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Reviewed September 5, 2021 via mobile

Loved the relaxed atmosphere, the bright decor, and the freshly prepared food. We enjoyed the chimichangas, chicken nachos, and chips with questions. Everything was delicious!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

On student orientation trip with our daughter at ISU. Student leader told us this was good so we tried it. Small local Mexican food in great walking area. Order at counter and get exactly what you want. Food was excellent and they had $1.99 margaritas...the day I went. I would go back in a heartbeat but not a fancy restaurant by any means. I got steak nachos.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019

This Mexican spot downtown is a good place for a quick bite. Think of it as a local Qdoba or Moe's. you go to the counter, say what you want and the worker puts it together for you. I think it has grown into a...reputation of being a place to go after the bars since it is open late for the bar crowd. Their burritos are good and they have good chips. You get your food, pay, and can sit in the lobby or take it to go. Not fancy, not a sit-down restaurant with a server. Just a quick spot to snag some good food.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

This is not a restaurant where one orders off a table menu. Instead, there is a single menu on the wall, and one orders at the counter. I thought the number of choices was quite small. The food was below average. I was the only...person in the very large restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

I was reminded of Subway or Whole Foods: You get to pick the toppings for your burrito as well as the size of your tortilla, and you watch them make your burrito before you pay. I started with the "pastor" and added rice, beans and...veggies. The elaborate decorations on the booths make the space very inviting for dining in. And they have bottled beers available.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

It's a nice environment and a good concept. You go in and select the kind and size of burrito you'd like, and then pick the toppings. As I said in the title, it's like Subway, but for burritos. Generous portions for the price. Would gladly...go again.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Was traveling through Terre Haute and read the solid reviews of this place. Stopped here for lunch. Tacos were very good. The quesadilla was so-so. The retried brand and rice were below average. Horchata was in self-dispensing beverage containers and nearly empty. By Terre Haute...standards, maybe this is 4 or 5 stars but it rates a solid 3 stars from me. Solid but not anything special.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Let's just say I've been to almost every state in America and I lived in Arizona for several months and this is still my favorite Mexican restaurant ever. They have the best food I have ever had and the best chicken I have ever eaten....I always get the nachos or quesadilla and smothered in their queso because it is incredible. Every time I find myself in Terre Haute this is the first place I go eat at.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

Came here with a came-in the-mail coupon for $1.99 margaritas. Well, the margaritas are pre-mixed from a large dispenser reminding one of an ancient snow cone machine. So if you're looking for a made from scratch margarita, you won't find it here as there is...no bar. However, the food prep area is clean and the ingredients for the basic and various menu items appear to be fresh daily. Prices are more economical than other cuisines in other restaurants in the area.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Self serve but ingredients are always fresh.. you can build your own meal! A little pricey for Mexican but it is delicious!

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

My fiancé, myself, and a friend all had nachos that were delicious!! Mine was the shredded beef topped with amazingly fresh tasty veggies, salsa, beans, rice, etc. Highly recommend this place!! Comparable prices to Chipotle--good portions (can even have leftovers)--liked it very much!

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed November 29, 2016

The service was atrocious. A rude experience topped off with a very bland meal. Moe's Southwest grill or Qdoba grill is much better food with friendlier service and better atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

Chava's is decent Mexican and the customer definitely receives substantial portions, but it doesn't deter from the fact that the Mexican is lackluster. I think it's best when inebriated...

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

If you are craving a good taco at midnight on Saturday night, this is the place! Moderately priced and fresh ingredients make for a satisfying late meal. I'm sure it would anytime. The guacamole and different salsas are delicious too! I would definitely visit this...place again!More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed May 11, 2016

Really good Mexican food to go or to eat in. Lots of make-your-own ingredient options. I recommend the homemade chorizo that's cooked to order in a big burrito. The staff there are a lot of fun and the decor is garishly Mexican. I think it...is Tuesday when they had $1.99 margaritas (although the one we had seemed a bit light on the Tequila - but hey for 2 bucks you can't complain). Fun place.More

Date of visit: May 2016
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Chava's Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5