Chili My Soul - CLOSED

★★★★★
  • 4928 Balboa Blvd

    Encino, CA 91316

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  • 818-981-7685

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loved this place!!!!

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loved this place!!!!

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I was extremely saddened to learn that Randy Hoffman, the owner and originator of Chili My Soul had passed away recently. The restaurant is currently closed and it's future seems uncertain at best.\r
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I was a frequent visitor to Chili

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I was extremely saddened to learn that Randy Hoffman, the owner and originator of Chili My Soul had passed away recently. The restaurant is currently closed and it's future seems uncertain at best.\r
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I was a frequent visitor to Chili

Pros: Best chili ever.

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They have a great variety (always changing) - I can always find a non-bean, mild chili. Part of the fun is picking out your toppings (staff can make recommendations based on what you order). Also fun is tasting the different chilis when deciding what you want. The fries are unbelievable....

It is a very relaxed atmosphere and you get a great meal (very filling) for a good price.

5
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They have a great variety (always changing) - I can always find a non-bean, mild chili. Part of the fun is picking out your toppings (staff can make recommendations based on what you order). Also fun is tasting the different chilis when deciding what you want. The fries are unbelievable....

It is a very relaxed atmosphere and you get a great meal (very filling) for a good price.

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The following email I sent to them last weel says it all. I called and confirmed that I had the proper email address. The person who answered the phone was aware of the email and assured me the owner would get back to me, so far he

3
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The following email I sent to them last weel says it all. I called and confirmed that I had the proper email address. The person who answered the phone was aware of the email and assured me the owner would get back to me, so far he

Pros: decent chili

Cons: filthy seating area, prices are 30 % higher than the website shows they are

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This jazzy joint is amazing to say the least! They have at least 15 different and unique chili flavors every day including 2 vegetarian chili choices. And it's all healthy! Low in fat and sodium, but extremely high in flavor. It's like

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This jazzy joint is amazing to say the least! They have at least 15 different and unique chili flavors every day including 2 vegetarian chili choices. And it's all healthy! Low in fat and sodium, but extremely high in flavor. It's like

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a great place with excellent chilli and there service was wonderful. tasty pizza, tasty wine, tasty everything

3
★★★★★

a great place with excellent chilli and there service was wonderful. tasty pizza, tasty wine, tasty everything

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If you craving some chili this is the place. It has something for everyone. They serve up over a dozen versions a day. They also some decent fries.

3
★★★★★

If you craving some chili this is the place. It has something for everyone. They serve up over a dozen versions a day. They also some decent fries.

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My wife and I really enjoy eating chili from this place -- it really is very good, and there are a lot of varieties. However, I think the prices have gotten a little high over the years -- the in-restaurant portions are really small for

3
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My wife and I really enjoy eating chili from this place -- it really is very good, and there are a lot of varieties. However, I think the prices have gotten a little high over the years -- the in-restaurant portions are really small for

Pros: Chili, Chili, Chili

Cons: Price

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First I just wanna say, I was really skeptical because of the bad reviews I read, but I went in, FINALLY, for the first time yesterday, and the service was excellent! The cashier couldn't have been nicer to me. And the food was amazing.

3
★★★★★

First I just wanna say, I was really skeptical because of the bad reviews I read, but I went in, FINALLY, for the first time yesterday, and the service was excellent! The cashier couldn't have been nicer to me. And the food was amazing.

Pros: Great Service, Tasty Food, Good Parking

Cons: expensive

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The chili here has always been good, but the cost of chili has gone up more than the cost of gasoline over the past several years. $12.95 for Spaghetti with chili served over it? I can get the same thing at Red Rock for 7-8 bucks and the

3
★★★★★

The chili here has always been good, but the cost of chili has gone up more than the cost of gasoline over the past several years. $12.95 for Spaghetti with chili served over it? I can get the same thing at Red Rock for 7-8 bucks and the

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I like that this place has a variety of places to choose from. I think they are way over priced for what they offer. It is very informal, and kid friendly.

3
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I like that this place has a variety of places to choose from. I think they are way over priced for what they offer. It is very informal, and kid friendly.

