Address

123 N Beach Rd
Eastsound , WA 98245
(360) 376-6394

Hours

Every day 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Review

This Mexican food restaurant is located in the middle of Orcas Island's main town, Eastsound.
Each year, thousand flock to the sanctuary of Chimayo in New Mexico for spiritual and physical healing. Chimayo is also where Karen Silva found tortillas that spurred she and her husband Chuck to open their own restaurant. Located in downtown Eastsound, Chimayo--as the Silvas fittingly named their endeavor--serves fresh, made-from-scratch Southwest cuisine that’s as appealing to your wallet as it is to your taste buds.

A large, colorful mural depicting Southwest Native American cliff dwellings greets you upon entering the restaurant, immediately setting the tone for your dining experience. The pottery triptych of Our Lady of Guadeloupe atop the fireplace furthers the atmosphere.

New Mexican cuisine is lighter than Mexican, Karen says, and so she uses no lard and less cheese in her recipes. Diners will note also that the menu offers more fish and chicken dishes than they’re likely to find at Mexican restaurants. Popular items include the red snapper tacos, chicken tortilla pie, and the Redemption Salad that comes with avocado, pumpkin seeds, black beans and a spicy cumin vinaigrette. All burritos are rolled in those special Chimayo tortillas and choices of fillings include spicy black beans, roasted vegetables, garden Mexi-burger, and roasted chicken and mild green chile.

In addition to daily specials, which include Friday’s tamale of the day, Chimayo serves a variety of decadent desserts. Vanilla-caramel ice cream with chocolate chunks is one such treat that’ll make you put your calorie counting on hold.

A favorite of locals, Chimayo keeps costs down by not serving liquor and by not offering table service. Order at the counter, then take a seat. It’s certainly a small price to pay for great food at a great price.
Written By: Mike McQuaide
On: 10/25/2000

Directions

From the Orcas Island ferry landing, drive 9 miles on Orcas Road (Horseshoe Highway) to Eastsound. Turn left at North Beach Road. Chimayo is located in Our House Mall just ahead on your left.

Features

Kid Friendly | Lunch | Smoke-free | Take-Out | Wheelchair Accessible

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