Participant: Mari Chuy’s Mexican Kitchen


by Johnathan L. Wright

The life of Jesus “Chuy” Gutierrez offers a classic restaurant story, working his way up from dishwasher to casino chef to co-owner of Mari Chuy’s Mexican Kitchen, one in Midtown and one in Sparks. “I am very charismatic,” Chuy says, acknowledging his energetic hospitality, which is as much a signature of the restaurants as their guacamole spiked with jalapeños.

Potent margaritas made from a swath of tequilas are a signature, too, along with items like albondigas meatball soup, chicken in pasilla chile cream sauce, carnitas, carne asada and vegetarian jicama tacos. Taco Tuesdays? Burrito Thursdays? Chuy has those covered, too.

I want our customers to feel like they are at their second house when they eat at Mari Chuy’s!

Chuy Gutierrez, owner

764 S Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 322-6866
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Reno Food & Drink Week Menu

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this menu will be donated to the three 2021 Hungry Gives Back Charities: Reno Rodeo FoundationSTEP2 and The Eddy House.

Chuy’s Chicken Mole

try the national dish of Mexico with a special Chef Chuy twist, includes fresh salad, black beans and corn or flour tortillas

Dave Bianchi Citrus Margarita

a citrus margarita with fresh lime, lemon, orange and grapefruit and a shot and a half of reposado tequila

Enjoy Chuy’s Chicken Mole with a delicious margarita on our big, beautiful patio!

Jesus Gutierrez (Chuy), owner