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Chuy's Tex-Mex on I-Drive

February 19, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Yesterday was the first official opening day of Chuy's tex-mex restaurant.

We happened to be driving by and decided to stop by for a quick bite to eat and check it out. This was our first time going into a Chuys so we had no idea as to what to expect. 

Chuys is one of the first restaurants opening in that Sand Lake and I drive area as there seems to be a Long horn opening midyear right next to chuys.

As soon as you walk in you see a lot of staff running as expected on an opening day and all you can hear is chatter from the staff. You can clearly see this restaurant is still on training mode and most of the chatter is from staff members asking managers for directions and also managers giving directions to the staff. This gave me some flashbacks from my opening restaurant days on I drive.

We walked around the restaurant which seems to have different themes in each room... The bar seems to have full of dogs type of tiles and sketches however there is one room full of hub caps all over the room.

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We sat at the bar and ordered a few micheladas beers which is lime, salt, pepper hot sauce and beer. I don’t usually expect anyone to know what this is but the bartender had a good idea and after telling her the recipe she gladly made the drink for me.

After chips and salsa we ordered a typical tortilla soup cup. I found the salsa sauce to be very fresh in quality but not flavorful. 

 

After this we ordered soft beef tacos which came with refried beans, guacamole Mexican rice and the food came within 10 minutes which is great for an opening.

The beef had great flavor and the tortillas seem to be freshly made. 

We also ordered 2 different types of sauces to try them with the tacos and the green tomatillo sauce is A MUST. If you like your sauce full flavored with a good kick this is your sauce.

 

The bar also has a taco bar open for happy hours which is set inside of cars hood which I thought was an interesting setting. 

Sadly we did not have a lot of time to stick around and before leaving it was great to see the gm walking around the restaurant and talking to guests.

 

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This is not your tequila bar nor the place where you come to listen to a DJ with a big party scene but to come in and enjoy a good drink and enjoy  Tex-Mex food at a very fair price. Chuy's is Tex Mex restaurant and it keeps it true to its theme and concept. The best part that you

Love about this place and will keep you coming back are the prices. Most items are between $8 to $11 with comfortable food portions.

 

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Just a good recipe to have you come back for more Chuy's

 

8123 international drive

Orlando fl 32819

407-730-3602

https://www.facebook.com/ChuysOrlando

http://www.chuys.com/ 

 







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