Chimichanga Mexican Restaurant
5425 S Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63111
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Family Style, Mexican, American, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Latin American
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
I went there yesterday for for drinks & to try their food. After being told that there would be a 30 minute wait, we decided to sit at the bar. The bar was filthy, covered with plates & glasses. There was a couple at the end of the bar & a party at the tables so I could understand that it had been busy before we got there. We sat down & waited with silverware & menus in hand for 20 minutes while the bartender refused to acknowledge us or clean the bar where we were sitting. The manager went to get the couple at the bar water but also didn't acknowledge us. Mind you, she saw us walk in & knew we hadn't been helped. We decided to leave & I told the bartender on my way out that I used to bartend, I'm an awesome tipper, & that I was appalled at how I was treated. I then asked the hostess for a manager, she directed me to two young ladies at the counter. I asked the ladies if they were managers & they told me no. By then I was livid & asked them to go get the manager for me. The manager came & when I told her what happened she she just stood there looking lost. I told her that she didn't acknowledge us either & her excuse was that she thought we were drinking already. Every glass & plate near us was empty, & she saw us walk in. All I could do was shake my head & let her know that I felt that it was racial at that point. I felt that my money was not taken seriously, I felt like management didn't try to resolve my problems or issues & that we were ignored because we were 2 black women with afros. I never thought that choosing that restaurant to celebrate my Fortieth & have a Margarita with a friend would leave me feeling like me & my money were irrelevant & unwanted. I will NEVER go there again!
It is not closed...we ate there earlier tonight and the food is fantastic! I can't wait to go back again.
We were with a group of about ten and the service was excellent and fast. Everyone loved the food they ordered...no complaints. None of the servers were irritated...they were there to please and they did.
My best friend introduced me to this place. It is the best authenthic mexican food I have ever tasted. Another great thing about it is that it is inexpensive and there are larger portions. You defiinitely get your money worthy. I think I eat there at least 4 to 5 times a month. I urge every St. louisian to check it out!
If you are looking for real mexican food...look no farther. Chimichanga's has it all. Great food, outdoor dining and live bands. The portions are large and the price is right. I live in St. Peters (45 min away) and eat at Chimi's at least once a month. Everything on the menu is great, especially the chimichangs with rice and refried beans. Try it once, you'll come back.
12/18/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My husband, a Texan, thinks Mexican is the only food group. He loves the carne asada here. The carnitas are good most of the time. Steak fajitas are excellent. But the service can leave a lot to be desired. I don't eat dairy, and inevitably I have to send my plate back because things are covered in cheese, and the staff acts annoyed or irritated. Depending on your server, you may have to catch their attention for drink and salsa refills. Some of them do not speak/understand English well, which could be part of the problem with getting orders correct. If you're in the city, though, and want great Mexican, try Lily's on Kingshighway at Devonshire.