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“Not quite the usual standard ”
Review of Chiquito

Chiquito
Ranked #5 of 45 Restaurants in Strood
Price range: US$6 - US$24
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: ¡Hola amigos! Being the UK's biggest and most loved Tex-Mex restaurant, we know a thing or two about good food and drink. Our range of Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes have been making mouths water for over 25 years - from mild to wild, we've got every flavour! If you're in the mood for sizzling fajitas, bursting burritos, or tender fall-off-the-bone ribs, you've come to the right place. For those who fancy a lighter bite we have a brunch menu and a selection of desserts for your sweet tooth. We offer a gluten free menu too so anyone can enjoy dining out with friends. Our drinks will quench the greatest of thirsts - simply pop in try one of our famous margaritas. After all it's 5pm somewhere, right? See you soon, or as they say in Mexico, ¡hasta luego!
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

I'd booked a table for mothers day, we arrived and were seated straight away. But the table was filthy - dried cheese, sauce and when I wet wiped it the wipe was black!
When it came to ordering we had not been informed that halloumi was unavailable, so take assessed and ordered. 30 minutes later the table next to us ordered and received their halloumi!
Our food was quick, but the chicken chimichanga was very bland and greasy compared to normal.
Usually we really enjoy our meals, unfortunately not on this occasion.

1  Thank AbzeeH
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We love Chiquito’s , love the Mexican food spices etc ! We’ve been coming here many years , very hard working team but unfortunately some days we get stone cold food some days perfect meals ! We tried many places best nachos made by Chiquito but depending sometimes nachos was burned almost dry cold sometimes perfect hit & cheesey ! I think if you not happy with it you should get replacement as it’s not free especially when you know how it should be ,just talk to your waiter / waitress they try their best ! Ed & Sam great management to sort anything to help you ! Amy and many others all good team ! This time 3 star as recently gone downhill smaller portions ( extra side orders ) should be good portions not tiny bowl of 4-5 chips for £3 ish they use to have deep bowls ,now smaller dishes ! They need to have consistent size & high standard quality food ( more training in the kitchen) keep customers returning for good meal experiences

Thank mirage21
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We ate here on 30th March 2018 after seeing a film at the cinema. Been here a few times before. The staff were friendly and professional in greeting us and shown to our table quickly. We didn't book on this occasion but there were no need. The choices on the menu were good and reasonably priced too. The meal portions are ok could be slightly bigger to be honest depending on what you are having of course. Parking is free as it part of the cinema complex. Would recommend this restaurant to families, couples and groups.

Thank joecool1973
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

We came here within the last week and found ourselves to have left very disappointed. The restaurant seemed incredibly over run with people and without the staff on hand to be able to manage with such a demand. In general service here is always hit and miss. You can come one week and the food and service will be great and another week it will feel like you are in a completely different restaurant. This time around our food came to us freezing cold. E.g. my meal included onion rings and by the point they had been placed in front of me were just wet and sloppy after sitting in sauce (that was also included) that had also gone cold to the touch. On top of this every single order or chips were stone cold, as though they had been sat there for a long time and the cramped table also became filled very with glasses as no empty ones were ever taken away. The only warm part of our meals was the meat which seemed as though is had been placed straight onto what was already cold food.

We do not blame the waiters/waitresses for this and feel they were simply trying to do the best they could. If there were more staff around and less people crammed into what is only quite a small restaurant then maybe it could have been slightly more manageable. They did their best to provide us with warmer food once we informed them it was all cold. Our party left the restaurant feeling quite sorry for the waiter who you could tell was trying his best. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone on a Friday/Saturday night, to always book a table and to always be wary service and food can differ greatly on a day to day basis.

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Thank MaddieB2000
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Popped in after work for a quick bite to eat and drink and Aiden was amazing , friendly and extremely
Helpful , food was amazing too ,
Thankyou

2  Thank Robyn M
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