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#143 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Northwest Austin
Mexican, Southwestern
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11680 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759-4032
+1 512-342-0011
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

We were visiting our son and daughter-in-law in Austin and wanted to have some great Tex-Mex food. She had been to Chuy's and like it but our son hadn't been there yet. When we got there, there were people waiting for tables, but the hostess said there was one table left on the patio. It was about 48 degrees outside,... More 

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

I love Chuy's. The Tex-Mex food is always great, especially the Jalepeno Ranch dip. Definitely go on an empty stomach because you will walk out STUFFED!. Prices are very reasonable. Drinks are a little pricey. The only, very small, complaint is that they don't have draft beer, only bottles. Definitely worth the visit!

Thank Chris K
Austin, Texas, USA
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175 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2012

Food is great atmosphere is wonderful, good for family and large parties.. yet they keep the food moving bringing it hot and tasty to the table. Great chips and salsa

Thank Bud K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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124 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

Chuys is ok. It seems like a tourist trap with food about as good as a Chili's chain restaurant. The margaritas are delicious, but the food is lacking.

Thank sheila f
Regina, Canada
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77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

I usually find Mex Mex to be too starchy, bland and overcooked, but I keep looking. I had a chance to try some Tex Mex while in Austin recently and it was a definite improvement. (I've had Tex Mex before but that was a long time ago.) The salsa was definitely not bland, and the nachos were tasty and crisp.... More 

Thank BevRobertson
Austin, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

You could definitelty get better Tex Mex food somewhere else, but they have decent margaritas and they are located in convenient locations to meet friends. My fisrt Chueys experience 6 years ago they served me a drink in a broken glass and the silverware was dirty. It's hard to redo a first impression.

Thank Heather R
Placentia, CA
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363 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

A very casual, old established restaurant that the locals go to and take out of town guests to. Very good food, lots of choices. Interesting decor.

Thank Tzipster
Austin, Texas
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

Call it New Mexico Tex Mex. Green chile is featured in many of the dishes. I have been eating here for 20+ years. The food is alwasy good and recipies are consistant from one location to the next. If you like mexican food it is a must when you visit Austin. Be prepared to wait, they are alwasy packed.

Thank Waynedad
Kyle, Texas
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

Even though I've lived in Austin for around 13 years, and chuy's has a very attractive sign off a main highway, I've never brought myself in to give it a try. .......... I regret it soooooooo very much. Chuy's is a Tex-Mex Restaurant and even though Enchiladas are usually the last option on my menu I gave it a try.... More 

Thank Yazrik2727
Amarillo, Texas
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

We'd heard the tortilla soup was really good. We had a cup and it's it very good. Different from many of the froo froo one's you tend to get else where. Tasted homemade and great. Had a Fajita Burrito with Boom Boom sauce, very good. The salsa tastes so fresh!! Our server was excellent and super friendly! We sat outside... More 

Thank travelchicky13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11680 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759-4032
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Northwest Austin
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-342-0011

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?