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Chili's Grill & Bar

Mexican, American, Southwestern
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1004 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-1320
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food as usual was ok. every time we go we wonder why we have returned. Service was mediocre even though the restaurant e=was not crowded. It will be a long while before we return

Thank happytravelerjohn
San Marcos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Friendly greeting when entering. Went for lunch at 12:30 pm and not very many customers -- lots of vacant tables. The food was absolutely not as enjoyable as in the past, arrived lukewarm at that (food arrived quickly) and just blah. Tabletop computer to order and pay...miss personal touch.

Thank mac33028
Vista, California, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Menu not very inspiring. Eight ingredients assembled in different ways. Service is always courteous and very pleasant. Host or hostess open and close front doors for guests. Wait staff is sometimes times too eager to bring you the refill on the soft drink. Overall, really good average food.

Thank Robert C F
Encinitas, California, United States
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342 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were surprised that our usual orders were overly spiced this visit. The service was very good and quick.

Thank Marti R
so cal
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174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Their new lunch combos include a cup of soup, chili or small salad and for $6, $7, or $8 a sandwich or Mexican bowl. I had the Chicken Enchilada Soup (not as spicy as the Southwest Chicken Soup) - very tasty- and the Margarita Chicken Bowl, which was excellent. You get plenty to eat for $6 - 8.

Thank xsteves
Carlsbad, California
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Never had a bad meal at the Chilis in Encinitas or Oceanside, so both should be considered as excellent choices. Oceanside service can be slow at times, even when they are not busy, so I don't know whether they have problems in staffing or the staff just isn't doing their job. Encinitas is always on top of their game, so... More 

Thank Bruce S
san diego, ca
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Usually very good but last Friday the wait staff in the bar was VERY slow and disorganized. I hope this is a isolated incident.

Thank wahinisis
Carlsbad, CA
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Friendly service with reasonable prices and menu variety make this a popular eating place especially for young people. My wife and I visited on a Monday at 7 pm and the place was full. The only negative was that the beverage list did not mention prices, thus if you ordered a glass of chardonnay they could charge you anything they... More 

Thank Patrick35
Oakville, Canada
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Staff was super friendly and food was great. Restaurant was very chilly so bring a sweater!

Thank CanadianTripTaker
Carlsbad, California
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501 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

My wife and I visited Chili's the other night. We go there fairly regularly for a good meal at a very reasonable price. Where else can you get an excellent ribeye steak for $17? The serving staff is always courteous and friendly, the food and drinks arrive promptly. The food is good quality and the overall experience is over and... More 

Thank Gordon C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1004 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-1320
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760-634-5488

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?