Chuy’s: It isn’t Happy Hour, It’s Nacho Hour!

Posted by Liz Attaway, 4/10/17


With only a few locations in Atlanta, you probably didn’t know that Chuy’s started in 1981 and that the Aker’s Mill location off Cobb Parkway is the 83rd. They are all over the Southeast! From the THOUSAND hard carved fish floating overhead at the bar, those framed dog photos, tin palm trees, to hubcaps lining the ceiling, one of the most interesting things about Chuy’s is its patchwork decor. On top of that, they handmake their margaritas, sauces, and flour tortillas. Speaking of sauces, the first thing you should do when you get to Chuy’s is to familiarize yourself with their signature sauces, or as I call it “land of #allthesauces.” I really enjoyed the Ranchero and if you like spice, the Green Hatch Chile. It has so much flavor with the chiles, fire roasted to perfection, and spice on the back-end. Beyond the sauce, is the Nacho Car from 4 to 7 pm each weekday. But, don’t call it a happy hour, call it Nacho Hour. Load up on beans, meat, queso, pico de gallo chunky salsa, and unlimited chips.  UNLIMITED. FREE. Ok, with a purchase but you go to happy hour for a drink, so of course, you’ll stay for the nacho car.



My favorite thing at Chuy’s are the refried beans, which are creamy, savory, and slightly salty. I know that may be odd, but they are! Everything is good at Chuy’s from the tacos to the fajitas, margaritas, and flautas. I had the skinny margarita and it was delicious because they fresh make them with agave, lime, and tequila. That’s it. There isn’t any sour mix, which makes it seem so fresh! As far as the meal, started with the flautas and they were just the right amount of crunch, sauce, tender chicken, and spice. I followed that up with the fajitas, which were both tender and flavorful, with just enough spice. Add that to their homemade flour tortillas that were probably just made 5 minutes ago, guacamole, and toppings, and you got a wonderful meal.