Friday, October 7, 2011
Restaurant review: Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant in Denton
The chain maintains its quality in Denton.
Although the eatery is still new to Denton, Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant already knows how to lure in a crowd. Its parking lot was nearly full before 5 p.m. on a Wednesday. However, there was no wait to be seated. The colorful patio was spacious and inviting, providing a fun atmosphere for the early dinner.
While the dining area is spacious, Chuy’s also sports a roomy bar area, which is a welcome change compared to the minimal elbow-space provided at other local Tex-Mex restaurants.
The server was very attentive, anticipating every need. He also managed to make sure the chips and salsa never ran dry, which is a feat considering the amount of chips I ate.
With a hint of fresh lime, the salsa had a unique, refreshing flavor. The chips were thin, crisp, and not too filling so when the plates arrived, full of hefty portions, my appetite was still intact.
The price may be a little more than most students would feel comfortable with for a casual Tex-Mex experience, but the quality and quantity that is served at that price is well worth it. The $11.79 fajitas seemed expensive, but the quantity of food redeemed the meal. Many Mexican restaurants often throw in too many bell peppers and onions and skimp on the meat accompanying it, but that was not the case at Chuy’s. The chicken fajitas came with the usual fajita accessories: refried beans, rice, sour cream, grated cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo.
The rice, although it appeared to have some potential, didn’t taste as exciting as it looked. It was good, but nothing to write home about.
Overall, the combination of fresh Mexican entrees, excellent service, and laid-back atmosphere make for a winning charm at Chuy’s.
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