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“Great food great atmosphere”
Review of Chimichangos

Chimichangos
Ranked #2 of 23 Restaurants in Middlewich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $26
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We turned up on a Thursday night about 8pm and the restraurant was quite busy. We're we're shown to our table. There was no pressure about having to get your food ordered (like some places do) we ordered drinks which were ice cold just what we needed, a small nachos,burritos and a quesadilla. The nachos turned up after about 5mins freshly prepared with all the trimmings (watch out for the chillies lol). The mains came at just the right time which yet again we were not disappointed with, fresh hot and ample.
Four times we've been here now with friends and alone and we are always happy. If your not happy with something just ask Jason who will do everything he can to help.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

A very disappointing night at this restaurant. It was meant to be a celebration for my husband and his closest friend's 60th birthday but we came away feeling hungrier than when we went in.
The cutlery was greasy and food was served across us by a waitress who looked like she'd rather be on Facebook., in fact , who could blame her, I think that would have been a better option. Definitely not to be recommended.

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2  Thank Outastace
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Our first and last visit. Sangria and food just terrible. Service was poor and young lady served across the table. Cutlery was dirty and sticky. Soup spoon given for a dessert.....sloppy! Last to leave restaurant and felt we had to leave as at 2130 furniture was being moved out through the back entrance disturbing our conversation. Very sad.

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2  Thank aidlin
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

It is so nice to have a mexican close by! I am surrounded by chippys, pubs and indians so coming here is great. The food is lovely, the atmosphere is great and the staff and brilliant. There is a great choice of mexican food as well especially if you like to try new things!

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Chimichangos is a culinary delight, the food is superb and they cater for my special requests. The sangria is out of this world. You must try this restuarant.

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