Chevys Fresh Mex - Riverfront

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430 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipSanDiegoMan
San Diego
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Fajita steak meat was bland and tasteless. This used to be Chevy’s Signature dish. Very disappointing. Service was attentive, but staff was very stoic.

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CraigG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hadn’t been to Chevys since prepandemic … food was good and the chips & dip never disappoint… fun time out

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JudyM
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

It's been awhile since we've been to Chevy's on the Riverfront. Our food and service were excellent. The restaurant, however, could really use an update as it looks rather raggedy -- just saying.

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lisamarie
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food was fantastic as always! The decor and seating is tired, worn and super dirty. I was very disappointed to see the horrible condition the fixtures are in. Service was exceptional and the food was just as good.

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ENDL
Sacramento
28 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating friends engagement & pre-wedding
A table of 6 of us. Felt bad 4 server , u don’t have enough help.
Our server handled it very well. The reception person was wonderful also.
Thank u so much
Elaine Lyons

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Shella22
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Sad to say I was disappointed in the food. Cold had to ask for replacement.

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ShelleyM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I both had salads -- the cobb and the tostada salads. They both were very tasty. I had carnitas on mine -- super good but wish there was a bit more!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my sisters bday food was good better then the last time we came. Thank you staff!

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BevR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a Saturday afternoon late lunch (1:30 pm) on the patio. Even though it was a very warm day, it was comfortable under the shade of the covered section. Our server was friendly and helpful; we couldn't have asked for better service. There were three of us, each ordering a different salad from the lunch menu. I particularly liked the fajita salad, which included the sizzling platter of meat and vegies. It was lovely to look out at the trees and the river. We all enjoyed the whole experience and will definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Johnny greet us when we came in . Provide us drinks and chips as soon as we walked in. We were like, awesome, it is going to be a great night...but noooooo. After we got our table , no one came to us for over 39min. I had to look for a manager to get service. After other 15min we flagged a waitress down and she said sorry that's not my table. Finally after 80min , someone came over and ask if we need anything else ...really ???...anywho we order some tacos and left. Only Johnny was great...everyone else were the worst.

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vipSandy
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience4

Food was ok. Drinks are good. They lost our order so it took a long time for food to arrive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was horrible, the waitress spilt food on my wife that was hot liquid. The management was horrible and would not do anything about it. Wouldn’t fix the food errors and didn’t care that I would not be a repeat customer.

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MarkW
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Couldn’t get a waiter had to get up and go find somebody. Awful service

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time2eat
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our server was awesome! …front door greeter person not so much. Stood there (with no line) for 10min before even being greeted, then Lots of frowns & annoyance until the manager approached (she was great!). Maybe just a bad day?! … and be ready for flies inside… lots of flies! Ewww.

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AndyW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We decided to eat outdoors on their balcony overlooking the river. This was a BIG mistake. We had a very hard time eating our food because of all the bees swarming around our food. When we mentioned this to our waitress, she mentioned they were aware of the problem but hadn't told us about it when they seated us at the table. We asked to move to another table, but that wasn't much better. They never apologized for the problem. Next time, I think we will go to their restaurant in Elk Grove.

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MeritaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first dine in with Chevys since COVID. Food is excellent and our server was outstanding. We sat outdoor, my sister and myself enjoyed the atmosphere.

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JDB2018
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time that I've dined here in quite a while. Food was good. Wide selection of choices. Had the Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas and my companion had the Beef Enchiladas. We both enjoyed out lunches. Due to the outside temperature, we dined inside. Still had a nice view of the river.

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VeronicaH
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Service was great once seated. Waiter attentive and pleasant. My o lay issue is reservations were for 5:45 and was not seated until over 30 minutes later.

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BarbaraB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Monthly Family Gathering.

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WL22
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The place was rundown and filthy dirty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great server!

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DanielleH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Three of us went for my moms birthday, while the service was good, our food was not. The salsa was bland, the wings were room temperature and not very flavorful, the enchiladas and tacos were bland and not very good. Also the food came out cold. The best part was the fried ice cream.

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LeoL
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Reservation questions were a waste of effort. Hostess did not look up our reservation so NONE of the requests were accommodated.

40th Anniversay at our favorite restaurant less than expected - anticipated - desired

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love this location

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My first time to the riverbank location. It was a good experience

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I usually enjoy this place but the entire staff was just a hot mess, and that trickled down to the food and our drinks as well. Just getting checked in for our reservation took 20 min and when I got someone’s attention to say I was here for a reso, she (a a manager, it seemed) said “that’s nice” and walked off. Had to ask for refills of our bottomless mimosas, and we only got 2 refills in the almost 2 hours we spent there (most of it waiting). If it looks like “the B Team” is working, don’t stay. Come back and look for their A Team.

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SANDRAP
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

I go to this chevys all the time. I even pull up on the dock from my boat and walk over. This time we cam in for weekend brunch early 11 right before the rush. Our server must have been overwhelmed or something because this was the worst service I have ever received from there. I had to call her over every time. she never checked on us and we ordered appetizer sampler and she never cam back for our food order, I had to wave someone down. even for refills or a new drink. Bad service this time. which makes me not want not come back for a while and I go here every weekend sometime both saturday and sunday

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2foodies
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outing with the family. We had the brunch and the churro pancakes were bomb. Loved it

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RickN
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Service was great but I had the steak and shrimp shrimp were good steak was not super chewy over cooked no flavor could have had a better steak at Denny’s rice was great tortillas were awesome nice and warm

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ArtisR
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! She had a great personality and was very helpful. Getting in was easy and they even made it possible to sit outside. We work close to this location so I'll be going back very soon!

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TammyB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service
I love using this app. Thank u

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MattW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Both drink orders were wrong or missing something. Food was just ok and took some time for the waitress to bring all of it. Hard to eat fajitas without tortillas. Had to wave down a manager to get my check. Not a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was denied outdoor seating when people were dining outside. Was limited to only brunch menu and took 15 mins before anyone came to our table with water.

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Tami
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We asked for water from 3 different employees for our party of 5. I finally got up and went to the bar. We also repeatedly asked for chips and salsa before it was brought. There were a lot of people working, but no one seemed to take responsibility for checking in tables. It was 108 outside, so I’d expect the restaurant to be warm, but it was hot. The food was decent, but definitely over-priced for what it was. My son requested Chevys on the River for his birthday. It was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the outside seating at this location. Nice relaxing meal with the family.

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vipStaida
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Greeter / hostess seemed irritated with everything

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Excellent place to eat on the River.

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MIchaelG
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Like other restaurants, it seems Chevy’s riverfront is experiencing a personnel deficit right now due to the overreaction to the covid “pandemic” by politicians & “scientists” nearly decimating the whole food service industry. While the food was top notch it took way too long (50 minutes) from ordering to delivery to the table. The service was adequate but not nearly up to pre-shutdown level.
We will return to the location because it’s one of our favorites in Sacramento, but this visit wasn’t the same enjoyable experience that we’ve had in the past. Hopefully it will improve.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With our kids

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terralu
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second Saturday in a row for brunch. We had such a wonderful visit the first time, we decided to go again. Food was wonderful and so were the Bloody Marys and Mimosas. We had exceptional service thanks to the Silvia who took care of us both visits. Next time we go we'll ask to be seated in her area. Had outside seating which overlooks the Sacramento River so the ambiance was great.

FAQs

Chevys Fresh Mex - Riverfront offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 649-0390.

Chevys Fresh Mex - Riverfront is rated 4 stars by 430 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.