Chimichanga’s, London


Tex-Mex is a fusion of stereotypical Texan dishes, which is categorised by the heavy use of grated cheese, minced beef and pork with traditional Mexican cuisine, which includes ingredients like corn, beans, avocados, sweet potato and chilli pepper.

“Tex-Mex” created the crunchy taco we are all familiar with; traditional Mexican tacos are usually soft. Spanish immigrants to Texas also introduced cumin to the original central Mexican recipes, so it’s a fusion of both cooking styles and flavours native to its origins.
To summarise, it’s an American twist on something tasty from Mexico.

On arrival, a friendly teenage staff member greeted us and showed us to our table. Sadly, that table was utterly inappropriate for a buggy and in an area that you couldn’t swing a cat. Of course, as soon as the staff realised this, they moved us to a lovely table in a booth with lots of room.

The kid’s menu is excellent value for money at £6.50 for starter, main and dessert; the portion sizes are ideal for a hungry 11-year-old who usually finds the kids meals in other restaurants a tad too small. Yet, he actually couldn’t finish his main.
Beard and I went for the Tapas style sharers that were delicious, and again the portions were a lot larger than expected for the price. It’s excellent value for money, and there are always lots of offers on various discount apps you can get your hands on.

The highlight, though? You can eat your entire meal with a Mexican sombrero!