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96-98 West Road | Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea SS3 9DS, England
(01702) 297068
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent As Always

I have been going to this restaurant with my family since it opened in Shoeburyness, and it never fails to please us all. We went on a Sunday lunchtime for my daughters 21st birthday.On arriving we recieved a lovely warm greeting from Dora. We were a table of seven, both adults and children. we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
J0047
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Basildon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Basildon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

I have been going to this restaurant with my family since it opened in Shoeburyness, and it never fails to please us all. We went on a Sunday lunchtime for my daughters 21st birthday.On arriving we recieved a lovely warm greeting from Dora. We were a table of seven, both adults and children. we ordered off the al a carte... More 

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essex
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We have been this Chiquita a number of items over the last few years. Without fail, the welcome is always very warm and friendly. The food is well cooked, tasty and of good quality. Very tasty bread with butter and a garlic dip to nibble at whilst you are waiting for your meal, a good selection of vegetables to accompany... More 

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England
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Have been here a number of times with friends and have not been disappointed, don't expect nouvelle cuisine but good portions of the more traditional type of food. Steak, chicken, fish etc, with vegetables. The menu is not extensive and there is nothing exiting but it is well cooked. The place is run by a lovely couple with minimal help,... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Pink chince, food is more the retired and value for money brigade but ok. could do with a bit of an update and marketing. I would recommend it to my parents...who do live in spain but like to budget eat.

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Southend on sea
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A warm welcoming atmosphere, good food, good service and lovely owners. Been many times Over past few years but never disappointed

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Shoeburyness
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

First time I have eaten at Chiquita's. Grandparents took me and my family there for a Sunday lunch treat to save on cooking. Friendly welcoming by the wife (who does front of house, the restaurant is family run) who took our coats and umbrellas and put them out of harm's way. Vegetable soup was nice and hot and the aioli... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We went to celebrate a birthday, the food was fabulous, the service was excellent and friendly, nothing too much trouble and advice on good given when needed. Would recommend to everyone. Excellent value for money

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have been going to this restaurant for christmas for the last 10 years and also inbetween. They are the most lovely, friendly and kind couple you could ever meet. The food is fantastic and service perfect. You could never find as good quality for the price anywhere else.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

New to the area, we stumbled upon this restaurant by chance, and on speaking to friends and neighbours decided we had to try it for ourselves. It's basic and a little dated decor wise, but immaculate, and the food is phenomenal, the wine a treat, and the price is definitely right! Will be returning again, especially as it's within walking... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This family restaurant has been going some years now and is still very popular and has many regulars who keep coming back. We settled for the fixed menu which offered a good choice for all three courses, some had the whitebait, which was piping hot! and delicious and the musroom starter also met with approval, we all decided on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 96-98 West Road | Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea SS3 9DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: (01702) 297068

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children, Entertaining clients

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