Chevy’s Fresh Mex Restaurant




Our first issue with this place is its confusing name. Is it Chevy’s as in ’57 Chevy, or is it Chevy’s as in Chevy Chase? Mr. Hipster likes to pretend he knows his business, and mispronouncing the name of a Mexican food chain is a serious faux pas. (Of course I was the guy who had no idea that it’s supposed to be “running the gantlet” and not “running the gauntlet” until just last month.) That aside, there is so much more to hate about this place. It’s a chain restaurant in Times Square for one. It’s cavernous and very “T.G.I. Friday’s” for another. But despite its shortcomings, Chevy’s isn’t the worst thing in the world. We’ve had worse Mexican food at places that purport to be authentic. We’ve had worse times at places that other reviewers have said are fun. Plus, how can you ever go wrong when there are margaritas involved? Sorry to be such a sellout, but I call ’em like I see ’em. [MF]