I’ve heard that restaurant group Prezzo is looking to move into what is currently the Verve bar in Peterborough city centre and open a branch of their Tex-Mex chain Chimichanga.
Until a couple of years ago, Peterborough’s was pretty devoid of Mexican restaurants but then we saw the fantastic Coco restaurant and more recently Flamas in Hampton both of which are independently run and are making a great go of bringing Mexican and South American flavours to the city.
The Prezzo name is already a familiar one in Peterborough with an established Italian restaurant just doors down from where Chimichanga will be, so the group know their Peterborough clientele.
I’m not familiar with the Chimichanga chain but their menu looks well priced with a good variety of dishes to choose from. I will of course be paying a visit to the restaurant when they open (if anyone from Prezzo is reading this, I’d like to be there on opening night…) and can’t wait to sample the chipotle meatballs!
The new Chimichanga restaurant will be well positioned opposite the new St John’s Square development which is currently the site of the demolition-in-progress Corn Exchange building, so I’m guessing we can expect outdoor seating at the front. Verve has the benefit of a nice enclosed garden area at the back so I hope Chimichanga make full use of this.
You can find Verve Chimichanga at: 5 Church Street, Peterborough, PE1 1XB
When I find out more about Chimichanga, I’ll let you know so watch this space!