Chilakillers now open at the Public Market

Published on May 06, 2024

Two coffee mugs with churros inside and logo of Chilakillers on outside.

Chilakillers is now serving authentic Mexican flavors at the Lenexa Public Market in a renovated space popping with vibrant colors. In a witty play on words, the Owner/Chef Fernando Borrego gives new meaning to a signature dish served at the restaurant – chilaquiles.

“The inspiration for the Chilakillers name pays homage to one of Mexico’s most beloved dishes – chilaquiles. Made with crispy tortilla chips, flavorful salsas, melted cheese and meat. Our chilaquiles are a labor of love, with every batch made fresh to order using authentic ingredients and traditional recipes. We’re excited to bring this classic dish and more to the Lenexa Public Market,” said Chef/Owner Fernando Borrego.

The latest anchor tenant to the metro’s first food hall, Chilakillers serves a variety of delicious Mexican dishes including chilaquiles, tortas, tacos, tamales, nachos, quesadillas, flautas, street corn, arroz con leche, and tres leches.

Chilakillers hours of operation:

  • Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lenexa Mayor Julie Sayers will join Chilakillers Owner Fernando Borrego for a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Friday, May 31, at noon. The public is invited to attend the celebration.

This is the first brick-and-mortar location for Chilakillers which launched as a food truck in 2022. Over the past two years, the food truck has popped up throughout the metro including the Lenexa Public Market’s Friday Night Sound Bites music series.

“We feature a variety of delicious offerings with our signature items being tortas, tacos and our popular chilaquiles,” said Chef Borrego. “We are excited to have a bigger space to create new dishes and offer specials, showcasing the culinary creativity and expertise that sets us apart. Our menu is crafted with care and attention to detail, ensuring that every bite is a flavorful delight.”

“Chilakillers is joining the Lenexa Public Market merchant line-up just in time for an exciting summer filled with music and other events,” said Market Manager Tessa Adcock. “His Mexican flavors are very complementary to the wide variety of foods offered at the market.”