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“Really enjoyed it”
Review of Chimichangos

Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Middlewich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$24
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, 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 5 November 2017 via mobile

I visited here with family at the end of Oct with family for a birthday meal.
The food and service was excellent.
The menu has a good amount of options. I had the ribs to start and quesedilla main. Both were fantastic.
Portion sizes are good and the meals my family ordered all looked great to.
Would definitely visit again.

Thank jamesbL4548EB
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place and amazing Mexican food! Helen welcomed us as soon as we walked in and throughout the whole night looked after us and made sure we had everything we needed and more, I didn’t catch the other ladies name but she also made sure we had a pleasant time!

Food - we had 2 lots of the nachos for 1 and the tacos..the nachos were really tasty and held their crunch, could of also quiet easily shared the 1 portion for 2 people! The tacos were loaded and also held their crunch and didn’t go soggy! We had 1 chicken burrito and one chilli and they didn’t disappoint, they were brimming! First time having a quesadilla and it impressed.. steak and mushroom filling!

Already booked a table for another 3 weeks time! Would really recommend:)

Thank rochelleo787
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and love the mexican atmosphere. First time we have visited, but have booked again for 3 weeks time, absolutely loved it, and thank you Helen for looking after us.

Thank Wendy O
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Only small so booking may be wise. Menu has familiar mexican choices and the dish heat is offered as an option. Nice lager

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Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great time here on sat evening. Food is of a high standard very tasty and lots of it. The meals are presented beautifully. Also the two ladies serving were very friendly and efficient. Lovely atmosphere will definitely return.

Thank SusanC454
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