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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: $9 - $34
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
Cheshire UK
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

A small restaurant with a vibrant atmosphere. I look forward to eating here as the food is tasty, well portioned and is consistently excellent. The music adds to the enjoyment and the staff are always welcoming. I regularly visit and take up some of the good offers that are put on Facebook. It's a great Mexican in middlewich - just... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

For Middlewich this place is amazing. A great little Mexican restaurant tucked away. The decor is fab the music is fun the food is mostly good and their set menus are great value to feed a crowd. The service has been a bit hit and miss not overly attentive but you are generally enjoying the atmosphere too much to notice.... More

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and service been too long long since I was there last had forgotten how good the food really was starter main and dessert were all good the barbecued pork burrito is delicious will definitely not be leaving it so long in future!!

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This place was brilliant, great atmosphere, really love the background music as it reminded me about our last holiday. I can recommend the ribs, they were arsume. There was no pulled pork left, I was a bit disappointed as I've heard it worth having, but it was late in the night. Everyone cleared their plate, even the fussy members of... More

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24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We went on a weekday evening. No sooner had we arrived & sat down someone came along ( possibly the manager) & suggested we should move. I thought the menu lacked something. Its basically chilli & different versions of wraps which you would expect for a mexican but maybe a bit more interesting. The seafood fajita was basically frozen seafood... More

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Oh what a night!! Had a fabulous time here on Saturday night, had a holiday feel to it, lovely food, staff very helpful and obliging, nothing too much trouble, Atmosphere buzzing! definitely going back again to sample the nacho volcano,

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Visited after purchasing a Groupon voucher and to be honest wasn't expecting much based on how cheap the deal was. Well how wrong was I !! To start with the staff were friendly and we loved the decor. Had nachos followed by a pulled pork burrito and a huge slab of chocolate fudge cake to follow all of which was... More

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jasontanfield, Owner at Chimichangos, responded to this review
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I’ve not been to Chimichangas for a few months, so though it time to return. The restaurant is a lovely little spot, holding around 30(?) people, so is nice and intimate. There’s a great selection on the menu, and all priced reasonably. To be fair, we were on a Groupon deal, but the menu available to us was still quite... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Ok so it's a bit cramped and a little overboard on the fake chillis and sombreros for my taste but the food was excellent! The staff were good and helpful, the food was very tasty! Watch out for the chilli com carne it's got a bit of bite and superb!

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Middlewich, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went for my mums birthday and the owner went all stops out for her! With a free bottle of champagne and a cake!! The food was gorgeous! such a good value ! One of the best restaurants in Cheshire

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