Chillin’ with My Bud at Chili’s with a #CoronaRita

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It’s not too often that I get to hang out with my best friend, Tamme. Sure we talk all the time on the phone, we text back and forth and occasionally spend 30 minutes together over a cup of coffee, but that’s about it these days. Tamme’s off of work for a bit as she just had knee surgery, so I asked her if she wanted to head over to Chili’s to try their new CoronaRita!

The picture above was taken with my new camera, it has a cartoon filter on it. Cool huh? You can actually watch it in action above too! It was really nice to be able to hang out. We just never seem to find the time for that anymore! We decided to go during a quiet time, around 2:00 PM. The lunch rush was gone and there was still plenty of time before the dinner rush would hit. It was an ideal time to go! Tamme and I Chilis CoronaRitaNeither one of us wanted to fill up with a meal so soon before dinner, so we decided to order a couple of appetizers. We ordered the Classic Nachos and the Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip. Man was it good! I’m not a heavy drinker, but I do enjoy a cocktail. If I do partake I almost always have to have something to munch on while sipping. The chips, salsa, guacamole, and artichoke dip were a perfect pairing with the CoronaRitas!

Tamme and I Chilis CoronaRita

The CoronaRita at Chili’s is a new menu item. It’s a margarita made with Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila with a bottle of Corona suspended upside down.

Tamme and I Chilis CoronaRita

While Tamme isn’t really a margarita drinker, she LOVED it and gave it two thumbs up! You can leave the Corona bottle upside down and sip your margarita until the level gets low, then gently lift the bottle to release more, or release it earlier, whatever you like. Definitely different and a perfect match with our Mexican themed appetizers.

Tamme and I Chilis CoronaRita

I have to say that the staff at Chili’s in MCHenry, Illinois were fabulous. As I mentioned, Tamme had knee surgery, so we requested a booth so she could elevate her leg. While we were eating the restaurant manager came out and chatted, asking about Tamme’s leg. Later the bartender stopped by and asked the same thing. He let me snap a picture of him with my cartoon filter on my camera. Ha ha! Everyone was really nice and attentive. Thank you Chili’s in McHenry for a great afternoon!

Tamme and I Chilis CoronaRita

As you can see from this Instagram shot, we really put a hurtin’ on our appetizer plates! They definitely hit the spot.

Tamme and I Chilis CoronaRita

There were these nifty little video tablet things at the table. They were called Ziosks and displayed the different desserts available. Ooohhhhh. Mmmmm! We passed, but it was hard! At least I’ll know to save room for my next visit. :) It was so nice to get out and hang with my besty!


So now I’d like one of you to enjoy some time with a friend! I’m giving away a $25 Gift Card to Chili’s! All you have to do is a leave a comment here by May 9, 2012 at midnight telling me which meal from Chili’s menu would you order to compliment the CoronaRita if you won?

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(You must be 21 years or older to drink alcoholic beverages and as always, remember to drink responsibly! Winner will be drawn at random and will have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification email or a new winner will be drawn.)

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62 Responses to Chillin’ with My Bud at Chili’s with a #CoronaRita

  1. 1
    amy marantino says:

    i would have the baby back ribs

  2. 2
    Joanne Girardin says:

    I am craving the margarita lime chicken. But with a toddler, I haven’t had a date night in a long time!

  3. 3
    Kim says:

    I always have a hard time deciding, but I know my son would order the corn dog with cinnamon apples on the side.

  4. 4
    Amy J says:

    We don’t get to eat out much, but I love a good burger so that’s what I usually get when we do eat out. I’d get the Mushroom Swiss Burger…yummm…

  5. 5
    Mellisa Willis says:

    Skillet Queso please. Thanks!

  6. 6
    Kel says:

    I am not sure for me – salad probably – but my husband would get the ribs! very nice review!!

  7. 7

    I want to get the JALAPEÑO SMOKEHOUSE BACON BURGER to go with it.
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  8. 8
    manda says:

    I like the buffalo wings!

  9. 9
    Tracy Lawson says:

    I’m a serious lime lover kind of person, so I would order the margarita grilled chicken – sounds like a very good pairing to me!

    Thanks for the share on the Coronarita!

  10. 10
    Mami2jcn says:

    I would order the Margarita Grilled Chicken.


  11. 11
    Mari says:


  12. 12
    Suzanne says:

    Most definitely the Margarita Chicken! Love that marinade they use with the rice and black beans!!! YUM!

  13. 13
    April @ Angel's Homestead says:

    I would love to try the Monterey Chicken!

  14. 14
    Shawna Johnsen says:

    That sounds so good!!!!! I haven’t been there in so long (dare bills taking all my money these days!) and I used to get the Fiesta Lime Chicken, but based on all the prior comments it must be called something else now. Either way, I’d love to get a CoronaRita!!!

