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Don Chava's Mexican Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1234 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
+1 260-423-6677
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you want to have a meal with the family, friends or a date with your loved one. The Don is a great choice! I have gone for many years because of good food, service and drinks. Always consistent, which is a must for this city. Oddly, my favorite item here is the tomatillo sauce for dipping and to add... More 

Thank Rich T
Columbia City, Indiana
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The food was average, the chairs were uncomfortable if you were over 6'tall, the atmosphere was what you would expect, and our waitress was unfriendly.

Thank Diana K
Beckley, West Virginia
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131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great food , and the margarita was good, very strong but good. Chips were ok and salsa was very good. The only complaint is that at times it seemed that only two of the many wait staff were actually working. The others just stood around and talked or avoided work. I'm sure she will enjoy the tip I left and... More 

Thank daveandgloria
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

My husband was craving Mexican last weekend, and it's always difficult to choose where to go, because Fort Wayne has a number of decent choices, all with different strengths and weaknesses. Don Chava's won because of location and queso dip.It is part of the same family as Cebolla's, and their Queso dip is a must for us, as is the... More 

Thank IndianaJaneC
Carrollton, Missouri
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

This place has amazing Mexican food! Huge portions, great price, friendly staff and an overall great atmosphere!

Thank Rhonda S
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We came as a family to celebrate my granddaughters ballet production. She did great and we came to celebrate. I got the margaretta and beef enchiladas, several got the fajitas, and taco dinner, and Queadilla(?). The food is great and you get a lot of it. We heard them celebrate a BD, and nice singing. It was loud and everyone... More 

Thank Charlotte272
Fort Wayne, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Margs are so good and well worth it!! Salsa and all food is super delicious-especially the tacos de carne asada!

Thank Mrosemann90
Fostoria, Ohio
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

We ate here while visiting the neighborhood. The staff are friendly and attentive, and the food is good with big portions - I needed a carry-out box. The decor's nice, there's room for large groups, and the location is only a little ways up the road from the center of town. Prices are very reasonable. Recommended.

Thank NewBuckeye
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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292 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We work near the restaurant and if you want fast service with decent price and food, this is def the place to come. The chicken / steak lunch fajita is less than $8 and it includes a drink. Very filling meal. The bar is separate from the family room, which is a plus.

Thank KkFiff
Roann, Indiana
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Just your average Americanized mexican food. What set them apart was they charged for bringing the hotter salsa to the table, one member of my family asked for a jalapeno to be added to the sauted veggies in his meal (he likes heat). They charged for each of these. I have never been charged for asking for the spicier salsa...until... More 

Thank kryston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1234 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Fort Wayne
  • Phone Number: +1 260-423-6677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?