Chili's: "River Center Plaza" San Antonio Restaurant Tip by msbrandysue

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Chili's is considered by some as "fast food." It is a sit-down restaurant with a very laid back atmosphere. There is food and a full service bar. Children are usually present as well as good times. This is one of those places where you can find anything for anyone so it ends up being somewhere I go A LOT, especially with family and big groups. If you're in a rush this place usually serves your food in around 15-20 minutes. Of course, you can also get it to go as they offer their full menu in a To-Go option.

The hours are not listed on the website but I've always been able to get in before 11pm. They are open even later on weekends.

Chili's is a great place to eat but my favorite has been the one in San Antonio on the Riverwalk. On a beautiful day we enjoyed lunch while watching the river cruise boats circle around the plaza's giant Christmas tree. You're probably thinking...Christmas?? on the patio?? Yes, in San Antonio many Christmas seasons are spent in mild temperatures. I don't even think we had jackets on!

One of the funniest parts about eating on the patio was watching the pigeons. They even took over one of the tables at Hooters next door. After the patrons left they just jumped on the table and started eating anything left on the table! Very funny!

Favorite Dish: For an appetizer around $2-3 we get the unending bowl of chips and hot sauce. Their chips are very good. If you want to try something new order a side of ranch and dip them in ranch dressing. Very good! And I used to hate ranch dressing...Since I tried chips with ranch I'm hooked.

For an entree I now get the Quesadilla Explosion. It is a salad with fajita chicken on top, as well as tomatos, corn, beans, etc. They also serve cheese quesadilla squares surrounding the salad. I always get the avacado ranch with it. Yummmmy!

If you don't do salads the grilled chicken sandwich is good. It comes with honey mustard, melted swiss cheese, and bacon on it. The chicken quesadillas are also very good. Chili's is quite famous for their baby back ribs, if you'd like to try those.

Address: 849 E. Commerce St.
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Right in front of the big River Center Mall Plaza
Phone: 210-212-8152
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: American

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 21, 2008
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