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Chimichangos

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11 Wheelock Street | Cheshire, Middlewich Cw10 9ag, England
+44 1606 836000
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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
COMPLIMENTS TO THE CHEF

Really well prepared food, good use of spices and blending of flavours, this is not an easy cuisine to get right... but they do. They try hard to provide an authentic Mexican dining experience, not only the food and drink but also the decor and ambiance. No real negatives to our visit except I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Jiak2781
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Really well prepared food, good use of spices and blending of flavours, this is not an easy cuisine to get right... but they do. They try hard to provide an authentic Mexican dining experience, not only the food and drink but also the decor and ambiance. No real negatives to our visit except I found the place a bit under... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

went tonight for the first time as customers of our own pub recommended it to us We weren't disappointed a fantastic place great decor amazing tasty food friendly staff Highly recommend to others well done you have created a great place keep up great work

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Visited while passing through on our narrowl boat. Tuesday was a quiet night but still the service was excellent. The food was good , plentiful and reasonably priced and although the wine list was small, the Shiraz we tried was more than acceptable. Will definately go back on our next cruise through this area.

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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My partner, myself and our friends arrived at the restaurant to be greeted at the door and shown to our table that we had already booked by the window. The team then took our drinks order and we, after some debate, ordered some Sangria. We picked the Rosey Sangria that i would recommend to anybody - it was beautiful. The... More 

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wirral
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Had a great time here food was great. Service was excellent and restaurant was decorated lovely. Recommended a visit and try the volcano nanchos

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great service, very friendly, attentive & pleasant. Place lacked a little atmosphere when we got there (took the kids so table for 7pm) but slowly filled up & became livelier. Very tasty food; kids shared Fajitas but generous size portions beat them. Highly recommend the Burritos, certainly above par and again very filling. Decorations were a great source of inspiration... More 

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Congleton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Found this restaurant on the web and decided to give it a try last night. Many good points, I phoned to book a table and it went to answerphone but was no need to call back as restaurant text me, so was able to book a table by replying which I liked. When we arrived the inside was clean, well... More 

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Unusual cosy restaurant with helpful and attentive staff. Booking is essential as it is quite small. The lighting is low so a little difficult at some tables to see the menu but nothing the light on your phone can't help with! Enjoyed the food and the staff were able to explain things about the menu.

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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Managed to get a cancellation on what was a very busy night. Had a bit of trouble reading the comprehensive menu as it was so dark (atmospheric once you've chosen food). But the food was very good and the service very friendly. As I said, it was a busy night but we weren't left waiting for attention when we needed... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Cannot fault the food here. It's amazing and full of flavour. Would highly recommend to all our friends. We will happily drive there to the next town to get a takeaway. We always feel so satisfied. Well done chimichangos 😊😊😊😊

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?