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Chimichangos

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11 Wheelock Street | Cheshire, Middlewich, England
01606 836000
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Outstanding food and service

Lovely place with excellent food, friendly staff. The only negative would be that it's quite dark so we struggled to read the menu. Other than that, it's highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Jellybean5364
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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place with excellent food, friendly staff. The only negative would be that it's quite dark so we struggled to read the menu. Other than that, it's highly recommended

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

good choices predictable food but filled the space well. Small but friendly. Went with family and there was something for everyone

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Crewe, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Me and my girlfriend went Chimichangos in Middlewich for Valentines day and the food was amazing and so nice, the service was top notch and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves great food with good service.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great service from start to finish with a lovely atmosphere made to feel very welcome! Looking forward to going back for more.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

i came here with my girlfriend after hearing great reviews from family friends. We were sat down and straight away we were made to feel at home. Some restaurants do not care for you, they just give your food and that's it. The staff wanted to make sure we enjoyed every part of the meal but also that we enjoyed... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Had a great 3 course meal and drink for 22 of us , the food was great and the service was great has become our favourite restaurant . Well worth a visit

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night with friends and had a lovely meal. We sat down and donned our Mexican hats, ordered a couple of jugs of beer and waited for our starter. Nachos Volcanos I believe it was called and was for four to share. It arrived with a big firework burning in the middle and took us a good... More 

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York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Welcoming staff, brilliant atmosphere with Latino music, and the food was very similar that which I had in Mexican restraunts when in the USA.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Very tasty well presented food, Staff are very helpful and friendly definitly worth a visit. Will be going again sometime soon.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

So nice, lovely atmosphere and the enchiladas are to die for. Me and my boyfriend order all the time, never a bad experience here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Wheelock Street | Cheshire, Middlewich, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Middlewich
  • Phone Number: 01606 836000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups

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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?