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Chevys Fresh Mex

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5305 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118-3603
+1 408-266-1815
11:00 - 22:00
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San Jose, California
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We interacted with numerous employees who were quite conscientious and polite. This atmosphere was very refreshing plus the food was exceptional.

Thank Choc18Chip
San Jose, California
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We were greeted and seated in a booth rather quickly today for our lunch. Our Server Margarita: Margarita is AMAZING! She is so Smiley and so Attentive! It's so rare for me not to have to ask for something during a meal when we eat out. Margarita asked if the food was good, more chips/salsa, refilled our drinks w/out asking,... More 

Thank DisneyQueenbee
San Jose, CA
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

A chain like this should have food and service dialed-in. There were long waits, even though many tables were empty. Need more bus boys too. Service was not attentive and everyone around us just seemed uncomfortably in a hurry, but yet the service was not fast. The chips and salsa are famously good, but it was hard to get them... More 

Thank hoteljunkies
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802 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 600 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We went to this place on our visit to US.My daughter wanted us to try some mexican food and hhence we were here.Iam a strict vegetarian and hence apprehensive about trying new things.However i managed to eat some vegetarian food and it was ok.The restaurant is big enough with parking facilities.Recommended for family outing

Thank chandra shekar s
Scotts Valley, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We love the fresh hot tortillas at Cheve's, as well as the great salsa and super thin hot chips. We often get the fajitas which are sizzling hot and wonderful. Great place at a reasonable price.

Thank Punaluu601
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333 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We went to Chevy's Fresh Mex on the Almaden Expressway in San Jose for dinner. Service was fair, not great... we requested no cheese and some of our dishes came with cheese.... the problem was corrected, but if we had a food allergy, it could have resulted in a medical problem. Service seemed slow and could have been more efficient...... More 

2 Thank lwj
Salt Lake City, Utah
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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

I am a long time fan of Chevy’s and always look forward to my California trips and eating at one of my favorite restaurants. I had never been to the San Jose location, but was pleased that it met my highest expectations. The drinks were cold, the food was excellent and the service was friendly. Definitely will visit again the... More 

1 Thank Jonathan L
San Jose, California
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Hadn't been to this chain in many years and now I know why. Below average Mexican food, slow slow service. Felt out of place. Just not memorable. Won't be back. Many better options for flavorful good Mexican in the area. Try Mexico Lindo on Foxworthy.

2 Thank SJSharkFan
Peoria, Illinois
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189 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Nice and clean - very friendly staff - good selection of entrees and drinks. I had quesadillas - very nice and my friend had a cobb salad which looked great and was said to be delightful.

Thank Marilyn H
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015

We went here with my wife's twin and her husband to celebrate thier birthday. We were not disappointed. The food is fantastic and our waitress treated us like were friends from way back. Make sure you try the Guacamole made fresh at your table. Also, desserts for the birthday girls. Fun times.

Thank jlschuit1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
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: 5305 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118-3603
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-266-1815
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?