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“Okay at Best”
Review of Chevy's Fresh Mex

Chevy's Fresh Mex
Ranked #15 of 225 Restaurants in Bloomington
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Portage, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Okay at Best”
Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

My first trip to a Chevys. The location outside the Homewood Suites was very convenient. The well known smokey salsa was tasteless and the chips greasy. My wife ordered the mesquite tacos and received plain chicken tacos. The service was slow. I felt sorry for the server as it seemed every table in the restaurant was hers. My carnitas tacos off the build your own section were average. My wife had the pinto beans which seemed as they came right out of the can. I had the retried beans which had a bit more taste. The house margaritas were okay. As I said my first time there and don't see a reason to go back.

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fun night out with the girls”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

The food was great, especially the fish tacos and fajitas, and the service was fabulous. Lorleena was on top of everything all the time and made the experience that much better! Even though we didn't have any, the margaritas looked fabulous! Would definitely go there again!!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Bradenton, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
545 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Presentation and Service great here!”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Wow! A fresh surprise for a mexican restaurant. Ordered a Fajita salad. Server tossed salad at tableside. That is fresh food! Excellent! Right next to Mall of America.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank James99946
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“quick and tasty lunch”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Free wi-fi, service in the bar was crisp and the food good / delivered fast. We also catered from here for a lunch at the hotel next door and that was well received. As will all Chevy's, the best parts are the chips & salsa and enchiladas...

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank braneout
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Uccle, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Don't expect miracles”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

This restaurant is very conveniently located if you stay at the Homewood suites hotel but....
I have been there during the "Happy hour" and was disappointed with the quality of the service and the quality of the large margherita which did not have much taste - probably not enough Tequilla. I would have preferred to pay the full price and get the real stuff. The chicken with lemon sauce was okay. I don't think I go there again.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank ANDRE D
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