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November 27, 2006

Uncle Julio’s Hacienda

by gastronomicbypass

Location 855 W North Ave

http://www.unclejulios.com/

In one word – Chips

Food– Come to UJH for some pretty standard Mexican food. Standard in my opinion is a good thing in this case – tamales, tacitos, enchiladas, etc. And if you dine at UJH, beware that you will leave needing to undo the top button in your Seven jeans.

Drink– Margaritas and cerveza are the ole standbys at UJH. You will sip on a tasty beverage (or four) while waiting indefinitely for your table in the large bar area (they don’t accept reservations).

Service– Nothing too memorable

Scene – The décor is supposed to have that authentic Mejicano feel to it. Folk art, wood tables, etc. At the end of the day it’s a Mexican restaurant at North and Clyborn, so authenticity isn’t the patron’s first priority. How about another Corona?

Occasion-This place is full of Lincoln Park trixie double dates and some young families. Despite this, it is a good time. It’d be fun for a birthday dinner.

Dress – No need to get dressed up for UJH, although some of the LP trixies do like to sport their club wear during dinner.

Cost – Entrees will run you $10-15 (ish). Your thirst could take you to $30 per head.

If you like…, try – Lalo’s, Zapatista’s, The Blue Agave

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