The Chimichanga Was Invented At This Old, Charming Restaurant In Arizona Nearly 100 Years Ago

Did you know that a popular dish that can be found on the menu of nearly every Mexican restaurant was invented right here in Arizona? The chimichanga has roots in the iconic El Charro Cafe in Tucson — and its existence is completely accidental!

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Did you know chimichangas were invented in Arizona? Have you ever eaten one from El Charro Cafe? If so, we’d love to hear how you liked it. Check out El Charro’s website and Facebook page for more information, and if you’re hungry for more scrumptious Mexican food, check out our previous article: 10 Restaurants In Arizona To Get Mexican Food That Will Blow Your Mind.

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Address: 311 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705, USA