Chiquito – Bringing A Taste of Mexico To London

By  |  0 Comments

Simply Woman sampled the delights of Chiquito in central London recently. For newbies among you, Chiquito are a chain of Mexican style ‘restaurants located throughout the UK. As they’ve just released their ‘Sizzling Specials menu’, who were we to decline their invite?

At the Leicester Square branch dedicated booking staff attended to us promptly. The restaurant is situated on two levels decorated with cream walls and wood floors. Unless you know what you’re looking for you might be overwhelmed by the enormous list of dishes from traditional street fare to hearty dishes and platters. Here is a snapshot from their new ‘Sizzling Specials’ menu.

Mexican Chicken Skewer £13.95
Succulent chicken breast grilled on a skewer with mixed peppers served over sizzling fajita vegetables
Chicken & Chorizo Skewer £14.95
Succulent chicken breast skewered with chorizo and mixed peppers. Also served over sizzling fajita vegetables.
Blackened Salmon Sizzler £15.95.
Most main dishes are served over sizzling fajita vegetables or with a side dish of fries.

We found the blackened salmon and Mexican Chicken skewer flavoursome with just-right seasoning, which in turn was tempered by the vegetables. Salads from the main menu are generously portioned and serve as a full meal but can easily be shared by two.

For desert we enjoyed Churros, a delicious soft dough fried and sprinkled with cinnamon and dipped in chocolate sauce, and Banana Taquito – whole banana fried in tortilla wrap sprinkled with cinnamon with a side wedge of vanilla ice cream.

The overall impression was one of a modern ‘diner’ with a European touch. Seasoned diners tho may prefer the Mexican ‘Favourites’ menu – featuring quesadillas, or the ‘Fajitas’ menu for a ‘truer’ Latin experience. On the plus side tables changed slowly giving guests plenty of time to eat, and heavy Latin music added an authentic flavour to the ambience where we feel the décor did not.

Special Offers
Christmas menu 2 courses for £16.95, 3 courses for £19.95

Mums can dine for free on Boxing Day

Visit Leciester Square at 20/21 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LE
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 11:00 – 23:00. Sunday: 11:00 – 22:30.
See for the full delicious menu, and other restaurant branches.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply