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Chivo Taqueria

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
314 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1101
+1 865-444-3161
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“tacos” (55 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
314 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902-1101
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had arranged a visit to Chivo after the rumors of good street corn and handhelds. I opted for The Godfather and Gangnam style- to go with my streeet corn. Tacos were fantastic. My wife enjoyed the big shrimpin, clusterduck, and mr. panos. She Enjoyed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 865Foodie865
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible service all around. Waited at the hostess stand for more than five minutes and the restaurant was empty. Once we were at our table we waited and no one came so we left.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Travelingdogmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The obvious question is: "how does Chivo compare with Babalu" which has similar food and is just a few doors down the street. The answer..... not quite as good. On the plus side.... the wings, Brussels sprouts, and Korean taco. On the minus side..... the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious. We were disappointed we were told they would not take reservations for a large party (7). We showed up after being told no wait on the phone and then waited way past the 20-30 minutes we were quoted. We were even...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank APP1980
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful dining experience! We had such wonderful unique food! The small tacos were delicious. There were plenty of choices to share. The sides were mouth watering good. Good service too! Can’t remember the waitress name. We will return! Oh call ahead for a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank amhj13
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Very good cool bar with buzzy atmosphere. Tacos very nice after I’d ditched the very strong cheese on the Shrimp tacos. Servers excellent and friendly. I’d definitely return when back in Knoxville

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bax52
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

One of the best Mexican restaurant we eat at in the Knoxville area. Hayley was a great server. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Wendell E
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Our service and food were both phenomenal!! Bridgette and Aera took such amazing care of us!! We will definitely be back!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank maddiewalker525
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in downtown just to eat here after it being recommended by a coworker. Ordered 5 different tacos With 2 different sides (beans and street corn) and each was full of flavor. Compared to other places locally, these taco were overflowing with meat (the taco...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wmtip
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Stopped here after playing golf with Austin and sat at the bar---we ordered a couple of beers and Hanna brought them to us very quickly because I was thirsty. We ordered tacos and corn and I enjoyed both of them and the beer. If you...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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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
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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
  • E-mail
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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