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96-98 West Road | Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea SS3 9DS, England
(01702) 297068
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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
so friendly

we love this restaurant. We love the food and the service. Augustin and Dora are such perfect hosts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Carol W
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Southend on sea
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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English first
Southend on sea
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

we love this restaurant. We love the food and the service. Augustin and Dora are such perfect hosts.

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

• Very friendly staff • Great quality food with cheap prices attached • Clean! • Huge range of desserts

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I don't think I have ever been to a restaurant where I've felt more welcome than I do at Chiquita. You're treated like one of the family. The food is delicious, and the menu has a nice wide range of options with specials available based on what's in season. Highly recommended.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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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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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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children

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