Paticipant: Mari Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant & Rotisserie


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

1240 Ave of the Oaks, Suite 100
Sparks, NV 89431
(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.

Pork Chile Verde

braised pork with sautéed onions, fresh garlic and fresh green roasted tomatillos served with rice, beans and flour or corn tortillas

Dave Bianchi Citrus Margarita

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

Photo by Eric Castillo