Chuy’s Charlotte Location {Restaurant Review}


Phone(704) 364-3959
4310 Sharon Road Charlotte, NC 28211
Price$6.29 - $10.69
NotesTex-Mex, Mexican
CuisinesMexican, Tex-Mex
LocationCharlotte, North Carolina, South Park

Last night I was invited to the soft opening of Chuy’s, a new Tex-Mex restaurant in the South Park area of Charlotte. Chuy’s is a chain restaurant based out of Austin, TX.  And apparently it’s reputation preceeds it.  A few weeks ago a friend of Brad’s, who lives elsewhere, told him that he had to try the Chuy’s that was opening in Charlotte because he loves the restaurant so much.  At the time, Brad had no idea that I had already made plans for us to attend their VIP event.
One of the first things I noticed when entering the restaurant is how much work Chuy’s put into the space they now inhabit.  It looks SO different than when Zink’s was located in this space.  I really like it when restaurants go all out on their decor.  Brad says it’s Pepto Bismal pink, but I like it.
As soon as you arrive at Chuy’s you may help yourself to the free nacho bar.  They have plenty of warm chips and all kinds of sauces.
The sauces are explained in the menu. We actually didn’t get to try much more than the regular salsa because we were sat so quickly and our appetizer came out lickety split (very impressive service for their first night).
Our server was a really nice guy and he was very enthusiastic about the menu.  We asked him for suggestions and he whole heartedly recommended the Queso Conquesto. Chili con queso (chili with cheese) with seasoned ground sirloin, guacamole and pico de gallo
I ate more than my fair share and completely dominated the guacamole.  This appetizer is a lot for two people, and is probably better for 3-4 people.
While Brad went the lighter route and ordered Chuy’s Light Plate, which came with one taco, guac, and queso, I ordered a signature dish to get the full Chuy’s experience — The Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom. Freshly-roasted, hand-pulled chicken & cheese with Boom-Boom sauce, made with cheese, roasted New Mexican green chiles, tomatillos, green onions, cilantro and lime juice  Basically this dish is classic chicken enchiladas with a creamy spicy sauce (boom-boom sauce) and is served with green chili rice and refried beans.  The level of spiciness was spot-on.  It was enough that it was obviously spicy, but it wasn’t overwhelming.  I loved it and I can’t wait to dig into my leftovers for lunch one day. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t super excited about Charlotte getting yet another Tex-Mex restaurant.  We already have quite a few.  But, I think Chuy’s is good enough to set themselves apart from the rest of the competition.  That particular spot, just outside of South Park mall, seems to be cursed because of the many restaurants have come and gone, but I hope Chuy’s can make a go of it and stick around for a while.

If you want to try Chuy’s, I have five free appetizer cards to giveaway to anybody who wants them.  The first five people to comment is welcome to them. 

19 Responses to Chuy’s Charlotte Location {Restaurant Review}

  1. Lauren E

    I’d love to try Chuy’s, Kelly! I’ve heard they have wonderful margaritas….once these little babies are out, of course 😉

    • Brad ordered something that was a mix between a margarita and a martini, which was pretty delicious! If you’ll email me your mailing address to I’ll send you a free app coupon. Hope you’re feeling well! 🙂 And call me if you need a margarita date in a few months.

  2. jess

    i had a burrito for breakfast. Mmmmm. This place looks good, i feel like we should have a tex-mex girls night.

  3. Emily

    just around the corner from us! Want to try!

  4. That queso sounds amazing and a nacho bar is genius!

  5. Chuy’s sounds like a great new addition to South Park. I’d love a appetizer coupon!

  6. Erin

    I live right at the SouthPark area and have been waiting for this to open! I’d love to have an appetizer coupon to try it out if you still have one. You’re restaurant recaps are always so fun to read!

    • Hi Erin, unfortunately, you’re my 6th commenter and there are only 5 coupons to give away. If for some reason one of the other 5 doesn’t get back to me with their mailing address, I’ll let you know. Thanks for reading!

  7. Amy

    So glad to read this- I’m going Sunday!

  8. Grace

    I’m bummed I missed out on the free app, but as I’m still relatively new to Charlotte I’m excited for the recommendation! I’ll definitely be checking this place out!

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  10. ccalvin57

    Chuy’s is a Austin Texas original. I have been eating there for at least 15 years. Best Mexican food in Austin (and that is saying a lot.) It is not Tex Mex it is New Mexico/ Med style. I think this is the reason it does so well in Austin, a town were Tex Mex is on every corner. Nothing beats Chuy’s,

    • Thanks for the clarification. I have to admit that here in NC we don’t really know the difference. There’s Tex Mex and then there’s Mexican. How would you describe the difference so I can impress my friends the next time I’m at a New Mexico/Med style restaurant? 🙂

  11. ccalvin57

    “Tex-Mex” is just that, a Texas version of Mexican food. New Mexican style is more green sauce, chicken, a more Hatch type peppers. True Mexican is really more New Mexican style. Of course Mexican is different depending upon region. Tex Mex is more red sauce, hot peppers, ground meat, ……. It’s all good, I think, but it is different. There is also California Style, which is one of my favorites, Avocado, seafood, and different sauces. If it’s hot and has Tortilla’s I love it.

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