Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville

3.8
121 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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3.8
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our first drink we ordered tasted like JUICE. We asked the manager if next time they could use less juice and they told us we needed to order an extra shot. I’ve been coming to this chevys for YEARS and I’ve never had a Margarita like that. The Manager was also rude to us when we asked for our money back. The food was cold, none of my friends orders were right and they still didn’t care. Very disappointed with this location.

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karis
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Unbearably cold outside. Had to ask three times to adjust the space heaters. We were seated at our table at 8pm and didn’t receive our food until well after 9. No refill on drinks or chips and salsa. Not a great experience at all.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great food. Great service

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vipJoeG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a reservation for 1PM and we showed up on time. Asked for a window table but we were given a table looking at the front door. We asked if we could change to the open window table but some people after us without a reservation also wanted that table. So it was a very awkward and uncomfortable start that wasn’t handled well.
We got chips and salsa to start but most were broken in small pieces.
The main course for me was chipotle chicken enchiladas. They were pretty good and my dad had a combo which he enjoyed.
We had high expectations for a special occasion and could’ve been much better but unfortunately didn’t start off well.

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LorettaO
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE HAD ABOUT 20 PEOPLE AND THINGS WENT GREAT! THE STAFF WAS GREAT AND FOOD WAS AMAZING. SEE YOU EVERY TUESDAY

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Dana
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience2

Loud, long wait.
If you sit in the cantinas a there are 2 speakers with 2 different types of music blasting. Hard to talk to each other at the table.
Dessert took 25 minutes to get.

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LisaT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Even though I made a reservation, my family was seated in the patio area (it was way too cold and we were the only ones). The service was horrible. We will not return to this establishment.

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bloomers
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

this is the 3rd time and we enjoyed it as we were able to sit outside .The staff wore their masks and had gloves on when serving the food. Would come again.

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vipLisaF
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service was quite slow but they’re dealing with COVID restrictions, so I’ll give them a pass this time. The view is spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible, I’m super glad, was a perfect night 😍

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I had a reservation at 6:30p. Didn’t get seated until 7:23p. I have two eight year old kids with me and they were hungry. We waited over 10 mins after we got seated before anyone came to take our orders. While we enjoyed the ambiance, I would not likely going back there due to the waiting experience. I have never waited close to 1 hr when I actually had a reservation!

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jdesign260
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor socual distancing set-up

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LouisL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was happy to be able to support Chevys during this most difficult time for restaurants!

CJ
CoreyJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering COVID, I like the way they had outside seating set up. Great Waiter and great service.

BM
BonyM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was absolutely terrible, it tasted like it was reheated from yesterday's serving. The serving sizes were very little for the prices they were charging for!! I had no problem with the service, the waiter was very kind and on top of their game when it came to quality service and checking with our party of 14 if everything was okay. In the end, I was greatly disappointed with the food quality that was served to us; I hope this place is able to take this review into consideration and give the customers the proper dining we want!

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NickC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wonderful to sit on the water side and hear and see the bay.

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cells
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYONE MADE MY BIRTHDAY SO SPECIAL! THE BOY WITH THE BLUE HAIR WAS SO SWEET!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great, Drinks and foot!

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DonM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Poor all around. Very sad. I think they are doing the best they can with COVID-19 in their county.

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clairec
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Our server was very good and patient. However, when the salads we ordered arrived we were informed the custom dressing for them was "unavailable". They tried to make us accept some other yucky dressing, but I ended up eating my salad dry. Also yucky.

We should have been told when we ordered we could not have that dressing. The server was very specific to clarify we wanted the dressing as specified on the menu and we said yes. So it seemed lame to deliver the salads and THEN tell us couldn't have the dressing.

