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Old 09-27-2008, 07:59 AM
 
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OK, since there is a burrito thread, I'll start a chimichanga thread...

I have lived in the southwest most of my life but nowhere are the chimi's as bad as here in San Antonio. I am always disappointed when I order one. My definition of a good chimi is probably along the lines of California/Arizona style:

Inside: Shredded spicy beef, not hamburger, not chicken, and no refried beans. Some acceptable additions - diced potatoes, diced tomatoes, chopped peppers (green chile or jalapeños), but always shredded beef.

On top: Melted cheese and dollops of guacamole and sour cream.

On the plate: shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes. Keep the rice and refritos please.

Can someone point me to a decent chimichanga in the Alamo City?
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:24 PM
 
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OK, since there is a burrito thread, I'll start a chimichanga thread...

I have lived in the southwest most of my life but nowhere are the chimi's as bad as here in San Antonio. I am always disappointed when I order one. My definition of a good chimi is probably along the lines of California/Arizona style:

Inside: Shredded spicy beef, not hamburger, not chicken, and no refried beans. Some acceptable additions - diced potatoes, diced tomatoes, chopped peppers (green chile or jalapeños), but always shredded beef.

On top: Melted cheese and dollops of guacamole and sour cream.

On the plate: shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes. Keep the rice and refritos please.

Can someone point me to a decent chimichanga in the Alamo City?
Well, there's your problem! You're trying to find something in San Antonio that isn't commonplace. First of all, the things you want to leave out are mainstay ingredients in Tex-Mex and, guess what? You're in TEXAS...not California, not Arizona...TEXAS.

If you're so intent on making a California/Arizona style meal, then why don't you just make it yourself and save yourself the stress and headache of trying to find a restaurant that makes these kinds of meals.
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:33 PM
 
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OK, since there is a burrito thread, I'll start a chimichanga thread...

I have lived in the southwest most of my life but nowhere are the chimi's as bad as here in San Antonio. I am always disappointed when I order one. My definition of a good chimi is probably along the lines of California/Arizona style:

Inside: Shredded spicy beef, not hamburger, not chicken, and no refried beans. Some acceptable additions - diced potatoes, diced tomatoes, chopped peppers (green chile or jalapeños), but always shredded beef.

On top: Melted cheese and dollops of guacamole and sour cream.

On the plate: shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes. Keep the rice and refritos please.

Can someone point me to a decent chimichanga in the Alamo City?
growing up in san antonio as a kid and even today as a adult i have never heard any of my friends say "lets go have a chimichanga" . didn't hear it from the kids in the "hood", never heard it at school and never had it served at parties..... San Antonio's unique culinary style may be the reason why you may never find your definition of a "decent chimichanga" its like me trying to find anything resembling "barbacoa" out side of san antonio and through out the southwest...... SA is truly unique, isnt that why everyone moves here???

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Old 09-27-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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The only decent chimi (actually a very good chimi) I've had in TX has been in West Texas...El Paso to be exact.
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:18 PM
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Back in the day, Stop n Go used to sell a killer frozen one--La Posada or something. Of course, that was in the dark ages, when microwaves were fairly new, and no one cared about fat content or arteries. I haven't seen one in years, though--well, either a Stop n Go or a chimichanga. Las Palapas used to have one on their menu, but I never tried one.
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:21 PM
 
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Costco has 'em frozen...but they're not so good.
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:22 PM
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OK, I know you meant not so bueno.
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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I've long stopped being a fan of shredded beef, so I'm good with chicken or refried beans. I never could figure out the sour cream thing. Nasty!
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:24 PM
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Sour cream is food of the gods.
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:24 PM
 
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Yeah, I'm a big fan of the creamy white stuff, too.
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