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Chimichangos

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11 Wheelock Street | Cheshire, Middlewich Cw10 9ag, England
+44 1606 836000
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: THE journey from Wheelock Street to Chimichangos may just be a few steps...
THE journey from Wheelock Street to Chimichangos may just be a few steps. But as soon as you walk through the door it feels like a voyage of discovery. Shades of orange and subtle lighting lend an ambience to the restaurant. Above the bar is a painted landscape filled with cacti and sombreros playfully hang from walls and chairs. It is the kind of scene you might expect from an inner-city restaurant but this is Middlewich. Chimichangos officially opened at the weekend and the Guardian was invited to give it a try. Owner Jason Tanfield has transformed Kandi’s Steakhouse into a Mexican restaurant. The 36-year-old said he identified a gap in the market as there is only a handful of independent venues in Cheshire where you can enjoy Mexican food. Jason is also drawing on his experience as he used to be the head chef at a restaurant called The Three Amigos in Exeter about 15 years ago. My partner and I were promptly seated and were struck by how attentive and polite the staff were. We were soon sipping Coronas and tucking into some tortilla chips with delicious home-made salsa. To start we had creamy garlic mushrooms in a tortilla shell and jalapenos stuffed with soft cheese which were both perfect. We followed this up with vegetable fajitas and chicken fajitas respectively - and this is where Chimichangos showed its edge over some of its competitors. Firstly you can choose how hot you want your food to be which is sure to be welcomed by both spice addicts and those who like things mild. The portions were also incredibly generous which tends to be unusual for Mexican restaurants. There genuinely was not much to criticise but it would have been nice to have some cheese with the fajitas but im told they do normally and had forgot!! The service was prompt and my partner, a vegetarian, was impressed with the range of suitable dishes. Credit also goes to Jason for making good use of the limited space available. At the time of our visit a large group for a 21st birthday celebration was being accomodated. We were defeated by the time it came to dessert but suffice to say a taste of Mexico is on offer for those with a sweet tooth. The menu even includes a banana wrapped in a tortilla and dusted with cinnamon called a chimichanga. The whole experience was fantastic and comes highly recommended.NOTE:This was a secret food critic from the guardian newspaper just search GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER MIDDLEWICH
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great date night!

Visited in August with my husband. A rare night without the ankle biters. Greeted by friendly staff and ordered drinks almost straight away. We decided on starters and I had the nachos whilst the other half had ribs and both were great. For mains I had fajitas and my husband had the burrito... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
saranie
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Cheshire
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited in August with my husband. A rare night without the ankle biters. Greeted by friendly staff and ordered drinks almost straight away. We decided on starters and I had the nachos whilst the other half had ribs and both were great. For mains I had fajitas and my husband had the burrito. Again, no complaints other than we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had a meal with friends last night, the food was brilliant as usual and the service was great. The menu is varied and there is a good choice for vegetarians.

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I've heard mixed reviews about this restaurant some love it, some say it's overpriced and to be honest I agree with the latter. We visited a few weeks ago and I felt a little disappointed. Firstly the staff were lovely and couldn't do enough for you. However the food was average and overpriced. The biggest rip off were the desserts... More 

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pedro p, Owner at Chimichangos, responded to this review

We've never had one complaint about the dessert portions- perhaps you are used to the all inclusive hotel you have recently been to and are used to pilling 30 different desserts on your plate. Its not over priced either as you get 2 sides with your main course so if you take that off which most restaurants charge £2.50 each,... More 

Knutsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Have been meaning to go for a while and really enjoyed it. Chilli poppers were better than chiquito's in my opinion and fajitas were really nice too. Staff were fun and friendly and they even gave us a free sombrero as we left! A must if you like Mexican food and well worth going if you've never tried Mexican and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We came here as we had heard chiquitos wasn't very good, I'm so glad we came here instead the food is fantastic really tasty and authentic! Only down side is its a little bit pricey but good place for a treat or evening out.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My boyfriend and I loved this place! The atmosphere was really good and there were mexican sombreros everywhere to wear! The food was amazing - lots to choose from, good portions and genuinely tasty food. I had the fajitas and my boyfriend had a burrito and they were both great! The cocktails are brill too. Make sure you have the... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I cannot convey strongly enough how poor the service and the sad excuse of an overpriced enchilada was. I read so many positive reviews but was left with a full plate of disappointment! We were greeted by a young lad who's customer service was brilliant, he was polite, cheerful and made us feel very welcome. Sadly this good start was... More 

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Have been in the restaurant a few times, but decided to try the takeaway as a one off as we had friends and family staying with young children but wanted to 'spoil' them a bit. Called on Friday, busy time usually, but they were polite took our order and it was ready in around 15 - 20 minutes. Arrived and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Love the concept, decor and the sound of the menu, however I had a Peri Peri Chicken Burrito (£14) which was hard on the outside, and filled with some sort of brown with a few pieces of chicken in, however the sauce on the side was really nice. Family had fajitas/nachos etc and we were all very underwhelmed.

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pedro p, Owner at Chimichangos, responded to this review

The burritos are oven baked hence being crispy on the outside. It's filled with re fried beans, rice peppers onions and cheese and mole chicken. We've sold thousands of these and not had one complaint. As to the rest of your meals we've also had thousands of compliments about the Nachos and fajitas. Kfc do soft burritos try that next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

just looking for something different for a treat and thought we'd book a table ,,, very nice , wings to start , very tasty ,we shared them , glad we did , portions are not skimpy , both our mains were packed with flavour and we certainly didn't leave hungry , 2 large beers, a soft drink, starter ,2 mains... More 

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pedro p, Owner at Chimichangos, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. Don't understand some silly other ones when most are like yours😂😂😂😂 thanks again - muchos gracias More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Wheelock Street | Cheshire, Middlewich Cw10 9ag, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Middlewich
  • Phone Number: +44 1606 836000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene

Description

THE journey from Wheelock Street to Chimichangos may just be a few steps. But as soon as you walk through the door it feels like a voyage of discovery. Shades of orange and subtle lighting lend an ambience to the restaurant. Above the bar is a painted landscape filled with cacti and sombreros playfully hang from walls and chairs. It is the kind of scene you might expect from an inner-city restaurant but this is Middlewich. Chimichangos officially opened at the weekend and the Guardian was invited to give it a try. Owner Jason Tanfield has transformed Kandi’s Steakhouse into a Mexican restaurant. The 36-year-old said he identified a gap in the market as there is only a handful of independent venues in Cheshire where you can enjoy Mexican food. Jason is also drawing on his experience as he used to be the head chef at a restaurant called The Three Amigos in Exeter about 15 years ago. My partner and I were promptly seated and were struck by how attentive and polite the staff were. We were soon sipping Coronas and tucking into some tortilla chips with delicious home-made salsa. To start we had creamy garlic mushrooms in a tortilla shell and jalapenos stuffed with soft cheese which were both perfect. We followed this up with vegetable fajitas and chicken fajitas respectively - and this is where Chimichangos showed its edge over some of its competitors. Firstly you can choose how hot you want your food to be which is sure to be welcomed by both spice addicts and those who like things mild. The portions were also incredibly generous which tends to be unusual for Mexican restaurants. There genuinely was not much to criticise but it would have been nice to have some cheese with the fajitas but im told they do normally and had forgot!! The service was prompt and my partner, a vegetarian, was impressed with the range of suitable dishes. Credit also goes to Jason for making good use of the limited space available. At the time of our visit a large group for a 21st birthday celebration was being accomodated. We were defeated by the time it came to dessert but suffice to say a taste of Mexico is on offer for those with a sweet tooth. The menu even includes a banana wrapped in a tortilla and dusted with cinnamon called a chimichanga. The whole experience was fantastic and comes highly recommended.NOTE:This was a secret food critic from the guardian newspaper just search GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER MIDDLEWICH
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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