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Review of Chuy's Restaurant

Chuy's Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 25 Restaurants in Van Horn
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed January 11, 2014

A small family owned restaurant, we found the food to be authentic and quite good. Chile Relleno's are a favorite and, while a little different from what we might expect, the ones served to us here were outstanding. With a crunchy coating on the outside, the peppers were full of yellow cheese. Very flavorful. Our other food was very satisfying and was served by an attentive staff.

This little gem has its walls lined with memorabilia and one of its claims to fame is that it is John Madden's favorite Mexican restaurant. That's good enough for us.

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Thank HotRodHappy
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you are looking for great mexican, keep driving to El Paso. I had the #1 Chuy's Special. Average enchilada. Gordita's are better at Taco Bell. The beans needed some flavor. I will say that the portions were generous and I didn't leave hungry. My wife had the John Madden special, which she found to only okay. She definitely wasn't thrilled. Speaking of John Madden, there is lots of sports memorabilia regarding him and various NFL greats. It turns out that Madden loved this place and would stop anytime the Madden Mobile was within striking distance. So if you life football, then you would probably enjoy stopping. Just have a snack before you go in.

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Thank GeddyGolf
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We ate here based on the good reviews. We had to wait quite awhile. I got the "John Madden special". It was just ok, nothing great. Of course all ethnic food very subjective, but no one in our group was impressed. The chicken was cubed, and they brought our food so that my husband was done before the other two of us got our food.

Thank Teri H
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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.

Thank SueMC_56
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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.

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Thank LTCret
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