Mon - Thu: 11:30 - 22:00
Fri: 11:30 - 22:30
Sat: 11:00 - 22:30
Sun: 11:00 - 10:00
Last Orders 30 Minutes Before Closing.
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.
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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.
Chili's contrary to its brand name does not sell chillies but instead offers an extensive range of western food and cuisine that ranges from hamburgers and grilled meat. If you ever get a chance to visit the outlet at tanglin mall which is quieter as compared to the other outlets, do try their baby back ribs. (one can never go wrong with baby back ribs) the ribs are done properly and compliments their sauce and you could get half rack or a full rack depending on your appetite for the day. The prices for this place is fairly reasonable too, so you can eat to your hearts content without incurring too much of an expense that will affect your budget. Good for dinner gatherings too!
Had heard about this place, enough to give it one visit. And I do not regret it at all. The pork ribs were delicious, and the large drinks made me very happy. I ordered the berry fusion and my husband took the Long island ice tea. The drinks were not just really nice and refreshing, they were also large, and I mean really large.
All in all it was a good experience, and would go back with friends