Visited Chiquitos in the metro centre last week for the first time and can only say wow!
We arrived at quite a busy time around 8pm and were seated straight away. We only waited around 25 minutes for the food to be served and around a 10 minute wait between courses.
I asked the waitress if I could use my taste card and she kindly explained what meals this can be used for ( any starter, main and dessert) you get 2 for 1 the cheapest being free.
We ordered mains and desserts
I got the spiced coconut chicken which is served with rice and puffed tortillas.
It comes served separately much to my delight. There is a huge pot of chicken pieces in a smooth sauce, it has a kick of spice but not too hot you cant enjoy it, I think it has a hint of tikka masala flavouring to it, then an after taste of coconut. Absolutely delicious. The rice is nice and a good portion size for the amount of sauce you get.
Now onto those puffed tortillas. They were amazing! They are deep fried so have a completely different texture and are coated in what I can only describe as the most flavourful seasoning ive ever tried. I asked what it was and they wouldn’t tell me however I believe its something along the lines of paprika, garlic, salt, pepper and sugar, with a few other things too, its honestly extremely tasty and a must try if you go
Jonathan got a pulled pork burrito which he said was one of the nicest he has had, however he spent the entire meal dipping his burrito into my spicy coconut sauce and said himself it was really lovely.
As a side I ordered halloumi cheese which comes with cranberry salsa, The portion of halloumi is practically a full block too, now if I could buy this salsa by the bottle id pay a lot of money for it! Gorgeous! I even added it to my main as I layered my tortilla with sour cream, salsa, rice and then chicken for a combination delivered by the gods themselves! Try it you won’t regret it!
We got churros and hot chocolate for dessert and as a frequent visitor to Spain I was so excited for my thick rich hot chocolate and fluffy sugary churros. Alas this was not the case I was met with normal watery hot chocolate and the churros were covered in so much cinnamon I couldn’t enjoy them. I thought this must be the way they do them in Mexico so I did not complain as Jonathan enjoyed them for me J
Overall the experience was so good we returned two days later as I was craving my tortillas and cranberry salsa and again it did not disappoint, I got exactly the same meal as before which is unusual for me but I enjoyed it that much, I asked for extra tortillas this time and got 4 which was great.
Jonathan decided to get the full rack of ribs, the ribs just fell off the bone there was no fatty parts at all and the BBQ was not overpowering like I find sometimes. The picture showing them honestly does not do them justice, it’s the largest rack of ribs I’ve seen outside of a smokehouse. I told Jonathan to use his hand as reference but his hands are huge so I defeated the point there J
They are definitely worth the money!
We also got starters this time I got spicy chicken empanadas with sour cream and Pico de gallo and Jonathan got stuffed bbq potato skins which he said were not the greatest but as they were two for one were worth getting, the empanadas were unreal perfectly cooked pastry and the salsa was fresh and tangy.
Each meal we ended up getting 2 for 1 so never came to more than £35 either time as we only drank water throughout. In my opinion I think if I didn’t have a taste card and got the bill practically half price it is quite expensive, however they do have regular deals and promotions on and do a tapas style offer where you can get a few dishes together instead so look out for those if you visit
Happy eating foodies!
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