1728 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX, United States
, Local Traditional
Not only is Chuy's popular with current Austin residents, it's often the first place that visiting University of Texas alums want to go to when they're in town. So it's crowded, almost always. Grab a swirl margarita (with a dollop of cherry flavor) and a seat in the large bar area, and enjoy top-notch people watching while you wait. There's also a free chips and salsa bar to tide you over until mealtime. The margaritas plus the gaudy decor -- shiny hubcaps, cartoon fish, an Elvis shrine -- can make you a little dizzy, so drink it all in slowly. The Classic Tex-Mex Enchiladas are a favorite of many Chuy's regulars. For serious appetites the "big as yo' face" steak burrito with green chiles (very spicy) may cause you to channel Elvis (in his chubby years).