Chevys - Lake Buena Vista

Chevys - Lake Buena Vista

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chevys.com/
  • Phone: (407) 827-1052
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch & Dinner: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Paul Gaskins
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State Road and 535
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large Public Parking Lot
A word from Chevys - Lake Buena Vista
Chevys Fresh Mex®, known for its freshly prepared
Mexican dishes served in a fun atmosphere, announces
the opening of its newly renovated restaurant located
in the heart of Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The original
Chevys location has been redesigned with a creative,
contemporary look that combines the relaxed feel of a
Mexican cantina with a fun edge and plenty of personality.
Chevys Fresh Mex makes it a great place to unwind with family after a day at the Orlando attractions, or with friends for Happy Hour
or a night out.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Chevys - Lake Buena Vista reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (30)kid-friendly (19)great for lunch (14)fit for foodies (14)late-night find (9)special occasion (7)vibrant bar scene (7)neighborhood gem (6)great for outdoor dining (5)hot spot (4)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Spicy Green Salsa
    hughes31
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Love the updated menu and must recommend the jalapeno bacon wrapped shrimp as well as the spicy green salsa!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant - we went
    springgarden1VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great restaurant - we went twice while staying nearby and had excellent meals and overall excellent experiences both times. Nice to have a superior non-chain option so close to the resorts!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was really looking forward to it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Tge waiter was disinterested and tired of us. My order was messed up and he was upset with me that I was unhappy. We took our cheese dip home and had to ask twice for a bag to take some chips from our table home. I wanted to like chevys. We will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seating
    Orlando2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    They need a better system for seating. The girl was overwhelmed and acted like she had no idea what she was doing. We eventually found 2 booths & asked if we could have them. We booked a table for 6:15. We weren't seated until 6:45.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to eat
    Theresa
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Was a great get-away from the hustle and bustle of Disney. Have eaten at several Chevy's around the country and they are consistently good. Salsa not as spicy as we from Oklahoma are used to, but very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    chowtime
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    From the time we were received at the door by the hostess till our meal was complete the service was outstanding and friendly. We were a party of 3 adults and 4 children from the ages of 3 to the 58, all were treated well and spoken too. The waiter was funny, friendly and accurate with all our requests and speedy. The food is slightly different from what most people consider traditional tex mex, however it was prepared outstandingly well, the flavors were super with a great selection to choose from including a better than average children's menu. The cost was comparable to or slightly lower than most (GOOD) sit down restaurants. Florida is a difficult state to find good Mexican food in so give Chevys a try, bet you wont be disappointed!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    foodie
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The food was exceptional as always, and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need more Chevy's in Florida!
    JMTallahassee
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Took a while for the clearly overworked waiter to notice us, but finally he did and brought what are without any doubt the very best chips and salsa to our table. The place was quite noisy for a Tuesday, with people having to talk loud over the music (shut it off, please if people are there to talk). After spending ridiculous amounts of money in the various theme parks for tiny portions of mediocre food, our dinner of nachos (which my wife and I shared) was out-of-this-world! It was also so affordable. If I could, I would eat at a Chevy's once a week. Except for the fireworks at Epcot, Chevy's was the best experience we had in Orlando! Yes, it was noisy, but bearable (plus it was our 28th anniversary!). Wish I'd gotten their salsa to-go!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid Tex-Mex
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We hadn't eaten at a Chevy's in about 15 years so we were surprised to see that he restaurant has gone through a major overhaul. The restaurant itself looks more "upscale" and the menu has been completely changed. We were put off at first by the much higher prices but the food was excellent. While the quality was spot on, the increased pricing and smaller portions move Chevy's off of our potential go-to list to our special occasion list. 4 stars for food, ambiance and service but we are a bit disappointed that the Chevy's we remember no longer exists.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holy Guacamole
    onerustyoneVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I seriously recommend the table-side guacamole. It was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor Dining in Orlando Try
    DrMelFl
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Outdoor Dining in Orlando Try Chevy's patio for great food and drinks when visiting the parks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Date- Miss the Fried Ice Cream
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I am local to Orlando and love Chevy's! Definitely some of the best Tex Mex in the area. The only thing they need to do is bring back the fried ice cream- it's so good and I was said it was no longer on menu....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It used to be good
    Jeff
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    It was better before the remodel and the menu change. Now it 's over priced with smaller portions and a menu lacking choices or descriptions about what was on the menu. I will not be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We were taken to there by a friend who loves Chevy's from visits to other States. Her meal was not visually attractive as she had expected from previous orders at other Chevy's, but the food was very tasty. Overall we all enjoyed our meals and would return and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Save 30% off Downtown Disney Eats!!
