Chimichanga

ChimichangaIf the only Mexican food you’ve ever enjoyed has been Taco Bell, then you owe it to yourself to check out Chimichanga.

With two locations in metropolitan Toronto, Chimichanga can satisfy anyone’s Mexican-themed dinner night.

At the Yonge Street location, the walls are either black, red or bare brick. The tables and chairs, also black, are solid wood. Small candles, and the soft clatter of plates and chatter of voices add to an atmosphere of an authentic Mexicana hole in the wall. The staff is helpful and friendly, and – most importantly – the food is delicious.

For a starter to share, try the Nacho Bar Plate. Arguably the best in the city, these chips are topped with nacho regulars like sour cream, guacamole, and jalapeno peppers. But it’s the true tastes of Mexico that bring these nachos to the next level – gourmet cheese, guajillo pepper sauce and pico de gallo. This bar plate is spicy without being too hot. It has enough kick to win a football match, and the flavours are new without being too strange.

To say that the burrito entrées are huge would be an understatement. Alone, they are enough to fulfil any hungry stomach. Chimichanga offers a wide variety of burritos – from New Yorkican Chicken, smothered in a homemade guajillo sauce, to the San Fran “Mission Style” Beef Burrito, with home-ground beef. Each burrito is stuffed with red rice, gourmet cheese, and guacamole, and is doused in house roasted red sauce, pico de gallo and guajillo pepper sauce.

It’s their enchiladas that Chimichanga is truly known for. The steak enchiladas with mole and salsa verde has a strong taste. The three small enchiladas packed with steak, sour cream, guajillo salsa and pico de gallo, and are topped with gourmet cheese, mole sauce and salsa verde, before being slow-baked to perfection. Mild spice and a cilantro kick make this dish a popular one.

In addition to a stellar dinner menu, Chimichanga offers a lengthy drinks menu, complete with one of the most comprehensive tequila lineups in the city. Nearly twenty different tequilas, complimented with a long list of margaritas, martinis, mojitos and more, make Chimichanga a sure hit among friends.

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