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Chiquita Restaurant

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96-98 West Road | Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea SS3 9DS, England
(01702) 297068
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Essex
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is now under new management and called A Priai. It had been open a couple of months when we went. Decor The decor is ordinary. Normal sized tables with comfortable chairs. Washable tablecloths give it a bit of a cafe feel. Staff The staff were very convivial. The waitress was young but confident and the head waiter/owner was... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First let me say the restaurant has now changed hands and also is no longer Spanish but now Portuguese.The restaurant is closed on Mondays .I took my wife jane to A PRAIA on Tuesday as she had been to chiquita a few times she enjoyed chiquita , but she said that she enjoyed A PRAIA a lot more . I... More 

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2 Thank mark h
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We have eaten in this restaurant twice since the new owners took over, and we were not disappointed. I ordered sea bass, and I got two large fillets, beautifully cooked. My husband had chicken on a skewer, with garlic butter. in fact it was so good, we both ordered the same again on our second visit. The restaurant is bright... More 

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Solihull, UK
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Very disappointed tonight! We phoned to book a table only to find that the original owners, Dora and Agusta were no longer there and Portuguese food was now being served. We have had many lovely meals at Chiquita over the last 4 years and looked forward to seeing both Dora and Agusta. I hope that if they both read this... More 

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1 Thank Triffid1
Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Great place with nice food and friendly service, nice selection of food and drinks, chef cooks a great steak.

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Thank Ray P
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Was privileged to be part of a family celebration with a family who have been coming to this restaurant for many years. This was our first time despite living in Southend all my life but can assure you it won't be the last!! The only comment on the food is superb, as good as any I've had in Spain or... More 

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1 Thank Sue M
Southend on Sea
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

A very pleasant Spanish Restaurant serving very good food at sensible prices. Always welcome by Dora and Augustus.

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Thank scottieSouthendonSea
Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We both loved our meal. The lamb shank was tender and delicious, and the sauce on the chicken was very tasty. The best stuffed mushrooms I've ever eaten.

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Thank Theresa W
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

We have visited this restarant for 15 years and have never been disappointed..augustin and dora always welcome us with friendly greeting and exceptional service..food always high standard and great wine...will carry on returning...thank you augustin and dora..!!!

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Thank Sharon B
Great Wakering, null, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

First visit, my husband and I felt like we were walking into someone's home and obviously were not part of the family clique who were greeted warmly. The staff were very busy looking after their regulars and forgot about the visitors, us. Though the food was ok, I could have cooked it equally well at home for a fraction of... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?