If I’ve learned one thing in my 3+ years of living in D.C., it’s that brunch is an absolute must. There are *literally* hundreds of restaurants still on my list to check out, and new spots are popping up left and right. It’s a tad bit overwhelming brunching in this area since there is so much to try here!
As much as I’m a city girl, I have to go out to the suburbs a lot. I went to high school in the D.C. ‘burbs, I still have a lot of friends who live out there, there are tons of blog events, and sometimes I have to take on client meetings. As much as I love a good mom and pop shop, it’s good to have a go-to brunch spot that’s a local chain that you know has solid food and drink.
Enter: Uncle Julio’s. I personally live closest to the Arlington (Ballston) location so it’s only a few metro stops away from me, but there are also locations in Bethesda, Fairfax, Woodbridge, Reston, One Loudoun, Gainesville and Gaithersburg. Seriously, y’all. Pretty much anywhere in the D.C. area, you can get your Uncle Julio’s fix!
I’ve had dinner at Uncle Julio’s multiple times, but I decided to switch things up over the weekend and try their brunch. For starters, I ordered myself a big ol’ Grand Mariner Mimosa, while my friend ordered a delicious Bloody Mary. They also have amazing margarita options if you’re looking to switch things up.
You have access to the full lunch menu during brunch hours, but we opted for traditional brunch dishes during our visit. We shared the brunch quesadillas, huevos rancheros, and the breakfast tacos. We stayed for a solid 2 hours, but the wait staff let us take our time and catch up, which I loved. Overall, it was a great environment to either bring your family or your girlfriends along for a solid brunch outing!
Thank you to Uncle Julio’s for partnering with me on today’s post!