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This place is amazing- they have so many varieties of chili it's almost impossible to choose. They let you try as many as you want before you choose and have all different flavors and textures. Yummmy!

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This place is amazing- they have so many varieties of chili it's almost impossible to choose. They let you try as many as you want before you choose and have all different flavors and textures. Yummmy!

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By far one of the better restaurants in the valley. The food is always served fresh and hot, and they have top notch customer service.

The prices are moderate, but the quality is outstanding! Like another person said, they have well over 30 different chili's, and you could always add your own little fix-ins to them.

I've been going here at least once a week for the past few months, and would continue to go back.

5
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By far one of the better restaurants in the valley. The food is always served fresh and hot, and they have top notch customer service.

The prices are moderate, but the quality is outstanding! Like another person said, they have well over 30 different chili's, and you could always add your own little fix-ins to them.

I've been going here at least once a week for the past few months, and would continue to go back.

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There are two kinds of chili lovers: those who like chili and those who "say" they like chili. If you go here (it boasts 30 different kinds) and you can't find a flavor you like, then you are the latter, a faux afficianado. The

3
★★★★★

There are two kinds of chili lovers: those who like chili and those who "say" they like chili. If you go here (it boasts 30 different kinds) and you can't find a flavor you like, then you are the latter, a faux afficianado. The

Pros: Price, Selection, Food

Cons: Atmosphere

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We stumbled upon this place while cruising Ventura Blvd, tired of eating at the same boring restaurants. Finally, someone took an idea that doesn't exist on every corner in LA and turned it into a great meal. Aside from having a wide

3
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We stumbled upon this place while cruising Ventura Blvd, tired of eating at the same boring restaurants. Finally, someone took an idea that doesn't exist on every corner in LA and turned it into a great meal. Aside from having a wide

Pros: Choices, Food

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Ugh, after hearing about this place for years, I was sure it would be great -- but instead I was met with stewy chicken, bitter flavors and prices far too high for what you get (a tough baked potato with chili is $8? That's happy hour food

3
★★★★★

Ugh, after hearing about this place for years, I was sure it would be great -- but instead I was met with stewy chicken, bitter flavors and prices far too high for what you get (a tough baked potato with chili is $8? That's happy hour food

Pros: lots of parking

Cons: bad food, lousy atmosphere, overpriced

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This place is great. They have a huge selection of interesting flavors to chose from and every one I've tried I love. Great vegeterian menu as well. It's a little expensive for chili, but it's better than any you'll find anywhere else.

5
★★★★★

This place is great. They have a huge selection of interesting flavors to chose from and every one I've tried I love. Great vegeterian menu as well. It's a little expensive for chili, but it's better than any you'll find anywhere else.

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Chili My Soul has the best chili that I have ever had. Whatever you want to try they will let you find the perfect chili for you. Fo those of you who love HOT HOT HOT chili this is the place for you. You can go wrong with the DEMON chili, but beware because it's HOT

5
★★★★★

Chili My Soul has the best chili that I have ever had. Whatever you want to try they will let you find the perfect chili for you. Fo those of you who love HOT HOT HOT chili this is the place for you. You can go wrong with the DEMON chili, but beware because it's HOT

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The chili at Chili My Soul is creative and tasty. They have definitely found a niche into the hard-to-tap Los Angeles restaurant business, however, they need to work on their customer service in order to keep their customers. I used to

3
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The chili at Chili My Soul is creative and tasty. They have definitely found a niche into the hard-to-tap Los Angeles restaurant business, however, they need to work on their customer service in order to keep their customers. I used to

Pros: Good Chili

Cons: Cashiers are rude

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Just started going here recenlty with my daughter and am addicted. They have over 30 chilis, somthing for everyone. Go online before you go to see what 10 are made for that day. Each one is rated with a number 1 to 10+ being the hottest called "Demon" I havent gone over a 5 yet. Take out or eat in. Cant decide they will let you sample all ten in little cups while you do. Chili comes with two sides free and garlic bread, chips or cornbread. Pick sour cream, different shredded cheeses, even chocolate chips! TUrkey, Pork, Beef, Vegetarian chilis all represented every day.

