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Chevys Emeryville - Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville, Emeryville, CA

Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville

3.5
3.5
371 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Making the best Fresh Mex food from scratch, daily!

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 653-8210

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Bring the flavor of Chevys to your office or off-site event! We can accommodate groups from 10 to 10,000 and everything in between!

  • Private party facilities

    Show your friends, family, and co-workers how to throw a real party with Chevys. Book one of our rooms, patios, or semi-private dining areas for your next celebration, event, or meeting.

  • Neighborhood

    Emeryville

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 371 people are saying

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3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. JK

    JKin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience1
    They don't seem to have enough servers. So there was not much in the way of service even though you could tell the waiter was hustling. He got one order wrong My daughter is kinda picky and gave specific instructions on an entry salad she ordered. they served it with the wrong dressing, and when she sent it back they scraped off the chicken from the old salad to the new and it had some of the dressing on it. That is very cheap and sneaky.
  2. RJ

    RocJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We luv it we went on Father’s Day for brunch and the service was good, and this last time the service was Excellent
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Atmosphere is nice, food is alright but the service was terrible.
  4. JC

    JimiC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I believe the men's restroom needed service, twice I made the request to the front lobby and was never listened to.
  5. M

    Mark

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fathers Day lunch - I love one dish at Chevys and live out of town. Shrimp & crab enchilada was Great! Service favored me as the father, so it was great!
  6. EB

    ErinB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Table of 5 for a birthday celebration. Bay view table was ready promptly at our reserved time. We had made the reservation at a time when we could enjoy the sunset. It was nice to walk out on their deck and take photos. We were served chips and salsa rather quickly. After a short wait we made our drink and appetizer order. Had to wait a while to order our entrees and had finished our queso dip by the time we ordered. The queso was definitely just Velveeta cheese with pico de gallo mixed in, but still tasty and only $4! After 90 minutes at the restaurant, our entrees were served. Shrimp and steak fajitas platter, two steak and shrimp grill plates, carne asada vampiro tacos plate, and a three item combo with a shredded beef taco, chicken enchilada, and pork tamale were all excellent! We all enjoyed the sides of rice and beans that accompanied our entrees as well. The downsides: the slow service that I noticed other customers were experiencing as well. The restaurant doesn’t look filthy, but not as well maintained as it could be. Lastly, the women’s restroom was not clean and did not smell nice.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Wrong order was taken twice , food came way overcooked (burnt fajitas) ,kids didn’t get their ice cream. Had to flag someone down for a plate.
  8. f

    foodie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Food was good - about what you’d expect from a chain Mexican restaurant. Service was slow and we had to wave people down when we needed/wanted anything. We ordered a side of avocado for our toddler and they told us they were out?? Kids meal is supposed to come with a sundae but they brought plain vanilla ice cream (after we asked). The happy hour deal is only good in the cantina (the bar side of the restaurant). If you want the happy hour deal, ask to sit over there or go order your drinks from the bar.
  9. DW

    DavidW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    If I could do a less than zero review, I definitely would. We made our reservation for 9:45. Got here at 9:30... downhill from there. Extremely long wait to be seated...once we were seated, which took two complaints to the front desk, numerous of stare downs and 32 minutes before we were checked on by a waiter. Totally unprofessional, no one ever came by. We'll update on the food. However this is the absolute worse place I have ever been. Update: The food, when we finally got it, an additional 20 minutes. My food was barely warm to the touch. My wife's food was not even warm at all. What was most interesting was that her plate was hot, and her food wasn't. I don't know who was in charge the night of 6/10/2022. Just know that they failed you, know that your staff failed you, whoever checks on the bathroom, they definitely failed you. This was without a doubt the absolute worst experience I/we have ever had. We/I have never even given thought of notifying anyone's Corporate office before now. We will be emailing, and calling your Corporate office in regards to this situation Thank you Chevys for ruining our evening.
  10. B

    Baraka1

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    They do a good job with bringing out a dessert and singing happy birthday with a hat you get to keep. They are just extremely busy and don’t have enough staff
  11. TS

    TanyaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Asked for rare stake, was well done and dry. Portion was very small, three tiny pieces of beef, and some dry carnitas
  12. LN

    LisaN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I was so excited to go to Chevy’s, it’s been a while since our local one closed. Decided to make reservations for my Dad’s wife’s Birthday since they live right there in the condos. From the moment we walked in service was extremely slow, it wasn’t packed like I thought it would be with Graduations happening that week. We sat for a while before our waiter even came to the table, finally took our drink order. We had to flag him down to order food. I just can’t believe how terrible our waiter was, he totally should NOT be waiter… clearly not good at it & the food was not great:( I ordered fished tacos, they were NOT good at all & were not hot, my husband ordered steak & shrimp, they were also not great & the portion size was terrible for the price. We had to ask for chips & salsa numerous times & he looked very annoyed 😠 The other meals were 2 salads, which were fine. Time for dessert, mind you I did make reservations for a Birthday (on open table they asked if we were celebrating anything), never got a free dessert, like you usually do & I even told the waiter it was her Birthday, NOTHING:( We did order the upside down pineapple cake with ice cream, it was just ok, the fried ice cream was delicious. Very disappointed especially since I was so excited to go there!
  13. L

    Lulubelle

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Cindy was our hostess and she made a difference by asking us where we wanted to sit. That made a great difference. Of course I chose the view toward the ocean. Our Server was attentive to our table, she realize we were missing some dishes even before we did. We had a great enjoyable time, it was a special day and will be memorable even more. This is our to go family date spot. Love it. Thank you
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    From the time we were seated to the time our meals were served, it took 50 minutes. And then we still had to ask for place settings and utensils to eat our meals with. Even after asking for chip refills, they never came. Neither did the flour tortillas we requested. Other people around us seemed to be served promptly, but we just sat there unnoticed and unattended for far too long. The noise level was off the charts. We were hungry and tired after a plane trip and this was a miserable way to start our weekend away.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    This was a horrible experience to watch the game the food was terrible what should I put a little bit more into making the food I really use to like this location location
  16. A

