Chuy’s (Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth): chuys.com (offers a vegan menu)
I have learned throughout my travels that you simply can’t take the Tex-Mex out of a Texan. Chuy’s is my favorite Tex-Mex restaurant because all the ingredients taste very fresh, the Mojitos are excellent, the salsa is as addictive as heroin, and the servers are always helpful and willing to accomodate my diet. The veggie enchiladas (without cheese) are a vegan favorite, and should you become bored with it, there are plenty of different sauces that can go on top. My favorite thing to eat is quite simple: a side of charro beans (vegan), a side of chili-lime rice (vegan) which I mix together with a bowl of their salsa. As an appetizer, I order their blue corn tortillas and lots and lots of extra salsa. I’ve been known to leave with a 32 ounce container and use it as a topping for salads throughout the week. Great price, great atmosphere!