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Chili's Grill & Bar

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American, Southwestern, Bar, Mexican, Pub
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2249 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-6529
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They burned the kid's grilled cheese. Seriously, how do you do that? You do that by being staffed by inexperienced cooks who are too busy to care about the food they are making. We were really disappointed in our meal. We've been to other Chili's so we know they aren't ever all that good, but the food was really bad... More 

Thank FrogSqueezer
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Burgers and fried food. Lots of fried food and more fried food. Go for drinks and nachos or a burger.

Thank Donfitzg
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Busy, busy, busy but great food. For to go orders, call to place order and call for progress on pick up. This Chili's is a very popular local haunt. And after tasting their rib eye steak I understand why.

Thank rotara2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We had dinner here one night on our visit to Carlsbad Caverns. What can I say--- If you've been in Chili's before, they are pretty much all the same. They have a children's menu and serve pub food. We enjoyed the fact that it was in walking distance from the Hampton Inn where we stayed. The only complaint that we... More 

Thank ABQ-D
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Great food. Service Good. Very busy which is a good sign. Manager came around as ask if everything was alright.

Thank Laufrain
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256 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

After a busy morning at the Carlsbad Caverns, we rolled into town ready for a big lunch. I ordered the 3 items - 2 enchiladas and a taco, served with beans and rice. My hubby had the ribs and fries. We had no room for dessert! We enjoyed the wonderful flavours and could barely find room for the generous portions.... More 

Thank carliewired
Lufkin, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Food was good, but when you order out, it appears they are under staffed. I waited a long, long time for an order, twice, that I had called in 30 minutes prior to pick up.

Thank ladyzoro22
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This place was really crowded. But we were lucky enough got a spot in the bar area. Our waitress was super friendly. We got the table side guacamole. It was surprisingly really tasty. Our orders were all correct and good.

Thank foodiemama15
United States
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We ate at this Chili's our first night after arriving in Carlsbad. We normally look for unique locally owned restaurants when we travel, but we got into town late, and just wanted something easy and quick. The Chili's was located directly in front of the Hampton we were staying at - quick walking distance. Compared to the Chili's in our... More 

Thank A B
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

In the past I have had trouble with other chili locations. They would be dirty, food would be cold, there would be bugs, or rude staff. There are not an abundance of choices for sit down restaurants in Carlsbad, so after some prodding, I decided to give this Chili's a try. I probably will not visit any other Chili's location... More 

Thank Hughessk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Bar, Mexican, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 2249 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-6529
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 575-628-1275

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