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Best Fajitas in Dallas?

Hounds, I need your help. Like most Texans, I'm very familiar with Tex-Mex. However, I'm now on a quest to find the best fajitas in Dallas. Myself, I don't eat them too often, as I usually prefer to stick with the enchiladas or combo plates. I'm especially interested in Dallas north of LBJ and the northern suburbs, but I will consider recommendations from all over. Any ideas? Thanks!!

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  1. the mollejas at El Ranchito ;)

    1. Not sure about the best, but I had the fajitas at La Hacienda in Frisco recently and was very pleasantly surprised. They may not be the best, but they were darn good.

      1. La Ha Ranch does a good job and also at their other chains Marianos and Mariano's Hacienda...this would second the rec here!

        I have always thought that Mercado Jaurez did a good job on theirs but the tortillas just got smaller over the years, but at least they are freshly pressed.

        I would try out Tipicos on NW Hwy (Bachman Lake area)and in Carrollton as they have some great all around dishes.

        If you want fajita tacos without having to deal with all the dishes Taqueria El Paisano on Lombardy @ Brockbank has great versions of fajita and al pastor tacos.

        Cristinas in Flower Mound the one in the boondocks (Cross Timbers @ Shiloh) has great fajitas and is probably the closest for me (now that Mi Patio closed :(

        I would second the El Ranchito rec as Luniz stated.

        1. I generally find most of the food at Mi Cocina to be average - at best. However, I do enjoy the Sunset Fajitas (chicken or beef). The sunset sauce wtih the thinly sliced fried onions works quite well.

          1. As far as a chain goes, I love the fajitas at Cantina Laredo. The meat is always moist and well seasoned. And their warm salsa is like crack, it's so good and I crave it all the time. I could eat it with a spoon like soup!

            1. Don't laugh, but Uncle Julio's on Lemmon had some excellent fajitas the last time I was there on a friends dime. We all raved about them.

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              1. re: Maynerd

                Why would anyone laugh? Uncle Julio's fajitas are the best in town, hands down. The beef and chicken are equally good. Always tender and perfectly cooked, and not so marinated that the flavor of the meat can't come through like at other places. They use a very high quality of beef and chicken, and you can taste the difference. All of the accompaniments are top notch too; the guacamole, tortillas, fresh roasted salsa, etc.

                1. re: supeRex

                  I'll throw a third vote in for Uncle Julio's. SupeRex said it best - always tender and perfectly cooked without being overly marinated.

                  1. re: txram

                    Uncle Julios and Pappasitos chicken fajitas are the best in town - yummm - garlic butter!

              2. Luna de Noche's house specialty is their ribeye fajitas for 2. Even comes with tableside guacamole. They're delicious.

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                1. re: Buttrcup1

                  I am a fan of both Luna de Noche's fajitas and El Fenix...especially the beef fajitas there...something about the marinade...so tasty

                2. The fajitas at Don Pepe's Rancho at Arapaho & Coit are pretty darn good.

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                  1. re: eurotrashwonton

                    Great suggestions, guys! Keep 'em coming!! Thanks!!!

                    1. re: Thefoodczar

                      Above 635, try Nuevo Leon in Farmers Branch at Josey Lane and Valley View.

                      1. re: Clem943

                        Never mind about Nuevo Leon. This string made me think of their fajitas which I hadn't had in a long time, so I had them for lunch today. Not good at all. Too bad, since it's a decent little place.

                  2. It's been a while since I've had them there, but I remember Agave Azul in Carrollton having good quality beef fajitas that were juicy, a little red in the center, and served with house-made tortillas.

                    And if they aren't the best then just order one of their Margaritas which are still the best we've found in DFW.

                    1. OK...so if you want to make the BEST fajitas at home...go to Pleasant Grove off Lake June between Jim Miller and Buckner...you will find a meat market. (It is next to the Goodwill) They always have marinated beef and chicken for sale...SUPER CHEAP and hands down...the best EVER!!! They also sale home made tortillas, salsa, and other things. There is another one off of Buckner between Lake June and Bruton...there meat is AWESOME too...I would try them both to pick a FAV...but these are the best in Dallas!!!

                      1. FoodCzar...

                        As far as restaurant fajita's go, I gotta say that Pappasito's makes one of the best beef fajita's I've ever had. I know it's chain food, but they are pretty darn good!

                        If you want to do it at home, I would suggest going to any of the La Michoacana grocery stores in town. I've tried the fajita's at several of them and they're usually spot on at each.

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                        1. re: PhillyPhanatic

                          PhillyPhanatic is right on...if you're making them at home, the fajitas from La Michoacana are AWESOME.