Dinner Menu

Fresh ingredients, great mexican recipes and our focus on making you feel like family are just part of what will make our restaurant a Las Vegas Favorite. Come enjoy the Best Mexican Food in town!
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Best Mexican Food in Town

Great Food, Family & Fun! We will enjoy bringing you all your mexican favorites with an Eddie's Twist & hope you will help us create a new Tradition in the decades to come. Come enjoy the authentic & creative Mexican Food you crave.

Lunch Menu

Lunch is served daily from 11:00 AM – 3PM. Come in and enjoy a large variety of fresh & delicious authentic Mexican dishes that will make your mouth water. Dine in or Take out, you can't go wrong!
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Why are Chimichangas So Good? Meat, Cheese, Beans, Rice and/or Vegetables in a Crisp Tortilla

In the colorful world of Mexican cuisine, the chimichanga holds a unique and beloved place. This deep-fried burrito, with its crispy exterior and hearty, flavor-packed interior, bridges the gap between traditional Mexican fare and American tastes, creating a dish that is both familiar and excitingly different. But what exactly is it about chimichangas that makes them so special? Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant would like to go into the history, preparation, and enduring appeal of this delightful dish.

The Origin Story of the Chimichanga

The chimichanga’s origin is somewhat shrouded in mystery and anecdote, with multiple stories claiming its accidental invention. One popular tale is that it originated in Arizona when a chef accidentally dropped a burrito into a deep fryer and began to exclaim a Spanish curse, only to stop herself midway, instead calling it a “chimichanga,” a nonsensical term possibly derived from Mexican slang. Whether this story is true or not, it highlights the playful and innovative spirit that characterizes much of Tex-Mex cuisine.

Anatomy of a Chimichanga

At its core, a chimichanga is a burrito that’s taken to the next level through deep-frying. Here’s what makes up this tasty dish:
The Wrapper: Unlike traditional burritos that are wrapped in soft, pliable tortillas, chimichangas are encased in a tortilla that crisps up beautifully when fried, creating a delightful contrast between its crunchy exterior and the soft, warm interior.
The Filling: Chimichangas can be filled with a variety of ingredients, including:
• Meats: Common fillings include seasoned beef, chicken, or pork.
• Cheese: Generous amounts of cheese melted inside, adding a creamy texture.
• Beans and Rice: These staples add heartiness and flavor.
• Vegetables: Onions, peppers, and tomatoes are often sautéed and added to the mix.
The Toppings: Once fried, chimichangas are typically garnished with a range of toppings, such as:
• Sour Cream: Adds a cool, tangy contrast to the spicy fillings.
• Guacamole: Offers creaminess and a rich, avocado flavor.
• Salsa: Provides moisture and a spicy or tangy kick.
• Cheese: More cheese is sometimes sprinkled on top for extra flavor.

Why Chimichangas Are Irresistibly Special

One of the most distinctive features of a chimichanga is the textural contrast between the crispy outer shell and the soft, moist fillings inside. This combination of textures makes every bite both satisfying and exciting. Chimichangas serve as a canvas for a wide variety of flavors. They can be adapted to include whatever fillings one might like, making them incredibly versatile. Whether you are in the mood for spicy chiles, tender pulled pork, or vegetarian options, a chimichanga can encapsulate these desires beautifully. There’s something undeniably festive about chimichangas. Perhaps it’s the golden, fried exterior or the lavish toppings, but they often feature as a celebratory food at gatherings and restaurants alike. Like many fried foods, chimichangas have a deep comfort food appeal. They combine warmth, a multitude of flavors, and satisfying textures that hit the spot, especially when paired with rice, beans, or a fresh salad.

Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Las Vegas, Nevada (Just Minutes from Summerlin, North LV, Paradise, Lone Mountain & Henderson, NV)

Chimichangas are special not just because of their delicious taste or their fun origin story, but also because of what they represent in the fusion of cultures. They are an example of how culinary accidents or experiments can lead to beloved staples. Craving chimichangas yet? Come on down to Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant and order our chimichangas today.

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