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Chevys Fresh Mex

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1201 S Hayes St Lbby 1, Pentagon Center, Arlington, VA 22202-2758
+1 703-413-8700
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are visiting from out of town and decided on Chevys for a birthday celebration. We ordered flautas, enchiladas, caesar salad & veggie fajitas + nachos. The food was ok, nothing special, but our server, Sultan, was superb. Was impressed they made the salad right at the table. To me, a great server can make an average meal so much... More 

Thank suemichel
Kirkland, Washington
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best salsa & chips EVER! Also, the build your own taco salad is awesome. Loved it & will definitely go back to any Chevys in the future. Our server Rocky was the most friendly & best server we have had in a long time. Keep up the good work!!

Thank lchelsea
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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267 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place has been around for donkey’s years. Located just opposite the Pentagon City mall, it is easy to access from the nearby Pentagon City Metro station. Parking is available, but it will be easier to find it on the side streets because it is Crystal City. I think most of the patrons are people on government detail or tourists.... More 

Thank Sundncr
Raleigh, NC
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124 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Just average is what I would say. I did not experience anything fresh, rather it tasted almost like frozen Mexican put in a microwave.

Thank PSUDuke
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Excellent TexMex. Ordered the tostada salad with chicken and love, love, loved it! Good atmosphere also.

Thank Adam W
Richardson, Texas
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52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

As with most people, especially for someone from Texas, there is a little room for what qualifies as great Mexican food. I ordered the fish tacos and thought they were very good, and there was plenty of food. So much so, that I wanted badly to try the Chocolate Tequila Bread Pudding, but couldn't. I wanted to try a margarita,... More 

Thank bfitworld
Houston, Alaska
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Excellent service and food. Cost was reasonable. My only complaint is that it can get loud and difficult to have a conversation during dinner.

Thank Beth P
New Delhi, India
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

its a nice Mexican chain. The food was nice and average priced. Service was quick and friendly. I would not mind going back again.

Thank SPN15
Farmington, MO
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We ate here on August 11, 2016 and the food was great. I had the Fajita Quesadilla and it was cooked right and the flavor really popped. My husband had the enchiladas and he thought the same thing. The salsa did not fall flat either. I had been craving their food for awhile and it was great when they delivered.... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

While our party of seven was seated fairly quickly for lunch, it took about 15 minutes to be acknowledged by the wait staff in a mostly empty restaurant. The chips were incredibly salty, but the salsa was tasty. Lunch portions were good sized and the food came to the table fairly quickly and everyone seemed please with their respective dishes.

Thank Amanda S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 S Hayes St Lbby 1, Pentagon Center, Arlington, VA 22202-2758
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-413-8700
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.

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