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Hacienda Casa Blanca

Big, beautiful Chimichanga at HCB in El Cajon!

Mi Guadalajara

Outstanding Chimichanga at Mi Guad in Esco!

Buffalo Nickel Restaurant

Outstanding Chimichanga at the legendary Buffalo Nickel on Catalina Island!

Mariscos Mar de Cortez

Big, beautiful chimichanga at Mariscos Mar de Cortez in Ramona!

Casa de Pico

Visited July 12, 2020 – Excellent chimichanga at Casa de Pico in La Mesa!

Tio Leo’s Mexican Restaurant

(Visited November 15, 2019) Outstanding shredded beef chimichanga at Tio Leo’s in Poway! Perfectly hot and crispy. Garnished beautifully with lettuce, mater, tomatillo sauce, cheese, guacamole & sour cream. Served with Spanish rice (and beans). Lady FoodObs and I also shared this carne asada quesadilla as an appetizer. You can order it as the traditional soft folded variety, or this “crisp” version. Kind of greasy but very tasty.

Hacienda Casa Blanca

Outstanding chimichanga combination plate at Hacienda Casa Blanca in El Cajon!

Lienzo Charro

Tasty chimichanga at Lienzo Charro in Poway! Could have been fried a little longer though. Not really crispy enough.

Mi Casa Reveles 

It is my pleasure to review the outstanding chimichanga I had recently at Casa Reveles! Made with your choice of beef or chicken, plus cheese inside. The whole affair is topped with sour cream, guacamole, cheese, lettuce and tomato. (I could have done without the olives). Only $7.95.

This was definitely a big league chimi! Roughly the size of a chubby sock puppet. It was so long in fact that I felt like laying down after only eating half of it. The chim held a generous amount of seasoned, tender & moist shredded beef. I appreciated that it came with a sharp steak knife. Made it much easier to eat. All of the toppings were well proportioned and fresh tasting. It was among the top two of Ramona chimis I’ve had, that I can tell you! 

The red & green squeeze bottles contained exceptionally good house-made hot sauces. Unique, smoky and very flavorful without being too hot. Not like any I’ve had elsewhere. Worth checking out!



La Cocina 

Big, beautiful chimichanga for breakfast this morning at La Cocina. This thing was as big as my head! For $8.50 it’s filled with a ton of shredded beef and cheese. After being fried it’s topped with guac, sour cream, lettuce, pico, cheese, etc. I think the kitchen sink is somewhere in there too.This was a really good and huge meal, but I’m not gonna sugar coat it. The shredded beef is pretty bland. A lot of Mexican restaurants doctor up their shredded beef with onions, peppers, sometimes maters, etc. Here it’s just plain beef. When there’s so much of it, it tends to get tiresome.

Outstanding service as always.

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