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Chiquita Restaurant

96-98 West Road | Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea SS3 9DS, England
(01702) 297068
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Ranked #73 of 453 restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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86% Recommend
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English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I live 5 minutes walk from this restaurant and have visited several times. It is in a quiet road with not much going on and often the restaurant is quiet although not when we visited this week. The owners are extremely helpful and friendly but not over the top. The decor is a bit dated but the atmosphere is always... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

First visit to the restaurant as recommended by a friend and will be going back again for sure. Family run who are very attentive and friendly, service is impeccable. Food is exquisite, not the largest of menu's but oozes flavour and presentation. Highly recommend the scallops and T-bone veal. Also has specials board and if you can manage a dessert,... More

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This was our first visit to this very friendly restaurant, the food was of the highest standard and the service was first rate. We will be telling all our friends and family about this little gem.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Spanish restaurant situated in secondary shopping parade in Shoebury. The food and service is always very good

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Yet again another great date night out at Chiquita always made to feel welcome always great choice from special boards to set meal to main menu... we both have starters mains dessert few drinks everything was to perfection clean places every time .. thank you for another great meal out see you again soon

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Birkenhead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Had lunch with friends in this restaurant 28th April 2013 . I had the veal which was beautifully cooked and very appetising. The sweet was oranges soaked in Grand Marnier, very toothsome. I enjoyed the ambience of the restuarant and the friendly and efficient service. WGW. BIRKENHEAD

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch quite recently. Decor really not nice, everything threadbare, old and frankly horrid. Food was average at best. Someone elsewhere praised the cauliflower cheese! What? That watery tasteless stuff that diluted the gravy? Sorry but no way should anyone give this restaurant 5 stars. It's just a basic local place for a cheapish meal.

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southend on sea
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I last reviewed this restaurant in 2009. Since then I have visited it many times and I am pleased to say the excellent standard of cuisine and warmth of hospitality have been maintained. Mother's day saw the restaurant completely full at lunchtime yet despite the numbers Dora the Chef's wife , and their recently employed helpful young waitress coped exceedingly... More

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