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Popular Texas Tex-Mex Eatery Chuy’s Debuts in Miami

And build-your-own-nacho stations are on the menu

The Elvis Presley memorial combo

One of the OG Tex-Mex restaurants in the country, Chuy’s, has debuted its first South Florida location in Doral at 8001 NW 36th Street. This opening will mark the ninth Florida location and 91st restaurant overall for the company, which opened its first restaurant in Austin 35 years ago.

On the menu guests can expect dishes like enchiladas, stuffed chile rellenos, and its aptly named “big as yo’ face” burritos. And to add an extra touch, the tortillas are made daily right in the dining room of the restaurant on a comal, a flat griddle typically used in Mexico.

The restaurant’s popular happy hour is also debuting in Miami, featuring a “fully loaded” nacho car, which consists of a free build-your-own nacho station housed in the trunk of a vintage car loaded with chips, salsa, queso, beans and ground sirloin, all available from 4 to 7 p.m. every Monday to Friday.

The restaurants are know for their funky decor with things like a custom Elvis Shrine, metal palm trees, a hubcap-covered ceiling, the “La Chihuahua Bar” showcasing local’s dog photos, and a school of hand-carved wooden fish “swimming” through the restaurant – each, apparently, with its own “story.” of which has its own unique story.

The restaurant is now open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m. And for the first four weeks of opening, diners have the chance to discover a Golden Ticket in their silverware with a variety of offers like a free appetizer, entrée, tres leches and more.

Chuy’s Tex-Mex Miami

8001 NW 36th St, Miami, FL 33166