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“Good food, great atmosphere.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chimichangos

Chimichangos
11 Wheelock Street | Cheshire, Middlewich, England
01606 836000
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Ranked #3 of 18 Restaurants in Middlewich
Price range: $8 - $31
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
Middlewich, England, United Kingdom
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“Good food, great atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

As a local from Middlewich, it's great to see something different from the umpteen Indian / Chinese restaurants we have. I have eaten there twice and both times have been the night has been great.

For a start the atmosphere is brilliant from the second you walk in the decor, music and dim lights set the mood. And of course the Mexican hats waiting for you on the chairs :)

The food is great, couldn't finish my plate both times although I would enquire about the spiciness as the first time I had the "hot" fajitas (second hottest I think it was) and it was a little too hot for me. I like to think I can take some spice, but perhaps that's me over estimating my tolerance. Probably worth asking about though.

I would also say the prices are pretty decent too. If you're coming to Middlewich for something to eat, come here!

NB I have also heard they are looking to do take away deliveries soon, can't wait!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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cheshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Hot and Spicy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

8 of us went for a meal and not disapointed massive selection and specials as well Priced to please everyone offered a choice of heat lol mild medium and socks off !! Food cooked beautifully well presented and delicious will deffo be going again

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Never disappoints!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We have eaten at Chimichangos on several occasions and we have always been extremely pleased. We have eaten as a party of two, four and also ten and have never been disappointed. The food is always fab, I especially enjoy the stuffed jalepenos and the erupting nachos! The portion size is good and excellent value for money. The staff and the ambience all add to a fantastic night out. A little piece of Mexico in the heart of Middlewich!! On the down side the word is spreading and I wanted a table for tomorrow night and could only eat at 6pm or 9pm!! :-(

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

We took our friends here for a meal and we were all very impressed. We were greeted with a friendly smile fom the staff and given a choice of tables. We ordered drinks and food and were helped with our choices, the food was hot and tasted excellent and they were of a good size portion and £61 for 7 beers 2 cocktails 1 large starter and 4 mains was a bargain
We will all be visiting again soon.

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