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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 - 9:00 pm
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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Huge portions

A birthday celebration with a difference. Be prepared for how huge the portions are- we shared an erupting volcano of tortilla chips, chilli, chicken, fresh salsa, guacamole and sour cream all smothered in a creamy cheese sauce and really should have stopped there !! Delicious :) The main courses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Nicola G
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Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A birthday celebration with a difference. Be prepared for how huge the portions are- we shared an erupting volcano of tortilla chips, chilli, chicken, fresh salsa, guacamole and sour cream all smothered in a creamy cheese sauce and really should have stopped there !! Delicious :) The main courses were also of a huge size and I don't think any... More 

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great food and cocktails. It's good to have such a high quality authentic tasting Mexican restaurant in the area. Variety of appetising options on the menu. Will be going back

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Myself and my partner recently went here and it is by far the best Mexican we have ever had. The food was absolutely delicious and our eyes were definitely bigger than our bellies! We particularly enjoyed the nachos for starters and our main courses did not disappoint! We really enjoyed the cocktails we had that were excellently made by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Lovely food and plenty of it, I was stuffed at the end of the meal, with loads left. The Nachos were splendid with loads of sour cream and salsa. Fajitas were super with a nice spicy sauce. Little bit pricey, but recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Excellent food and great atmosphere, staff very friendly, well worth a visit, will be going again. If you want spicy food this is the place to go, also has Mexican beer for that authentic taste

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Cheshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Quality and quantity! Food here continues to be of the highest quality. Staff friendly but not always attentive. Overall experience let down by tables not being cleaned while we were there (and they weren't busy). Shouldn't really have to tell them to clean the tables. Made the experience 'more cafe than cantina'.

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pedro p, Owner at Chimichangos, responded to this review

Hi DR David, thank you for your review- so that we can make sure we improve our service could you just explain to me if you meant the glasses and plates etc cleaned from the table or the actual table wiped and do you remember what night this was on? Thanks for your info this will help us in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My first visit.... It was absolutely amazing! Had a take away & they were so fast & the food was beautiful! So helpful too.... Will defiantly be making lots more visits!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I love Chimichangoes - great food, fun atmosphere and tasty cocktails!!!! Not the cheapest but definitely worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Chimichangos

Address: 11 Wheelock Street | Cheshire, Middlewich Cw10 9ag, England
Phone Number: +44 1606 836000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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