Uncle Julio's Fine Mexican Food

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Uncle Julio's Hacienda aims to make you forget that you're eating in an Old Town restaurant. Instead, the owners try to transport you to the sprawling abode of a wealthy Mexican rancher (that's where Uncle Julio comes in). Personal touches include "family" portraits on the walls, trophy heads from Uncle Julio's hunting expeditions scattered about the dining room and hutches stocked with hand-painted earthenware pots and platters. You can even watch as Julio's "family" makes homemade tortillas from scratch. There's a full selection of standard Mexican dishes -- tacos, flautas, enchiladas, etc. -- but the restaurant also offers quail, frog legs, an extensive seafood selection and daily specials that might include duck tamales or king crab legs. Bartenders are busy pouring more than 20 tequilas and fruity frozen margaritas.