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“Friendly staff, but mediocre over priced food.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chevys Fresh Mex

Chevys Fresh Mex
Ranked #52 of 318 Restaurants in Schaumburg
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
1 review
“Friendly staff, but mediocre over priced food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

The reviews I read led my family to go here out to eat for my birthday. We wanted a restaurant with a family friendly atmosphere, yummy Mexican food, & good prices.
The food tasted like heated up pre-packaged food. The best thing there was their salsa & it was decent. We spent over $50 for a family of 4 (which would hv bn ok if the food was yummy)..we were very disappointed. On a positive note the staff was very friendly & courteous.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Algonquin, Illinois
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice place with good Tex Mex”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We have had good experiences here in the past so while driving through the area with a van full of hungry family it was a no brainer to head on over. We were seated immediately had freshly made chips and salsa on the table in minutes and drinks very soon after. The food came out hot and fast and the wait staff was very attentive. Overall the flavor of the food was excellent but the amount of seafood in the seafood enchiladas was a bit skimpy. The carnitas in my burrito was excellent and a bit different with a very distinct smokey flavor. There are a ton of restaurants in the area but this one will remain on the list of places we would go back to.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Marengo, Illinois
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

This is a chain restaurant. They are consistently good. The service is quick and attentive. The food is always well prepared and flavorful. Top notch for Mexi-American faire at a chain.

Visited July 2014
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SE Wisconsin
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fresh, Made on the Spot Tortillas!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Good; we'd return. Went here as a party of 6.

Our server was incredibly attentive; like our mama or our abuelita would be in making sure our every wish was granted before we could even vocalize it.

The tortillas are not hecho a mano/hand-made but they come hot and fresh out of the tortilla machine and are delicious. "Abuelita" made sure that any luke-warm tortillas were promptly replaced with hot ones.

It's not the most authentic Mexican cuisine but they did have enchiladas in a good NEW MEXICAN red chile sauce and that's my personal soft spot. It wasn't quite like being in Taos, Santa Fe or Albuquerque but it was still good. The fajitas were had by many at our table and received favorable reviews. I had several margaritas and they were good.

The servers on duty were latino and when we put in special requests for more authenticity (tortillas with butter in advance of the entree, spicier guac with serranos, salsa mas picoso, bistek made a special way) they were very responsive. Overall, we were more than satisfied with our meal and would return. Not very busy due to a plethora of even better restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Your average Tex Mex Chain”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Nice looking inside. Average service. Most waitstaff looked uninterested in being there. Food was average tasting, served lukewarm. Good Marguerites. Very good guacamole. Seems like it might need a facelift or good cleaning. Restrooms dirty.

Probably wouldn't go back. Too many other great restaurants in the area.

Visited April 2014
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