Saturday, February 6, 2010

Chimy's Cerveceria ~ Fort Worth, Texas

Since the RJG cannot seem to get out of his rut of not posting, we are glad to announce that we have our first guest post! Joe Thomas runs The Grapevine TX Online website. Thanks Joe for the contribution!

Originally based out of Lubbock Texas, Chimy's Cerveceria came to Fort Worth several years ago and has been serving up some of the strongest margarita's in town ever since. Their location is really just an alley behind a strip mall on the west side of Fort Worth. If this place doesn't look, smell, and feel like a Regular Joe's type place then nothing does.

It is probably easiest to start with the margarita's which happen to be
named after automobiles. You can get anything from the Cadillac (most popular) to the Porsche or Ferrari or many others. I upgraded to the Porsche and it did not disappoint. The Porsche was huge and even though I do not tend to think of myself as a lightweight I only needed one to do the trick.

The food was very basic tex-mex. Your choices range from nachos to quesadillas to "gut rockets" which are their version of chimichangas. I decided to go with the chicken fajita nachos which were enormous. You could easily feed two people here. At a $6.99 price point, the nachos tasted exactly like what you think you would get for $6.99 fajita nachos. But after finishing about half of my margarita, I enjoyed the nachos very much. Maybe this was because half my body was numb.

The wife tried one of the "gut rockets" being that she love chimichangas. She thought it was pretty good, but not great. Again at a price point of about 5 bucks, perhaps her expectations should have been tempered a bit.

Chimy's has a huge patio area with a bunch of large screen televisions for watching sports. They also tend to play good music especially if you are into the Texas country music scene.

For a Regular Joe's type place, Chimy's rates high in my book. You get margarita's that will knock your socks off and you get decent Mexican food that is very favorably priced. Go for the scene and margarita's.

About the author: While not filling himself with margarita's and nachos, Joe Thomas spends his time writing for his website about Grapevine, Texas.

3 comments:

Michael Bourgon said...

For what it is, it's pretty decent. Margaritas, cheap & well-fried chimichangas (note that I didn't say anything about the filling), and a nacho plate that's about two feet across. The only thing I dislike is is the concentration of frat boys.

arlene said...

Ate there right after it opened and haven't been back. Too many college age, happy hour types, there more for the drinks than the food. Not that the food was bad, just wasn't good enough to justify enduring the noise. Give me Fuzzy's in Riverside, or any taco truck in that neighborhood for better food at the same price or less.

Kairosntx said...

Despite the concentration of college age drinkers I think we will have to try it, if for the margaritas alone!

Our favorite margarita is the Perfect Margarita at Baja/El Taco H in Watauga @ 377/N Tarrant.