Chiquito - Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quay

(48 Reviews)
Central Buildings Gunwarf Quays, Portsmouth, Hants., PO1 3TU
Tex Mex
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Star Deal - 2 courses £12.49 or 3 courses £15.99 per person

Available lunch & dinner Mon-Fri until 1 May 2020, subject to availability. Dishes are from a set menu and are subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service. Please contact the restaurant directly if you would like to book for mor


Main course: £12
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 09:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:30

Restaurant description

Within the busy shopping centre, Chiquito Portsmouth Gunwharf Quay offers an authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex dining experience. In a perfect waterside setting, Chiquito is a 7-minute walk from Portsmouth Harbour Rail Station.

Packed with authentic dishes from both sides of the border, the Chiquito menu captures the essence of all things Tex-Mex. Spanning from mild to wild, a range of crowd-pleasing offerings includes the likes of sizzling fajitas, juicy cheese burgers, bursting burritos and tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs.

Chiquito also offers a popular brunch menu, lighter bites for lunch, sweet-tooth favourite desserts, plus a gluten-free menu. At the bar, delicious thirst-quenching options are served alongside famed margaritas, and other classic cocktails.

Close to where HMS Victory is moored in Portsmouth Harbour, tired shoppers and tourists can dine at Portsmouth Gunwharf Quays Chiquito, with delicious Mexican and Tex-Mex food.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Chiquito - Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quay
(based on 48 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (8)
  • dinner (32)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (16)
  • lunch (15)
  • luxury (1)
  • private dining (3)
  • romantic (7)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (13)
  • views (3)
  • By Robert L from Portsmouth
    24 February 2020

    Nobody greeted us as we walked in....reception desk no one,as they were too busy chatting at the back.Our server looked so miserable,had no desire or enthusiasm at does she expect to receive any tips at all...never asked if we enjoyed our meal throughout.Had to wave down another member of staff to order another round of drinks.Whole place had no atmosphere,nobody say goodbye to leaving customers.This place looks like its heading to the wall very soon.Starters were ok,but main courses especially the burger was not very tasty.No point complaining as staff doesn't look interested.So it's better just pay,leave and don't go back again.....worst restaurant experience booked through

  • By Tozama P from GWANHARF
    5 December 2019

    One of the waiters when we were long waiting for deserts and when my friend reminds reminds him he said he said "You can see it's so busy here "opening his hands when talking .then later we were served .

  • By Agnieszka B from Portsmouth
    16 November 2019

    Lovely food, lovely atmosphere

  • By Tracey M from Portsmouth
    6 April 2019

    Booking the table was easy online,but staff initially didn't seem to realise we were booked! Then expected us to sit at a very dirty table/chairs,food and a broken sombrero on floor. They quickly sprayed and cleaned but we had to wipe dry all the seating with the serviettes as we didn't want to sit on wet seats! The cocktail pitcher we ordered had more ice than mojito in so struggled to get 4 drinks out of it! Food was ok but not as good as we've previously experienced at chiquitos. Felt more like dining at a McDonald's than a restaurant. Far better restaurants to eat at in the lovely setting of gunwharf than here!

  • By Fran B from Portsmouth
    27 October 2018

    Not a good experience here - when I booked the table I requested a booth, which we didn't get however we appreciated that the restaurant was busy. Also when booking the table I selected the fixed menu offer, we were not given these menus and when I asked for them we were told that the offer doesn't include Saturdays, even though on the website it states 'all day, every day'. My boyfriend ordered the garlic pizza bread starter and asked for chorizo to be added, when this came out it also had sweetcorn on which he doesn't eat and wasn't stated on the menu that chorizo meant chorizo and sweetcorn, when we told the waitress she changed it to a plain cheese as apparently they couldn't make it without sweetcorn. When it came out the base of the bread was still raw and the whole thing was very sickly, my boyfriend who is a big foodie could not eat it. We still got charged for the chorizo! To top it all off, whilst we were waiting for our food a waiter who was carrying too much dropped a full pot of sauce which went all over my boyfriend and my friends brand new Michael Kors handbag! They gave us 25% off (came to roughly £15 off) our bill at the end, but considering this whole experience we won't be going there again any time soon.

  • By Tina M from Waterlooville
    9 March 2018

    My friends and I were happy with the service

  • By Hannah T from Waterlooville
    3 March 2018

    Was lovely

  • By Stephen O from Portsmouth
    10 February 2018

    Absolutely love it at chiquito's. It's always a good atmosphere with great food and drink.

  • By Mrs P from Portsmouth
    3 February 2018

    Terrible ..noisey bad table ..asked to move no effect to do so not very good .won't go back again.

  • By Paul J from portsmouth
    27 January 2018

    slightly slow sericee but the food and drink was good

Restaurant Location Map
Chiquito - Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quay
Central Buildings Gunwarf Quays, Portsmouth, Hants., PO1 3TU

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