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Chuy's Restaurant

1200 W Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855
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Ranked #7 of 15 Restaurants in Van Horn
Price range: $0 - $30
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Laurel St.
Description: Chuy's is a family owned and operated Mexican restaurant that was opened in 1959. Come visit us. We offer homemade Mexican food, service, and great atmosphere. We have been called an oasis in the middle of the desert on several occasions. Many famous people have eaten at our establishment over the years. John Madden named our restaurant as the "All Madden Hall of Fame" in 1994. There are many other celebrities that have visited us and you can see pictures of them on our wall as you walk in. Every customer that walks in is a celebrity to us. Come on in sit, relax and enjoy our variety of Mexican and domestic beers, margaritas and drinks.
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Rossville, Indiana
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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We spent the night in Van Horn on a Sunday and found out there are not a lot of options for dinner on Sunday evening. This was our first time to eat here and overall it was a good experience. Our food was above average, can't say the same for the service, but it was okay. I don't exactly understand... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stopped here by accident .... food and service were excellent. We will definitely stop here again on out way back

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atlanta, ga
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We arrived late on a Sunday and were greeted quickly and warmly. We both ordered Mexican and both were very pleased. Good cold beer and warm, spicy food. If I lived in Van Horn, I'd probably visit weekly.

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Cumming, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I ate here at the suggestion of the clerk at the hotel I stayed at [Hampton Inn]. The restaurant is easy access & parking plentiful. The family that owns Chuy's have been in business here for many years. They have a small claim to fame was that John Madden came to there one night in a rush to watch the... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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155 reviews 155 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Van Horn is a place you stop for gas on Interstate 10 or if you drive from Guadalupe Mountain NP to Big Bend. This is a place made famous by John Madden who stopped several times and liked. the setting is simple with both indoor and outdoor options. The food is a standard mexican food, enchiladas, tacos, burritos, etc. It... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Lives up to its' well deserved reputation for friendly service, good food at reasonable prices. Worth stopping in Van Horn if just to eat here. A John Madden favorite. Family owned and operated.

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Wylie, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We saw Chuy's on Texas Country Reporter and had to try it. Food was good; service was great; and people are friendly.

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Piedmont, Alabama
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Good restaurant with lots of decor.. we ate early afternoon, food was good, server was very friendly and helpful, service was good, customers were friendly. Prices were average, real mexican food..

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Georgetown, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We spent one night in Van Horn and got in at 8pm. We looked on Trip Advisor for restaurants and Chuy's was 2 blocks away so opted for that. Service was friendly and fast. The chips and salsa were very fresh and good. I had 3 Chicken Taco plate and my husband had Gordito plate. Both our meals were above... More 

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San Diego, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

First: nope. I didn't come here because John Madden came here in the 1980s, got hooked on the food, mentioned it and featured it and has come back once a year for the chicken piccada. I was on a long drive from El Paso to Seguin Texas. I live in San Diego so I go to MANY Mexican restaurants. And... More 

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Additional Information about Chuy's Restaurant

Address: 1200 W Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855
Phone Number: 432.283.2066
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Van Horn
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Mexican

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