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Chava's Mexican Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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APPETIZERS
4.5
Guacamole
a delicate blend of fresh avocado with tomatoes, onions & garlic served with fresh, crisp tortilla chips.
5.5
Chile Con Queso
our spicy mexican cheese afondue blended with jalapenos, onions & tomatoes served with crisp tortilla chips.
6 Piece 4.5
12 Piece 7.95
Wings
breaded, deep-fried chicken drummlettes served with a chipotle ranch dipping sauce.
5.25
Jenas
eight baked jalapeno halves stuffed with mexican sausage and white cheese.
4.95
Quesadilla
a 12-inch flour tortilla filled with chihuahua cheese and sliced jalapenos, folded and grilled, topped with sour cream.
9.95
Fajita Quesadilla
choose from char-grilled chicken breast or marinated sirloin steak. served with sour cream, pico de gallo & guacamole.
4.75
Add Frijoles Bean 0.75
Add Seasoned Ground Beef 1.95
Add Fresh Guacamole 1.95
Cheese Nachos
a plate filled with crisp corn tortilla chips, smothered in cheddar and monterrey jack cheese, topped with sour cream and jalapenos.
9.95
Fajita Nachos
our bean and cheese nachos topped in your choice of char-grilled chicken breast or marinated sirloin steak, finished in guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream.
BIG FRESH SALADS
7.95
Big Fresh Salads
a chilled mix of chopped romaine and iceberg lettuce, tossed with seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cheddar cheese and crisp jalapeno bacon. served with ranch dressing.
8.95
Substitute Grilled Chicken Breast
9.5
Substitute Grilled Steak
8.95
Substitute Fried Tilapia Fillets
9.5
Substitute Grilled Shrimp
BUILD A BURRITO
start with a warm 13-inch flour tortilla layered with refried beans and cheese. $3.95. choose your personal combination of add-ins to create your favorite:
Each 0.5
Veggies
tomato, onion, jalapenos, lettuce, pico de gallo or grilled bell peppers.
1.95
Meats
seasoned ground beef, ranchero chicken, grilled sirloin steak, fried tilapia fillets, pulled pork or grilled chicken breast.
Sour Cream 0.5
Cheese 0.75
Mexican Rice 0.75
Roasted Vegetables 1.95
Guacamole 1.95
Miscellaneous
0.95
Top With Salsa Guajillo And Melted Cheese
1.25
Top With Chile Con Queso And Pico De Gallo
FRIED TACOS
7.95
De Guadalajara
two flour tortillas filled with chava's seasoned ground beef and flash fried, topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and cheese. served with rice and beans.
6.95
De Frijoles
two flour tortillas filled with frijoles (beans) and flash fried, topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, & cheese. served with rice.
7.95
De Pollo
two flour tortillas filled with spicy white meat chicken and flash fried, topped with lettuce tomato, onion, & cheese. served with rice and beans.
SOFT TACOS
8.5
Fish
two soft flour tortillas filled with lightly breaded, deep fried tilapia fillets, topped with chopped iceberg lettuce, herb dressing, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and tomato. served with rice and beans.
7.95
Ground Beef
two soft flour tortillas filled with seasoned ground beef, topped with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and cheddar cheese. served with rice and beans.
8.25
Ranchero Tacos
two soft flour tortillas filled with spicy white meat ranchero chicken, topped with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and cheddar cheese. served with rice and beans.
8.95
Fajita Tacos
two soft flour tortillas filled with your choice of grilled chicken breast or marinated sirloin steak, topped with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and cheddar cheese. served with rice and beans.
COMBINACIONES
9.95
El Mireko
two ranchero chicken burritos flash fried golden brown and topped with chile con queso and guacamole. served with rice and beans, lettuce, tomato, and onion.
9.95
Stuffed Peppers
two poblano peppers stuffed with seasoned ground beef and rice, smothered in guajillo sauce, white cheese and baked. served with lettuce, tomato and beans.
9.75
Tamales
two shredded pork and salsa verde tamales, steamed in corn husks, then brushed with salsa guajillo and melted chihuahua cheese. served with rice and beans, lettuce, tomato and onion.
9.5
Chimichangas
a deep fried burrito filled with chicken or pork, salsa verde and chihuahua cheese, topped with sour cream, guacamole and diced tomatoes. served with rice and beans, lettuce, tomato, and onion.
8.95
Tortilla Soup Combo
a hearty bowl of chava's chicken or steak tortilla soup, topped with corn tortilla crisps, white chihuahua cheese and green onions. served with an ala carte taco of your choice.
ENCHILADAS
three white corn tortilla shells seared in our salsa guajillo, wrapped around cheddar and monterrey jack cheese and baked. topped in melted cheese and served with lettuce, tomato, onion, rice and beans.
7.95
Enchiladas
three white corn tortilla shells seared in our salsa guajillo, wrapped around cheddar and monterrey jack cheese and baked. topped in melted cheese and served with lettuce, tomato, onion, rice and beans.
8.95
Add Seasoned Ground Beef
8.95
Add Ranchero Chicken
9.5
Add Pulled Pork
TOSTADAS
two flat, crisp corn tortilla rounds layered with refried beans and melted cheese. topped with shredded lettuce, sour cream and pico de gallo. $6.95
7.95
Add Seasoned Ground Beef
8.5
Add Ranchero Chicken
8.95
Add Pulled Pork
LA TORTA
8.95
La Torta
a fresh bakery bun, sliced and pan seared with white cheese, layered with frijoles, guacamole, and your choice of grilled chicken breast, marinated sirloin steak, pulled pork or fried tilapia fillets. finished in romaine lettuce, pico de gallo and fresh cilantro, served with waffle cut seasoned fries and chipotle ranch dressing.
FAJITAS
a generous portion of marinated chicken or steak fajita meat, sautéed with onions, green, red and yellow bell peppers. served with lettuce, guacamole, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, soft warm flour tortillas, rice and beans. some assembly required. single order
10.95
Fajitas For Two 17.95
Fajitas
a generous portion of marinated chicken or steak fajita meat, sautéed with onions, green, red and yellow bell peppers. served with lettuce, guacamole, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, soft warm flour tortillas, rice and beans. some assembly required. single order.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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All reviews chips and salsa stuffed peppers fajitas fried cheesecake chicken soft tacos torte filet great mexican food parking lot across the street mango margarita soulard area flash fried excellent flavor very friendly service wonderful restaurant build your own
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Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Chava’s was recommended by and friend an it was spot on. Tasty margaritas, cold draft beer and the best salsa I’ve had in STL. I had the stuffed poblano peppers, amazingly flavorful and filling. My wife ordered the tortilla soup w/ chicken, it was very...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank BigManSTL
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

