Uncle Julio’s Opening in Frisco

Just 3 months into 2022, 30 year old restaurant Uncle Julio’s will be opening their first Frisco location and they are declaring that it’s already their perfect location according to an Audacy article from March 15 which reports, 

“Texans don’t mess around when it comes to eating Tex-Mex. While some prefer the lesser known restaurants, it’s one that has lasted over 30 years in the metroplex that many call their favorite. Now, that restaurant has announced they are opening their first location in Frisco, spreading their range even further across North Texas.

Uncle Julio’s, which first opened in Dallas back in 1986, recently announced they will be moving into a space near Stonebriar Centre, at the intersection of Highway 121 and Preston Road. The Tex-Mex restaurant already has over 30 locations across the metroplex, including Lemmon Avenue, Keller Springs, Allen, Arlington, Grapevine, and Fort Worth.

“We have wanted to open in Frisco for years, and now with the perfect location, we have all the ingredients we need to create something truly special here,” said Frisco’s VP of operations John Johnson. 

The presence of said ingredients in Frisco will enable Uncle Julio to bring their expertise and specialties to a whole new level but at the same time they will be keeping their renowned menus open in the Friso location according to a CultureMap Dallas article from March 14. They say, 

“Menu favorites include made-to-order guacamole, margaritas muddled with fresh fruit, and mesquite-grilled meats.

Specials include Bacon Wrapped Camarones, which is a crafty mix of English and Spanish. “Camarones” being “shrimp.” This dish has six shrimp stuffed with Monterey Jack and jalapeño, then wrapped in bacon. Did you know that bacon in Spanish is “tocineta”? The shrimp are served with guacamole, Mexican rice, and frijoles a la charra — there again! Another cunning English-Spanish mash-up, frijoles being Spanish for “beans.”

Other menu items include quesadillas, fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, salads, churros, sopapillas, and don’t forget margaritas, which are well known in any language.

In more recent years, they’ve become known for their Chocolate Piñata, a handmade chocolate globe filled with churros and berries, with sauce and whipped cream, perfect not only for personal consumption but also for gatherings and Instagram moments.”

Uncle Julio’s in Frisco is expected to open before the third quarter of 2022 hits as they are grandly preparing their spacious 8,500 square-feet location.