101 Main St.
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 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 margaritas have been called toxic, so beware.
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.