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Welcome Chavez Mexican Restaurante

Welcome Chavez Mexican Restaurante
Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz

Posted On: April 12, 2023

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One thing Rockford loves is a new local restaurant, and the welcome our community has extended to Chavez Mexican Restaurante at 5494 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108 is no different! With a newly renovated interior, friendly and amazing staff, and delicious food… you can’t go wrong.


Listen, before you get upset that there is no photo of the chips and salsa… let’s say they were so good we didn’t even come up for air, let alone a photo 😂. With bottomless refills, you might be full before your entree arrives. Add an appetizer of cheese dip or guacamole and you’ve got a happy table.


There are, however, photos of the margaritas. Don’t miss an opportunity to check out the bar. Besides being beautiful, they sling a delicious drink.


Entrees arrived and we started with the enchiladas tricolor. Sautéed spinach, roasted poblano peppers, caramelized onions, roasted corn, and meat of your choice. All of that is wrapped up in corn tortillas, smothered in velvety red, green, and white sauce, with sour cream, grated quasi fresco, and served with cilantro lime rice. First of all, the cilantro lime rice was amazing. We don’t often talk about the sides… there is a reason this one made the review. The meld of flavors in these enchiladas was amazing. So incredibly flavorful and the texture of the meat was perfect. The sauces really brought this to life.


Next up was pollo chihuahua, wood-fired grilled chicken breast topped with grilled onions, mushrooms, house chorizo, and melted chihuahua cheese. Served with traditional rice, black beans, and tortillas. This came with soup, and we opted for the seafood option. It was a traditional spin on clam chowder but loaded with a variety of seafood and a slightly lighter consistency. This was an amazing addition to the meal. If you are a soup lover, you definitely need to try this one. The chicken was amazing! Stacked with house chorizo really packed on the flavor. Everything was fresh, juicy, and absolutely delicious. This was a huge meal, perfect for sharing or for tomorrow’s lunch.


There are so many amazing options, we cannot wait to visit again! …and again, and again…. See you there, Rockford!