Worst and Best Cerveza

Mexico has a strong history of quality beer and Cerveza is very popular around the globe. Some like certain brands over others though! There are brands of dark beers, like Bohemia Obscura and Negra Modelo and Amber ales made by Dos XX, Leon and Indio.

What’s your favorite? Either way, most cerveza tastes great to us! Stop by Chuy’s and have a cerveza.


The John Madden Story

For our new followers, we’d like to re-tell the John Madden Story.

Monday night back in 1987, John Madden made a surprising stop here at Chuy’s with the desire to view the Monday night football game on television. Not only did he enjoy the football game, but our traditional, homemade Mexican food. Various times, Mr. Madden posted supportive articles in TIMES, Sports Illustrated, and various other publications of the restaurant, its location, and the generous hospitality he received during his visit. In 1993, he featured the restaurant on the All Madden Show. It was at that time, Mr. Madden named Chuy’s Restaurant the” All Madden Hall of Fame”.

John Madden has continued to visit the restaurant every year since then to not only enjoy the hospitality we offer but his favorite plate “Chicken Picado” No. 21 on our menu. We have had the pleasure of getting to know his wife and sons. They are great people! We truly consider John Madden a sincere friend and enjoy his hospitality when he visits. Our sincere Thanks to John Madden and his family for taking Chuy’s Restaurant beyond the city limits and for giving supportive acknowledgment of one of Texas’ finest Mexican Food restaurants.

Healthy Fish to Eat

Fish can provide an excellent low-calorie protein source without the fat and cholesterol of red meats. However, some varieties such as shark and mackerel are very high in mercury. Mercury is a known carcinogen and a pollutant of the habitats for many fish, including farmed fish, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The USDA recommends eating at least eight ounces of healthy, low-mercury fish per week. Limit your consumption of high-mercury fish to no more than 12 ounces a week.

When enjoying catfish, choose the American kind — raised, procured and sold as an American product. Imported catfish may contain high levels of cancer-causing toxins. Broiled or grilled catfish is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for heart and brain health, and selenium, which is important for cell metabolism.


Salmon is a heart-healthy food that is rich in omega-3 acids. The larger and older the fish, the more mercury it might contain. Therefore, limit farm-raised or Atlantic salmon to one serving every two months, but enjoy canned Pacific salmon two times a week, according to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.


Perhaps a neighbor just returned from a weekend fishing trip and has some trout to spare. Freshwater trout is best and can be enjoyed biweekly, according to the Washington State Department of Health. This fish is rich in omega-3 fats, which are good for the heart.


Canned tuna is a popular pantry staple for good reason. It is a quick, cheap source of low-fat protein and is rich in vitamins B12 and D, calcium and iron. However, albacore tuna contains almost three times as much mercury as skipjack tuna, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. Therefore, pregnant women and young children should focus on consuming primarily skipjack, or light varieties of tuna. Furthermore, canned tuna can be high in sodium, so look for low-sodium versions if you’re watching your salt intake.


Raw or steamed, oysters are a rich source of protein and omega-3 fats. The Washington State Department of Health states that oysters are low in mercury and can be enjoyed two to three times weekly. Those with health conditions, however, such as immunodeficiency disorders like AIDS or cancer, should avoid oyster consumption due to their potential bacteria containment.


Rich in iodine, shrimp is a low-fat, low-calorie shellfish that can be enjoyed weekly, according to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. Shrimp can be boiled, grilled, sauteed or added to a salad while still retaining the same delicious taste.


The smaller the fish, the less mercury it contains. Older, larger fish eat the small fish and therefore absorb their mercury and toxins. Sardines, such as herring, are small fish that are low in mercury and high in essential omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, vitamin D and several B-vitamins. They are sometimes enjoyed plain on crackers or out of a can. Because many canned versions are high in sodium, consume them in moderation or look for low-sodium canned versions if you are controlling your sodium intake.

Enjoy some of our delicious Fish Tacos next time you’re here!

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Chuy’s Restaurant

1200 West Broadway

P.O. Box 1029

Van Horn, TX 79855

(432) 283-2066


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Enjoy a meal at Chuy’s


Since 1959, Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant has prided itself by providing its guests with an amiable dining experience combined with exceptional Mexican cuisine. We wish to make your visit a pleasant and memorable one.