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Chez Guevara Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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8025 Kingston Pike Ste A, Knoxville, TN 37919-5525
+1 865-690-5250
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have said in their reviews, this is a place for people in-the-know. It's not easy to find Chez Guevara. It's an unmarked storefront in an ordinary strip mall outside of Knoxville. However, this restaurant has been in this same spot for decades, and it has a cult following. It fills up quickly-- even on week nights-- so it... More 

Thank Cassidy144
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are lucky enough to get a bar table, you will have great service and a great time. If not and you have to get a table in the back it's a whole different experience, Some of the waiters are terrible. Been going here for years and consider myself a regular but will never sit in the back dining... More 

Thank art357
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Wow super everything was great! Our server Nina was over the top! Wonderful spinach Queso. Loved the Elvis Burrito!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cooke City, Montana
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The ambiance was very nice. However the salsa was not. Too much like a chili sauce verses salsa. I guess we prefer Tex Mex to authentic Mexican food. Will not be going here again.

Thank Sonya J
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I was told how fabulous this place was and wanted to like it, but it was just not for me. The first odd thing is that there is no signage to tell you this place even exists or what the name is. There is one picture of Chez Guevera above the exterior door but the glass is so darkly tinted... More 

Thank rambler7
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I really wanted to like this place, and judging the crowd (on a Wednesday night!) lots of people do. It looks wonderful, has the right vibe, and great interior decor, but the food gives away the deception. My impression is that the cooks have seen pictures of Mexican Food, but never actually tasted it. I guess the crowd likes the... More 

Thank Surfdogzstu
Knoxville, Tennessee
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Chez Guevara is one of the coolest hidden little gems in Knoxville. The atmosphere is very funky and eclectic and the food is very good. Their chips and salsa are great and the margaritas are top notch! I would make sure and allow some time to eat there as service can be a little slow at times, but it is... More 

Thank JTPrice85
Enterprise, Alabama
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Not your typical Tex-Mex. This is authentic, homemade, fresh, and gourmet. Hard to find but worth the effort! Will definitely go back again and again.

Thank EpriseMan
Knoxville, Tennessee
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is where we go for Margaritas and Tex-Mex (I call it Cali-Mex) This place is always full and 95% are regulars. My favorite is the Chimichanga called Zapnins..

Thank Halsie
Lenoir City, TN
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140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Sometimes we fail to review a restaurant that's so popular because you know they don't really need the review - loyal patrons will always return. But eating there last night after dozens of visits over the years made me realize that acknowledging decades of good food is important. The food has been consistently very good for the entire lifespan of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8025 Kingston Pike Ste A, Knoxville, TN 37919-5525
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-690-5250

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?