..It's a journey after all.. : Food and Travel Blog based in Jakarta: Chili's.. A Mexican Fiesta~

Friday, 17 August 2012

Chili's.. A Mexican Fiesta~

Chili's is another branch restaurant from America. I have been going to this place since high school.. It's a place where my friends and I will get together, spend hours till we fill our stomachs super duper full and just enjoy each other's company.. Believe me, you will never say "I am still not full" when you walk out of this place... My friends and I call this place our base camp because we hang out here a lot! There was this one month, I didn't remember what the hell happened, but we went here for 3 Saturdays in a row.. Until now, we're still deeply in LOVE with this place.. They serve comfort yummy food Mexican style.. The portion is gigantic, compared to Asian portion.. The mashed potato is to DIE FOR..

There are only three words that can make me and my friends go to this place whenever we're hungry.. Those words are.. Chili's.. Mashed.. Potato.. The tradition started when we were just hanging out in one of our friend's home, and suddenly my other friend said those words. We practically stop whatever we were doing and went there.. Oh yeah, and they went to Chili's again the exact next day.. without me.. T_T

Oh and one more, before looking at the pictures below, you will notice that all the side dishes are mashed potato with french fries.. We specially requested it that way because well, we just love their potatoes so much.. The original side dishes are fries, sweet corn cob and a very delicious garlic bread which they make on their own.. Damn, no wonder our cholesterol level is so high

HERE WE GO.. Embrace yourself..

This is their new menu.. In my high school years, the menu wasn't like this and the price was cheaper.. lol
We always order lemon tea! Despite the fact that it is bottomless, it has turned into a habit.. 
For starters, we order Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip (85k). Yes, it sizzles and so yummy! Usually we always order the Skillet Queso, it's a cheese dip with seasoned beef little pieces.. I love both of them I can't choose which one is my favorite.. MAD LOVE
You know what the best part is, the tostada chips are also bottomless.. Well, it used to be bottomless, you can refill it as many times as you want.. But now they changed it so you can only refill it once.. I love their tostada chips especially when they're still hot.. They made it themselves, unlike some places which buy a super market chips.. And this is the perfect munch while waiting for your food.. oh you can also ask for their home made salsa sauce for free :) 
VOILA.. Country Fried Chicken *Crisper version* (93k). They have another version of this dish where the chicken doesn't come in strips like these.. This is one of my favorite meal here. I just love their batter and that it is fried to crispy perfection! *that's what the menu said and hell yeah I so agree with it* For the crisper version you can choose what type of sauce you want, this one is honey mustard.  They also have country gravy, BBQ and cool ranch dressing.. Oh and see the bowl of creamy sauce on the top, THAT IS THE SECRET WHY THEIR MASHED POTATOES ARE SO DAMN DELICIOUS.. I don't know how they made it I just know it's so yummy I could die smiling after eating it.. *that's not a metaphor, I mean it*
They also serve super gigantic yummy juicy burgers! This one is Mushroom Swiss Burger (94k). Inside it are sauteed mushrooms, aged swiss cheese, mayo, slices of tomatoes and pickles with shredded lettuce. Of course the thick juicy beef patty.. Served with classic french fries.. SUPER YUMMY! We always have trouble eating the burgers cause of the size.. 
Chicken Crispers (93k) Well this is actually a new menu. It's basically the same with the Country Fried Chicken but they have this sour sweet sauce.. Teng LOVES this dish so much, she always orders this when we're here.. Oh and notice how the side dishes are all mashed potatoes and french fries, it's not supposed to be like that.. We are just carbs lovers.. lol
Fish and Chips (75k) I just love love love their batter.. All of my friends prefer this fish and chips rather than fish&co.'s fish and chips, but I don't know, I have to say I won't order a fish and chips in Chili's.. It's a bit out of place..  If I wanna order a fish and chips, I will go to the place where they serve the best fish and chips in town.. lol.. 
The super creamy yummy sauce with a touch of black and red pepper.. They used to top this directly on the mashed potatoes and chicken, now they separate it on a small bowl which is a super PLUS point cause we get more.. HIHIHIHIHI 
Mushroom Jack Combo Fajitas (164K). The combo one has grilled steak and chicken, smothered with Jack cheese, crispy beef bacon and sauteed mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers.. We all love mushrooms so this one is like the BEST combo EVER..
The meal came with this. They have guacamole in the middle, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, another cheese, shredded lettuce.. 
Also the warm tortillas to wrap the whole yumminess into a PERFECTION!  The thing that I like is you get to choose on your own what stuffs you wanna put inside it.. 
Cajun Club Sandwich (84k). This sandwich is soooo BIG that my friend couldn't finish it.. All of us were too full to even touch it.. Look at those thick chicken breast.. Yumminess, but too full to eat it.. 
In the middle of gobbling all of our food, Sara's bf came with balloons.. Well, since we were celebrating Nde's birthday party.. 
Full tank for both tummy and happiness
Birthday boy
This was how our table looked like.. And this was before the sandwich came.. 
Wew, just writing a review of it makes me wanna go back there.. I don't know why I never get bored with this place. We basically order pretty much the same thing every time we go here.. It's just a very warm place to enjoy good food and good company... There are so many memories of me and my best friends in this place.. :)

Sarinah Building, 2nd floor
Jl. MH, Thamrin no 11
Jakarta 10350
Phone : 021-3146587 - 88



  1. LOL it's one of my fave too!!!! the garlic bread is awesome. I used to ask honey mustard dressing to dip my french fries :p

    love the quesadilas explosion salad, i believe that salad is wayyyy more fattening than a steak elsewhere :)

    omg, the price went up again??? nooooo

    1. Yes the prices went up since the starting of 2012 if i am not mistaken.. But that just doesn't stop me going there...lol.. It is super fattening yet super delicious and life is too short to worry about getting fat!

  2. practically drooling here reading your description. seems to be a must-try!

  3. Ahha, just thinking about Chili's few days back.. Guess I have to be back here at the soonest..

    Anyway, you're linked back! =D

    1. hi.. thanks for the link.. btw, r u darminto's friend?

  4. Waaa...sama dulu gue juga sering kesini pas jaman sma...13 tahun yang lalu hehehe, tetep enak yaaaaa, nice blog btw