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★★★★★

Just started going here recenlty with my daughter and am addicted. They have over 30 chilis, somthing for everyone. Go online before you go to see what 10 are made for that day. Each one is rated with a number 1 to 10+ being the hottest called "Demon" I havent gone over a 5 yet. Take out or eat in. Cant decide they will let you sample all ten in little cups while you do. Chili comes with two sides free and garlic bread, chips or cornbread. Pick sour cream, different shredded cheeses, even chocolate chips! TUrkey, Pork, Beef, Vegetarian chilis all represented every day.

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I don't understand all the hype. This was the most awful tasting chili I ever had. And the price, ridiculous. VERY overrated.
If you like sand in your chili, this place is for you.

3
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I don't understand all the hype. This was the most awful tasting chili I ever had. And the price, ridiculous. VERY overrated.
If you like sand in your chili, this place is for you.

Pros: friendly cashier

Cons: , overpriced

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I was introduced to Chili My Soul almost a year ago now, and am completely hooked.
I don't live close to their current store, but whenever I am within 20 miles I divert and get this chili.
I love tasting their chili's, even though I

3
★★★★★

I was introduced to Chili My Soul almost a year ago now, and am completely hooked.
I don't live close to their current store, but whenever I am within 20 miles I divert and get this chili.
I love tasting their chili's, even though I

Pros: Food, inexpensive, quality

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If you enjoy exploring the depths and breadth of what you can endure when it comes to heat, this is a great place to try. Although they make 30 different kinds of chili, they usually have only a dozen or so available everyday. They'll

3
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If you enjoy exploring the depths and breadth of what you can endure when it comes to heat, this is a great place to try. Although they make 30 different kinds of chili, they usually have only a dozen or so available everyday. They'll

Pros: fast service, lots of parking

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We tried the food here as a friend suggested it. The food itself (chili) was OK, some varieties even good, but the cost did not justify the product received. For about the same or slightly more money we could have gone to a mid-level

3
★★★★★

We tried the food here as a friend suggested it. The food itself (chili) was OK, some varieties even good, but the cost did not justify the product received. For about the same or slightly more money we could have gone to a mid-level

Cons: Expensive

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We were intrigued by high and low ratings this place received. We tried it and felt the food (chili) was pretty good but did not care for the fries which we felt were very overrated. Also the prices seemed high as well for what was

3
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We were intrigued by high and low ratings this place received. We tried it and felt the food (chili) was pretty good but did not care for the fries which we felt were very overrated. Also the prices seemed high as well for what was

Cons: Expensive

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Nothing like it in three counties!
Chili heads will love the variety offered.
Great fro the whole family...
Very mild up to very hot and vegeterian.

3
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Nothing like it in three counties!
Chili heads will love the variety offered.
Great fro the whole family...
Very mild up to very hot and vegeterian.

Pros: Chili Head's Dream

Cons: No frills

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I went there today to try their fries.. they were so soft and seemed like they were cooked earlier and microwaved to server warm.. i would rather go somewhere else to buy fries again.

3
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I went there today to try their fries.. they were so soft and seemed like they were cooked earlier and microwaved to server warm.. i would rather go somewhere else to buy fries again.

Pros: chilli was good

Cons: terrible fried, terrible service

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Randy and chili my soul have taken this category to a whole new level. I hope we see more locations popping up all over Los Angeles.

3
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Randy and chili my soul have taken this category to a whole new level. I hope we see more locations popping up all over Los Angeles.

Pros: great food, expert preparation, unique flavors

Cons: too small, too few locaitions

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This place is out of business once all the suckers (including me) wonder why chili is worth $9 a bowl. Its not. The food was ok, the portion was nothihg to rave over and I won't go back. They got my nine bucks. I think the city search

3
★★★★★

This place is out of business once all the suckers (including me) wonder why chili is worth $9 a bowl. Its not. The food was ok, the portion was nothihg to rave over and I won't go back. They got my nine bucks. I think the city search

Pros: cute, variety

Cons: no value

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GREAT PLACE FOR LUNCH. EXTRAORDINARY CHOICES. NO HEARTBURN. ONE THING, THEY NEED TO EXPAND - THERE IS HARDLY ANY SITTING AVAILABLE. YOU NEED A WHOLE HOUR FOR LUNCH.

