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“Engaging waitress, great food”
Review of Chevys Fresh Mex

Chevys Fresh Mex
Ranked #24 of 133 Restaurants in Gilroy
Cuisines: Mexican
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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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.
Reviewed September 17, 2013

The waitress (didn't catch her name, unfortunately) was very efficient and kept checking to make sure everything was ok. Food was excellent, large portions. Great atmosphere. HAs a sports bar with large TV screens. Only issue: Flies. Not infested to make you disgusted with the place, but just interrupts your meal once in a while.

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stopped at this Chevy's after flying all day from Florida and then driving south from Oakland...delayed flights, bumper to bumper traffic you name it. They must have known we were starving because our food came in record time. I have no idea how they even had time to make it.

Not only was the food fast, but I was highly impressed on the amount of service that we received. We had one person taking our order, one dropping off chips and salsa, another removing our dirty plates and another delivering our entrees.

We ate at numerous restaurants during our visit to the West Coast and this was by far the best service we received anywhere.

The food was great too, but it probably tasted even better to us since we were so hungry :)

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Thank squiffy35
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

When we come to this Chevy's we always have a back-up plan. There are times when the service is o.k. The fajitas are our favorite because my husband and I can share one order and they are so delicious and unique to only Chevy's. But due to the inconsistent service we find ourselves going to other restaurants more and more. We decided to give it a try 2 weeks ago. It was later in the evening on a weeknight (about 7:45ish p.m.). We asked the apathetic hostess if we could sit in the patio. We must have sat for about 10 minutes without chips or water to keep us occupied. We decided to leave and drive to San Juan Bautista to our favorite Mexican restaurant in that town (not disappointed there, as usual worth the drive for attentive service and good food/drinks - no fajitas like Chevy's though). I don't understand what happens at this Chevy's . . . if the manager isn't around to oversee or servers call in sick and they are understaffed. It's a puzzler. I notice it doesn't seem nearly as busy as a few years ago when I drive by the parking lot. We've been getting a lot of coupons for Chevy's in the mail. (Don't know if the franchise is trying to get customers in due to a lack of business?) Maybe we're not the only customers who've decided to take their business to where we are treated as "guests". I didn't quite know how to fill out the rating below because we ended up leaving and not ordering, so please keep that in mind when looking at the "rating" and "cost".

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Thank Joy583
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Nice food on a busy Friday night. Table in the bar area as main restaurant busy. Service was very good and food delicious. The chicken quesadillas were very tasty and filling. Happy hour helped keep the price of our meal very low. Good atmosphere. Strawberry and raspberry margarita was really nice.

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Thank SusieQScotland
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

The food at this location has always been excellent. Service has been top drawer and any problems we've had were immediately addressed. Highly recommend, especially the specials in the cantina during happy hour..

Thank kidzntoyz
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