Chimi challenge

The plate features a five-pound chimichanga filled with guests’ choice of shredded beef, shredded chicken or ground beef mixed with Mexican rice and refried beans and topped with red enchilada sauce, Macayo’s famous Baja sauce, fire-roasted tomatillo sauce, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, mixed cheese and Jack cheese for $30. (Macayo’s/Submitted)

Chimi lovers can put their money where their mouth is (and maybe win some big money) with Macayo’s Mexican Food’s Chimi Challenge.

Taking place now through Sept. 16, the top 10 finalists will qualify to compete in Macayo’s Inaugural Chimi Challenge Championship at Macayo’s Scottsdale location on Monday, Sept. 26, which is not only the brand’s 76th anniversary but also National Chimichanga Day.

Through Friday, Sept. 16, diners can attempt the Chimi Challenge at any Macayo’s location, including 1474 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

The plate features a five-pound chimichanga filled with guests’ choice of shredded beef, shredded chicken or ground beef mixed with Mexican rice and refried beans and topped with red enchilada sauce, Macayo’s famous Baja sauce, fire-roasted tomatillo sauce, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, mixed cheese and Jack cheese for $30.

The behemoth chimi must be finished in 20 minutes. The challenge is for dine-in only. Diners who are successful in their attempt will receive Macayo’s for a full year. 

The top 10 successful contestants will also be eligible to compete in the Chimi Challenge Championship for a chance to walk away with up to $2,000 cash and a Macayo’s catering event for 15 guests. All 10 finalists will receive some great Macayo’s swag, including a 2022 Chimi Challenge Championship T-shirt, a full set of all Macayo’s apparel line items and a full set of all Macayo’s home product line items.

The grand-prize winner will receive $2,000 cash and catering for up to 15 guests, while second place will receive $1,000 cash and third place will receive $500 cash.

Finalists will be contacted for complete details on participating in the Chimi Challenge Championship.

For more information, visit macayo.com/chimi-challenge