Part wacky Tex-Mex restaurant, part shrine to Elvis, dogs, and hubcaps, and part kitschy gift shop, Chuy's is a true Texas original. Always busy and always fun, this is the place to go for large, many-flavored margaritas and original dishes like the Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken, which is coated in potato chips. The Chuychanga—a fried flour tortilla filled with chicken, cheese, cilantro, and green chilies, and best when ordered with Deluxe Tomatillo Sauce—is bigger
than most people's forearms and is life-alteringly good. Be sure to request complimentary creamy jalapeño dip to accompany your chips and salsa (trust us on this one). At happy hour, poor college kids and high-rolling energy traders dig into complimentary nachos served out of the trunk of a classic Cadillac.