Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WIAW: Chuy's RVA

If you've read this blog more than once you know that I am crazy about Mexican food. Chuy's opened their first Richmond location yesterday in the West Broad Village shopping center in Short Pump. DLW & I were lucky enough to attend their "VIP Sneak Peek" on Monday night.

We had a reservation for 6:15 but were seated immediately when I showed up a little early. The interior features bright colors and eclectic decorations that made me feel like I was on vacation. Our cute little server, Korin, greeted me right away with salsa fresca and a basket of chips. I ordered a Diet Coke and their fresh Guacamole while I waited for DLW to join me.
Employees were diligent to refill my soda and chip basket by the scoopfull. I was happy to find their tortilla chips are the crispy, thin "cantina style" that I LOVE. Korin suggested we try the Creamy Jalapeno dipping sauce because it is "delicioso." I probably ate more than I should have because the dip was creamy and zippy without being too spicy. When DLW arrived, he ordered the Deluxe Quesadilla appetizer with chicken; a fed husband is a happy husband!
For dinner, DLW ordered the Soft Tacos with fajita chicken and I ordered the Veggie Enchiladas with Boom Boom Sauce. Korin suggested I sub the Boom Boom sauce for Ranchero sauce and I decided to give it a shot because she hadn't steered me wrong yet. We were impressed by the HUGE portions and loved every bite.

On our way out I quickly glanced at their bar area and it looks like a fun place to have a Margarita (or 3) on a summer day night. I am so excited to have Chuy's just around the corner and we will definitely be back soon. I can see us making Chuy's a weekly favorite (y'all know I eat Mexican at least once a week).
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15 comments:

  1. I have never been to Chuvy's, but man does the food look delicious!

    ...and you are so right when you said "a fed husband is a happy husband" =)

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  2. Love Chuys!! Do they have all the dog pic on the walls at that one!?

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  3. i am literally obsessed with the jalapeno ranch dip. in fact, i was just talking about it last night. omg sooooo good! love chuys!

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  4. Omg, this looks so good! I've never even heard of this place (thanks, Canada). I'm sad it wasn't there when I was in Richmond. :(

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  5. Oh, gosh! I love Chuy's. My city opened their first location a few months back and it quickly became one of my favorites!

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  6. I've never been to Chuy's or heard of it for that matter but it's only 7:00am and I'm craving Mexican food now! Ha!

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  7. I've never heard of or been to a Chuy's but I'd like to dive into your pictures! YUM!! I think I need to go to Short Pump NOW, its only an hour away!

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  8. I'll definitely have to try it! Does the fresh guac compare to Plaza Azteca? That guac has my heart, it's so yummy! Can't wait to hit up a new Mexican place - I eat it once a week as well :)

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  9. Yum!! I could eat anything if it came with restaurant chips!

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  10. Wow, now I have a huge craving for Mexican food! It all looks so good!

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  11. Never been to Chuy's but Mexican food is seriously delicious! Oftentimes when I was younger I had half a mind to just order the chips and queso appetizer for my main meal because that was always my favorite part :)

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  12. I've never been to Chuy's, but you can NEVER go wrong with Mexican food! Even when it's bad it's good! :)

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  13. I've been eyeing that place waiting for it to open! Think I know where we'll be going out to eat this weekend!

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