in Dallas, Texas in 1986 and now has 29 restaurants throughout seven states in the U.S.