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Chevys Emeryville - Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville, Emeryville, CA

Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville

3.5
3.5
540 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Making the best Fresh Mex food from scratch, daily!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 68 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 653-8210
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Bring the flavor of Chevys to your office or off-site event! We can accommodate groups from 10 to 10,000 and everything in between!
  • Private party facilities
    Show your friends, family, and co-workers how to throw a real party with Chevys. Book one of our rooms, patios, or semi-private dining areas for your next celebration, event, or meeting.
  • Neighborhood
    Emeryville
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 540 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.2Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

540 Reviews
  1. Leslie

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant is very poorly managed. It took an hour to get a refill on chips, 2 hrs to get a refill on water, 1 hrs before my kids got their meals (which we ordered immediately after sitting down), and after 2.5 hours one of our party still had not received their food despite us reminding the waiter and manager (5 or more reminders in total). We were a party of 10 people and our food came in waves, with 3 of us getting a meal every 45 minutes... except for the last meal which never came. I will never go back.

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  2. BDLT

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor employees were way understaffed. I felt badly for them. We waited 1.5 hours before getting our appetizers. From what I understand, the location is closing soon and a lot of the employees have bailed. They did their best, but the overall dining experience was terrible.

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  3. MitchellQ

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Understaffed. Barely any customers there and took us 45 minutes to get drinks. Over an hour and half to get food

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and good food and drinks. Location was good too.

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  5. JacquiR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We decided to do the Valentine’s Day Special as advertised, 2 starters, 2 entrees, and a dessert to share all for $55. I must say it was a very good value. The food was good, however the seasoning was off, either too salty or not enough seasoning and the fajitas did not have any type of sauce…kind of strange. The protein choices came on the customary hot plate with some peppers and onions and were seared to the hot plate because the plate was very hot and there was no type of moisture or sauce. The dessert was tasty and so were the Cadillac Margaritas. It definitely was not a romantic choice, the noise levels were very high due to the number of people dining. The seating choices were also limited due to the number of guests. All of this is kind of what I expected, so it wasn’t a surprise. Next year, it will not be my Valentine’s Day choice, but I will go back for some drinks, appetizers and to catch a game in the bar area. Always a good time!

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  6. Jenny1234

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious our server she was phenomenal and by far What are the best service I’ve ever waited on us in a long time and the kids out for a dollar apiece because we came on a Wednesday so that was great. Thank you thank you will be back.

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  7. joan

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our food took 50 mins & my daughters took an hour. I understand that it was Valentine's day but they should've been prepared for it. 50 mins for some pork belly tacos, rice & beans wasn't worth the wait.

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  8. DanaL

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Really bad. Not only that, I had made a reservation, which I honored. Naturally, they didn’t note that I was there, so I got a scolding from OpenTable for not showing up. The food was inedible and the service was even worse.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was super polite. I enjoyed my food, and they also charge my phone for me.

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  10. MonicaM

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food took a long time to come out, some never did .

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good experience at this Chevys on the water. We had a large group (16), and they had the table set for us when we got there 10 minutes before our reservation time. We were seated in the high top table area, but we had 2 little kids with us and the staff reseated us at a low top table area. Service was good and everyone had a great time. We recommend this Chevys to anyone looking for a good location and good food.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Took an awfully long time to get seated, even with a reservation. Even longer for service. Drinks didn’t come until half way through food (not even water).

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They might’ve been under staffed… Took 45 minutes to get my food out. Our waiter was nice.

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  14. NancyP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    You’re paying for the location. Water view is great.
    Chevys Fresh Mex - EmeryvilleResponded on January 2, 2024
    Thank you for telling us about your experience and thank you for your honest feedback. I'm so sorry we let you down and hope to get the chance to serve you again soon so we can regain your confidence in our restaurant by providing a better experience. 

