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“New Year rip off” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Chevys Fresh Mex

Chevys Fresh Mex
243 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036 (Midtown)
+1 212-302-4010
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Ranked #3,999 of 12,022 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Midtown
Description: When we think Chevys Fresh Mex, we go to our happy place; fun-lovin’ guests, fajitas & margaritas, and the freshest food, always from scratch. Founded in 1986 in Alameda, California, Chevys is an ultra-casual restaurant concept that offers guests an array of freshly prepared Mexican dishes in a relaxing atmosphere. Similar to other Real Mex restaurants, Chevys prepares its dishes daily from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. Chevys is a national brand with locations in 8 states. Chevys' store base includes 39 Company-owned restaurant locations and 16 franchised restaurants. With more than 25 years of successful operations, Chevys is the most widely recognized Mexican casual dining brand in northern California, and is the second largest Mexican casual dining brand in California in terms of number of restaurants, behind El Torito. Designed to offer a fiesta for the senses, where every experience is fresh, fun and full of flavor, the concept is focused on the execution of its trend-setting Fresh Mex® menu and continuous innovation. Chevys uses a "Fresh Mex®" pledge which underscores the Company's promise that all products are made daily from scratch.
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“New Year rip off”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We paid nearly £400 for 4 tickets to Chevys for the New Years BallDrop. It was absolutely awful at Chevys. We queued for 2 hours to get food and it ran out before we got any. At 10pm my husband had to go out to the place next door to buy burgers and chips - the kids were absolutely starving. We never got any food all night. There was an open bar and the Margarita was fine - but we could only get one drink each and as one of us was in line for food most of the night we hardly spent any time together as a family as we had hoped - and indeed thought we had paid for at £400

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“New Year's Eve Party Here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We bought tickets to the New Year's Eve party here and we had a great time! Although it was busy, it was really easy to get a drink (5hr open bar from 8pm-1am included in ticket price) and also had a bit of space. The service at the bar was excellent and I liked that they were liberal on their drink servings.

The only downside to the night was the lack of food. Once again it was included in the ticket price, but at one point, there was an hour's wait for it to be ready to fill the buffet style serving area. Once there was food, it was actually pretty good, but poor organisation was a let down.

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“An average experience.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We dined here one afternoon as it looked good from the outside and was busy. It was ok, I had the ribs which were good but the chips were crinkle cut frozen which were not nice. Service was attentive although they are keen to point out that tips are required.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Beers and Huge Margarita's!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My girlfriend loved the Margarita's there...they actually put alcohol! Beers are great as well...good Guacamole if you eat there! Right on 42nd street accross the Port Authority Bus Station. 1 block away from Times Square!

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“HAPPY HOUR, YAY!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I've been to Chevy's several times and I have not left disappointed! I always order the fresh guacamole and tried for the first the chicken tortilla soup which was very tasty and look forward to having it again. Our margaritas were delicious and you don't want to stop drinking them!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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