Sunday, June 7, 2009

Chuy's Mexican Restaurant - Selma Location

We have been wanting to try the Chuy’s Selma location for a while now because every time we pass it on IH-35 and Loop 1604 in San Antonio, TX the parking lot would be brimming. We figured this place has gotta be really good.

Well, we finally got there and had to wait 20 minutes for a table…good sign, our expectations were high. We don’t mind waiting for a table at a restaurant when the reward is a fine meal. When entering you immediately see the flour tortillas being heated on the plancha…another good sign. I couldn’t wait to taste those lovelies.

Atmosphere is a tribute to Elvis and is Austin funky (we like that). The ceiling was covered with hub caps and the walls adorned many oil paintings of cars.

The time from placing our order to delivery was a tad long, but not bad.

Our meal was served and we were very surprised that the food was simply average…absolutely nothing special. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t anything special at all. Even the flour tortillas were average. We have had much better Mexican food in San Antonio and never had to wait 20 minutes for a table at 1 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon.

We had a with four different orders on the table and none of us could figure out why this place is so popular. Do we have a higher standard? Were our expectations too high? I don’t know, but I do know we won’t wait in line at Chuy’s again for average Mexican food.

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