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  15. LarryF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Given that it was New Year's Eve and things were very busy it was good and definitely doable.
    Chevys Fresh Mex - EmeryvilleResponded on January 2, 2024
    Thank you for telling us about your experience and thank you for your honest feedback. I'm so sorry we let you down and hope to get the chance to serve you again soon so we can regain your confidence in our restaurant by providing a better experience. 

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  16. Feli

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Fajitas were great. Large portions. Cocktails are terrible - made from commercial mix and taste like colored sugar syrup. Massively over-sweetened. The best aspect of this Chevy's is its location right on the Bay with stunning views (esp at sunset). Great place to bring out-of-town visitors.
    Chevys Fresh Mex - EmeryvilleResponded on January 1, 2024
    Thank you for telling us about your experience and thank you for your honest feedback. I'm so sorry we let you down and hope to get the chance to serve you again soon so we can regain your confidence in our restaurant by providing a better experience. 

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  17. AmyB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice location but VERY slow service. Our meal took 2.5 hours. We won’t be going back.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. KaraF

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was very attentive. Our food came out fast

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Was pretty standard chain Mexican food - bit pricey for what you get though. Staff was very kind, but they were incredibly understaffed unfortunately. Ended up having to leave an hour after ordering to catch our flight and they had yet to even begin preparing our food so we just canceled our order and headed out.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The staff were doing their best but it was clear they were really struggling and understaffed. Customers were very, very upset. The margaritas were amazing — definitely the saving grace of the meal. The food was not great and extremely overpriced for what we got. Ordered a small side of sour cream ($2) and guac ($5!!!). We won’t be going back.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. Doyle

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was slow, and not very professional. She was pleasant. But, had to be reminded that we needed silverware, and water. The men’s bathroom was gross! Never going back!
    Chevys Fresh Mex - EmeryvilleResponded on December 25, 2023
    Thank you for telling us about your experience and thank you for your honest feedback. I'm so sorry we let you down and hope to get the chance to serve you again soon so we can regain your confidence in our restaurant by providing a better experience. 

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  22. AdamP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service and food used to be great here, but they've really gone downhill. We had a confirmed reservation for 6:30. When we checked in and the server showed us to our seats, a manager came over and yelled at her we couldn't sit there because a larger party was coming in 30 minutes. After swapping tables twice we got seats and ordered. Food took forever to arrive, with half the party getting served well before the other half. There was no checking on drink refills or other items, we needed to flag down a server for *everything* (drinks, chips, tortillas, etc.). Even the final bill was MIA at the end of the night. To top it all off, Chevys now adds an automatic 4% service charge to everything. It's not much, but it makes you wonder if it was added due to tips dropping because of poor service. This Chevys used to be an absolute go-to for us. But the poor service, along with general lack of upkeep (multiple booths are torn and in various states of disrepair) makes me think I need to consider other options.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. Carolt

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening with our whole crew for Christmas celebration! The servers were outstanding! Thank you!

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  24. MATONIAW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The server English was terrible. She couldn’t understand half of what we said we had to ask for water we had to ask for chips. We eventually had to have the manager come over to assist refused to leave a tip because it was just that bad.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but the waiter didn't check on us we constantly had to ask and then wait 10 minutes for what we asked for

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was incredible! Food was excellent and the kids loved the tortilla machine

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  27. BoomerBabe

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The server was great!!!!!!!! I had made a reservation and was told to wait for a booth. Someone who came in after me was seated immediately in a booth. Finally, I think the manager took over the seating and we were seated right away. There were 3 empty booths when we came in.

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  28. KYISHIAH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was wonderful and the manager Victor had very excellent customer service and made sure party was taken care of.