We did convince the manager to comp some desserts. That involved some back and forth as they only wanted to comp ONE dessert. The whole experience was not as hoped.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was awful, but the waiter was a great guy. There was a really loud obnoxious group shouting and arguing without care. Overall it's a chain and I wasn't expecting much but it didn't even meet the expectations I had. I'm trying to give it two stars but it keeps setting it to 4 stars so keep that in mind.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible and unorganized, food was terrible and crowd was very ratchet

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vipDiane
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a perfect day to eat outdoors, it was quiet and the food was very good. Our service was just what we wanted. She was patient and her service was great.

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so wonderful to be able to eat out at Chevys. Delicious food and excellent service!

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LaTaniaP
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a nice time. The food was great and the waitress was great.

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SandraS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The wait staff were excellent!! I hope they are appropriately compensated!

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elizabeth
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Needs improvement for distancing bar to close to table and customers to close with no masks. Customers socializing at back like nothing. That’s a no no coming from a medical perspective . Customers also not wearing masks when checking in. No one asked them to put masks

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GeorgiaM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I love this Chevys and will continue to support, but the service was beyond lousy. They sent our server on a lunch break after she gave us out chips, drinks and took our order. From the time we sat down, it took us an hour and fifteen minutes before we got out food. It seems the person who was to take over for our server never came to check our table. When we finally received our food, the food server never brought us tortilla shells to go with our fajitas and we only received them when my husband complained, which was 15 minutes after we received our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostesses tonight was great they were very accommodating everything was sanitized it was a lovely experience the team did a awesome job under this pandemic quarantine conditions they did great I appreciate it thank you stay safe

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TamaraE
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I recently made a reservation for 2:00pm . I came to the restaurant at 1:56pn . Upon arrival to the restaurant waited 15-20 mins prior to getting seated . Due to covid there were outside seating , Today was an unfortunately 86 degrees . The waiter finally sat us directly in the sun . I requested a shaded area with an umbrella because there were plenty . He told us it would be a 5 min wait and never came back to seat us . He moved on to the next guest and proceeded to sit them in a nice shaded area . I waited 10-15 mins before leaving . I will not return

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KimberlyR
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, kind of busy, but services great!! I will visit again

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LTanyaS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was slow and the waitress had a bad attitude. After waiting about 45 minutes for the food, it was dry and overcooked. Lastly, they bring me someone else’s check. I could have paid it and left, but I didn’t. I would go back for the drinks, but not the food.

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LadyDianeH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I would like to thank the bartender who was not only a bartender but also the server thank you I forgot his name but his shift started at 5pm.

JD
JanelleD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Upon arriving at the restaurant, we were told that they do not participate in Open Table. I showed my confirmation and their response was that Open Table takes too long to take the restaurants off their program. We asked to speak with the manager to see if we could be seated faster than the 30-minute wait they quoted. His response was, "No, I cannot put you at the top of the list. It is not my fault that Open Table let this reservation go through." We asked for something to compensate while we wait and he offered chips and salsa. Chips and salsa at a restaurant that gives FREE chips and salsa. Wow. So, we left.

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vipNatalieS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome drinks. We had fun celebrating our friend’s bday.

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KateCorn
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got seated immediately with open table. Chicken fajitas were delicious with a peach margarita ! Excellent service!!!

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MissDee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My experience was horrible. Reservation was for 730 didnt get seated until after 8. 7 out of 25 people didnt ever recieve their meals and when they removed their items from the check they didnt remove their taxes. This is the worst experience i have ever had @ Chevys and unfortunately it was my daughters 21st birthday! Our waiter left without telling us, which unfortunately wasnt good for the next waiter who had no idea what was going on.
Im never going back again.
The food was cold and never came together.
Thank you
Deirdre Taylor

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john
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

-you need more wait staff on a busy night like that night
-faster service, but we were fine with karina, she was just over worked and we understood, no complaints about her, but she and others certainly needed help that night

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LizR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They were short staffed, didn't even have Coke or diet Coke. Our appetizer came out with the dinners. Our waitress was nice but she was clearly too stressed.

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 3.8 stars by 121 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.