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Chevy’s Fresh-Mex

January 4, 2012

I love Mexican food.  I know, you’re thinking to yourself, “but you don’t like spicy food”.  That’s true, I don’t like spicy food, but Mexican spice, for the most part, I can handle.  And I’m not a huge fan of a bunch of other items that you’d consider ingredients that go into Mexican food; bell peppers, green chilies, jalapenos, sour cream, and runny guacamole.  But yet, I love Mexican food.  I’ve just learned to pick around the ingredients that I don’t like.

My husband complains all the time that when we go out to grab a bite to eat, all I ever want to eat is Mexican food.  I guess he’s got me there, because 9 out of 10 times, I do suggest a place that serves Mexican food.

However, one thing we can agree upon is Chevy’s Fresh Mex.  Of all the Mexican food places we go to, Chevy’s is by far his favorite.  We especially enjoy going to Chevy’s on Sundays because the restaurant has some great specials that we take advantage of.

First off, I like guacamole, but for me, it has to be fresh-made chunky guacamole.  That generally means, I really only like guacamole that I make myself at home, or guacamole that is made table-side at a restaurant.  But table side guacamole is generally really expensive, so we’d never order it at a restaurant.  My husband, on the other hand, is not a fan of guacamole at all.  He always feels like the avocados have a really chalky flavor that he can’t get over.  But, for some reason, he really likes the taste of Chevy’s table side guacamole.  That’s part of the reason we like going to Chevy’s on Sunday’s because all day Sunday, their table side guacamole is only $3.  That’s about 1/3 of the price that it normally is, and it’s definitely a good size for 2 people to share.  Made with fresh avocado, pico de gallo, diced jalapenos, lime juice, and a mix of cumin, garlic powder and some other seasonings are added before being mashed together.  The entire mixture is topped with cojita cheese.  Dip your fresh made corn tortillas into the guacamole, and scoop it up along side some of their delicious roasted tomato salsa that each table gets, and it’s heaven on a chip right there!

When we go to Chevy’s my husband tends to order combo meals in which he chooses the cheese enchilada and chile relleno, and generally, depending on how he’s feeling perhaps chicken flautas or beef tacos.  On the other hand, I tend to choose fajitas as my dish.  Chevy’s has this great dish that’s called the mixed grill; it’s a fajita that consists of portions of chicken steak, shrimp and carnitas.  Yum-O!  And since it’s a huge dish, I always know that I’ll only eat half of it and save the other half of it for lunch the next day.  It’s double the pleasure!

One of the great things about getting fajitas at Chevy’s is that you also get a bag of fresh made flour or corn tortillas that are hot off the grill and made by El Machino!  El Machino is the name of the machine that makes fresh tortillas at Chevy’s out in the dining room, right in front of the customers.  And it really does make a difference in taste when you eat a fresh, out of the oven, tortilla that you saw made right in front of your eyes.  It’s all part of the fresh appeal of Chevy’s.

After an already satisfying meal, there’s still dessert to tempt us!  A dessert that I’ve always enjoyed at a Mexican restaurant has been deep-fried ice cream.  According to their website, this is how they describe deep-fried ice cream: “creamy vanilla ice cream rolled in a crispy coating, deep-fried and served on a layer of cinamon-dusted tortilla strips.  Topped with Cajeta and homemade chocolate-Kahlua sauces, whipped cream and cinnamon crisps”.  By that description alone, what’s not to like about this dessert?  Whipped cream, ice cream, deep-fried, cinnamon and chocolate.  And believe me, it’s as good to eat as it sounds.  And the best part?  On Sunday’s each scoop of deep-fried ice cream only costs $1!  What a deal.  It’s kind of hard to pass up at that point.

It turns out that Chevy’s Fresh Mex is a great compromise for my husband and I in serving food we both like and can agree on.  Additionally, their Sunday deals make it hard to pass up, especially since there’s a Chevy’s located only a 5 minute drive from where we live!  Easy, breezy, and tasty!

*UPDATE: Last month, the Chevy’s Fresh Mex right by our place closed down suddenly, without notice.  Ugh!  As far as I know, there’s not really another Chevy’s near by.  I guess that means we’re back to the Mexican restaurant drawing board fow now….

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Judy hall permalink
    January 4, 2012 8:07 am

    I’m sure you know there’s one by your patents:)

    • January 4, 2012 8:37 am

      That’s the one that closed down. The company is going through bankruptcy so they closed several locations, including that one!

  2. Amanda permalink
    January 6, 2012 5:30 pm

    I love Chevy’s and I hope they don’t close the only one I know of by me. It sounds like your husband was ordering for me.

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