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Chili's Grill & Bar

$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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1855 41st Ave, Ste E1, Capitola, CA 95010-2511
+1 831-462-1813
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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333 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Contrary other reviews, we were seated quickly and our server was on the ball. The hamburger was very good. Two of the three fish tacos tasted good and one was a bit fishy tasting. I would stick with the burgers, as that is what they are known for.

1 Thank MOG808
Santa Cruz, California
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245 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We came here for a quick snack during lunch time. We really like their chips and queso. The menu is okay for a shopping excursion and place to sit down, but I normally wouldn't come here unless you wanted to go during happy hour. We tried to sit in the bar area, but there were so many kids screaming and... More 

Thank timteresa0
Aalborg, Denmark
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130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

My sirloin was perfect. Much more tender than expected. However, it took forever to get it considering the restaurant wasn't even half-full when we arrived. Also had to ask twice to get my bottled water.

Thank Charlotte L
CA shores
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Dropped in for an early lunch while we were in the area. The restaurant was quiet which we thought would mean that our food would come rather quickly. No such luck. We waited, and waited, and waited. The waitstaff kept coming by and offering us more beverages and apologizing, while we continued to wait and wait. When we finally got... More 

Thank beachfan28
Aptos, California
1 review
Reviewed 13 December 2014

Local is best. We tried to have lunch today at Chili’s restaurant in the Capitola Mall. The hostess sat us at the back of the restaurant in a small out of the way alcove. There were three booths in the alcove and an order/ pay monitor. The hostess stated “your waiter will be with you in a few minutes.” We... More 

Thank capina415
Aptos, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We have visited our local Chili's several times over the past couple of months and have found the wait staff and the manager to be horrible!!!!! The last visit we had, it took us 15 minutes before the server even came over. Mind you, the restaurant was not that busy. After taking our order, it took almost 30 minutes just... More 

Thank Senhoralinda
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313 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Food was disappointing to say the least: ribs dry, almost meatless, almost cold; fries tasteless & cool when delivered; broccoli dry & not in any way spiced... & on it goes. Appies were ok; margaritas may have had tequila waved over them. Dessert was good. Lots of empty tables but service was slow. No refuge from the televisions. The new... More 

Thank JamaisVu
Lincoln, CA
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

This Chilis is located inside a Mall so we had a hard time finding it, since we weren't expecting that! The service was great, it was a busy Friday night and we sat in the bar so it did take more time than usual for our food to come out. Overall, great food consistent with Chilis great quality! Would eat... More 

Thank jandrbun
Aptos, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Seems like the servers are changing more than most people change their clothes. Some days the food and wait staff are good, sometimes not. This is one of the of the worst Chili's I've been to.

Thank Senhoralinda
Santa Cruz, California
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2012

I appreciate the excellent customer service, but the food isn't worth the money you pay.

Thank Beachmomma831

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1855 41st Ave, Ste E1, Capitola, CA 95010-2511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-462-1813

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?