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Chivo Taqueria

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
314 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1101
+1 865-444-3161
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
314 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1101
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ordered the cheese with chorizo as an app-the tortillas provided were a bit soggy so the chips were a better choice. The street corn off the cob was AWESOME.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Met for a quick business meeting here. Had the guacamole and chicken quesadillas. Both were very good. Loved the chips. Nice and thick and crispy! Fully stocked bar with lots of good tequila.

Thank keegrsmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The night we went to Chivo’s the food was really good but the service was really bad. My friends and I shared a lot of dishes such as the wings, nachos, bacon battered avocado dish, chicken quesadillas and a brisket dish. I had a margarita...More

Thank TinaW9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed sampling the many varieties of soft tacos. Guacamole was good. There must have been a 100 types of Tequila on the menu--if you like tequila this is your place. Seems to be a favorite of the local younger/student crowd.

Thank Ken7821
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Knoxville as vendors for the Southern Taco and Tequila Festival, but, before we went to the festival, we got a chance to experience Chivo. We started with several different drinks and they were ALL delicious and expertly crafted!! The atmosphere is very...More

Thank NPhoenix23
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

The building is cool, our server was great, and the quesadilla was fan-freaking-tastic. Definitely order the queso with homemade chips and a margarita. Hands down the best marg I've had in a while! Ingredients are fresh; you can smell fresh jalapeños as soon as you...More

Thank lbfa2013
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure of eating lunch at Chivo with my wife and 2 babies. Even though this place is not babies they were very accommodating. The friendly staff was only surpassed by the great food. The tacos are heavely filled with great ingredients! The...More

Thank Carriesman
Reviewed April 18, 2018

How could you mess up tacos?! Well don't go here to find out. I ordered 1 brisket taco (around $4) and 1 ground beef around the same price. They come on two small soft tortillas that are not even browned and they have zero flavor....More

2  Thank HSR112
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Great music playlist! Bartender was quick and attentive! Really cool menu to choose from. I opted to go with the Brisket Burrito. I was hands down the best brisket burrito ever. Not sure what the sauces were, but they complimented each other very well. Brisket...More

Thank BoyceCS75
Reviewed April 10, 2018

I would like to start off by saying that I am not a complainer. I understand that sometimes things happen so it really does take a lot for me to leave a bad review. With that being said, this was the worst experience I have...More

1  Thank rebeccarad2018
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September 27, 2017|
Response from famtravlr4 | Reviewed this property |
You can park on Gay Street if there are spaces and pay the meter. If those are full you can patknin the Market Square parking garage (406 Walnut st).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1101
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-444-3161
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Chivo is a unique, casual, full service restaurant that features our interpretation of tacos, fused with local ingredients. It boasts a decor that champions both Mexican and American cultures with a distinct, unrivaled selection of both tequilas and whiskeys. Our interpretation of cocktails made from these spirits will always utilize the freshest ingredients, insuring the highest quality drinks. Our full service bar also features an excellent selection of wines and craft beers.
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