Chuy’s - the Austin-based Tex-Mex restaurant known for its made-from- scratch dishes, fresh-squeezed lime juice margaritas, and eclectic atmosphere – has opened its first Chicagoland location at 28250 Diehl Rd. in Warrenville, Ill. Other Chuy’s restaurants slated to open within the next year include Schaumburg and Orland Park.
“We are thrilled to call Warrenville our newest home and to be the first Chuy’s restaurant in the Chicagoland area,” said Larry Cappos, local owner/operator of Chuy’s Warrenville. “We know that Chicago has deep food roots and we look forward to bringing our authentic and homemade flavors, straight from the birthplace of Tex-Mex, to the Warrenville community and beyond. We know you’ll taste the love we put in to each and every plate.
For more than 35 years, Chuy’s has showcased family recipes found in South Texas, New Mexico and Mexican border towns, and the restaurant’s “Fresh Never Frozen” commitment to food is found throughout the menu:
- Homemade tortillas start as a bag of flour every morning and are rolled all day on a traditional comal proudly displayed in the dining room.
- Fresh chicken is roasted all day long, and the white meat is lovingly pulled by hand before filling customer favorites, including “Big As Yo’ Face” Burritos and Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Enchiladas.
- Guacamole is made from scratch in small batches during the day with only the ripest avocados, regardless of season or cost.
- Ten handcrafted signature sauces are homemade daily and range from the mild Tomatillo to a spicy Hatch Green Chile. Chuy’s partners with green chile farmers in Hatch, New Mexico, the world’s best green chile growing area. Kitchen operators travel to these fields every August when green chiles are harvested to ensure that Chuy’s brings back the most flavorful crops.