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“Just OK” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chuy's Restaurant

Chuy's Restaurant
1200 W Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855
432.283.2066
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Ranked #7 of 15 Restaurants in Van Horn
Price range: $0 - $30
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.
SLC
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“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We ate here based on the good reviews. We had to wait quite awhile. I got the "John Madden special". It was just ok, nothing great. Of course all ethnic food very subjective, but no one in our group was impressed. The chicken was cubed, and they brought our food so that my husband was done before the other two of us got our food.

Visited December 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Sports bar with Mexican food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The sauces were too hot for me - even the green sauce for the chips brought out before the meal. Felt like a bar that served food as an afterthought.

Visited December 2013
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Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Best in Van Horn, Texas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Chuy’s Mexican is absolutely great. Like Mexican? You’ll love Chuy’s. Don’t like Mexican? They also have seafood and American. I always go with their Mexican (love the #9, Chile Rellenos). Check out their website http://chuys1959.com/ We never miss going here every time we stop in Van Horn. This was John Madden’s regular stop when his bus passed through Van Horn. They have a “museum” dedicated to him with some neat memorabilia. Watch the game on their big screen TV in the “Madden room”. It's "authentic" Mexican for sure.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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“Don't Listen To John Madden”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

This place is overrated! If it were in a larger town/city, it would be out of business. The food is mediocre at best, but the customer service was appalling. It was chaos from the moment we walked in and it went downhill quickly. There were many tables open, yet customers waiting to be seated. And a wait list had not even been started! Servers and management looked confused, so that made the experience worse. One waitress told a walk-in customer that they were not doing to-go orders at that time. The customer left unhappy. How is this good business?!? The same waitress then asked a couple, who sat themselves at a table, to go wait by the register. The embarrassed and angry couple left the restaurant altogether. Because of their chaos and lack of organization, it made things awkward for the rest of us. Do yourself a favor and go to McDonald's.

Visited December 2013
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California
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“Favorite in Van Horn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

My family always picks up food from Chuys when we are in Van Horn. This time I tried the fish tacos which were good. We did not arrive in Van Horn until 9, so when we placed our order they informed us there was no more rice. the lack of rice an hour before closing time was a concern.

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