    Alan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good food, service met my and my guests needs, staff was pleasant.
  17. R

    Ruthie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Furniture was little run down, drinks were good but overpriced, they filled my cocktail with ice instead of alcohol : (
  18. f

    foodie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    It took an hour to get 3 waters (there were 5 of us) and 2 beers. We had to flag our server down to ask him to put our order in. We had to ask for chips (which we never got). After an hour of sitting there with barely any service, no food, and a screaming (starving) 2 year old, we told the server we were going to leave. He just said “okay”, and we left. Infuriating.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Food was cold usually the food be on point but last night it wasn’t good at all the food was cold then we sent it back and it came back still cold the drinks always be on point so only go if you want drinks no food at all
  20. JR

    JayR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The food was great and fresh but the biggest problem was the service. It took 45 mins to get our first two plates, then another 20 mins for our 3rd plate. Then another 15 mins for utensils and tortillas. Our food was sitting for 35 mins right in front of us. We had no way to eat it.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The service was horrible! Even with a reservation we waited a long time. Food was ordered and the wait was ridiculous! When the food was received (fajitas) the chicken was dry and burnt and the shrimp wasn’t cooked throughly. I explained I had a food allergy; hence no pico de gallo. They put the pico on my plate and scooped it off leaving tomatoes and juices from the pico. I didn’t say I don’t like it, I said I have an allergy. This was a horrible experience and we were celebrating a graduation! It’s really sad because Chevys are pretty scarce and this one was good once upon a time.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The service was slow. Not well organized. Took a long time for them to bring chips and water. Then it took a long time to get our food and the person who brought our food (it wasn’t our server) was lost and went to the wrong table we had to call him over since we saw he had our order. And when we got our order one of the plates was wrong but we decided to not say anything because of how long the service was. We knew it would take a long time for them to bring the new plate.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The table was ready when we arrived and overall our experience was well.
  24. C

    Charlie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    the first time we went it was great. this next time around since it was busier, it looks like the food and service lacked attention. wont be coming back anytime soon.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
  26. FD

    FiDiLady

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Sadly, this Chevys has gone downhill for years - yet they have one amazing view of the Bay. Chicken fajitas were bone dry and absolutely flavorless. The steak fajitas were inedible. The window shades were covered in other people's food. The chairs had pieces of tortilla chips from the previous diners.
  27. GJ

    GingerJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to enjoy friends and family . I will be back ! Beautiful view!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Very unwelcoming, short staffed
  29. AC

    ArlynneC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The servers are prompt and the there is a view of the bay.
  30. CS

    CSP050

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was super busy, recommend reservations! Food was door and service was good even though it was clear they were short staffed. A common things these days.
  31. S

    Starr9ers

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I've been going to Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville however I just noticed on the daylight that the parking space are too narrow.... Chevy's should rearrange the parking space a lot of customers' parked occupied double parking ! Chevy's should add more parking. We're just dissappointed with our waitress she's not focus on what she's doing.
  32. AA

    AliceA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wish wait staff had worn masks. Ran out of avocado and limes. Rest was excellent!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    They gave us the appetizer for last and found a hair in my sons food he got sick that was nasty
  34. d

    daniele

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great way of celebrating Mother’s Day From reception to service to food… all great I’ve never been here before but I’ll come here again for sure
  35. S

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    They appeared to be very understaffed and the service was very slow (1.5 hours for 3 people for lunch). Took about 10 minutes (and asking 3 people) to get plates and tortillas after the fajitas arrived. Food itself was very good still.
  36. j

    joshg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    There were some slight errors to our order but it was also busy and fixes were taken care of in a timely manner. Carlos was a fantastic server and there was a beautiful sunset to take in.
  37. IL

    IleneL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    This was truly a bad dining experience. As one who remembers Chevy's being "the place to be" in its Hey Day times, I was so incredibly disappointed to see how downhill things have gone. The restaurant seemed chaotic, wasn't clean, was understaffed and the food was mediocre at best. Our server had a very pleasant attitude and was doing his best but he definitely was handling too many tables and we noticed that he also seemed to be the only one working the tortilla machine. My family greatly enjoys mexican food and we go to restaurants on a regular basis; we thought we'd give Chevy's a try again after many years as also had remembered that birthdays were very fun there and we were celebrating my grandson's birthday that day. As it turns out, yes, the sombrero was given out (nice!) but the 'singing' was in english and lasted about 5 seconds. So this was also disappointing and in no way helped to justify our being there. We do not expect to ever return.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    They had a DJ for cinco de mayo. Painful volume and took forever to get our drinks. We ordered an appetizer which arrived pretty quickly and then left.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    A reservation for 10 PM and I didn’t even let us come at our reservation time to say that they were close
  40. A

    Anita52

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a go-to place for Mexican food and great company

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You can order delivery directly from Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville using the Order Online button. Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 653-8210.

Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville is rated 3.5 stars by 371 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville

1890 Powell Street Emeryville, CA 94068

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Emeryville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (510) 653-8210

  • Catering

    Bring the flavor of Chevys to your office or off-site event! We can accommodate groups from 10 to 10,000 and everything in between!

  • Private party facilities

    Show your friends, family, and co-workers how to throw a real party with Chevys. Book one of our rooms, patios, or semi-private dining areas for your next celebration, event, or meeting.

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