What’s the best place to go for Mexican food in New Jersey? There are plenty of great places for authentic modern twists on this wildly popular cuisine, but for those of us who grew up with it, there’s nothing like a classic Tex-Mex joint. Maybe the best of these is Chili Willie’s, a unique Mexican restaurant in Boonton, NJ. This Boonton institution is known for its quirky decor and its large menu that features both Mexican favorites and sauce-slicked Texas barbecue. Even more impressive, it packs all of that into a humble storefront that many visitors to the town pass by at first. That’s fine with the locals – there are only so many seats at Chili Willie’s, of course, and they don’t want to wait – but if you’re in town, it’s a true Jersey original and you’ll want to come back time and time again.

Have you visited Chili Willie’s and tasted its unique Tex-Mex treats? Let us know what you thought of this fan-favorite Mexican restaurant in Boonton, NJ in the comments section! You can visit the Chili Willie’s website for more details on the menu. The restaurant’s Facebook also has pictures of all the latest specials. While you’re in town, make sure to pay a visit to this charming loop trail.

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