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Celebrate! Cinco de Mayo with authentic Mexican food (and then, run a little, and then, drink and eat again)

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Chimi’s owner Brandon Fischer shares his devotion to tasting and creating great food.


Chimi’s is typically known as a “Tex-Mex” restaurant, but as a food lover, it was important to me to include authentic Mexican dishes.

As I worked on revamping the menu, adding and/or changing some staple Mexican recipes was a fun and tasty process.

The end result is something I would be proud to defend in front of any Mexican grandmother!

I encourage you to stop by this 5 de Mayo, to try Chimi’s top 5 choices of authentic Mexican dishes:



Carne Asada Tacos


Street Tacos

Chile Verde

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail


By the way, I cannot help but take this opportunity to truly celebrate 5 de Mayo, by sharing the true history about this fun festival.

Cinco de Mayo is not just a good excuse to drink margaritas and eat Mexican food; it has a historical significance.  It is a common misconception that the 5th of May is Mexican Independence day.   That is simply not true, Cinco de Mayo celebrates The Day of the Battle of Puebla, and it commemorates the Mexican’s army’s unlikely victory over French forces on May 5, 1862.   This victory came to symbolize unity and pride and helped establish a much- needed sense of national unity and patriotism. This is something any American can identify with!

Mexicans in California during the American Civil War were the first to celebrate in the United States, and I am certainly glad that they did.  Cinco de Mayo is a great way to help celebrate unity and pride, in ANY country; it is also a fantastic reason to drink Margaritas and eat at Chimi’s Mexican Food!

Since we are in the mood to CELEBRATE!, Chimi’s has another celebration coming up. Our 30 year anniversary is this year and we are planning a HUGE party!!

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June 15, we will start with a 5k run called the “Diablo Dash”, participants are strongly encouraged to wear their Devil gear.

We will continue all day with dunk tanks, eating contests, face painting, DJ’s, and many other family-friendly activities.  There are not a lot of restaurants in town that have been around for this long, and I truly hope that each and every one of you will come out to Chimi’s on 15th and Peoria and help us celebrate. Proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit organization yet to be determined, in honor of my younger sister, Miracle Zoe Fischer.




Brandon Fischer