There has been a buzz in Tallahassee about the new Chuy’s opening off Apalachee Parkway. It’s been months since Tallahassee Food Blog first caught wind that the Tex-Mex chain was opening a restaurant here in town, and we started listening when we heard people raving about the food.
The first Chuy’s opened in Austin, Texas in 1982, and people adored it for its fresh food and interesting baubles. The founders attribute the one-of-a-kind design to a “lack of money” and “interesting decisions” made on the part of their “decorator” in an effort to pinch pennies upon first opening. We laughed out loud when we read their motto, “If you’ve seen one Chuy’s, you’ve seen one Chuy’s.”
While each restaurant hosts a different décor, it’s clear from reviews that one thing remains the same: the food is outstanding. Their menu boasts fresh, handmade food, with a mouthwatering sauce selection. As an eager Facebook reader declared, “If Chuys [sic] Tallahassee is half as good as the original in Austin it will be twice as good as any other Mexican food place in town.”
Lucky for TFB readers, Chuy’s Tallahassee has already opened as of last week, although they have been actively participating in local community events for months. We have already spied Chuy’s giving to organizations in the community such as the Leon County Humane Society and Kids Incorporated, as well as hosting their own Redfish Rally in March.
We warmly welcome the Tex-Mex chain to our town, and look forward to hearing what Tallahassee Food Blog readers have to say! For the latest TFB news, sign up for our email list and follow us on your social media platform of choice.