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11 Wheelock Street | Cheshire, Middlewich, England
01606 836000
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Ranked #2 of 18 Restaurants in Middlewich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

So me and my girlfriend live in middlewich. We had been to a bash in Chimichangos before and had a nice time so thought it would be a nice place for our first date. The night went beyond our expectations. The food was delicious and we ate it all. The service was fantastic and they were kind and always had... More 

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Thank you for your review we really appreciate it and lets hope after your first date you book us for your wedding meal LOL. Muchos graicas More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I booked for myself husband, brother and sister in law. We had a fab night. We all ordered different and we all gave 5 star for our meals. I recommend the restaurant to everyone I talk to. Will definitely be going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Always a fantastic atmosphere, great food and is like a small piece of Mexico has landed in Middlewich. We've been lots and always recommend people to go there whenever we can 🌵🍺

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Have visited the restaurant on a number of occasions over the last few months...very impressed when booking at short notice by text how quickly a reservation was sorted. The owner and staff always do their best to fit you in. Different staff have served us and all have been friendly and very helpful regarding the menu. Onto the food....the quality,... More 

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Manchester
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5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

have just arrived home here from birthday treat for my partner. Granted it was a Tuesday night and therefore we were the only ones in so we didn't get the atmosphere you would get on a busy night....but so very disappointed. The menus were sticky with food residue as were the tables and chairs! There was a musty smell about... More 

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pedro p, Owner at Chimichangos, responded to this review

Apparently you dropped your food all over the table as we checked the table and no dried bits of food were stuck to it. we did offer to make you another meal as the oven was accidentally turned up full so the offer was there or we said a discount so you wouldn't have to wait for another. Nobody's ever... More 

Middlewich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I've eaten here a few times and more recently taken advantage of the takeaway service. The food and service is always consistently good and there's a fun atmosphere about the place. The BBQ pulled pork enchilada with rice and mushrooms was the tastiest meal I've eaten in recent memory. Keep an eye out for the offers posted on their Facebook... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went with my husband on a very busy Saturday night. Everything was done to perfection and the service was excellent despite how busy it was. I had the steak of the day which was lovely. All the food was delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

I love this place so much, whether it be eat in or takeaway it never fails to disappoint in any way shape or form. The food is beyond delicious, the best Mexican I've ever tasted and the service and staff is alway 10/10. I would eat here everyday if I had the money too, not that it's expensive it's incredible... More 

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Second time we have eaten here and we really enjoyed it! Food portions smaller than when we first ate here but better in my opinion as not over faced! Only negative was that quite a few things on the menu were not available eg no seafood at all! Will be back however!

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Northwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This place is amazing! We drive from Northwich and dine at Chimichangos on a regular basis and spend lovely evenings there. The service is spot on, lovely atmosphere and great and attentive staff who make us feel very welcome. The menu is varied with classic Mexican dishes with reasonable price. My personal favorite is chicken enchiladas which comes with 2... More 

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Additional Information about Chimichangos

Address: 11 Wheelock Street | Cheshire, Middlewich, England
Phone Number: 01606 836000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Middlewich
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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