Posted on January 21st, 2010 1 comment
If you like western food with huge servings, chilis is one place you should try. From fries, to tacos, to salads, to burgers, to ribs and to steaks you will definitely enjoy stuffing yourself. My first impression of chilis is that they serve spicy food, but don’t let their logo turn you down if you dont like spicy food, you can try to order something less spicy or non-spicy at all. Chili’s offer mexican-american food.
We visited chili’s branch in Tomas Morato. Before you get seated, they have a waiting area while they are preparing the vacant tables. Their staff are very friendly and courteous, and you can start looking at the menu while you are in the waiting area. Inside the restaurant, you will feel the homey ambiance. The place is very well lighted, aircon is not too cold. There are also memorabilia hanged on the walls and on the ceiling, with cable tv shows running on the screens inside the restaurant, you can feel comfortable the moment you get seated. No problem for non-smokers since they have a separate smoking and non smoking area.
One of my favorite appetizers in chili’s is the refillable tostada chips and salsa. The serving of this dish is overwhelming. You will love the taste of the salsa which is a bit on the spicy side made from tomato and chili. The tostada chips are very crispy. This is perfect for sharing since it is completely refillable. But just to warn you, this can bloat you easily and preventing you to eat the other dishes you ordered. Personally, I just have a hard time restraining myself to eat this because I really love the salsa. This is Priced at P310.00 . Great Appetizer and Best for Sharing!
This is the kids version of Chicken Crispers and Fries. I ordered this for my son since he loves to eat fries. Priced at P160.00 . It comes with a refillable soda, iced tea or lemonade. Well the fries is crispy, but nothing so special about it, it taste like ordinary fries from known fastfood and restaurants. The chicken is coated with some breading, taste is relatively ok, texture is a bit soft inspite of being deep fried. This dish is more of the greasy side.
One of my favorites is the Half Rack Baby Back Ribs. Priced at P550.00. This dish is served with your choice of sidings. Some of the choices are corn on a cob, plain rice, chilis rice, mashed potato and french fries. The chilis rice is like java rice, it is tasty but the texture of the rice is a bit hard. As for the ribs, the meat is tender, easily loose from the bones, the barbecue sauce was even and the meat is very tasty. It is best consumed when served hot. This is highly recommended for ribs lovers. Full slab Price at P840.00
Chili’s also serve different types of pasta, including white sauce. Here is the Shrimp Alfredo. Priced at P555.00 . Penne pasta cooked al-dente, on rich cream sauce with lots of shrimp in it, sprinkled with chili powder and served with a piece of bread. I really liked this dish, you can taste the cream sauce with a little hint of spice because of the chili powder, not too spicy though. And the shrimp is really tasty. The serving size is just right for what you pay for. And since its cream sauce, this is another dish that can bloat you easily. This dish is Highly Recommended.
Chili’s offer bottomless soda, iced tea, lemonade and margaritas. They also have a wide selection of desserts, perfect to complement their tasty dishes.
Overall I give 5/5 for ambiance. 4/5 for food taste and 5/5 for service. Even though it is a bit pricey, you will surely enjoy your visit at Chili’s for the food and friendly service. They also offer party packages for all occasion.
Chili’s Branches :
1. Greenbelt Mall,Ayala Centre, Legaspi Str.,Legaspi Village, Makati City Tel No. 812-0225
2. 26 Missouri Street cor Nevada, Northeast Greenhills San Juan. Tel No. 727-1143
3. Tomas Morato Ave., cor Sct. Fernandez St.,Quezon City Tel No. 372-5022/23
NOTE: If you dine at Chili’s, please let them know that you saw the review from MetroRestoReview.com.