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Chili's (Tanglin Mall)

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Located at the Tanglin Mall, Chili's Grill & Bar is a Tex-Mex restaurant which specialises in serving large portions of grilled meats, hamburgers and baby back ribs at reasonable prices.

Mon - Thu: 11:30 - 22:00

Fri: 11:30 - 22:30

Sat: 11:00 - 22:30

Sun: 11:00 - 10:00

+65 67333317
$34 based on 84 submissions
Vibrant/Noisy (39 votes), Dinner (35 votes), Lunch (30 votes)
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Finger lickin good!

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Came here for an early dinner on Thursday and it was a rather spontaneous decision because while we wanted to have dinner in town, we also needed to be able to catch the bus back to church by 7pm so Tanglin Mall happened to be conveniently located at the crossroads for buses into and out of town.

When I first entered the restaurant, it was low lit and decorated exactly like a typical American diner. There were booth seats, big pictures hung on the walls, a bar at the back of the restaurant with drink specials and records playing in the background. The atmosphere was boisterous and friendly- the sort of place you would want to come to for a football game.

The menus were colourful and full of eye catching photographs of the food, it was so tempting to want to order everything that was available! It did not help that the booths around us were all being served with large platters of sizzling and bbq-ed items that smelled so good.

We settled for a Fajita Trio $34  and the trio was a combination of tender grilled steak, marinated grilled chicken and spicy garlic and lime grilled shrimp. Also served together was a container of warm tortilla wraps and a plate of guacamole, sour cream and salsa.

Before our Fajita Trio had reached our table, we had already been bought over by the smell of grilled meat sizzling on a hotplate and judging from the stares it got from the little boys at the next table, we were the subject of much envy. The beef was grilled to perfection, while the shrimps were marinated well and Xin gave a thumbs up to the chicken fillets.

The fun part was wrapping the meat and shrimp in the tortilla wrap and adding a dollop of guacamole and sour cream to the mix. Fold up the wrap, take a big bite and savour.

The Grilled Baby Back Ribs at $29 for half rack was literally 'fall-off-the-bone-tender' as the menu claimed. The meat was juicy, succulent and tasty with a hint of spiciness as we picked the Honey Chipotle as sauce of choice. The ribs came with 2 sides and we chose Loaded Mash- mashed potatoes with bacon bits and cheese and Seasoned Veggies  which were basically buttered steamed broccoli! Though personally I thought the half rack was a tad small, the flavour was definitely larger than life.

So Im thinking that Chilli's deserves a definite second visit especially since we are getting a 10% discount off our next visit with some promotion/offer they were having. Service wise, it was excellent. The waitress serving our table was always cheerful and efficient, even came to our table while we were eating to check if everything was alright and if the food was okay.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • molten chocolate lava cake8 votes
  • fajitas6 votes
  • chili5 votes
  • margaritas4 votes
  • Fried Cheese3 votes
  • buffalo wings3 votes
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honey chipotle chicken crispers
26 May 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

awesome food & ambience

i enjoyed the ambience of chili's & the typical american diner setting. i ordered the honey chipotle chicken crispers & it was really good.
23 Apr 2014 • 8 reviews • 0 follower

Hearty texan cuisine

Headed here for a friend's birthday, we were a party of 9. The service was a little slow, but they were generally very friendly and patient (we took ages to order).

My favorite dishes were the beef chili ($11 or $7, depending on size, IT'S GREAT) and the bacon quesadilla ($22). The cheese fries should be eaten hot, lest the cheese hardens. The chips that come with the dips (guacamole, cheese etc)/ the beef chili are refillable so HOORAY.

Hearsay the southern smokehouse bacon burger was quite nice too, but I didn't try it. The bacon is caramelized, so that's pretty special.

If you're celebrating a birthday, there's a complimentary brownie on the house and they sing a birthday song for you!

Full review and pictures: https://baconmonster.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/chilis/

28 Mar 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

aok

Two thumbs up..................................................................................................
03 Feb 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Great service, pricey food.

Food was decent, decently sized portions but overall rather pricey. Service, however, was excellent the two times that I have been there. Molten chocolate lava cake is good for 2 to 3 people. Would recommend for all. Rather noisy.
Chicken And Green Chile Soup
13 Oct 2013 • 324 reviews • 54 followers

Tasty, Hearty Tex-Mex Dishes

Full Chili's review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2013/10/chilis.html


Chili's began in 1975 in the United States Of America, in Dallas, with a focus on the cuisine of the region, which is Texan style barbecue and Tex-Mex dishes. Arriving in Singapore in 2009, Chili's has since been serving up food that is consistent with its Southern American roots, hearty, generous portions of food that carry bold flavour.

Ambience at Chili's is comfortable, but lighting is somewhat dim, making the overall restaurants look dark. I like the little touches of stained glass, and mexican inspired decor, which give the interior its character. Layout is spacious, and furniture is functional with sufficient elbow room... although the size of the plates at Chili's tends to make the tables seem small.

Service at Chili's is excellent, styled after the personal and friendly service you'll get in America. Staff are knowledgable about the menu and ingredients, proactive to make recommendations and suggestions, observant and efficient. Food arrives very quickly, despite busy peak periods. Excellent service at Chili's, among one of the best I've seen!

Barbecue and Rotisserie is becoming more common in Singapore, but Chili's is one of the few places to get good Mexican or Tex-Mex cuisine. Recipes aren't very traditional or authentic, but flavour is big and bold, and many of the dishes are very tasty. Portions are quite large, and prices are reasonable, among one of the cheaper options for Mexican cuisine in Singapore.