3
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GREAT PLACE FOR LUNCH. EXTRAORDINARY CHOICES. NO HEARTBURN. ONE THING, THEY NEED TO EXPAND - THERE IS HARDLY ANY SITTING AVAILABLE. YOU NEED A WHOLE HOUR FOR LUNCH.

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Great chili. Kudos to the kitchen staff. best chili ever.

3
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Great chili. Kudos to the kitchen staff. best chili ever.

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Chili is the best I have ever had. However, you shouldn't have to pay $27 for two bowls of chili, two drinks and an order of fries. If price was lower, I would eat there every week.

3
★★★★★

Chili is the best I have ever had. However, you shouldn't have to pay $27 for two bowls of chili, two drinks and an order of fries. If price was lower, I would eat there every week.

Pros: quality, service, consistency

Cons: price, parking

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INnOUT! thats all i have to say. its the best, and they only have a few things on their menu. it makes you feel like your back in the 50s! im not a big fast food eater, but i love this place! whenever i see one i just have to stop!

3
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INnOUT! thats all i have to say. its the best, and they only have a few things on their menu. it makes you feel like your back in the 50s! im not a big fast food eater, but i love this place! whenever i see one i just have to stop!

Pros: cheap! traditional, friendly staff, everythings fresh

Cons: gets crowded

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I have been to Chili My Souls dozens of times, every time it gets better. Try the Garlic Roasted Chicken.

3
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I have been to Chili My Souls dozens of times, every time it gets better. Try the Garlic Roasted Chicken.

Pros: great choices, free samples, great service

Cons: nono

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For years and years now DAGLAS Burgers on VanOwen St. in the heart of the San Fernando Valley has been the capital of the French Fry World. Their own (slight) seasoning and their way of deep frying makes every mouthful the taste treat

3
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For years and years now DAGLAS Burgers on VanOwen St. in the heart of the San Fernando Valley has been the capital of the French Fry World. Their own (slight) seasoning and their way of deep frying makes every mouthful the taste treat

Pros: Fry Taste, Meal Size, Value

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I love this little place. The chilis are yummy, and the toppings make them taste even better!!

3
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I love this little place. The chilis are yummy, and the toppings make them taste even better!!

Pros: fast, variety

Cons: decor

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If you never took chili seriously, here's a good place to break that habit. They have a chili for everyone- and toppings which include capers and chocolate. This combined with an enthusiastic staff, indoor and outdoor seating make it

3
★★★★★

If you never took chili seriously, here's a good place to break that habit. They have a chili for everyone- and toppings which include capers and chocolate. This combined with an enthusiastic staff, indoor and outdoor seating make it

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I have eaten there many times and the Chili
is great but the fries are average and when
smothered with Chili it's hard to tell they are fries
and are really toooooooo small to qualify as
french fries....nothing beats the fries in

3
★★★★★

I have eaten there many times and the Chili
is great but the fries are average and when
smothered with Chili it's hard to tell they are fries
and are really toooooooo small to qualify as
french fries....nothing beats the fries in

Pros: small, small restaurant feel, Chili is Great !

Cons: too small, location, sidewalk ambience suc

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NOT VERY FRIENDLY. THEY THINK THAT ARE THE BEST IN TOWN--NOT. PUT RESTRICTIONS ON THE COUPON AFTER IT WAS PRINTED. NOT GOOD PARKING.

3
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NOT VERY FRIENDLY. THEY THINK THAT ARE THE BEST IN TOWN--NOT. PUT RESTRICTIONS ON THE COUPON AFTER IT WAS PRINTED. NOT GOOD PARKING.

Cons: poor parking, not friendly

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We stumbled upon Chili My Soul over a year ago and have made our way back at least twice a month since. I am now marking off my own menu to make sure I try every flavor. I may even brave out the DEMON!!!!

The food kicks butt, the

3
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We stumbled upon Chili My Soul over a year ago and have made our way back at least twice a month since. I am now marking off my own menu to make sure I try every flavor. I may even brave out the DEMON!!!!

