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“Awful, slow and just awful”

Chiquito - Belfast - Victoria Square
Cuisines: Mexican, American
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Tel: 02890436770
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233 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Awful, slow and just awful”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We used to eat here a lot in the past and the menu changed and we stopped. We thought we wd give it a go again. The super barman Jeremy is long gone which is a bad thing. The scottish waitress and her manager boss are gone which is a good thing. The wait was shocking. The starter was tiny. The main course lacked any fresh ingredients and was dull. Getting a second beer was an expedition. We ordered refried beans with our main course and clearly the second fry had been a badly executed microwave so they were cold in the middle. Dont go here. Acapulco at Ballyhackamore is cheaper, the food is better and the service is better. Chiquitto is just rubbish all round

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Belfast
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Much better!”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

After writing a dreadful review four months ago, I decided to take further action and complained to head office. As a consolation prize, I was given a £30 voucher to spend at any time and after using this today, I am pleased to say that my mind has been changed! No long waits, no surley staff and really great food! They've clearly had a much-needed change of waiting staff, with management also being available on floor if a customer needs. I've had a great change of heart and will definitely be back! I'd recommend the southern fried chicken and pulled-pork tex mex.

  • Visited July 2014
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great food better staff amazing”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Ate here last week with my girlfriend food was excellent had tex mex chicken scrumptious maybe more pulled pork next time highly reccommend this place,,,,,,,,, in particular was impressed by the staff I work in service industry and know only too well some staff can be mechanical well our waitress wasnt her name was erin she was amaxingly friendly and kbowledgeable about the menu but mainly it was how warm she was not too us but too the tables around us too girl deserves a medal as was bit busy b6t couldnt be more helpful,,,, all in all great wee restaurant will be back defo gary n paula top marks

Visited July 2014
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good night out”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Went with some friends looking for something a bit different.
Decor. ...good a bit touristy but nothing to complain about.
Service. ..excellent, can't fault it
Food....lovely, good spice if wanted.
Price ...reasonable. .£120 for 4 inc drinks so not bad.
Overall I would be happy to go back.

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Thank Maire B
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“yum!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

loved our trip to chiquitos!! atmosphere was great, food was lovely. excellent cocktail menu! only negative was it was a bit pricey... but that aside i would definately return!!

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Thank Eve H
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