Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville

3.9
188 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Chevys Fresh Mex® is Mexican un-chained. We serve up delicious simplicity in a casual but energized atmosphere. Whether you’re with friends or family, there’s a fiesta waiting for you at Chevys.

We pride ourselves in the freshest food and drinks, made every day from scratch. Think California inspired Mesquite-fired flavor with farm fresh ingredients. We use only fresh, top-quality ingredients in our beloved recipes to create a one-of-a-kind fiesta of the senses that inspires celebration amongst food lovers, spice lovers and fun lovers.
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3.9
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3.8
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3.9
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It’s a chain so you know what you’re gonna get food wise. That being said, it was Mother’s Day and you could tell the place had been pumping since brunch- the floors were greasy, there were broken chips and beans under our table, etc, the one wheelchair accessible bathroom stall was out of order in the women’s room with no signage or indication of an alternative. The table we were at was also not great- seated at the window where the sun was beating down despite the shade drawn and the bay view was further obscured by the plastic sheeting outside covered in bird droppings. Felt like being under a magnifying glass- outside seating was probably the way to go. The kids’ tater tots were cold so we asked for a new hot batch but it took so long by the time they came out we were done eating. The server was friendly and gracious but not one time did anyone come by for water refills. Also when we arrived we were a few minutes late for our reservation and there was a giant line to check in with one hostess. We waited about ten minutes and had several parties cut the front of the line before we got to the hostess who then informed us we were late and almost lost our spot despite waiting patiently. Overall the restaurant seemed overwhelmed with the high traffic day. Would I go back mid week for an outdoor table and a margarita? Maybe.

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AnnaR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

They had a DJ with huge speakers outside. Thank goodness we were inside where the blasting sound was muffled. Service was super slow and inattentive. Food was fine. There was very little accommodation for my celiac daughter and gluten free food even though we had checked the website for gf before we left. She couldn’t eat the chips or ground beef which are both her favorites. My food was dry, but the margaritas were only $6, which was nice. Floors and bathroom were filthy. Table wasn’t too clean either. We won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was absolutely amazing! Very tentative thank you for a awesome experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Experience was very nice and quiet

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We had a fajita combo plate and drinks. Drinks pretty good but the steak was flavorless and have the consistency of rubber. The dining area had a filthy floor with many food spills and the service was laughably neglectful. For example our fajita plate arrived sizzling away and after THREE requests the accompanying tortillas arrived 15 minutes later and by then the meat was cold. Avoid this terribly managed restaurant!

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Cynthia
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We felt safe in the open area inside the restaurant. Originally we were planning on outdoor dining. The waiter (I wish I remembered his name) was excellent-attentive and very quick with meeting our requests. We will go back when we are in the area again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I would really like to give the whole staff the benefit of the doubt here because of COVID but there could have been better communication in the team. We made a reservation for two, we were asked our name and said it would be a moment. The hostess could not find any servers to help us and the two hostesses seemed to be visibly overwhelmed. We waited next to a family with 3 kids who had been waiting longer than us. After both hostesses left the front desk we waited outside for them to return as some people that were waiting inside were not wearing masks. After waiting another 20min to be called. We went back to the desk to ask if we could be seated, they didn’t remember us and had to take my name down again only to tell us that they were only seating reservations on 1 1/2 of the restaurant. They offered us a huge booth that the family next to us had been waiting for, for at least 30min. We rejected and asked to sit at a smaller table. Once there we had to flag down a waiter that was also visibly overwhelmed while across the restaurant, what looked like the manager and an employee were having a heated argument in the window outside while the employee smoked a cigarette with her gloves on. Although this was entertaining to watch from afar, they were far to short staffed to have this also happening for a good 15min. Once we had our waiters attention the food was fine and the drinks made it in a timely manner. I don’t think I’ll be going back soon. Maybe after they get back on their feet again.

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Maganda2
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our reservation was at 6:45 pm. We all arrived at 6:40. The lady hostess said it will be about 5 minutes for the table to be ready at the Cantina. We waited. meanwhile a group of 4 Hispanics who came at 6:50 got seated at the table for 6, and one of the servers pulled the extra table. At 7:15 I asked the girl when do we get seated. Her reply: there is no table available for 6 at the time and she will call us. We have to wait outside. So we all stepped out. Meanwhile people kept on coming. By 7:30 I went in again. A guy asked me if I had reservation? I told him I do have the reservation Under Victoria for 6 at 6:45 and the lady had left, I don’t see her around. She went on her break, I was told. I didn’t feel arguing in front of my family so I said: Just seat us anywhere cause it was getting late. Total wait time was 50 minutes to get a table, although I had a reservation.
Price of food and bar is much higher at the dining room than the cantina.
That’s how they take advantage of people.

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Gavin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was so bad we left. Called three days ahead, was advised to make a reservation so we could have a Window seat overlooking the water. Did exactly that. Arrived early. They didn't have one open. No problem - how long would the wait be? "No idea, talk to my manager" and walked off. Decided to eat somewhere else.

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CarlosV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Waiter was great but where they sat us was near to carts of left overs and smelled bad. I had a reservation and a table wasn't ready until much later

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

The waiter took for ever to give us our chips and drinks the food was good but the costumer service was wack. Also I had requested for Freddy as my waiter cuz he has very good customer service I never have no issues with him and they gave me another one and he was very slow he forgot about our orders and drinks often

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Dizzy
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We used to have dinner at Chevy's frequently, when our kids were small, as it was a place where we could feel comfortable with young children and the food was predictable - but good. Our twins are now grown, but we decided to give the Emeryville restaurant a try, as our local Chevy's closed several years ago. It was disappointing. It took almost 20 minutes for a waiter to acknowledge our presence and bring chips and water. Few busboys on duty. After ordering two margaritas, we were told that my wife's margarita had to be 'on the rocks' as their blender was broken. Really? Chevy's can't make a blended margarita on a Saturday night? Finally, our food order was wrong. Service was frankly atrocious, and we won't go back to this restaurant.

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VanessaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was OK didn’t like the fact that we were in the patio and there was a large party and I had two kids with me the language was inappropriate at times for my kids but other than love the food love the
Guacamole

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ElsieM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We did not stay. The outdoor patio was closed.

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Dave3954572
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was very slow the food was okay . I ask the host sir the water she said no sir have. Room had reservations. They sit by the. Door super cold. Host did not greeting us when walk in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Had a 7pm reservation wasn’t seated until 7:40 after having to ask several times. One of the hostesses was very rude. Sat down and didn’t order until 820 by 910 we still had no food and had just got our first drinks (melted margaritas) . I love Chevys but they have really changed

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BA1Dee
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Alex, was EXCEPTIONAL. He was very attentive which really made our Girl's Night Out memorable especially since we hadn't seen each other (in person) since February 2020.

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JaniceMH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is FANTASTIC, same with atmosphere and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great. But service was slow. Took about 15 min for us to get drinks.

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Steaklovers
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Checks is one of our other favorites to grab a bite to eat! Unfortunately this time the food was subpar , dry and just not good. Salsa was even watered down no flavor at all! I was surprised honestly as I’ve never had a bad experience here in all my years of coming. It was disappointing. Waitress was nice , tried to be attentive.

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vipJessie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal sitting outside on the patio and look forward to returning soon.

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MyFAV
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was very good. We had steak fajitas. We sat outside on the patio by the water.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Qué tal amigos mi experiencia fue muy buena como siempre pero hubo algo que no me pareció a mi gusto que dejaran entrar mascotas creo que su prestigio es primero espero tengan más cuidado en esos detalles gracias

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant did not have a reservation even though we booked via OpenTable we had to wait an hour to be seated and the general manager refused to speak to us and was very rude and refused to see us for the first 30 45 minutes.

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Sette
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Different food variety especially side an costumers is right all the time couldn’t get to change order

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was very salty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast yesterday the food was delicious the drinks are the best and Freddy was very professional and attended us great he made sure we had everything we ordered and that it was correct I totally recommend this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was sub par. I specifically asked for my order to go 30 minutes prior to receiving it. I even reminded our server, yet it came out on a plate. I kindly asked our server if the kitchen would box it in which I was told no.

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JhonyC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

They need lots of waiters there service is very slow

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KimberlyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Emeryville location is my favorite! The food is consistently good and the service was very good. My only issue is they should clean the large window looking out to the water, other than that it’s great!

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NaomiC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Chevy's was very good about our reservation. Took us on time.
I didn't like my dish and my server removed it. My drink was really good! Their service was good, food was just okay for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was good. Server was great and food was brought out in a timely matter. Bathroom was messy and someone had messed up the floor of one of the stalls. Made staff aware of that.
Girl at the front desk was lack luster, hard to understand and hear and didn’t communicate clearly.

Beautiful View! And if you have such an asset ro your restaurant you should make sure the windows are clean and sparkly!!

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JhonyC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

There is not enough waiters there
The service is horrible. They take forever in bringing our food
When it arrived it was cold

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Javoni
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

service was terrible we waited so long after reservation time to be seated and they acted like the never checked us in the drink i had was sent back twice because it was nasty, not saying that wont be back but NO TIME soon

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KennethA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The poor waitress was too busy. But the whole place was busy and understaffed. Completely understand due to the situation. We will always be back.

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LawrenceK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

good drinks, decent food portions. parking difficult.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The waiter was rude but the food was good

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AlexiaR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The hostess was super rude and everyone around noticed, even coworkers. But Hector, our waiter’s great attitude made up it times ten!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Sunday lunchtime extremely long wait time for server to take order and food to be served. yikes- about 2 hour 15 min total time at restaurant for party of 3

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Megan
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Great drinks, food is fairly good. Definitely recommend the mango margarita.

FAQs

Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 653-8210.

Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville is rated 3.9 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.