Chili Willy’s |

Chili Willy’s

Daily Staff Report

101 Main St.



The Space

With a wall-to-wall license plate collection interspersed with country-living paraphernalia, Chili Willy’s is one of the more colorful dining rooms around. The friendly room is unpretentious and laid back.

The Food

The Tex-Mex menu starts with homemade tortilla chips and fulfills every Longhorn’s hopes. Jalapeno cornbread, taco salads, fajitas, tamales, chile rellenos and green chili galore ” it’s best to arrive hungry. Some like it hot, and the kitchen is accommodating for those who want to kick it up a notch or three.

The Drinks

The margaritas have been called toxic, so beware.

Gotta Try

The blackened catfish tacos come with a slow burn, corn salsa and extra-special tartar sauce. On the summery side, the shrimp fajita salad is best with the avocado dressing. Served in a tortilla bowl spiked with red chile, the zesty concoction is light and filling. The chili con queso is a menu standard, bursting with chorizo. Once you dive in there’s no turning back.


Chili Willy’s is open for lunch and dinner throughout the summer.

Vail, Colorado

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