Chili’s, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj

Chili’s is one place that’s never going to disappoint you be it in terms of food or drinks. This place serves awesome cocktails and even awesome-er food.

Their ambiance is just like any American café with booths and lights hanging from the ceiling over your booth. LED screens for sports nights and a small area for private parties.

I have been to its Saket branch quite a few times but Vasant Kunj was my first time. Needless to say, the experience was as good as it can be. The food was delicious and the Chili’s hospitality was impeccable. The chef was there for us to explain each and every dish that we tried – how it was prepared, what flavors it has, and how we must go about eating it with all the dips and sides.

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I tried quite a lot of things from their menu. It was a lavish spread and everything tasted so good that I had a hard time deciding what to eat more and what to eat less. So, here goes my list of dishes:

#1 Classic Nachos

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Best nachos ever! Trust me when I say that because no place you’ll find nachos laden with chicken and cheese and topped with a jalapeno slice. The sour cream makes it even better to go with.

#2 Triple Dipper

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A combination of three appetizers of your choice with three different dips to go with each. Our appetizers included Chicken Crispers, Chicken Wings and Southwestern Eggrolls. Chicken Crispers were primarily chicken rolled in crispy layer of floor. The chicken wings were soft and tangy in taste and the Southwestern Eggrolls were the best of the three I would say. They were basically crispy tortilla rolls stuffed with chicken, spinach, corns, beans and jalapenos. They were well stuffed and tasted really good with the Avocado dip.

#3 Texas Cheese Poppers

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Crispy on the outside and gooey from inside- that would be the exact phrase to describe these cheese poppers. It was a vegetarian starter dish and it was quite spicy too.

#4 Presidente Margarita

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Hand shaken margarita – a mix of tequila, triple sec and brandy topped with lime juice. Perfect drink for summers and to get high. The best part is they shake it at your table and serve you fresh!

#5 A combination of three margaritas – World’s Freshest Margarita, Blue Pacific Margarita and Watermelon Margarita

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All three were tequila and triple sec mixed in lemon juice, blue curacao and melon juice respectively and all three were good.

#6 Spicy Smoked Pasta

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Penne pasta cooked in spicy Alfredo sauce and baked in cheese with grilled chicken, finely chopped bell peppers, and corns and garnished with cilantro. This pasta was very unusual from what you get normally at any Italian place. Those taste good but this one was absolutely amazing. A dish recommended by the chef and treat for your taste palates.

#7 Southern Smokehouse Burger

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Burger with choice of patty (here it was chicken), topped with melted cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion rings, sauces and served with bbq sauce, pickles and of course French fries. The burger was huge in terms of size and adding to the taste and crisp were bacon and onion rings. Simple amazing!

#8 Classic Bacon Burger

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This one was with beef patty and it was topped with bacon, melted cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and chili’s sauces. I really liked this one with the softness of beef patty and the crunchy onions it was one of the best bacon burgers I have had till now.

#9 Blackened Fish
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The picture explains why the name ‘Blackened Fish’ cuz’ it was grilled really well. Grilled fish fillet served with herbed rice and veggies. We had it with spicy garlic dip and our choice of fish was Sole Fish. One can also have Basa Fish. The fish was really soft and the herbed rice was making it the perfect dish of the evening. A must try!

#10 Chipotle Chicken Flat Bread Pizza

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A pizza that’s square in shape but still has triangular pieces. Interesting, right? But more than that it was yummy in taste.

#11 Mix and Match Fajitas

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Fajitas, the typical Mexican dish that sizzles and served hot in wooden pans. Here, it’s a match of three – grilled chicken, grilled steaks and shrimps served with bell peppers. It came along with tortillas, dips- salsa, jalapeno, sour cream, and pico de gallo. It was really good in terms of taste and kudos to the chef sitting with us who rolled the tortillas for us the exact way it should be eaten and then presented it to us to eat. Never had such warming experience at any place.

#12 Fresh Mex Rice Bowl

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It was marinated grilled chicken over chipotle rice mixed with chopped veggies and tortilla chips and dressed with sour cream and chipotle sauce. The dish tasted way too well. It is a must try if you are in a mood to try something different yet pleasing.

 

#13 Molten Chocolate Cake

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Best way to cease the day is to have a nice and warm dessert at the end of your meal. This was it. Shaped like a volcano with drizzling chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream and chocolate dome on top that needs to be broken first to enjoy your dessert to the fullest. Mouth wateringly delicious it was.

#14 Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

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Layers of cake and truffle sauce infused with rum. Very gooey in texture and leaves you wanting more with each spoon. Ah! Need I say more?

I had a great time here and I am certainly going to visit them again. I would recommend this place if you want to chill out with friends and simultaneously want an amazing gastronomical experience. This place is easy on the pocket and great in terms of portions that they serve.  Chili’s is truly value for money!

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