Chuy's, an Austin-based Tex-Mex chain, will open its first Miami-Dade outpost this October. It will be located in Doral, a few blocks from the new CityPlace, a mixed-use entertainment, restaurant, and lifestyle destination.
The Doral spot will mark the brand's 90th U.S. location, serving traditional Tex-Mex in a vibrant and whimsical environment. Though the buildout of the new location is not yet complete, typical Chuy's locations are designed with an Elvis shrine, inflated tropical birds, large metal palm trees, bright tables and chairs, patterned tile floors, and colorful dangling lights. The new location will also include the chain's signature La Chihuahua Bar, decorated with framed photos of customers' dogs.
But as a nod to Chuy's Miami-Dade location, diners can expect to see locally inspired details throughout the restaurant as well.
When it comes to the food, everything at Chuy's is made from scratch. The menu bursts with a range of Mexican flavors, which are packed into a variety of comfort-food-inspired dishes such as burritos, enchiladas, and tacos.
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Most of the restaurant's recipes are influenced by places like New Mexico, the Rio Grande Valley, and South Texas. Popular items include stuffed chiles rellenos drizzled with sour cream, Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom chicken enchiladas, and the restaurant's signature Big as Yo' Face burritos, which can be stuffed with beans and cheese, oven-roasted chicken, or ground sirloin.
During happy hour, the restaurant will offer free and unlimited build-your-own nachos from its Fully-Loaded Nacho Car, located in the trunk of a vintage automobile. It's stocked with fresh chips, salsa, queso, beans, and ground sirloin and will be available Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
An exact opening date has not yet been announced. The restaurant will be located at 8001 NW 36th St., Doral, and will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. For more information, visit chuys.com.