I first heard about Chihuahua from a friend who couldn’t stop raving about the burrito she had here. I love Mexican food so that really piqued my interest. However, I eventually forgot about ever having that conversation since I basically shoved it down my list of restaurants to try. Luckily, someone from the Thursday group suggested Chihuahua when we couldn’t decided where to go. 😀
We didn’t know where Chihuahua was, other than knowing it was somewhere around A. Venue. We initially assumed it was inside the mall so we scoured every nook and cranny, and went up and down the escalator but zilch. I was thinking we should just give up and choose a random restaurant inside the mall since we only had about half an hour left before we had to dash back to the office.
Thankfully, we decided to sneak a peek outside and there it was–across A. Venue–Chihuahua and all its glory! 😀 With only about two or three parking slots, it would be easy to miss. But we were a group with a mission so I guess that helped us spot the restaurant quickly. 😀
We walked into a virtually empty restaurant, except for two tables. I think the man (the guy behind the small pot of plant) is the owner because of his numerous photos with celebrities and personalities plastered on the wall. Judging by those photos, Chihuahua must be a hit among the showbiz crowd.
Here’s the counter where you order. It also doubles as the kitchen-slash-prep area because you can watch them prepare your dish. The menu’s basic and straightforward, which I like. Some restaurants just try too hard to diversify their menu just so they could cater to as many customers as possible. But with Chihuahua, I like how they stick to their guns and how they don’t try to add a spaghetti dish (for example) just ’cause they can.
I chose to order Chicken Burrito Bowl. Burrito purists can have the classic burrito sans the bowl, but since I can be a messy burrito eater, it’s a lifesaver that they have this bowl option.
What sets Chihuahua apart from other Mexican joints is that they live up to their concept. As if taking cue from their name–Chihuahua–the dishes are served in a big stainless steel bowl reminiscent of pet food bowls. When I mixed my Chicken Burrito Bowl, it looked even more like dog food. Haha! It wasn’t disgusting though. 😀
I got what I paid for–and more. I couldn’t finish this bowl, which is such a shame because it tasted really good. It’s probably the most authentic burrito I’ve had in ages. My other favorite is Mexicali but Chihuahua easily trumps them.
B ordered a superbly packed Nacho Grande. As you can see, scrimping is taboo at Chihuahua (hurray!). I do hope they keep this up in the years (I’m pretty sure they can endure the changing tides of the food industry) to come.
I just had to take a photo of my Pink Lemonade! It’s so pink and adorable and bottomless. I forgot how much a glass costs though. I had no issue with my lemonade but my friend, Camille, found this string in her glass (I think she had Coke though). It must have came from the ice or something. 😐
By the way, you should definitely check out their extensive spice rack display! The ones on the wall are the owner’s “private stash” but they do have another corner of spices reserved for customers. Nevertheless, I love this wall. It just goes to show the owner’s rooted on their business–as I think great spices are the essence of Mexican food.
Look, Christopher Walken! And then this Bad Mother F*cker of a jalapeno sauce! So cool. 😀