Thursday, September 6, 2012

Chevy's - Always Fresh, Always Yummy!

One of my favorite Mexican restaurants is Chevy's - the food is consistently yummy and they always use fresh ingredients.  When Chevy's invited my family and I to come have lunch I was so excited!!

We popped into the Vallejo, CA Chevys on a Saturday afternoon ready to enjoy our lunch.

We started off with an appetizer that we had never tried before... the Crispy Chicken Flautas - they were crispy and savory, drizzled with a creamy chipotle aoli... but be sure to dip them in the jalapeno jelly, just the right amount of spicy and sweet.

Don't forget the best chips & salsa I've ever had - you can definitely fill up on these so make sure to save room for your entree!

I chose the seasonal Lemon & Rosemary Chicken Fajitas while Mr Pink chose the Steak Fajitas - I totally LOVE Chevy's fajitas - they're served sizzling hot with freshly grilled veggies on the side along with all of the fixings you need to roll them up into freshly made hot flour tortillas... nothing's better!

Our girls chose from the kids menu - Beef Soft Tacos for oldest daughter and Chicken Bites for the little miss (did I mention that she will not eat at a restaurant that doesn't serve breaded chicken of some type so I'm pleased that, although they're not mexican food, they have them available for picky eaters).  The cool thing about the kids menu at Chevy's is that the kiddos get to choose their two side dishes... if you are lucky enough to have a kiddo who will go with healthier sides, they have great things to choose from like grilled veggies, carrots and celery, sweet corn tamalito (totally yummy!), applesauce and fresh fruit as part of their new "Kids Live Well" menu items - but if your kids are like mine, you'll be happy to know that they offer french fries too.  Of course the girls both chose fries but we talked them into one healthier side dish also.  Oldest daughter chose fresh fruit (which was kind of disappointing for her, it was an orange wedge and a quarter of a pear - not necessarily "ready to eat", they looked more like a garnish - I would have liked to see a small bowl of cubed fruit to make them more kid-friendly to eat).  The little miss chose applesauce (which we never received).  Did I also mention that kid's eat free on Tuesday's?? (one kid's entree free for every adult entree purchased). 

I also tried a new beverage while we were there... Watermelon Lemonade - completely awesome!!  I could have had a dozen glasses of it - definitely try it when you stop in!!

We left the restaurant with happy, full tummies - as always, a great experience!!

If you have a Chevy's near you, we are giving away one Chevy's "Be our Guest" card to one lucky reader which is good for an entree and a non-alcoholic beverage.  If you would like to enter to win, leave a comment telling us your favorite item on the menu at Chevy's!!

Winner will be chosen at random from the available comments using - giveaway ends at 11:59pm pdst on Wednesday, September 12th.

Photos courtesy of Chevys Fresh Mex

Disclosure:  Pink Lemonade was provided with a free lunch for two adults and two children in exchange for this review.

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