New Mexico is so passionate about the chile that it even has a Chile Pepper Institute. It's no surprise that its largest city, Albuquerque, is home to America's most beloved Southwestern restaurant chain, Chili's! At local outlets, diners who love their meals hot and spicy can sample Chili's favorites like Terlingua chili cups and bowls, spicy shrimp tacos, and chipotle fresh Mex bowls made with chicken, shrimp, and steak. Chili's also caters to tamer tastes with crowd pleasers including classic rib-eye and sirloin steaks, grilled chicken salad, and Pepper Pals meals for the kids.
Chili's has a strong presence in Albuquerque, with six locations dotted around the metropolitan area. One of the newest is the Chili's on Gibson Boulevard, one of the hottest new restaurant districts in the city. It opened its doors in 2015 as part of the Gibson Rising development. Wait times for this and other local restaurants are shown on the Chili's website; or you can skip the queue entirely and order via the Chili's app, available on Android and iOS devices.
Chili's restaurants across Albuquerque make sure to give back to people in need through initiatives including the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer and Give Back Days for Hunger.