Uncle Julio’s plans to open a Frisco location in the second half of the year near the intersection of SH 121 and Preston Road, according to a news release from the restaurant.

The Tex-Mex eatery will be more than 8,500 square feet, the release stated. In addition, a 2,500-square-foot patio intended for outdoor celebrations, live music and game-watching parties will overlook a pond. Private group dining, catering, a happy hour, takeout and delivery will also be offered.

The restaurant will serve made-to-order guacamole and mesquite-grilled meats, the release stated. Margaritas and a Chocolate Piñata featuring a handmade chocolate globe filled with churros and berries will also be on the menu.

“We offer upscale Tex-Mex dining with made-from-scratch food, hand-crafted drinks and a unique experience our guests can’t get anywhere else,” said John Johnson, vice president of operations and Frisco resident, in the release. “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.”

Uncle Julio's is headquartered in Dallas and first opened in 1986, according to the release. More information can be found at www.unclejulios.com.