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Chiquito - Basildon

10 Festival Leisure Park, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, SS14 3JT +44 1268661272

((()* Tex Mex
  • Chiquito - Basildon - Essex
  •  - Essex
  •  - Essex
  • Chiquito - Basildon - Essex
  •  - Essex
  •  - Essex
  •  - Essex
  •  - Essex
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 09:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:30

Food very good. Particularly enjoyed the mango and avocado salad and jambalaya. Service a little slow at times, but friendly. Good atmosphere in restaurant.

Kate Richardson 22 June 2017
from Basildon

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At the far side of Festival Leisure Park, Chiquito Basildon offers an unrivalled Mexican experience. Rustic décor and exotic dishes create a funky, family-friendly vibe.

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 Basildon. 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.

Basildon Chiquito has a buzzing ambience, and is just 9 minutes’ drive from Basildon Rail Station.

Chiquito - Basildon

10 Festival Leisure Park, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, SS14 3JT

Contact +44 1268567690
Reservations +44 1268661272

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Customer reviews for Chiquito - Basildon

3.6 ((()* (based on 39 reviews)
74% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (28)
  • lunch (19)
  • large parties (12)
  • child friendly (11)
  • trendy (9)
  • value (8)
  • breakfast (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • romantic (4)
  • private dining (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • business (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • views (1)
  • (**** 16 October 2017 by Carl Cresswell from Basildon

    Extremely poor service: Drinks arrived 45minutes after ordering, after chasing waiter several times. Apparently somebody “lost” the drinks order ticket! Food arrived about 50 minutes later - chips with all 7 orders were stone cold, fish ordered was hard, chicken fajita order arrived with wraps and sauces etc but no chicken!, salmon coriander order arrived cold with half cooked broccoli and rack of ribs ordered with habenero sauce arrived with barbecue sauce! All in all a nightmare experience for a birthday celebration dinner!

  • (**** 9 October 2017 by Jenny Stevenson from ESSex

    Poor quality

    Poorly presented

    Very poor portion size

    If i hadn't had a voucher for 33% off I would've refused to pay

  • (**** 14 August 2017 by Harriet Francis from Basildon

    Terrible. Service was awful. We waited 35 minutes before even being given a drink, only because we went up to the manager to ask to be served. His reaction was also disappointing. No apology or kind gestures, but we were made to feel a burden. The food came after about 4 minutes of ordering, so obviously wasn't fresh and my food was cold. I love chiquitos but this experience was dreadful. You need to change your staff.

  • (((** 27 July 2017 by Joanne Grayer from Basildon

    To be honest, I preferred Chimichanga as with the burrito I ordered also came the extras such guacamole etc

  • ((*** 4 July 2017 by Tim Dooley from Billericay

    One starter came along but after ten minutes we asked where were the other.They said that two tickets had been done for our table and that's why we only got one.The drinks were much the same issue and they didn't arrive.After twenty minutes I got up to ask for them.The food was good but very let down with the starter and drinks problems

  • ((((* 22 June 2017 by Kate Richardson from Basildon

    Food very good. Particularly enjoyed the mango and avocado salad and jambalaya. Service a little slow at times, but friendly. Good atmosphere in restaurant.

  • ((*** 10 April 2017 by Jan from Rayleigh

    We ignored the bad reviews about time being served - we were there for two hours and we didn't have time for desert even though we had waited 25 minutes for our order of desert only to be told they hadn't even started it so we left. The waitress said "its like this every week - don't dine out on a Saturday"!!! - sooo slow two other tables near us were complaining also. Not enough staff to cater for everyone.

  • (**** 3 April 2017 by Lisa Rose from Basildon

    The food which we received was lovely it was just a shame the waitress served our starter to another table so we had finished our mains before our starters they took so long to recook it we ended up cancelling if we would of had better service I would of 100% of been returning for future events e.g. Birthdays but I won't be returning for such a delayed service

  • (((** 12 February 2017 by Ynez from Southend On Sea

    Easy booking service.
    Table booked for 20.15.
    Restaurant busy and we had to wait nearly an hour after that time to he seated.
    Food was semi warm. One of our party had to send their paella back because it arrived cold.
    Food was tasty but overpriced for what it was.
    Restaurant buzz was from the noise of the number of guests rather than a particular atmosphere

  • ((((( 11 February 2017 by Jamie Portway from Billericay

    I went the Basildon branch food was lovely and the service was brilliant very attentive staff

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