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October 24, 2013

Restaurant Review 16 - Chuy's

I love good Mexican and Tex-Mex food.  I'm always in search of new restaurants that serve good food, and recently I was down in Kissimmee and stumbled upon Chuy's, a Tex-Mex restaurant that was founded in Austin, TX.  There are several restaurants nationwide, but only two in FL, one in Gainesville and one locally in Kissimmee.  Chuy's is a fun restaurant with interesting decor.  It is not fine dining, but their food is delicious and very reasonably priced.  Although it is too far of a drive to eat at more often, and is located in a tourist-centric part of town, it is a good find, and a place I will definitely go back to if I'm in that part of town again.  I'm actually hoping they open one closer to the metro Orlando area so I can go more frequently.
You can find Chuy's on Facebook, and they also offer take-out.  
I went to Chuy's for dinner on a Sunday night with a group of friends as it was my birthday dinner.  My date and I ordered the Chile Con Queso as an appetizer and it was cheesy goodness to go with the complimentary chips and salsa the restaurant offers.  Speaking of the salsa, I was impressed, it was fresh and tasty with a bit of kick to keep things interesting.
For my entree my date and I both ordered The Elvis Presley Memorial combo, which for just under $11 came with 3 enchiladas (cheese, beef, and chicken - although I ordered mine with beef instead of the chicken) and a beef taco, as well as a couple of large tostada chips dipped in the queso.  Plenty of food for a very good price.  We were more than stuffed when we left, but we both agreed our meals were delicious and I would definitely order it again.  What I liked was each enchilada came with a different sauce to try, all the ingredients seemed fresh and cooked well.  I also ordered a side of their Creamy Jalapeno dip, and it was DIVINE.  I put it on everything.  Get it if you go, you won't be disappointed.

Other guests at my table ordered fajitas, which they declared to have tender well-cooked meat (steak and chicken both) and lots of flavor.  Another guest ordered the Chicken Flautas, and one just the Crispy Tacos.  The only complaint about the flautas was that they needed more sauce.  I received a complimentary dessert for my birthday, a fried pastry served with a yummy honey sauce.  
The service was fast and friendly.  We had a large party, but the restaurant did a good job of accommodating us and the service was quick and efficient.
Oh and try their drink specials!  I had a house wine and it was priced well and tasty.  They offer margaritas, beers, and have a full bar.
If you're in the Kissimmee area and you're looking for a fun, well-priced, delicious Tex-Mex meal, visit Chuy's!  And check out their website for Facebook information, menu information, and more of their locations so you can visit one even if you're not from Florida!

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