Hubby and I have always said that it is important to make time for ourselves away from the children, we don’t want to become one of those couples who look at each other when the children have flown the nest and ask “who are you?”. When Beanie Boy was a baby we struggled to get time out on our own because he would only breastfeed and wouldn’t accept a bottle, so despite all the issues will Jelly Bean’s feeding i am grateful for one thing, he will happily transfer from breast to bottle and back again. This has meant for the last three weekends Hubby and I have been able to go out for the evening whilst my Mum has looked after the children.
Last weekend we had a date at Chiquito and a thoroughly enjoyable one it was too. It has been a while since Hubby and I had been out for a Mexican, i couldn’t stomach lots of spicy food when i was pregnant.
Our first impressions of Chiquito was how welcoming the staff were and how ‘cool’ the decor was. The overall look and feel of a place is very important to me, obviously the food is the main thing but i need to feel comfortable in my surroundings to be able to enjoy my meal.
We were greeted by a friendly receptionist who showed us to our table, a quiet booth and told us that our waitress for the evening would be Amelia. Amelia quickly arrived to introduce herself and was polite and cheerful, something you don’t seem to find very often these days, so many people seem miserable in their work.
The menu was extensive with so much to choose from, there really is something for everyone. Whilst we were making our decisions Amelia brought our drinks and a bowl of popcorn, I assumed this would be salted but in actual fact it was more of a BBQ flavour and rather yummy so Hubby and I quickly devoured the lot.
We opted for Nachos with spicy chicken to share. They were delicious, not too spicy for me (I am a bit of a wuss) if i selected carefully, there was ample salsa, sour cream and guacamole.
For mains, i ordered The Border which was a tasty chicken wrap served with salad, skin-on-fries and coleslaw. The wrap and coleslaw were so tasty i could have eaten a second portion but if i am honest i didn’t think much to the fries, i didn’t really like the coating on them and whilst the salad looked lovely and fresh, i am not a big lover of salad.
Hubby chose a steak with a side order from the special menu of small pasties which were filled with lamb and vegetables with a side dish of sweet chilli jelly. Hubby loved it all, his plate was empty, need i say more?
Now i would like to tell you that we stopped there . . . but we didn’t! We were rather gluttonous and ordered a desert to share, again this was a special which consisted of cinnamon churros, chocolate brownies, strawberries with ice cream. The ice cream, chocolate brownie and strawberries were a yummy way to finish off the meal, unfortunately the churros weren’t quite to our liking but we figured we had already eaten far too much anyway.
The burning question would have to be ‘would we go back?’and the answer is simple, ‘yes definitely’. We loved the restaurant, the decor and overall feel of the place, the service was outstanding and the menu is so extensive it would be rude not to go back to try different dishes. So who’s free to babysit?
DISCLAIMER: We were given a £50 voucher to spend at Chiquitos for the purpose of this post. I was not instructed what to write and my opinions are honest. All words and images are my own and may not be copied without my permission.