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“Holy tamales!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chuy's Restaurant

Chuy's Restaurant
2706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098 (Afton Oaks/ River Oaks)
(713) 524-1700
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Ranked #198 of 6,953 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
Montreal, Canada
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“Holy tamales!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Hold on to yer hat and grab a cerveza to put out the fire from this authentic Tex-Mex food. Complimentary chips, salsa and ranch sauce are served upon arrival. The menu is full of a variety of dishes, as well as options to create your own plate. Decor is funky and fun with a great bar, large outdoor patio and numerous picnic tables to chow down your "food to go". If your food mantra is "The hotter the better", then this is the place for you!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Best TexMex in Houston”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Light, crispy chips with salsa and creamy jalapeno dip make it worth the trip. Also enjoy the rellenos, enchiladas and margaritas. Finally made it to Chuy's after years of hearing about it. It is now our "go-to TexMex" in Houston, Austin and Nashville.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Missouri City, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A favorite place for Mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Chuy's is a great restaurant, best Mexican food in Houston. We have been regular at this restaurant for many years, and whenever, my daughters visit us, they want Chuy's!

With several vegetarian sauces to top our foods, each one in our family has their own favorite item on Menu. I go to Chuy's for Chile Rellenos. Since eating Chile Rellenos here, I do not even venture to try it at any other Mexican restaurant, nor I try anything else at Chuy's.

Another favorite item to go with food is the Texas Martini.

A great place for spicy vegetarian meal.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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“Disappointing nite.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I always enjoy my trips to Chuys! This particular visit we sat outside. The service was spotty at best and we couldn't get our server to smile! We asked for things several times. We had a seven year old with three adults and we couldn't get our food requests done quickly enough to keep the little one happy. The 'chip car' was closed. I bought a t-shirt as usual but felt lousy about the food and service that night. I will go back, but I hope it's as fun as I've known it to be before.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston,Tx
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“Best Chips!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Chuy's has to have the best chips of any Mexican restaurant. They have some good dishes and some bad. You have to know what to order. The Taco Salad, Guacamole, Tacos and Fajitas are very good. The Creamy Jalapeno Sauce is also very good but they don't deliver on the beans and rice, not good at all.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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