Updated February 2022! Years ago, we received recommendations for Chuy’s from two different readers, Jenny and Andrea. Both raved about the detailed dairy-free menu at this “fine” Tex Mex chain. Chuy’s doesn’t publish their allergen menus online, and some readers complained that their local restaurant didn’t have the dairy-free menu. So we inquired with Chuy’s, and they sent it to us. They recently updated their menu, so we contacted them again. Once again, they were happy to oblige with a copy of the dairy-free menu below.
Dairy-Free Menu Guide to Chuy’s Tex Mex Restaurants
They call it a “Dairy Friendly Menu,” which is a little misleading. If you’re on this page, you probably don’t feel very friendly toward dairy! This is Chuy’s Dairy-Free Menu, but they like to make it clear that they aren’t a dairy-free establishment, and like any kitchen environment, potential cross-contamination with an allergen is possible.
Please keep in mind, we do not have separate cooking surfaces or fryers for special foods so there is a risk of cross-contamination. We also use butter on our cook tops so you might want to keep that in consideration.
They might be able to clean the cook top before preparing your meal, if needed. But you will need to check with the manager or cook at the location you are visiting. Also, your location might not have this menu on hand. Chuy’s corporate sent this message with the menu:
Below I have attached our dairy friendly menu. Most of our stores do not carry these menus, but the manager on duty will be able to help you out in picking some menu choices that suit your diet. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
Chuy’s Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Menus
As a heads up, Chuy’s also has a gluten-free menu and a vegetarian menu, but you do need to contact them directly for these. They do not publish them online, and not every location keeps copies of special diet menus available.
This Post is for Informational Purposes Only
Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, food sourcing, and restaurant protocols are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure they can accommodate your situation. This post is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as advice.
There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.
Each location of a chain restaurant has different management and staff, and some might have different owners. This means differences in processes, ingredients used, menu options, and food sourcing can occur. Always verify the safety of your order for your needs at your current location.
Where to Find Chuy’s Restaurants
This Mexican restaurant chain is based in Austin, Texas, but they’ve rapidly expanded over the past ten years. You can find locations throughout the Southern, Central, and Eastern U.S. See their website below for addresses and hours.