The day has come with Tex-Mex sensation Chuy’s opens its doors for the first time in Colorado at 6595 W. 104th Avenue in Westminster. With funky colorful décor (that includes an Elvis shrine in each dining room) and interiors created specifically for each individual outpost, Chuy’s has a following for dishes like the stuffed chile rellenos, chicka-chicka boom-boom enchiladas, and the famous creamy jalapeño.
Chuy’s is a chain, one that was founded in 1982. The business took its stock public in 2012, a move that led to dozens of locations sprouting all over the country. If anything, much like In-N-Out Burgers (no, Colorado is still not getting one) and Torchy’s (we have five of those around these parts), the many locations are a reflection of the cultish following the company has. Its Tex Mex menu is only part of the draw. Approachable family-friendly fare, an unwritten secret menu that makes guests feel part of an exclusive club, and a lively décor add to the recipe for success.
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Chuy’s Westminster is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. On weekdays, the restaurant features drink specials and a “fully-loaded nacho car,” a free build-your-own nacho station with chips, salsa, queso, ground sirloin and more, from 4 to 7 p.m.
To sound like a regular, order the Chuy gooey with a side of creamy jalapeño ranch. The secret menu dish is a layered Mexican dip with refried beans, ground sirloin, queso, guacamole, sour cream, and more.