Chuy's ~ "Foodie" Friday 3/16/18

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

This funky restaurant is a true Austin icon that has been around since 1982, and, one you should definitely visit! They have several locations so if you're in the mood for Mexican food and want a casual place this week-end to eat then make time!



Chuy's is a fun Tex-Mex restaurant that serves authentic and fresh food in an atmosphere that everyone enjoys. Founders Mike Young and John Zapp made some fun decisions on decorating their restaurant. There's a hand carved wooden fish hanging from the ceiling, you could find hubcaps hanging above your booth and there is the ultimate Elvis shrine with him all decked out in blue velvet.  A few of these eclectic touches will be found in every Chuy's restaurant.


The menu is made up of a combination of flavors, with recipes & ingredients from Mexican border towns, the Rio Grande Valley, deep South Texas, Austin and more. For example, their green chile recipe is from Epañola, New Mexico...their fajita marinade is an old family recipe from South Texas.  The tortillas are hand-rolled from dough that is made from scratch every morning, every dish is made from scratch every day - never frozen.  And each year Chuy's contracts with farmers in the Hatch Valley to grow over 1.75 million pounds of the freshest green chiles just for their restaurants.  Every year there is a three week Green Chile Festival in each of their restaurants. 


If you've never been to a Chuy's, here is a sampling of what is on their menu...On the Specials Menu there's the Chuychanga - a fried flour tortilla filled with fresh, oven roasted chicken, cheese, cilantro & green chiles, garnished with sour cream & your choice of sauce....the Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken - a Chuy's original with a tender chicken breast breaded with Lay's potato chips, deep fried and smothered in green chile sauce and cheddar cheese served with green chile rice and refried beans.


Like Enchiladas? Then you must try the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom - freshly roasted, hand pulled chicken & cheese with Boom-Boom sauce made with cheese, roasted New Mexican green chiles, tomatillos, green onions, cilantro and lime juice. The Southwestern Enchilada is a New Mexican tradition - homemade blue corn tortillas stacked with freshly roasted hand pulled chicken, cheese & green chile sauce topped with a fried egg.


Finally, on the Combo menu there is the Elvis Presley Memorial Combo - a beef Tex-Mex enchilada, cheese Ranchero enchilada, chicken Tomatillo enchilada, a seasoned ground sirloin crispy taco & homemade tostada chips dipped in chile con queso ( a moment of silence please for the King!)


In addition to wonderful food, Chuy's is a staple at Christmas time with their annual Giving To Children Parade - enjoy this clip from a couple of years ago complete with a visit from Elvis:


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. Now I will have Tex-Mex food on my mind. Enjoy your day!

Mar 16, 2018 04:45 AM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your reviews are great for area residents and visitors.

The quality of life that you offer is a major attraction.

Mar 16, 2018 05:00 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. I have been craving Mexican food for the last couple of weeks and there really isn't a good place here. This place sounds great.

Mar 16, 2018 05:46 AM #3
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Sounds like a place for me. Hard to get a good Tex-Mex meal so far North Dorie Dillard 

Mar 16, 2018 07:11 AM #4
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Sounds delicious Dorie Dillard  love Tex Mex food .. Now I am starving

Mar 16, 2018 07:35 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Dorie. Like "keeping it weird" there can be a lot of appeal to "funky. As always, you do an incredible job highlighting the best In Austin. 


Mar 16, 2018 08:29 AM #6
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Dorie, we have a Chuy's here and visit regularly. Wonderful food and great service too. I love their chips and salsa. Austin has such an amazing food scene!

Mar 16, 2018 08:39 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Just finished breakfast a half an hour ago, and now reading this review has made me hungry.  A

Mar 16, 2018 09:18 AM #8
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: Another excellent Foodie Friday choice! I love that Chuy's gives back to the community as well. Yes, it would be on my list to try out if in your area.

Mar 16, 2018 09:20 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I know of some Chuy's restaurants in the Tucson area, not sure if this is the same chain or not.

Mar 16, 2018 11:32 AM #10
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

You certainly have plenty of Tex-Mex restaurants to choose from Dorie. Being opened for so many years, this one has to be good!

Mar 16, 2018 03:14 PM #11
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh man, why do I suddenly want a margarita? Ha.  You are making me want to get a bit of Tex-Mex tonight for dinner. 


( PS - thanks for the link to your video - I LOVED it, Dorie)  

Mar 16, 2018 03:49 PM #12
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie you do an excellent job with your restaurant reviews.  You may have a career after Real Estate.

Mar 16, 2018 04:22 PM #13
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I am a big fan of TEX-mex Food and it's funny because I never liked spicy things when I was young Dorie Dillard 

Mar 16, 2018 05:45 PM #14
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

We are flying around a couple counties this weekend and this makes the decision....on meal stop now HAS to be Mexican !

Mar 17, 2018 12:40 AM #15
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Chuy's sounds like a great place to stop by to have a meal.  Thanks for the info, Dorie.

Mar 17, 2018 04:58 AM #16
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

There is a Chuy's in Nashville and it is always packed and the food is very good. 

Mar 17, 2018 06:12 PM #17
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Dorie,   Thanks for your awesome review of Chuy's.  I have never had the opportunity to dine there - but look forward to it someday.  

Mar 17, 2018 07:22 PM #18
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Dorie- I had to stop by for this one because we're big fans of Chuy's and went their often when we were in Houston.

Mar 22, 2018 10:52 AM #19
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