You know what I miss?

December 1st, 2008


I’d give a lot to have one of those giant strawberry margaritas one last time.

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  • 1. Zach W.  |  December 1st, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    There’s a lot of great places to go for Mexican food…don’t lament for Chi-Chi’s.

    I know a few places that make great margaritias, btw.

  • 2. MommaBlogger  |  December 1st, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Tacos El Rey in Racine. Best Tacos Ever. If you don’t like corn tortillas though, ask for flour :D

    Now I’m hungry…….

  • 3. Dave Casper  |  December 1st, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    There are a lot of places with great Mexican food in Milwaukee, but I hear what you’re saying about Chi-Chi’s.

  • 4. elliot  |  December 1st, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Chi-Chi’s wasn’t Mexican food…it was Chi-Chi’s.


  • 5. Janet Evans  |  December 1st, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    I really, really miss Chi, Chi’s. Yes I do. There was just something about it. I know it wasn’t authentic Mexican food. It’s hard to believe some green onions could put a business out of business.

    I also miss Captain’s and their fondue. Yum And Barnaby’s. See what you started?

  • 6. capper  |  December 1st, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Ground Round and Shakey’s.

    Anyone remember Farrell’s?

  • 7. Janet Evans  |  December 1st, 2008 at 10:55 pm


    I wonder if anyone ever ate a “Pig Trough?”

    There’s still a Ground Round in Appleton.

  • 8. Fuzz Martin  |  December 1st, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    I’ll take a margarita and a bowl full of hep, please.

    Actually, I still rate chimichangas against the old Chi Chi’s benchmark. Delish.

  • 9. elliot  |  December 1st, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    I thought a Farrells reoppened in like Brookfield last year?

    Mmmmm, Ground Round. Nothing like throwing peanut shells on the floor.

  • 10. John Foust  |  December 1st, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    You meant this link.

  • 11. elliot  |  December 1st, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks, John. That was the link I thought I had. It’s now fixed.

  • 12. David Casper  |  December 2nd, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Alright, since we’re flashing back, I recall a place on Brown Deer Rd, near Northridge, called Sambos. It was the late ’70s, and all I really remember was going there for breakfast after church.

  • 13. Chris from Racine  |  December 2nd, 2008 at 9:21 am

    The best authentic Mexican food is at Tacos El Norte in Waukegan, IL. However, I’ll probably never get a seafood enchilada as good as Chi Chi’s…

  • 14. Wonder Woman  |  December 2nd, 2008 at 11:13 am

    What the hell is a Chi Chi? Margarita’s, well, we have them in Canada. But this Chi Chi you speak of is foreign to me, eh.

  • 15. elliot  |  December 2nd, 2008 at 11:15 am

    It’s kind of like Swiss Chalet except with Tex-mex food…and out of business. ;)

  • 16. grumps  |  December 2nd, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    @ Dave Casper- The Sambo’s in Monona was turned into a No Place Like Sam’s for about 11 seconds before the site was sold to Denny’s.

  • 17. MommaBlogger  |  December 2nd, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    “It’s hard to believe some green onions could put a business out of business.”

    Actually, it was quite a bit of bad events in a row that put them out of business. They were already in yet another state of bankruptcy, and this merely pushed them over the edge.

    Read the wiki article, it’s intriguing:

  • 18. charliesaurus  |  December 2nd, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Their margaritas were like slushies. You couldn’t taste the alcohol at all… you knew it was there… but yummy. My problem with most margaritas is that they taste like booze. I want a chick drink… sue me. And – Chi Chi’s had the best!

    And — their fajitas were so wonderful.

    I miss them.

    Let’s start a movement to bring back the Chi Chi.

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