In spite of its popularity and demand, there are precious few Mexican restaurants in Beijing.
One of the most recent additions to the capital’s small collection of Tex-Mex options is the popular international chain Chi-Chi’s Tex-Mex Restaurant and Bar, which serves fairly standard Tex-Mex cuisine and cocktails.
Most dishes come in generous portions. The special steak (169 yuan), super burgers (49 yuan) and Chi-Chi’s fajitas (139 yuan) are meaty and overflowing, being quite affordable given the ingredients used.
The steaks are snow dragon rib-eye beef. Each has a fine texture and delicate taste that can compete with Japan’s famous black cattle.
Chi-Chi’s grilled chicken and nachos are the most popular dishes with children. The restaurant pairs them with fruits and yogurt for a more balanced diet.
During the summer, Chi-Chi’s offers an afternoon tea set in its small outdoor flower garden.
The Beijing Chi-Chi’s is located at Chaoyang Joy City. Although it’s not a central location, the area is gathering more and more young urban dwellers who are seeking better apartments at affordable prices.
Joy City is easily accessed by Line 6 of the subway.
Chi-Chi’s Tex-Mex Restaurant & Bar
7F-02, Chaoyang Joy City, 101 Chaoyang Bei Lu, Chaoyang District
10 am – 10 pm
(010) 8551 7878