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96-98 West Road | Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea SS3 9DS, England
(01702) 297068
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 30
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Friendly welcome and good, tasty food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
richmondEssex
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essex
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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essex
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Auguistin in the kitchen and wife Dora in restaurant. excellent set menu Mon-Fri, their Rioja wine is bargain priced. Location is not the best but I imagine the rent is low allowing good prices. Decoration very plain. Some reviewers complain it is not Spanish enough, they confuse it with a Tapas bar - this is a restaurant. Pinchos Murinos starter... 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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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