National Chimichanga Day - September 26
Tue, Sep 26, 2023

National Chimichanga Day

National Chimichanga Day is dedicated to one of the most popular and delicious dishes on the Mexican menu. The treat first appeared on the Macayo’s Mexican Food menu in 1946. At the same time, a famous Mexican restaurant appeared – Chimichanga – which translated from Mexican means ‘a little thing’. Since then, Macayo’s has held a fun party, events, and prizes every year on September 26th.


Macayo’s Restaurant opened over 75 years ago and quickly became one of the most visited restaurants. Here they offered not just original Mexican cuisine, but made according to branded, family recipes. One day, an unpleasant incident happened to the founder of the restaurant, as a result of which the chimichanga dish appeared. A man accidentally deep-fried a burrito and the result surprised him – it turned out to be a treat in a crispy, savory crust. Chimichanga is served with sour cream, relleno sauce, and fresh Pico de Gallo.

Interesting Facts

  • Over the years, the recipe for the dish has been improved, with meat and cheese being added.
  • Later, the bite-sized mini-chimi appeared on the menu.
  • The restaurant was visited by eminent guests: in 2009, Barack Obama celebrated the birthday of his daughter Malia there.

How to take part

Enjoy a delicious and hearty chimichanga. Visit Macayo’s Restaurant. If the establishment is out of your reach, just buy the dish elsewhere – it is so common that it will not be difficult to find it. Join the Macayo’s celebrations on September 26th. Prepare your own chimichanga – collect ingredients for your favorite burrito and then deep fry it.

When is National Chimichanga Day in 2023?

National Chimichanga Day is observed on September 26 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday September 26 2023
Thursday September 26 2024
Friday September 26 2025
Saturday September 26 2026