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Chidos Mexican Grill - Clontarf

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Published January 20th 2017
Jalapeno poppers prove God loves us (just add beer)
Sometimes Mexican food is the only way to get through Friday night.

You know the feeling. After a long week of working, by the time Friday rolls around you're really not ready for any long drawn out dinner decisions. The northside of Brisbane offers a plethora of Asian and Indian restaurants, but Mexican restaurants aren't that common. I decided to give Chidos a go, as they are partnered with Menulog it seemed like a fairly safe choice.

Looking at the menu, it seemed slightly more Tex-Mex than actual Mexican food. I decided to order a couple of burritos, some jalapeno poppers and the rustic fries.

The Burrito Enchilada, with slow cooked shredded Angus beef, was one of the tastier burritos I have had recently. Lovely flavours of rice and coriander mixed with lean tender meat. Very good quality meat, without a hint of gristle or fat.

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The Burrito Enchilada, with slow cooked Angus beef.

The rustic fries were nice but perhaps would benefit from a touch more spice. More spice would have made them a better choice to dip into the citrus sour cream.

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The rustic fries.

The standout for me were the jalapeno poppers. Jalapeno chillies, stuffed with cream cheese, then deep fried. It's a pretty foolproof recipe for success, but the poppers from Chidos were spectacular. Try them if you like the tangy flavour of jalapenos.

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Jalapeno poppers.

We also got a few fresh sauces with our order; a citrus sour cream, a tomato salsa, and some guacamole. They were all fine, but I mainly stuck with the citrus sour cream as that seemed to go with most of the food as a dipping sauce.

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Trio of sauces and dips.

All in all, I was happy with the flavours and value for money at Chidos, and am looking forward to trying more things from the menu.
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Phone: (07) 3283 4997
Where: 1/9 Elizabeth Avenue, Clontarf 4019
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