I think I’ve only been to Chili’s once before, and that was many years ago with my then-bf when we were both poor students and that was our idea of a ‘fancy’ meal.
Fast forward a couple of years, and my second Chili’s meal turned out to be over a catchup session with my ex-coursemates and C9 flat roomies, Bel and Jo, at Paradigm Mall. It was completely random because we didn’t know what to eat, it was kinda late and we happened to be passing by the restaurant. So, Chili’s it was.
True to their Tex-Mex influence, the restaurant has a cosy interior with bar area, booths for privacy, comfy seats and wooden panelling.
Menu-wise, expect fajitas, burgers, burritos, tacos, salads with loads of meat, enchiladas and the like. The restaurant does not serve pork (coz Malaysia) but has alcoholic drinks.
I had their Chicken Ranch Sandwich (Idk why they bothered calling it a sandwich.. they’re basically burgers) – crispy breaded chicken breast with spicy wing sauce, tomato, lettuce and ranch dressing on sesame seed buns, served with thick fries.
Ketchuped the sht out of the fries, which were pretty good.
The sammich was huge. I couldn’t even eat it in mouthfuls – had to split it up and eat the buns and meat separately. Buns were a bit oily coz they soaked up all the butter and it got soggy, but the chicken breast was really big and crispy, coated with savoury buffalo wing sauce.As with thick cuts of meat, the inside was dry, and I barely tasted any ranch. Passable.
Jo’s Chicken Cajun Sandwich (RM23.95) was equally big, but the patty looked juicier. A spicy, Cajun-style grilled chicken breast with Swiss cheese, jalapenos, lettuce, tomato, pickles and Ancho-Chile Ranch dressing, topped with crispy onion rings.
Bel’s Country Fried Chicken (RM28.95), served with boiled brocolli, a large dollop of creamy mashed potatoes, and generous serving of fried chicken topped over with ranch. The chicken was exactly the same as mine but without the spicy wing sauce.
Service was fast and friendly, and we got free water as well. You can also opt for refillable soft drinks or iced-lemon tea (RM8.95).
Chili’s Grill & Bar,
Lot GB01, Ground Floor,
1, Jalan SS 7/26A, Kelana Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel : 03 7887 3298
Opening hours: 11am – 11pm (weekdays), 12am (weekends)