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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

VA Foodie Finds: Tex-Mex Delight at Chuy's





Whenever I hear Tex-Mex, I get confused and wonder about the difference with the authentic Mexican cuisine. I found out just recently that Tex-Mex cuisine uses beef and cheese heavily, unlike Mexican cuisine.

Chuy's is a Tex-Mex restaurant chain that started in Texas and now has numerous branches in mostly the eastern part of the US. 

Chili con Queso, Dinner Salad and Unlimited Chips

As soon as we were seated, we were served nacho chips (which is refillable, btw), so the next sensible thing is to order dips: Guacamole ($6.99 or Php 328.53) and Chili Con Queso ($7.49 or Php 352.03), along with Tortilla Soup ($5.49 or Php 258.03) and Dinner Salad ($5.99 or Php 281.53).



I really really love the Chili Con Queso, a medley of melted cheese with green chile and ranchero sauce and love the Dinner Salad, a simple mix of cucumber, tomatoes and mixed greens with Chuy's Creamy Jalapeño Sauce. 

For mains, the boyfie ordered the Cheese Chile Rellenos ($10.79 or Php 507.13) while I had their famous enchiladas, Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom ($11.89 or Php 558.83).


Cheese Chile Rellenos

The Chile Rellenos are Anaheim peppers battered and fried and filled with cheese and served with rice and beans. I'm not much of a chili fan, but the boyfie is, and he loves this dish a lot. 

Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom
My enchiladas are as impressive as the boyfie's chile rellenos, with roasted hand-pulled chicken with Boom-Boom sauce, made with cheese, green chiles, tomatillos, green onions, cilantro and lime juice. The enchiladas is also served with rice and beans. I love anything with cheese and chicken and this dish is excellent, and a little huge as barely made damage to it. It's not a bad idea to share this dish. ;)

Overall, we had an excellent meal at Chuy's. Everything we had was beyond amazing, and the service was impressive (our server packed us their delicious chips with creamy jalapeño sauce and salsa, which I devoured for midnight snacks). Make sure you visit Chuy's with an empty stomach as their servings are humongous!

Note: $1 = Php 47

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Chuy's
21365 Epicerie Plaza
Sterling, 
Virginia 20164
Twitter: @ChuysRestaurant 

2 comments:

  1. I have been salivating over your IG feed. Wrong move on my part to backread your blog posts! Haha! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jerellt! I have so much more to share. :)

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