By Todd Barron @ FoodieCuisine.com
It’s dinner time and once again I’m with a group of co-workers who are tired and hungry after traveling from around the country to Orlando, Florida.
We end up at Chevy’s Fresh Mex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida at around 7pm. The group wants to go to the chain of Chevy’s Fresh Mex which looks like your standard American-Mexican restaurant from the outside.
The menu is impressive to say the least with many items which I want to order. The problem is, most of the items on the menu will go straight to my waist.
Clocking in at 920 calories they offer the Mesquite Grilled Fish Tacos. Although 920 calories sounds like a lot, when compared to items which have 1500 or more, it’s not too bad. The plate comes with two tacos on flour tortillas, grilled fish, lettuce, chipotle sauce, and cojita cheese and the tacos are sided with grilled vegetables and a side of corn tamalito.
While waiting on the food I am very impressed with the balloon artists walking around entertaining the kids. I’m not used to seeing people make balloon hats, animals, and even suits in real-time, but they are doing it and and the designs look amazing. I wish there was a Chevy’s in my area as my son would love the balloons, regardless of how the food tastes.
Fortunately, my food comes out and looks wonderful. The fish is grilled nicely and smells great. The vegetables are a little too charred but have a nice flavor to them and are far better than fattier options. The tacos are moist, seasoned well, and the chipotle sauce adds a nice small kick to the flavor and heat levels.
I am very pleased with my food and would order it again in a heartbeat. I do not try the other food at the table but the dishes my co-workers order look great as well. In a nutshell, I have a great dinner and want to visit a Chevy’s again in the future. I do not normally like chain restaurants very much, but Chevy’s beats the trend.