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Chiquitos - Walsall Branch
Member Name: pinkdawn_21
Advantages: Great food, reasonable price, looks nice, good customer service
Disadvantages: Slightly slow service
My visit was to the Walsall branch by the cinema. We had noticed it many times before and always fancied going but had never got round to it as its not just round the corner from us. Well on this day we were popping to Ikea and noticed a lunch special (2 course £7.95) so thought we would finally give it ago.
We were not disspointed, we arrived just after 12 and were i think the 2nd customers in there. The waitress came over and was very friendly and took us to our table. We were given free chips and salsa whilst we browsed the menu. Now I am not normally a fan of salsa but this home made salsa was delicous and I couldn't help munching and dipping though I was in danger of filling myself up before we even ordered. The crisps too were nice, their own version of a Dorito but nicer.
I thought there was a great variety on the special lunch menu so much so that I just didnt know what to choose! So we decided to share 2 starters. We had the stuffed jalepenos with cream cheese and the garlic bread. The cream cheese was deliciously melty and the dip that came with this was amazing, I could have just ate it on its own with a spoon. They are the best jalepenos I have ever tasted. The garlic bread was different to how I have ever had it served in other restraunts. It came in 2 small thin circles which gave it a lovely crunchy texture in places and all the garlic flavour had been absorbed.
For my main I went for the roasted vegetable fajitas and my partner went for the chicken fajitas. They come pre wrapped up so you dont make them up yourself and you do not get any side salad or chips, just some more delicous salsa. The vegetable fajitas had a lovely smokey flavour, perhaps not something i would have chosen from a supermarket if I was making it myself but I am glad i tried these as it really worked well and they were very flavoursome. The fajitas were packed full of fillings and were pretty large. My partner said his was also delicious.
We were very tempted by pudding but we were just too full after the other courses to fit it in. We had a look at the full menu and thought the choice was great. We will def be going back, hopefully for a full evening meal but if moneys tight then def for the lunch special again. So much choice I just want to keep going!
The reason I have gave this only 4 stars if because firstly the decoration needed abit of touching up. I loved the whole theme to the restraunt and the overall look with all the wood and bamboo, however some of the seats were ripped and just needed abit of tlc. The second reason was the service was perhaps abit slow. This really didnt matter to us, in fact as we were having a relaxing day I actually prefered this but other occasions this may be annoying. There looked to be only one waitress and one chef on so this may be the reason for this. I have to say the waitress though was very attentive and very friendly and you couldn't fault her customer service.
Overall a great place and one I will be going back too.
Summary: A great place to eat