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Dear god and/or Chowhounds.....save me from Chevy's!

A good friend is visiting from the Midwest in a couple weeks, and is planning a group dinner (8-12 people) for her birthday. Right now, she wants to have it at Chevy's.

Her reasoning is that it's inexpensive, good for a group, and has chips and salsa, and margaritas. I'm stumped as far as coming up with an alternative. I grew up in southern California, so I rarely eat Mexican food up here, since I can get such great stuff back home.

Any suggestions?

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  1. what area are you going to be in?

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        1. I recommend Tortilla Heights. Has all of the above and I think their tacos are great. Only good Tex-Mex in SF.

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          Tortilla Heights
          1750 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94115

          1. It's her birthday. The place is festive. The chips are fresh and pretty good. The salsa could be spicier but it is also fresh. Have something simple like grilled meat in a fresh made tortilla. Have a margarita, wish her a happy birthday and enjoy yourself, it's only one meal. Chowhounds will forgive you.

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            1. re: wolfe

              I would have agreed with you before our last office luncheon there, which was dreadful. However, there were some extenuating circumstances (it was during the holiday office lunch crunch) and I'd be willing to give it another try. It's not great, but it's (mostly) not inedible, either. If, as wolfe suggested, you stick to things that are fresh and simple, you can have a decent meal.