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11 Wheelock Street | Cheshire, Middlewich, England
01606 836000
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Ranked #3 of 17 Restaurants in Middlewich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $33
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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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This has to be the best Mexican meal we have EVER had. Simply delicious and cooked to perfection. We came on a Thursday evening and the restaurant was fairly quiet. We were served by a young lady who coincidently was from our neck of the woods (West Midlands) she was attentive and friendly, helpful with menu choices and was happy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We are a close group of about 10 girls who all have busy lifestyles however every couple of months or when we celebrate a birthday chimmis is always the 1st suggestion made. Jason's team are lovely we are always well looked after everybody enjoys there food and drink and we have never left dissatisfied with the value for money of... More

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Cheshire, England
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We've eaten here many times now, and are yet to have a bad experience. The staff are great, the food is excellent, and you get a real authentic feel about the place. If you've not tried it yet, give it a go, you'll love it.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Had a great meal last night on the recommendation of others. Very, very nice. Spicy mushrooms are just that, nice and spicy! A must visit before you pick up a canal boat in middlewich.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Huge portions, yummy food, very accomodating for such a small and popular restaurant. Never been disappointed (well, not at the fault of the restaurannt - 3 of us ordered the Nacho Volcano and couldn't finish our mains - oops!). We'll be back soon!

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love Mexican food but not here. There is never an atmosphere in this place, so I must admit I try to avoid going here.

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pedro p, Public Relations Manager at Chimichangos, responded to this review

You have obviously gone to the wrong place. We have over a hundred reviews of how good it is including plenty of comments about the atmosphere. Judging by your other reviews(including a kebab shop) you probably wouldn't know what a good atmosphere was if it jumped up and bit you on the xxxx. Please come again and we will invite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

what a fantastic take away again would highly recommend.!!! Have had a meal inside the restaurant and the take away is just as delicious. will be visiting the restaurant and ordering a take away again very soon. refreshing change to the usual take away options!!!!

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Excellent what more can i say... We visited on a Saturday night and managed to get a table at short notice. Great food, all of the meals that we had were spot on. The staff are very helpful and the service was great. Can't wait to visit this little gem again.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Visited Chimichangos for the first time last year after buying a Groupon deal and the food was fabulous. Another deal earlier this year prompted us to return only to find that the food was even better than we remembered! My sister-in-law took her family there in June to help celebrate her birthday ( everyone thought it was great ) Then... More

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Went in February for my Husbands birthday and decided to go back again for our wedding anniversary last night. We booked in advance and I'm glad we did as it was quite busy for a Wednesday night. We were spoiled for choice on the menu!!! Despite it being busy, we didn't have too long to wait. Our starters were delicious... More

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