Popular national Tex-Mex concept restaurant Chuy’s plans to open its first South Florida location in Doral in February 2018. The opening will mark the 9th Florida location and 91st restaurant overall for the established brand, which opened its very first restaurant 35 years ago in Austin, Texas.
With 15 locations in Texas by the late 2000’s, the Chuy’s team has expanded to 19 states – and is now hiring as many as 175 employees here at its new Doral location.
Chuy’s combines traditional Tex-Mex made-from-scratch cuisine and a playful lineup of cocktails, with an eccentric dining room design offering a flavorful and whimsical culinary experience. Chuy’s restaurants are notable for their fresh ingredients and quirky design – and the stories behind it all.
“Good things come to those who wait,” quipped Local Owner and Operator William Stringer. “We’re very excited about opening in Miami and thrilled that the opening is on the horizon. The Doral location is an ideal environment for a brand like ours – it’s an exciting, growing community hungry for new and fun places to dine and drink.”
The menu offers an explosion of flavors, featuring authentic dishes crafted with hand-rolled tortillas made fresh all day on a traditional comal in the dining room. The recipes come from New Mexico, the Rio Grande Valley, Mexican border towns, South Texas, Austin, and beyond.
Popular items include truly authentic dishes such as enchiladas rolled by hand and stuffed chile rellenos, complemented by signature homemade sauces, ranging from a mild tomatillo to the spicy hatch green chile sauce. Playful, must-try signature plates include the Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom Enchiladas and Chuy’s Famous Big As Yo’ Face Burritos – the size of the burrito is guaranteed.
Sure to become a popular destination to wind down after work, the one-of-a-kind happy hour at Chuy’s will be offered Monday through Friday, 4-7 p.m. – featuring a variety a drink specials including scratch-made margaritas with fresh-squeezed lime juice and hand shaken Texas martinis.
Along with the selection of affordable pours, Chuy’s will serve up the best happy hour deal in town, their famous fully-loaded Nacho Car – a free, unlimited, build-your-own nacho station housed in the trunk of a vintage car – loaded with fresh chips, salsa, queso, beans, and ground sirloin.
Known for its funky décor, Chuy’s signature look includes 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 of which has its own unique story.
However, with a nod to its new Miami market, diners can expect to see vibrant locally-inspired details. The Chuy’s motto is “If you’ve seen one Chuy’s, you’ve seen one Chuy’s” – because no two restaurants are the same.
To prepare for opening, Chuy’s will hire 175 team members beginning Jan. 8. Interested applicants can apply in-person at 8001 NW 36th St., in Doral:
• Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.;
• Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; or
• Apply online at www.chuys.com/careers/hourly.
Chuy’s Doral will be located at 8001 NW 36th Street. It will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. For further information about Chuy’s, visit: www.chuys.com or at www.facebook.com/ChuysDoral/.