National Chimichanga Day - September 26
Mon, Sep 26, 2022

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 restaurant of Mexican dishes appeared – Chimichanga, translated from the Mexican name 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 dishes of Mexican cuisine, but cooked 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. It was like this, a man accidentally dropped a deep-fried burrito, the result surprised him – it turned out to be a treat in a crispy, savory crust. The addition of chimichange was sour cream, relleno sauce, fresh Pico de Gallo.

Interesting Facts

  • Over the years, the recipe for the dish has been improved, it was filled with meat, cheese.
  • Later, mini-chimi appeared on the menu of the restaurant – small chimichangas for one bite.
  • The restaurant was visited by eminent guests, in 2009 Barack Obama came here to celebrate the birthday of his daughter Malia.

How to celebrate

Enjoy delicious and hearty chimichanga. How to do it? Visit Macayo’s Restaurant. If the establishment is out of your reach, just buy a 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 deep fry.

When is National Chimichanga Day in 2022?

National Chimichanga Day is observed on September 26 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday September 26 2022
Tuesday September 26 2023
Thursday September 26 2024
Friday September 26 2025
Saturday September 26 2026