  15. 15
    katrina says:

    super yummy with some skillet queso!

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  16. 16
    Jason Loucks says:

    I would get Chicken Club Quesadillas! I love Chili’s!

  17. 17
    Eva Courtney says:

    I love the southwestern rolls and the sliders!

  18. 18
    libby says:

    Margarita Grilled Chicken sounds so good to me!

  19. 19

    I think that would be perfect with the fajita quesadilla!

  20. 20
    Athena R says:

    I would choose the margarita grilled chicken or maybe some crispy shrimp tacos..yum!

  21. 21
    TJ says:

    The Buffalo Ranch chicken sandwich. It’s my favorite and now my teenage daughter’s favorite….just about the only thing we agree on these days! LOL

  22. 22
    Susie @ Foodie Fabulista says:

    I LOVE their shrimp tacos and I think it would be a perfect compliment! Looks like you had a blast!

  23. 23
    Heather says:

    Ooooh, I’m due on May 20th, so if I won, I’d love to celebrate with a “grown-up beverage” like the margarita. I’d have it with the steak fajitas. Yum!

  24. 24
    Ann Locklear says:

    My husband and I haven’t been to chili’s in over 4yrs. We were stationed in the Netherlands. We would definitely get the chips and salsa. We love the salsa. I even found a recipe that is similar to the salsa. We might order the southwestern egg roll too. For t our entree, I might order the chicken/steak fajita. And my husband would probably order the ribs.

  25. 25
    Barb S says:

    My favorite menu item at Chili’s is the Quesadilla Explosion Salad.

  26. 26
    dawn miller says:

    I would definatly have the bar-b-que ribs!!

  27. 27
    Lynna says:

    their nachos! THEY ARE SO GOOD. & i`m a nacho lover.

  28. 28
    Claudia says:

    I would get the fajita trio

  29. 29
    Shannon Schulte says:

    I’d get the Quesadilla Explosion Salad!

  30. 30
    Elena says:

    I would order the Margarita Crilled Chicken

  31. 31
    Trisha says:

    The chicken fajitas YUMMM!

  32. 32
    Pat R says:

    I do love those baby back ribs………..

  33. 33
    Betty says:

    i would have the baby back ribs

  34. 34
    Cherie Popely says:

    Mmm! I Love their Caribbean Salad, they will still provide me with their Honey Lime Dressing!
    The CoronaRita looks interesting though, never would’ve considered it, but your review was tempting…..Gonna have to get there quick for a bit of a taste!

  35. 35
    Deb Ebner says:

    Always love the fajitas!

  36. 36
    Terri says:

    I would order the chicken bacon ranch quesadillas.

  37. 37
    Judy W says:

    My husband would order the Spicy Garlic & Lime Grilled Shrimp and I would get the Monterey Chicken!

  38. 38
    Sunny C says:

    I would Love to try the Margarita Lime Grilled Chicken!!! I Love grilled foods with a Yummy Cocktail!! :-)

  39. 39
    libby says:

    I love the fajita salad

  40. 40
    Ashley H. says:

    I’d get the margarita chicken.

  41. 41
    anash says:

    Mandatory Entry:

    Thanks for the chance!
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  42. 42
    Eugenie says:

    I would order baby back ribs.

  43. 43
    jenny says:

    it really doesn’t matter what I order for an entree because I always fill up on the chips and salsa before the meal and end up taking the rest home!

  44. 44
    Marcia Goss says:

    I would definitely order the baby back ribs. They are delicious!

  45. 45
    olivia rubin says:

    an avocado burger

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  46. 46
    karinsue caraway says:

    i love the quesidilla explosion salad

  47. 47
    Lola Davidson says:

    chicken fajitas for me

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  48. 48
    Kristen says:

    I’d order the Chicken Club Quesadillas.

  49. 49
    Howell says:

    I would order Texas Cheese Fries with Chili.

  50. 50
    Jessica T. says:

    I would get the Chicken Crispers.
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  51. 51
    Kenia says:

    I would get the corn guacamole with chips and the chicken explosion salad


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  53. 53
    Carolsue says:

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  54. 54
    christie riley says:

    i would get the spinach dip and the corona ritas

  55. 55
    Krissy says:

    I’d order the Grilled Chicken Salad. Looks so yummy and I’m watching my calories. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  56. 56
    Wanda McHenry says:

    Steak Fajitas!!!!

  57. 57
    Eddie Murphy says:

    Do you know if the coronarita bottle holders are available anywhere or are the exclusive to Chilis ? I would love to get ahold of a few for my backyard

    • 57.1
      Amanda says:

      Hi Eddie. That I don’t know, but I would think you could call or stop in to your local Chili’s and ask the manager or the bartender. I’m sure they could answer that question! Also, I did a quick google search for “coronarita bottle holder” and there were quite a few for sale on eBay!

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