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Thefoodczar Oct 6, 2008 06:57 AM

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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    luniz Oct 6, 2008 08:24 AM

    the mollejas at El Ranchito ;)

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      foodiedfw Oct 6, 2008 09:40 AM

      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. LewisvilleHounder Oct 7, 2008 07:48 AM

        La Ha Ranch does a good job and also at their other chains Marianos and Mariano's Hacienda...this would second the rec here!
        http://www.lahaciendaranch.com/

        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.
        http://www.mercadojuarez.com/

        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.
        http://www.yelp.com/biz/taqueria-el-paisano-no-1-dallas

        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 :(
        )http://www.cristinasmex.com/

        I would second the El Ranchito rec as Luniz stated.
        http://www.elranchito-dallas.com/

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          dday222 Oct 7, 2008 09:09 AM

          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.

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            tkb7019 Oct 7, 2008 01:01 PM

            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. Maynerd Oct 8, 2008 10:24 AM

              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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                supeRex Oct 9, 2008 10:44 AM

                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.

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                  txram Oct 12, 2008 09:16 AM

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

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                    Jayzee Oct 12, 2008 02:04 PM

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

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                Buttrcup1 Oct 9, 2008 06:59 PM

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

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                  jinet12 Oct 10, 2008 08:06 PM

                  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

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                  eurotrashwonton Oct 10, 2008 07:00 AM

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

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                    Thefoodczar Oct 10, 2008 07:19 AM

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

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                      Clem943 Oct 10, 2008 09:52 AM

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

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                        Clem943 Oct 10, 2008 11:25 AM

                        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. Webra1 Oct 11, 2008 08:48 AM

                    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.

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                      milissamartini Oct 11, 2008 10:23 AM

                      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. PhillyPhanatic Oct 13, 2008 05:14 PM

                        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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                          txram Oct 14, 2008 08:14 AM

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

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