Takeaways from the long-awaited opening of Chuy’s in Midland

Chuy’s officially opened its Midland location on Tuesday. The day before, the restaurant held a fundraiser for Bynum School and the Reporter-Telegram got a sneak peek at the restaurant and its food. Here are some takeaways.

Food
The Tex-Mex restaurant brings all its signature dishes. For those familiar with the menu, the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom enchiladas and Big As Yo’ Face burritos are always one of the most popular dishes with customers. Try their flour tortillas with one of the fajita plates. For those eating with a picky eater, chicken flautas are a great choice. Be sure to try the queso and creamy jalapeno sauce with tortilla chips.

Chuy’s held a fundraising event on Monday, June 13, 2022 for Bynum School. The Tex-Mex restaurant will officially open its doors to the public on Tuesday, June 13.

Mercedes Cordero/Midland Reporter-Telegram

Drinks
Chuy’s is proud that its drinks are always made with freshly squeezed fruit juice. Here are some of the drinks recommended by Chuy’s bartender, Jorge Bocanegra: any of Chuy’s famous margaritas, the strawberry mojito, and the New Mexican Martini, infused with green chilies. Also available, Chuy’s famous margaritas by the gallon.

Happy hour is 3-6pm Monday-Friday. Drink specials include $1.50 off Regular House Margaritas, $1.50 off Full Size House Margaritas, $1 off House Texan Martinis, $1 off Local Beers and 1 $ off wine glasses. And $5 queso.

Chuy's held a fundraising event on Monday, June 13, 2022 for Bynum School.  The Tex-Mex restaurant will officially open its doors to the public on Tuesday, June 13.

Chuy’s held a fundraising event on Monday, June 13, 2022 for Bynum School. The Tex-Mex restaurant will officially open its doors to the public on Tuesday, June 13.

Mercedes Cordero/Midland Reporter-Telegram

Dessert
If you are a fan of HEB’s tres leches cake, you will definitely want to order a tres leches cake. As the kids like to say, 10 out of 10 would recommend it. If tres leches cake isn’t your cup of tea, try the Chuy Chuy churro bites.

Chuy's held a fundraising event on Monday, June 13, 2022 for Bynum School.  The Tex-Mex restaurant will officially open its doors to the public on Tuesday, June 13.

Chuy’s held a fundraising event on Monday, June 13, 2022 for Bynum School. The Tex-Mex restaurant will officially open its doors to the public on Tuesday, June 13.

Mercedes Cordero/Midland Reporter-Telegram

Atmosphere
The Midland location doesn’t lack Chuy’s eclectic design — hand-carved fish “swimming” from the ceiling of the La Chihuahua bar, Elvis’s shrine, and hubcap room. According to a patron attending the event, it was “like leaving Midland and being transported into the city”. Keep an eye out for framed photos of local dogs collected earlier this year.

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