1. Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant  

This family-friendly patio restaurant is expanding to Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Popular too? You chose three cheese, avocado, chicken, or beef enchiladas on its amazing platter.

The name of this 1990 California fast-casual company emphasizes fresh ingredients. Want a big, satisfying meal? Try one of its enchilada-style burritos. Order a burrito—we favor the ultimo—enchilado with red chili sauce, melted Jack cheese, and sour cream.

After opening in Salt Lake City, Utah, this fast-casual franchise has over 140 stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. The restaurant, known for its delicious pork barbacoa, lets customers design their own enchiladas.

Chuy's, founded in 1982 in Austin, Texas, has nearly 100 locations from Florida to Indiana. The restaurant serves corn tortilla enchiladas. Though they're all tasty, the Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom is distinct. 

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The first Costa Vida opened in Utah in 2003. The fast-casual Mexican brand has 94 locations throughout Utah, Idaho, California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, and more. The chain serves a hearty, affordable enchilada with rice and beans. 

If you're in Texas, explore this smaller Tex-Mex chain's 14 Dallas-Fort Worth outlets. Every dish is appealing, but the enchilada platters, which include two hand-rolled, aged Wisconsin cheddar enchiladas, are unique. The flavorful seasoned chicken and spicy brisket enchiladas stand out.

one little Texas chain has three sites, but one local spot is worth finding. Enchiladas are authentic and filling, served with rice and refried beans. Try sour cream chicken or camaron enchiladas with shrimp and onions, enchilada sauce, and cheese.