Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Chiquito Review



Chiquito have recently launched a sizzling new menu which sees delicious new dishes such as Goats' Cheese and Roasted Vegetable Salad, Blackened Salmon and Jambalaya added, along with some original favourites such as the Chiquito sharing platter. 

Chris and I were invited to try the new menu as its ideal to enjoy for a date night as even parents/carers need nights off once in a while!

We arrived on a Saturday night and the restaurant was full of diners. The outside of the restaurant was modern, inside still modern but with a real Mexican cantina feel, rustic wood doors, mismatched chairs and great chandeliers made from empty beer bottles.

While we waited for our table we were able to sit at the bar and decided to really indulge and have something a little special to drink.After a good look at the cocktail list I settled on a Cosmopolitan and Chris opted for a Dark and Stormy Gosling’s Black Seal rum mixed with ginger beer and served in a jam jar glass!
Mine was so good perfectly made and Chris loved the fiery taste of his.

We made our way to a table and began to look at the feast. While we browsed, our drinks were topped up and a bowl of really tasty savoury popcorn appeared on the table.

 The menu is really varied, grills, fajitas, salads and Mexican favourites. James our waiter for the evening who was brilliant the entire visit, recommended a few dishes and we decided to take him upon the starter recommendation.

We were so glad we did as the Hot cheese Bake was delicious, an island of cheeses, floating in a baked tomato sauce, Chiquito's own recipe, it was really good. The tortilla chips made a change from a bread side and helped soak up all the delicious sauce.

Chris went with James main course recommendation of Southern Fried Chicken & BBQ Pulled Pork  A succulent chicken breast topped with BBQ pulled pork and melted cheese. Served with skin-on-fries, corn on the cob, onion rings, coleslaw and BBQ sauce. He loved the flavours and something a little different from ordinary barbecued chicken dishes. 



I went for a favourite main course, Grilled Steak Fajita, I love dishes  that come to the table still sizzling 
This was  gorgeous a 21 day matured steak, cooked to my requirement,on a bed of peppers and onions.


I could order more tortilla,sauces and cheese but it was such a generous dish, I didn't manage it.
I would love to have shown you desserts, but the meals were so large, we could not eat another bite.

The night was lovely,relaxing, great food, service a little slow for the mains, but we were kept informed and James apologised and offered us more drinks.

It was a fabulous date night,a lovely atmosphere and one I would repeat. 

 http://www.chiquito.co.uk

We were given a voucher by Chiquito  for a date night out towards meals and drinks. My views are my own



11 comments:

  1. This looks delicious and I'm wishing there's one near me will have to check it out!!!

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  2. Love Chiquitos! I always have the chicken fajitas! Think i might have to try the steak :) xoxo

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  3. Never been before, looks amazing! Will need to give it a try!

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  4. You've just persuaded me to try them!

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  5. The food is great but the menu there is so confusing.

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  6. Didn't realise they had a new menu. I used to go there a lot and was obsessed with their fajitas!

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  7. Food looks amazing. It looks like a place to go.

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  8. love it at chiquitos havent been for a while though and I could eat that popcorn now .all yummy

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  9. They have stopped the cheese bake :(

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  10. I've never been but your pictures look delicious and its nice to know that the portion sizes are generous - will be looking out for one when im out and about!

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