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“Overpriced and underwhelmed”
Review of Chimichanga

Chimichanga
Ranked #53 of 207 Restaurants in Kettering
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kettering, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Overpriced and underwhelmed”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Went on a Friday eve with a friend who'd come to visit from London. Tried to book a table for 8.30 to be told they couldn't fit us in until 9.30, when we arrived the resturant was fairly empty and by the time we'd finished was very empty.

We shared the spring roll starter, which was fairly bland. We both then had the peri-peri chicken wraps, not unpleasant but nothing special and not a huge portion. Had i been with my husband, he'd have moaned about still being hungry!

We shared a bottle of the sauvignon Blanc which at £16.95 was one of the cheaper bottles of wine on the menu.

Considering the price I'd have expected better food. I was looking forward to having somewhere nice to go for a meal in Kettering, looks like we'll have to carry on waiting.

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English first
Kettering, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Disappointed ”
Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Service is fine and friendly. The food however is atrocious. The steak was odd, it did not appear to be strip of steak! There was no spice or flavour in the dish. The jalapeño coleslaw just tasted like coleslaw again no spice. The coffee was not hot. Me and my partner had upset stomachs after the meal. There is not very much Mexican about this so called restaurant. I'm not surprised as the company is part of the Prezzo chain. Shame as Kettering still lacks a decent restaurant. This review comes from a person who is in the catering industry and works as a chef!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Tasty Tex Mex!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

We ate here early evening with the family. Surroundings are pleasant, chic cantina, candles on the tables. Kid's menu was good with decent choices and portion sizes at a reasonable price. I had jalapeno bullets and they were probably the best I've ever had. The veggie bean chilli tostada was scrumptious and the mexican coffee (with tequila and kaluha) was the perfect end to the meal. Service was good and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Visited October 2013
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very nice, thank you!”
Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Went to try Chimichangas today as we both like Mexican food. We were greeted and seated straight away by a friendly person. Then the waitress arrived and took our order shortly after. The food was very nice and we weren't kept waiting either. The glasses for the cold drinks are actually kept in a freezer so cold drinks are actually cold which is a nice touch. All in all it was a good meal the staff are polite and friendly and the place is clean and tidy. Well worth a visit, we'll be going back. Just one thing it isn't the cheapest place to eat!

Visited October 2013
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Mexican?”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

My boyfriend and I visited Chimichanga on the spur of the moment. The staff were really friendly, helpful and smiley (and spoke English which is a bonus). The decor is good fun, bright colours, crazy posters and very good lighting. We didn't have to wait long for a table or drinks.

The food was served very quickly (almost TOO quickly), but was rather disappointing. We had chicken burrito and BBQ pulled pork enchilada. There wasn't much chicken and the pork tasted like it had been nowhere near a bbq (or a pig!). The enchilada is advertised as coming with guacamole - you get maybe a teaspoon of it! The sour cream didn't have that bite that you expect.

The food was rather bland, there are bottles of chilli on the tables but it isn't that hot (take your own?). If you've had good Mexican food anywhere else, ie. spicy, contrasting tastes and flavours, then you'll be disappointed.

Price-wise, it's not cheap especially considering the portions are not huge. We had a buy 1 get one for a £1 voucher which made the cost more acceptable. When the bill came there were 3 mains on it - this was quickly sorted and I do believe this was just a mistake.

All in all it's what I'd expect from a chain owned by Prezzos...

  • Visited October 2013
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