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Nice place, shame about the service
Member Name: catalepticstate
Advantages: funky music, cleanish toilets
Disadvantages: not a good overall experience.
My girlfriend and I go out a lot and she loves to go to Chiquito's.
Its not the best place to go in my opinion, firstly, they are quick to seat you, but coming to take orders and the bill, they are not very good.
The main one we go to is Birmingham, but have been to Manchester(don't get me started with that one!) also.
The food is okay, depending on what you order, a lot of the dishes are completely different from the last time you ordered them.
The main problem I have with the place is that they keep changing their menu. They used to do fries (chunky chips) and now they have introduced the Skin on Fries which taste like they have the sticky bit of an envelope wrapped around them.
The best thing to have is probably the Fajitas. And some of the starters (if they have them in).
The music and layout is great, the food comes quite quickly, they always provide free nachos, or olives, but on a quiet day they end up charging you for it, even though they stated "here you go guys, heres some complimentary nachos, while you wait for your food"
My girlfriend loves the cocktails there. I have tasted a few and from what I can tell the measures are never equal. Sometimes a drink is stronger than the last time or weaker.
The Birmingham branch is not too bad for people in wheel chairs, there are steps and a ramp, but I cant seem to remember if there is a ramp outside.
The toilets are usually clean, depending on what time you arrive there.
The drinks are expensive, but if your having cocktails, a pitcher is better than singles, but you can only get about 3 and a half-4 glasses out of 1 jug.
If you like the food, but dont mind if its not the same each time, and you like being served by Jack Dee's love child this is the place for you.
Personally, I think TGI is a cut above this place in many ways. But as I hardly have a say in where we eat, I am forced to eat there :'(
Summary: A bit like Dr WHo's Tardis, nice on the outside, big on the inside, but the helpers let it down.