La Chimenea, Germantown WI | Merchant Profile

La Chimenea in Germantown, Milwaukee is owned by Hector Jimenez and Chris Greene. Hector is the creator of all of the recipes, with a little help from his mother. He grew up on a Tequila Agave farm in Mexico. He comes from a large family and has ten siblings. His love of cooking dates back to when he was about five years old, from watching his mother cook in the kitchen. He started working in restaurants at age 15. During his time working at Sheraton and Westin Hotel, he was able to take culinary classes offered to employees. In 1987 he moved to the United States and to Milwaukee in 1993. In 1997 he opened up his first restaurant, Azteca, on Milwaukeeís South Side. His mother was a huge help to him in his first days of owning a restaurant. She helped train his staff on the recipes, many of which are hers, including the rice and beans. Although most of the family still lives in Mexico, a few of Hectorís siblings have moved to the states and have worked in his restaurants. In 2003, Hector met Chris Greene, who helped him up open La Chimenea in March 2005. Hector has a loyal staff that has stuck with him through the years. His chef has worked for him since he started in 1997. La Chimenea offers traditional Mexican cuisine that is made right. People love their world famous chimichangas, topped with their homemade sauce. On of their most popular meats is their Cochinita Pibil which is shredded pork flavored with achiote, a spice native to Cancun. They also offer specials to provide a variety of options to their customers and to try out new dishes. Margaritas are another reason customers love La Chimenea. They have a long list of fruity and colorful margaritas that look as good as they taste. Decor is something that sets La Chimenea apart. Hectorís friend who is an artist personally designed and painted murals on every wall, giving the restaurant a special flair that you canít find anywhere else. They offer outdoor seating on their patio, which is also beautifully designed. La Chimenea is about 20 minutes north of Milwaukee. They offer catering and have private dining rooms. Reservations are recommended on the weekends and can be made over the phone and online. La Chimenea is open seven days a week. Come on in and enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine and refreshing margaritas!

Address
N112 W15251 Mequon Rd
Germantown, WI 53022