What’s not to love about being invited to try out a restaurant’s new menu – even if your going out is so sparse you don’t remember the old menu?
So when Chiquito launched their revamped menu and invited me along to give it a spin, I was delighted.
The Mexican restaurant chain has a branch at Xscape in Braehead, not far from us. And my friend J was free to come with me. Perfect.
I’ve often wondered if what we know as Mexican food is anything like what you’d actually get to eat in proper Mexico. One day, I hope to find out. However, until then I’m more than happy to settle for the version we get here.
J and I were welcomed and swiftly found ourselves making acquaintance with a Margarita. Very nice it was too.
The new menu, apparently, includes new dishes such as goats cheese and roasted veg salad, blackened salmon and jambalaya. All of which look and sound delicious.
One of the dishes is a chorizo and gem lettuce wrap. A smush of chorizo, sweetcorn, jalapeno and onion with crispy lettuce. Spicy yet not overwhelming. Yum.
I find choosing from a Mexican menu especially taxing. Someone once opined that the difference between the dishes was simply a matter of how they were folded – more origami than culinary.
Anyhow, I went for self folding and plumped for the steak fajita. Delicious, but, ultimately predictable. J went for the prawn fajita. We’re definitely going to need to return to try the rest of the menu.
We were impressed by the selection and the atmosphere – although we were in the heart of a busy leisure complex – it was quiet and relaxed. Chiquitos is on our list of places to lunch again soon.
For more information visit Chiquitos‘ website.