    DRWC
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Being in Disney is magical. They have everything you'd want, and serve you well. But what if you just want to "step outside to the real world?" Chevy's was ideal! They can seat over 100 guests, with a large open dining area, a fully appointed bar, fabulous staff and the kitchen made quick work of our orders. No complaints and a hearty recommendation!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow... What a remodel
    Juliusteasin
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The remodel is great .... Just a turn up too booshie I would say ..... I frequent this restaurant every year for my birthday and this time it was a surprise even for me
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    Toro
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    For a franchised Mexican restaurant the food was not bad at all. Had a couple of margaritas and they were good too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not recommended
    FoodieMCOVIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    not recommended staff and management could care less about customers
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good. Service was Fair.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Wasn't particularly thrilled with the restaurant. Price was somewhat reasonable considering the location. Not a bad experience but did not make me feel like I would go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent experience
    chevysfan1
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Online reservation was quick and easy. The restaurant was spacious and festive. Good music mix playing in the background. Service person could not have been more pleasant and helpful. The food was the absolute best. Great place whether you are alone or in a group. Every time we come to Orlando, we make sure that we go to Chevys atleast several times. . We could use a Chevys in Cherry Hill, NJ!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great TexMex
    Born2eat
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    We had a longer than normal wait time for a table, even with a reservation. But once seated our food was awesome as always.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remodeled!
    CathyVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I'm so happy that this Chevy's is still around! so many have closed in my area. The remodel is fantastic and the food is excellent, as usual. The chips and salsa are still the BOMB!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • carnitas fat-itas
    FoodieMCOVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    After being lied to by our first waitress that they were not going to make any more iced tea that day (11pm when they close at 2am), 1/3 of one of our carnitas order was pure fat. Took forever to get a decent order made even though the restaurant was virtually empty of customers. Why would a kitchen send out an order like that?
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So disappointed in the remodel
    Shar
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Chevy's used to be our favorite restaurant. Since the remodel, it has been disappointing. The menu has changed and many wonderful choices have been removed. The margaritas are bad (don't even waste your money...grainy alcohol taste), and the salsa is so spicy that it is unpleasant to eat it (unless you love a tongue on fire). The chips are still excellent. The service is really slow. We have a 3-year old and we used to get in and out in about 1 hour. Our last 2 visits have averaged about 2 hours! We just could not get our order taken, our food delivered, or our check at the end of the dinner. The mangers are not interested in hearing constructive feedback-just want to make excuses for the problems without any offer of compensation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    family
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Its across the street from Downtown Disney, easy to get to and the food and service is way better than some of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Helpless Hostess'
    food4thought
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We had a 5:45 reservation through Open Tables. Upon arrival, the Hostess said she would check on our table. After she didn't return for 10 minutes, I asked one of the other hostess' what our anticipated time was, to which she replied she would check on it. She was obviously new and clueless. After another 10 minutes, I was getting very frustrated & asked AGAIN. They apparently could tell my frustration & asked if a booth would be ok. We would make this work as we had 2 children with us that were hungry. Not impressed with the "reservation" process! Our waitress was very kind, but very quiet. This place is NOT quiet. The above "energetic" would not be the correct description!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great, but the
    e3m23c
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    The food was great, but the service was horrible. Another table got their food before us and they ordered after us. Two people got their food then 5 minutes went by before the third person got their food. Our waiter was more worried about how much tip he would get!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic