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Chimichangos

11 Wheelock Street | Cheshire, Middlewich, England
01606 836000
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Ranked #3 of 18 Restaurants in Middlewich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $31
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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Chelmsford
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I visited on a Monday evening. Even though there were only few diners the place has a great atmosphere. Decor is good and Mexican music played the whole time. Good beers and a wide selection on the menu. The waitress was helpful and bubbly and really made me feel welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. One warning, the food is... More 

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Winsford, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A group of 5 of us went on a Monday night. The atmosphere is nice and the cocktails are good but the food was disappointing. It was over cooked and a bit dry although plentiful. Choice of restaurants is limited in Middlewich but I won't be in a hurry to go back.

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Cheshire
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit here, with friends who had been before. The welcome and service was first class. The menu options were very varied, and as I'm not a great fan of Mexican food, was expecting to choose the usual safe chilli con carne. However after the sizzling nachos volcano shared starter, followed by the tasty bbq pork quessidilla... More 

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I booked Chimichangos as a surprise for my Husbands birthday. We had never been before, so decided to give it a try. There was a group of 36 of us, so I was able to book the whole place for the 8.30 sitting on Saturday night. I paid a deposit and got everyones meal choices in advance. As I had... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Another amazing visit! This time 8 of us for my birthday :) We had an early sitting this time at 6pm as a 40-seat booking was in at 8pm however the restaurant was still buzzing and with the Mexican music had a great atmosphere. I took part in a special chicken wing challenge: eat 2 chicken wings coated in Trinidad... More 

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We had read some great reviews of Chimichangos and decided to book a visit for our weekly Friday night out. The place has a nice vibe and was busy (we did phone and book in advance, I suspect a lot get disappointed if they try and "walk up" without a reservation). The menu reflects the usual Mexican dishes with choices... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The food is very good. Sometimes there is a short wait. The atmosphere and Mexican music really sets the mood. Good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my husband travelled 45 minutes to come here for a meal, we fancied something different than usual curry, Chinese etc....we had the nachos to start and they were amazing, just perfect, portions are large so watch what your ordering as I had to have a doggy bag !! Fab atmosphere with every little detail thought through from the... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Whilst only living a short distance away, we decided to finally try out this restaurant on the spur of the moment. What a find! Despite booking just before the kitchen closed, the phone manner and greeting on arrival we received from Courtney was first class. Couldn't fault the menu as there was everything on it that you would expect and... More 

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Our first visit to this Mexican restaurant really looking forward to the evening especially as Mexian our favourite. We have eaten in many Mexian restaurants especially in London and was hopefully finding a hidden gem near where we live. The decor of the restaurant was nicely decorated and seem to create authentic feel. Loved the glass cooler. We ordered starters... 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 - 31
Cuisine: Mexican

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