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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:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 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

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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
Holiday Treat

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
CandC2001
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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English first
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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Northwich, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We tried chimichangos for the first time last night. Firstly, I'm so happy there's a mexican restaurant/takeaway nearby. As there isn't too much variety around this area it's a nice change. Food is good. We both enjoyed our starters, The stuffed jalapeños were the best we've ever had. We had a burrito and chimichanga for mains, very good and generous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Excellent food and great atmosphere. I attended on Saturday night with a group of friends for my birthday brilliant night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My girlfriend and I have been twice now and we still reckon it's the best meal we have had anywhere, ever! Service is great and the staff are really friendly; even after I accidentally broke a little pot in the window.(sorry about that)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I am surprised by the negative feedback above. I have been three times and loved every bit of every meal. It's so good I recommended it for a friend's birthday meal for this sat night and have no doubt the meal will be spectacular. P.s. Those Mexican potatoes are the best thing ever, I tried recreating them at home. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Food, service, cleanliness, cocktails and staff all fantastic! Would highly recommend this establishment for couples or families. Looking forward to our next visit. Had a very relaxed evening and felt unrushed and well looked after :-)

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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: 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
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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