Had lunch here for the first time today. Everything was delicious! From the chips and salsa and our tamales, to the wait staff and even parking. I will come back again and maybe have room for dessert next time, it sounds yummy.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mnjzmom1966
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Based off reviews I had high hopes. I enjoyed my food (stuffed peppers) and their salsa I thought was great but I just missed that authentic umph I was hoping for. We went for dinner with kids. There is no kids menu but you can...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Empowers13
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Okay, confession as I type this review I am now craving their chips n salsa and fajitas. Servings are huge. I have never had a bad experience or meal here. Whether I am there for a business lunch when near Soulard or there for date...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Robert E
Reviewed March 19, 2019

You wouldn't think a Mexican restaurant would have great chicken wings, but they're the best in the City. The fried tacos and the individual fajita nachos are to die for. There is a parking lot across the street. Sip a frozen margarita outside under an...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank GuruHari
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

We visited Chava’s during our stay in StL. The service was a little slow, but the food was good. We had margaritas, Chile con queso, and stuffed peppers. The Chile con queso was delicious!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SraMcRoth
Reviewed February 7, 2019

Looked up best Mexican Food in St. Louis as we traveled through and Chava's came up so we tried it and we were not disapointed the location was easy access from ther freeway, restaurant was very cool and the FOOD was Fabulous!!!!

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Marty1960_13
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

We were driving through St Louis looking for a good lunch spot. My wife found this on on Trip Advisor and we had to give it a try. I had flash fried tacos and my wife had tortilla soup. Both entrees were excellent and good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Cowboy_Zeke
Reviewed December 10, 2018

We had never been here before and wanted to try someplace new while visiting St. Louis from Springfield, IL for some Christmas shopping. Found this place on the Internet and gave it a try. We had a wonderful server (Donald S) who was very knowledgeable...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Djy56
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Chava's is a cozy neighborhood joint that serves authentic Mexican food at reasonable prices. Servers are friendly and attentive, but not too much. This first-time visitor will be back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Linda L
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