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Chiquito - Colchester

Tollgate West, Colchester, CO3 8RH +44 1206684709

((((* Tex Mex
Main course: £10
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 09:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:30

Great food, great service

Kirsty Baker 21 July 2016
from Colchester

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On the Tollgate Retail Park, Chiquito Colchester offers delicious Mexican food in a relaxed setting. On the edge of the historic town, the restaurant is close to both the town and the surrounding Essex countryside.

Packed with authentic dishes from both sides of the border, the Chiquito menu captures the essence of all things Tex Mex. Start the fiesta with fully-loaded nachos or the soft taco sharer between a few amigos, before sampling the famous fajitas and burritos, or a classic chilli con carne. A take on the traditional Mexican market, the street food section of the menu features sweet chorizo croquettes, patatas bravas, and a flavour-packed Mexican frittata.

Family-friendly entertainment and a fun kids' menu evokes a vibrant atmosphere at Chiquito restaurant in Colchester. From the bar, a colourful selection of cocktails, mocktails and tequilas will add a kick to any meal, whilst an extensive range of wines and beers are also on offer.

Just a 15-minute drive from Colchester town centre and 6 minutes from Marks Tey Train Station, Colchester Chiquito is a welcome haven for shoppers.

Chiquito - Colchester

Tollgate West, Colchester, CO3 8RH

Contact +44 1206562237
Reservations +44 1206684709

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Customer reviews for Chiquito - Colchester

4.1 ((((* (based on 56 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (43)
  • child friendly (25)
  • large parties (25)
  • lunch (23)
  • value (18)
  • trendy (15)
  • breakfast (6)
  • romantic (5)
  • entertainment (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • business (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • (**** by from Colchester

    Unfortunately we waited a long time for our drinks then eventually part of our food came which was only Luke warm the rest of us waited at least another 10 mins eventually it came the others had nearly finished fajitas was not sizzling was again only Luke warm. Would not be rushing back

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  • ((((( by from Colchester

    We had a birthday dinner for 4 people. Shown to table quickly order for drinks came in 10 minutes and starters within 20 mins. Waitress was friendly smiling and attentive. The meal was good and service very good. Forgotten garlic bread was fetched on reminder with apologies so no problem. Only improvement would be a dance floor for the great Latin background music. On leaving the manager asked if our evening went well so we couldn't ask for a better night. Thoroughly recommended.

  • ((*** by from Colchester

    Needs a bigger car park. Very unorganised and under staffed too. Waited nearly 30 minutes to get drinks and food was slow too. Other diners waiting for tables blocking up the restaurant as no where to wait as bar area full.

  • (**** by from Colchester

    The waiter was very attentive, it was our first visit, however we will not come back, half the food we wanted was unavailable, I ordered the belly of pork, was way too salty, my partner had the chicken burger, was so dry, the children's meals did look good, but that was about it, never again, we didn't complain on the day and paid full price, we also left a tip for our waiter as he deserved it, but other than him doing his job properly and being in the business myself I was very disappointed

  • (((** by from Colchester

    Not great food service fine management should concentrate on food standard not on doing paper work in restaurant while food is being served and don't have a go at staff during lunch time service

  • ((*** by from Colchester

    service was very slow.

  • (**** by from Colchester

    A very disappointing birthday meal for our child. Arrived at 7 and our children didn't eat until 9.30. The food wasn't great when it arrived but by then we were all so hungry. Slow with drinks on one of the hottest nights too. Waiter was lovely but we don't understand what happened in the kitchen. Husband had a word with the kitchen and the chef practically threw the plates down and said its coming. We finally left just before 11. We will not be returning.

  • ((((( by from COLCHESTER

    Greeted on arrival and given choice of where we wanted to sit. Drinks order taken very quickly and efficiently.
    Our waiter talked us through menu as this was our first visit. Given as much time as we wanted to decide what to order, which was a nice touch as it was difficult to choose.
    Order taken with ease.
    Nice gap between courses and not hurried at all even though restaurant was busy.
    Nicely decorated and great atmosphere in the restaurant.
    Food was well cooked and presented.
    Nothing too much hassle for the friendly and attentive staff.
    Will definatly return.

  • ((((( by from Colchester

    Great food, great service

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