Note: This restaurant is closed already and moved to Katipunan Ave. 

Taquitos (P95). 6 pieces mini-tacos.

I miss eating in a good Mexican restaurant like Zapata in Angeles. So far, the best Mexican food in Manila is hidden in the alfresco restaurants of Robinson’s Pioneer. The name of the Tex-Mex restaurant is called Chili Willy’s. It serves Tex-Mex cuisine which is a cultural blending of Southern Texas and Northern Mexico usually found in San Antonio, Texas. Just think of it as Fajitas and Burritos meet Steaks and Burgers.

This is the best restaurant in Robinson’s Pioneer. (Actually, I was surprised to find one in this mall.) So if you have friends working in Robinson’s offices in Pioneer (like Summit Media or Accenture), ask them to have lunch or dinner with you at Chili Willy’s.

Chili Willy’s Menu
Appetizers, Tacos Enchiladas Quesadillas, Fajitas & Burritos, Soups & Salads.
Texican Combo Plates, Mexican Bowls, Texan Pasta, Chili Willy’s Burgers
Texas Grill and Entrees
Beverage, The Classic Cocktails, Wine
Side Orders, Desserts

Blackened Catfish with Mango Salsa (P 170). Catfish coated in black spice rub, topped with crispy tortilla chips, served with refried beans, mango salsa and cilantro rice.

One of the interesting and unique dish that I would recommend is this Blackened Catfish. I like the peppery spice of the catfish complemented by the cilantro rice.

Mexican “Mock-Fried” Ice Cream Choco-Hazel Nut (P110)

Don’t forget to order the ice cream dessert. The ice cream is wrapped in tiny bits of peanuts and set on top of fried tortilla with a yummy layer of nutella.

Chili Willy’s Tex-Mex Grill
Robinson’s Place Pioneer
The Forum Al Freso
30 Edsa corner Pioneer St. Mandaluyong City
+632 68704218


Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.

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