The food kicks butt, the

Pros: good food, friendly service, inexpensive

Cons: NONE!, NONE!, NONE!

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Chili might not sound like much, but that is probably because you are used to that stuff out of a can, or even worse, that stuff from the cafeteria. Chili My Soul takes chili seriously. If the name doesn't prove it, try their 30+ different

3
★★★★★

Chili might not sound like much, but that is probably because you are used to that stuff out of a can, or even worse, that stuff from the cafeteria. Chili My Soul takes chili seriously. If the name doesn't prove it, try their 30+ different

Pros: great food, friendly service, good prices

Cons: limited parking

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If you love chili and the infinite varieties it comes in then Chili My Soul is a must.
Healthful dining to boot! Of course you can get it with fries, but there are many ways to have it without breaking your cholesterol budget!

3
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If you love chili and the infinite varieties it comes in then Chili My Soul is a must.
Healthful dining to boot! Of course you can get it with fries, but there are many ways to have it without breaking your cholesterol budget!

Pros: quick in and out

Cons: difficult parking

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With over 30 delicious, diverse chilis to choose from, I don't see how anybody could not find a favorite. I've been dining at Chili My Soul for 3 years. I like every chili I've had there and have 7 favorites that I would have a hard time

3
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With over 30 delicious, diverse chilis to choose from, I don't see how anybody could not find a favorite. I've been dining at Chili My Soul for 3 years. I like every chili I've had there and have 7 favorites that I would have a hard time

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This is a unique restaurant tat offers a unique flavor of chili, that can not be found anywhere else.
If you are looking for a special place and want to try something different and unique you hav to come to Chili My Soul, you will fall in

3
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This is a unique restaurant tat offers a unique flavor of chili, that can not be found anywhere else.
If you are looking for a special place and want to try something different and unique you hav to come to Chili My Soul, you will fall in

Pros: friendly, nice place

Cons: more restaurants

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Best place to eat in the valley. Staff is helpful & friendly. The more people the better as far as they are concerned.

Hurray!!! for Chili My Soul!!!!

3
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Best place to eat in the valley. Staff is helpful & friendly. The more people the better as far as they are concerned.

Hurray!!! for Chili My Soul!!!!

Pros: great food, fabulous people, fun atmosphere

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First of All! Let me tell you how appreciated great customer service is! The staff here is by far one of the friendliest in the whole city of L.A. Now, it's so hard to describe there chili with words! The flavors speak for themselves!

3
★★★★★

First of All! Let me tell you how appreciated great customer service is! The staff here is by far one of the friendliest in the whole city of L.A. Now, it's so hard to describe there chili with words! The flavors speak for themselves!

Pros: inexpensive, healthy, variety

Cons: atmosphere, alcohol

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By far the best Chili on Planet Earth!!! I Mean it !! Jeff Watson/ LA

3
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By far the best Chili on Planet Earth!!! I Mean it !! Jeff Watson/ LA

Pros: Inexpensive, Good parking, Inexpensive

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You will love Chili My Soul even if you do not like chili. The fresh garlic bread, the home made chili, the soul fries...IT'S THE BEST! Do your self a fovr and go...go...GOOO!!

3
★★★★★

You will love Chili My Soul even if you do not like chili. The fresh garlic bread, the home made chili, the soul fries...IT'S THE BEST! Do your self a fovr and go...go...GOOO!!

Pros: Food, Service

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Just found this place a few months ago. I love it. Food is great and peole there are so nice.Love the small chop salad with poppyseed dresing and chili.
Thanks Guys

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Just found this place a few months ago. I love it. Food is great and peole there are so nice.Love the small chop salad with poppyseed dresing and chili.
Thanks Guys

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I can't tell you how awesome this place is. Great ambiance. Awesome food. Chili for anyone's taste. From mild to super HOT!! You even get to taste test some before you order. Incredible corn bread also. I love this place and I have only

3
★★★★★

I can't tell you how awesome this place is. Great ambiance. Awesome food. Chili for anyone's taste. From mild to super HOT!! You even get to taste test some before you order. Incredible corn bread also. I love this place and I have only

 

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