Chi Chi Cancun enchilada
Oh how I miss these. My mother would only eat seafood and my dad loved chi chis so we would go there many times. Many trips later, I was turned on to these. I was in heaven when I spent my 1st 2 years at school within walking distance from Taco Bell -- which had my love at chilli cheese burrito and Chi Chis Cancun enchiladas. Now I loveless except for when I go to Seattle - lynnwood to be exact, where I have found a taco bell that does have it.
When chichis went under, my heart turned a little less red and alot more black. What was I going to do? Everyone in town knew my love for them. Shortly after I left school in Monaca PA, my favorite restaurant closed down and then all the other ones shortly followed. Years later I ran into a college roommate who's first words were not hello.. It was OMG. What did you do when ChiChis went under? I thought of you!
Now chowhounds, I have found my 1st love chili cheese burrito again after 10 years...how about cancun enchilada. There were my 2nd love. I wonder if anyone can be so kind to tell me a chain that has something similiar or even a restaurant in NYC that does.
If so, you might be my 4th love. I think my current boyfriend would mind, but that will be his problem to deal with....
I made that recipe the other night. I've not had the Cancun enchilada at Chi Chi's, so I can't say if it's a good copycat. It was pretty tasty, though. I added some garlic powder to the sauce (it needed it), and next time I want to use real crab & shrimp instead of fake crabmeat and canned baby shrimp.