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  29. CaroleL

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for my adult daughter’s birthday. It was a nostalgia thing, as we used to go to Chevy’s on a regular basis when she was a kid and really loved it. We hadn’t been there in years and it really didn’t come close to our fond memories. The chips were good but it was like we got the bottom of the bag—all broken chips. They were out of half of the soft drinks we attempted to order. When the food arrived, one, of our party of 5, had to wait about 10 minutes for his entree. I thought the Chile Rellano that I ordered was ok but the sauce on my tamale and the side of rice was very, very garlicky. My husband didn’t enjoy his chicken enchiladas verde. The sauce was bland and the chicken inside the enchilada was grisly. Although the restaurant wasn’t packed, service was slow. “You can never go home…”

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  30. AriR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Waiter Andres was outstanding, the best. Professional, very caring, making sure we had everything we needed to make our party great. Thank you so much

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Celebrated an 85th birthday with several family members and friends. Reservation process was easy. Service was severely lacking. We had to ask several times for the waitress to acknowledge we were ready to order drinks and food. Request to replenish chips and salsa were basically ignored. Food did not come out all together for our table. We had to ask the manager who happened to be walking through asking guests how their experience was if the last order for a table of 8 could be brought out as most of the party was finishing up their meals. I've never had such a bad time out at Chevy's until today. Not sure if I would go back again at this point!

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  32. Tytania

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Not a place to book for more than 5. We made a reservation, had to wait 15 minutes to be seated, once seated had the waitress not even say anything to us for about 20 minutes, after us all pulling our phones out to look for a new spot that same lady came to help us. By the time we got our water and chips it was 8:20. Gives you a good idea of how long it took to get the ball rolling. They did give us guac to try to make it better. Nice of them. Also, if you arrange tables to make a bigger one maybe just use 2 of the same shape as one was rectangle and the other square, that made one person with a weird seating situation, overall just go elsewhere if your looking for a bigger party to be helped lol

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  33. MiaJ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good, but check the bottom of your receipt. Their tip percentages are not correct.

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  34. HaroldNGretchen

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I often frequent Chevy's for Taco Tuesday, and the level of customer service is always top notch. Usually we are seated in pretty much the same section, however, this particular Tuesday we were seated in a different section. We were, of course, greeted with the traditional chips and salsa and introduced to our server Andres. From the moment of introduction, Andres was extremely courteous and his level of professionalism was absolutely impeccable. Andres made sure my husband and I were accommodated on every level and made this particular Taco Tuesday far beyond top notch!

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  35. SteveM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Reservation was dismissed, table service took hours. Once we ordered food directly from the bar, picked it up ourselves, it was surprisingly good, though

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  36. Debdeb7

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the happy hour prices and food specials House margaritas are great with good tequila The 4,6 ,8 10$ prices are budget friendly for food Monthly food features are fun and unique to good Mexican food choices enchiladas, tacos, salads Love the fact locally had a Dj in August September bring him back ! Love my Chevy’s experience for the summer! We began second Tuesday in June and visited every Tuesday through yesterday Jah jah muy Bueno Gracias!

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  37. AngelC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Place was not clean food to salty and seat was damage very bad chairs and the leather in very bad condition also have picture to proved i wont recommend to go there

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  38. AlbertoR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Muy buena comida buen sazón,las bebidas muy buenas la atención muy bien grasias

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Muy mal servicio nuestra reservación era a las 6:30 y nos sentaron súper tarde era mi cumpleaños pedí tres veces que nos cantaran y nunca lo hicieron no fue lo que esperaba

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  40. Venezuela66

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to dine with family and friends. I have been visiting this place for years and I am always pleased with the food quality, cozy ambiance and amazing service. I highly recommend it to locals and visitors!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville using the Order Online button. Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 653-8210.

Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville is rated 3.5 stars by 540 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 68 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chevys Fresh Mex - Emeryville

1890 Powell St, Emeryville, CA 94068

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Emeryville
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (510) 653-8210
  • Catering
    Bring the flavor of Chevys to your office or off-site event! We can accommodate groups from 10 to 10,000 and everything in between!
  • Private party facilities
    Show your friends, family, and co-workers how to throw a real party with Chevys. Book one of our rooms, patios, or semi-private dining areas for your next celebration, event, or meeting.
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