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7913 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway 
Kissimmee, FL 34747
(407) 787-3545

Say hello to Chuy's!

Chuys is Central Florida's newest Tex-Mexery chain with its origins in Austin Texas.

Chuy's calls itself is a true Tex Mex restaurant  that really relishes in the idea of blending foods from the different regions of Texas and the border towns of Mexico. They pride themselves on the borrowing and blending of recipes and sauces from all the farmers and friends they have from the various regions that make up Tex Mex food. They also pride themselves on the blending and borrowing of lots of Hub-Caps from all over the world as well.....(but more on that later)

The menu here is not overly complex, (once you get past the fact that a lot of dishes have Elvis in the name)..It's standard Tex Mex fare...Nachos, Combo Platters, Big as Yo Face Burritos, Tacos, Enchiladas, and Fajitas.  All beer comes in bottles draught. The house specialty is of course Margaritas, made with fresh squeezed lime juice and they have a Martini made with Jalapeño stuffed olives.

What you can expect from Chuy's, aside from good food, is a wacky and very tacky Tex-Mex restaurant, that is a mixture of shrines to Elvis and carved wooden dogs, and lots of hubcaps, that can be disorienting at first.

Inside, the bar is eloquently decorated with lots of dog pictures and purposely mismatched tiles.

The bar has plenty of seating in its own  dining area, and at the actual bar too.

They even have part of a classic Cadillac, that has a trunk filled with chips and salsa that you can help yourself to.

Upon entering the dining room you will see the Tortilleria. Chuy's hand rolls all their own tortillas. 

The dining rooms are very fun to look at admire. We sat under the tin roof of glistening hubcaps.  The section we sat in was covered with cars, car repair diagrams, and lots and lots of hubcaps.

The other dining area had somewhat of a palm trees and coconuts theme.  Each area at Chuy's has a different theme, although mismatched chairs and tables, along with mismatched tiles are standard fare.

If you prefer something not so eye popping, you can sit outside. They have a nice covered outdoor dining area that is pretty modest compared to the rest of the restaurant.

Like all Tex-Mexery's, 
Chuy's starts you off with complimentary chips and salsa.

The salsa was good, but a bit watery.

What made everything better was a house made Jalapeño Ranch Dip. It is good on top of everything they have, and is addictive.

For something a little different, we sampled a  frozen Mango Swirl Margarita. It was very tasty and  so sweet,  it almost hid the fact that it contained alcohol.

We started our meal with the Special Nachos

These were house made tostada chips layered with refried beans, cheese & jalapeños with lettuce & tomato.
Special Nachos get a scoop of Guacamole and Pico de GalloThe tostada chips made for a great nacho topping holder. Very firm and crisp. We really liked the Nachos.

For my entree, I had the #6 combo-Enchilada, Taco & Chalupa 
You get a Cheese Tex-Mex enchilada, seasoned ground sirloin crispy taco & Chicken Chalupa served on a homemade corn tortilla fried and topped with refried beans, cheese, freshly-roasted hand pulled chicken and lettuce, tomatoes and jalapeños.

The enchilada was very good with a spicy red sauce, the taco was just O.K, and the Chalupa  could have been better. The chicken at Chuy's is very good and moist. They roast chicken all day long and hand pull it, so it is very tender. Aside from the enchilada, my dish was not all that spectacular.

My wife had the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas.

This was a spectacular dish!

It is made with the 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 Boom Boom sauce was awesome! And the chicken inside was moist and tender.

I would recommend this dish above all else. A great presentation of savory, gooey cheese sauce and chicken wrapped in a home made tortilla cooked to perfection. 

Since we had no room left for desert, we took some Flan home with us. It was very good and just the right thickness, not too smushy like some flan can be. 

The caramel sauce had the perfect slightly burnt flavor to counteract the sweetness. 

Although there is a sign stating Tamales Nopales, we did not see any on the menu.

Tamales Nopales are tamales made with the skin of the prickly pear cactus.

That would have been interesting to try!

Overall, we had a great time at Chuy's. The atmosphere and decor are worth the trip alone. I say worth the trip because, Chuy's is quite a drive. Its past the last Disney exit for Hollywood Studios, and then some, in a new strip of restaurants that seem to be the last stop before miles of nothing. It is in the last artery of the heart of tourist town in Kissimmee. Apparently they have plans for another location on International Drive.

Our server Mimi was great. Very attentive and very informative. The food overall is good, but not great (aside from the Boom Boom Sauce). Better Tex Mex can be had closer to Orlando, but I doubt it will be as entertaining and awe inspiring as Chuy's and their Hubcaps!

Tastes Of Orlando recommends you check them out!

Chuy's is open from 11:00 am until 10:30 pm

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