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“Sports bar with Mexican food”
Review of Chuy's Restaurant

Chuy's Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 25 Restaurants in Van Horn
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Laurel St.
Description: Chuy's is a family owned and operated Mexican restaurant that was opened in 1959. Come visit us. We offer homemade Mexican food, service, and great atmosphere. We have been called an oasis in the middle of the desert on several occasions. Many famous people have eaten at our establishment over the years. John Madden named our restaurant as the "All Madden Hall of Fame" in 1994. There are many other celebrities that have visited us and you can see pictures of them on our wall as you walk in. Every customer that walks in is a celebrity to us. Come on in sit, relax and enjoy our variety of Mexican and domestic beers, margaritas and drinks.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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237 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Sports bar with Mexican food”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

The sauces were too hot for me - even the green sauce for the chips brought out before the meal. Felt like a bar that served food as an afterthought.

Visited December 2013
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Minnesota
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best in Van Horn, Texas”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Chuy’s Mexican is absolutely great. Like Mexican? You’ll love Chuy’s. Don’t like Mexican? They also have seafood and American. I always go with their Mexican (love the #9, Chile Rellenos). Check out their website http://chuys1959.com/ We never miss going here every time we stop in Van Horn. This was John Madden’s regular stop when his bus passed through Van Horn. They have a “museum” dedicated to him with some neat memorabilia. Watch the game on their big screen TV in the “Madden room”. It's "authentic" Mexican for sure.

  • Visited December 2013
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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Don't Listen To John Madden”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

This place is overrated! If it were in a larger town/city, it would be out of business. The food is mediocre at best, but the customer service was appalling. It was chaos from the moment we walked in and it went downhill quickly. There were many tables open, yet customers waiting to be seated. And a wait list had not even been started! Servers and management looked confused, so that made the experience worse. One waitress told a walk-in customer that they were not doing to-go orders at that time. The customer left unhappy. How is this good business?!? The same waitress then asked a couple, who sat themselves at a table, to go wait by the register. The embarrassed and angry couple left the restaurant altogether. Because of their chaos and lack of organization, it made things awkward for the rest of us. Do yourself a favor and go to McDonald's.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Melinda R
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California
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Favorite in Van Horn”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

My family always picks up food from Chuys when we are in Van Horn. This time I tried the fish tacos which were good. We did not arrive in Van Horn until 9, so when we placed our order they informed us there was no more rice. the lack of rice an hour before closing time was a concern.

Visited December 2013
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El Paso, Texas
1 review
“OUTRAGEOUS!”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stopped by to eat there on our way to see family In Texas. When we got there, there was 6 of us including my nephew who is a baby. We ordered our food and everyone's food came out except the babies Mac n cheese. We told our server that we still hadn't received the Mac n cheese and he said it would be right out. Fifteen minutes went by and still no Mac and cheese . By this time the baby was fussy and we decided to just pay and leave. The server was completely rude didn't get us refills and didn't have any concern for forgetting to put in the Mac n cheese order twice. And to top it off he charged us gratuity! Now I am a server myself so if anyone has compassion for servers it is me! But that was by far the worst service and dining experience I have ever had in my life! If you do choose to go there just be prepared because I am still so angry about how he handled the whole situation and his nerve to ignore putting in the Mac n cheese twice and not even care or apologize

  • Visited December 2013
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