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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chuy's Comida Deluxe Restaurant Review: Chuys calls Elvis their patron Saint and the staff will tell you he is still alive and visits Chuys on a regular basis. Basically, Chuys is a shrine to Elvis and funky folk art-and all this because when Young and Zapp started their first location it was a rundown joint and they wanted to fix it up with some art. One of the paintings they picked just happened to feature Elvis. The main room pays tribute to The King with some wonderfully wacky memorabilia that is perfect fit for a place that features the Elvis Presley Memorial Combo platter. With so much attention given to the design, it would be easy to overlook the menu, but Chuys also artfully prepares its lineup of family-style Mexican dishes. Standards like enchiladas, chiles rellenos and chimichangas (this ones called a Chuychanga) come with a choice of sauces, from mild to mega-hot. Beware the green chile sauce-Chuys hottest-though its a legendary hangover cure. Other items are adequate renditions of the familiar quesadillas and nachos, with some exceptions. The Rajas con Queso, for example, features chiles and onions in a cream cheese sauce that is folded into tortillas. The concoction is rich, yet memorable. But all the food is bland compared to the atmosphere of the restaurant and the lively bar crowd.