Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville

3.6
112 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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Nov 26, 2020

Join Chevys for a Special 3-Course Dinner on Thanksgiving. Book your table to secure your spot today! Celebrate Thanksgiving with a 3-Course Meal, plus all your Fresh Mex favorites, $24.00 for adults, and just $10.00 for those 12 and under. Plus, $5 Drink Specials!

What 112 people are saying
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.7
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3.6
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3.7
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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NatalieS
San Francisco
4 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.

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LuraM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I had an 830 reservation and waited for over an hour to be seated. The food was disgusting. The drinks wasn’t even good. I don’t think I will be going back to Chevys.

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YessicaToral
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We did a reservation and waited a very long long time, over an hour. I will not be going or recommending anyone. The manager said it didn't matter if we did a RSVP nor did he care. The food was awful. The rice had been in the heater and was very hard. The food was very bad.

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ConsueloR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful and friendly

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ChynaM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I like the food. I just didn’t like making a reservation and still having to wait 20 minutes. We asked why there would be a wait and we were told “there are a lot of people with 7pm reservations” which is fine but if you can’t accommodate everyone with a reservation at the time of their reservation don’t make them as available.

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Aarlaurjul
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This is based on the timely service. We had an OpenTable reservation for 4:30 It took 20 minutes to seat us and another 30 to get drinks from the bar. It was early in the day before dinner rush. I can't imagine what happened for the rest of the evening. The servers were very nice but the service time was absolutely beyond ridiculous!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Food was awful. Employees very angry

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Food4soul
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good, easy to get to our tables, fast service and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Table was ready for us. A bit noisy. Waiter was very busy. He was great when he was at our table.

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vipShananD
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just a regular dining place. Definitely not to be remembered.

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 3.6 stars by 112 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.