The Chimichanga Was Invented At This Old, Charming Restaurant In Arizona Nearly 100 Years Ago
By Katie Lawrence|Published April 16, 2020
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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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