Exploring the Bold Flavors and Seasonings of Fresh Mex

If Maryland does football and crabs, Chevys most definitely does Fresh Mex. But what does that mean? To us, it’s about making sure all our foods are quality fresh ingredients. And it also means staying true to Mexican and American-Mexican cuisine. While there is nothing wrong with canned beans or premade tortillas, you can get that from the grocery store. At Chevys, we want you to enjoy the bold flavors and seasoning of Fresh Mex.

Chevys Bold Flavors and Seasonings

Come with us into the world of Fresh Mex spices and explore the key ingredients that make this cuisine so enticing. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds as we embark on a flavorful journey through the bold and zesty world of Fresh Mex!

Fresh Lime Juice

Lime plays a crucial role in Mexican cuisine, not only for its flavor-enhancing properties but also for its ability to add a vibrant and refreshing element to the dishes. The refreshing tangy flavor complements the rich and savory flavors often found in Mexican cuisine. In addition, the acidity of lime juice helps balance the richness of meats, beans, and cheeses, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.

Chipotle Peppers

You can’t artificially replicate chipotle peppers’ unique smoky and spicy flavor profile. Actually, many people don’t know that they are dried and smoked jalapeño peppers, which gives them their distinctive taste. Chipotle peppers are cherished for their ability to elevate the taste of meats, poultry, and seafood, infusing them with a delightful smokiness. They are also commonly used in vegetarian and vegan dishes, adding a bold and robust flavor to beans, grains, and vegetables.

Onions & Garlic

You won’t find many dishes that don’t incorporate one or both of these on our Fresh Mex menu. They are fundamental ingredients in Fresh Mex cuisine and are used in various ways to add depth, flavor, and aroma to dishes. Some common uses are for sautéed bases, salsas, sauces, fillings, and marinades. You can find them in our fajitas, guacamole, chile con queso, and much much more!


Cilantro, or coriander leaves, is a popular herb in Fresh Mex cuisine. It adds a refreshing, citrusy flavor and brightens dishes like tacos, salsas, and guacamole. While its distinctive taste is not for everyone, cilantro plays a crucial role in balancing bold flavors and adding a touch of freshness. Finely chopped cilantro adds color and zest to salsas, guacamole, and rice dishes.

Peppers & More Peppers

Chipotle isn’t the only pepper flavor we have going on. There is a wide range of pepper, from mild to hot, that you can find in our dishes. Some of the peppers include bell, jalapeño, poblano, serrano, habanero, and arbol peppers. We even make peppers into whole meals. Let’s just say they are a big deal and heavily incorporated into every dish!

Expereience Fresh Mex First Hand

Of course, that is not an exhaustive list of all the bold flavors and seasonings we use. We could write a book about it! But we find the best way to find out is to come visit. Dive into delicious dishes that are sure to make your taste buds sing. Whether you’re a fan of spicy dishes or prefer milder flavors, Fresh Mex offers a wide range of seasonings to suit every palate. So, gather your family, friends, or coworkers and come to visit Chevys (or order Chevys takeout) and experiment with these bold flavors! We also have a food truck you can track online.