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Chevys Fresh Mex

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1201 S. Hayes St. #1, Pentagon Center, Arlington, VA 22202
+1 703-413-8700
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Washington, DC
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153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a couple of years since we stopped here last, but they are consistent. The drinks were good, the food was good and everything was as we remembered it. The bathrooms could use some updating or maybe a good, deep cleaning.

Thank TravelingGuyfromDC
Farmington, MO
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to this one twice now and they have had great service and delicious food. Tastes authentic according to a friend that was with us. This last time there were 7 of us and no one was disappointed and we were all trying each other's food. The salsa and chips were great also.

Thank danag03
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Nice drink selection - we had margaritas and mojitos. Shared the fajitas meal with a friend and was the perfect amount of food. This place may have the best tortilla chips ever - thin and crispy. Yummy, spicy salsa too!

Thank Jill M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Enjoyed their fajita platter, all meats, chicken beef and shrimp. The $5 margaritas could have been a bit stronger (I'm a margarita snob), the happy hour bites menu was great!

Thank Azizi P
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We went here for a drink and appetizer. The strawberry margarita was excellent! Loved the chips (homemade and warm!) and salsa the server brought out. We had the nachos grande it was delicious. The decor is fun and has an authentic Mexican feel. It was too cold to eat outside but they do have plenty of outside seating. All in... More 

Thank Jacqueleena
Arlington, Virginia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Hostess was there. Quick to be seated. Went from the bar to the table seating. Food was tasty. waiter asked if we are doing fine.

Thank arthur g
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We are visiting from out of town and decided on Chevys for a birthday celebration. We ordered flautas, enchiladas, caesar salad & veggie fajitas + nachos. The food was ok, nothing special, but our server, Sultan, was superb. Was impressed they made the salad right at the table. To me, a great server can make an average meal so much... More 

Thank suemichel
Kirkland, Washington
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The best salsa & chips EVER! Also, the build your own taco salad is awesome. Loved it & will definitely go back to any Chevys in the future. Our server Rocky was the most friendly & best server we have had in a long time. Keep up the good work!!

Thank lchelsea
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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318 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This place has been around for donkey’s years. Located just opposite the Pentagon City mall, it is easy to access from the nearby Pentagon City Metro station. Parking is available, but it will be easier to find it on the side streets because it is Crystal City. I think most of the patrons are people on government detail or tourists.... More 

Thank Sundncr
Raleigh, NC
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128 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Just average is what I would say. I did not experience anything fresh, rather it tasted almost like frozen Mexican put in a microwave.

Thank PSUDuke

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 S. Hayes St. #1, Pentagon Center, Arlington, VA 22202
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-413-8700
When we think Chevys Fresh Mex, we go to our happy place; fun-lovin’ guests, fajitas & margaritas, and the freshest food, always from scratch. Founded in 1986 in Alameda, California, Chevys is an ultra-casual restaurant concept that offers guests an array of freshly prepared Mexican dishes in a relaxing atmosphere. Similar to other Real Mex restaurants, Chevys prepares its dishes daily from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. Chevys is a national brand with locations in 8 states. Chevys' store base includes 39 Company-owned restaurant locations and 16 franchised restaurants. With more than 25 years of successful operations, Chevys is the most widely recognized Mexican casual dining brand in northern California, and is the second largest Mexican casual dining brand in California in terms of number of restaurants, behind El Torito. Designed to offer a fiesta for the senses, where every experience is fresh, fun and full of flavor, the concept is focused on the execution of its trend-setting Fresh Mex® menu and continuous innovation. Chevys uses a "Fresh Mex®" pledge which underscores the Company's promise that all products are made daily from scratch.

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