Alibi V.18 No.50 • Dec 10-16, 2009 
Combo plate with a taco, enchilada and relleno

Restaurant Review

Chili Express

Quirky comfort in Southeast Albuquerque

Chili Express, on the easternmost stretch of Gibson, marches to its own beat. Its spelling of “chili” seems out of place in New Mexico, and even its claim to serve “Mexican food” would be believable anywhere else but here—this is New Mexican to the core. Luckily, this same peculiar approach goes into crafting comfort food with a meticulous sensibility, not to mention the decor of one of the funkiest eateries in town.

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