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Chevys Fresh Mex

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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1890 Powell St, Emeryville, CA 94608-1808
+1 510-653-8210
11:00 - 21:15
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:15
Sat - Sun 16:30 - 21:15
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great service good tex-mex food and nice house margarita. We arrived after 7pm and was easy to find a table in the bar area. Happy hour runs until 10pm, so that was great

Thank wacs1971
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Ok, we have eaten here for years. This visit I tried the sampler. Oh my, the plate is maybe 27 inches long and full. All plate arrive at the table hot sobe careful not to burn yourself. The flat as are delicious. The nachos were great. The BBQ chicken was plump, moist and tasty. I'm thinking this might be my... More 

Thank chchomehi
El Cerrito, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Let's be honest, it was fresh when the chain started in the early 80s. The food isn't bad, but it isn't so special anymore, and I think they dumped the fresh chip making machine (the best thing when they opened). The pork and chicken fajita platter was huge and good, but the enchiladas could have come from Los Palmas. The... More 

Thank Booger62
Ascot, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Mexican isn't really my thing but it felt like a McDonald's for the Mexican food fan. Very basic and fairly typical. In a nice area with bay views. Maybe the jet lag didn't help but it's very much a relaxed chill with a beer and have fun with friends than a food critic's haunt!

Thank s7ewg
Nairobi, Kenya
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We went as a waiting period before our dinner and had great margarita and chicken wings. The barbecue wings at juicy and very delicious. The peach margarita that I opted for was excellent. Customer service could improve

Thank kyomu25
Napa Valley, California
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199 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My friends and I stopped here for lunch on our way to the Giants Game. I would not return here. I like Chevy's normally . Usually I love their chips and salsa. The chips and salsa were really average. I will try another Chevy's in the future because I have had good fresh food. The floor and restaurant were dirty.... More 

Thank Cali-Native2015
Elk Grove, California
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We visited this location few nights ago while staying at a nearby hotel. I was expecting the great food and service I have received at other chevy's restaurants. I was sorely wrong. First off the chips seemed old or not cooked enough possibly. So they were greasy and limp. The salsa was good flavor and texture. We had no napkins... More 

Thank Deborah S
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

I only ate here because it was close to the hotel and I had eaten at Chevy's before. This place was loud, had a rough crowd, not so great service. Food was as expected but I for sure wont be back.

Thank Melissa M
Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The location is quite good. We went there after shopping. It is possible to to walk from the shopping district. Margaritas are quite good.

Thank Ebru F
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108 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Seated at bar area immediately for 7 of us. Buzz by bar added just enough ambiance. Chips and salsa were okay. Guacamole , 2 orders, used 3 small haas avocados, so portions were small. Entrees and margarita /beer drinks were served almost simultaneously in 3 waves. Steak and shrimp fajitas were average per my companions. My baja sampler was plain.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
11:00 - 21:15
16:30 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1890 Powell St, Emeryville, CA 94608-1808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Emeryville
  • Phone Number: +1 510-653-8210
When we think Chevys Fresh Mex, we go to our happy place; fun-lovin’ guests, fajitas & margaritas, and the freshest food, always from scratch. Founded in 1986 in Alameda, California, Chevys is an ultra-casual restaurant concept that offers guests an array of freshly prepared Mexican dishes in a relaxing atmosphere. Similar to other Real Mex restaurants, Chevys prepares its dishes daily from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. Chevys is a national brand with locations in 8 states. Chevys' store base includes 39 Company-owned restaurant locations and 16 franchised restaurants. With more than 25 years of successful operations, Chevys is the most widely recognized Mexican casual dining brand in northern California, and is the second largest Mexican casual dining brand in California in terms of number of restaurants, behind El Torito. Designed to offer a fiesta for the senses, where every experience is fresh, fun and full of flavor, the concept is focused on the execution of its trend-setting Fresh Mex® menu and continuous innovation. Chevys uses a "Fresh Mex®" pledge which underscores the Company's promise that all products are made daily from scratch.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?