I have a friend who loves fajitas and I want to take him somewhere really good to get them. Any good ideas?? I frequent places like La Hacienda and Los Ocampo and have not seen fajitas on either of their menus so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
I think fajitas are a Tex-Mex thing, so, you'll probably not find them on the menu at places that serve Mex without the Tex. I can't remember whether I've had them at A La Salsa, but I've seen them on their menu and most of what I've had there was pretty good. Not amazing, but not embarassing, either. I haven't been to A La Salsa's big sis, but I'm guessing they would have it, too.
not fajitas (as TDQ notes that's tex-mex)-- but if you take your friend to los ocampos i bet he'd love their alambres. ten, count, em, ten(!!! 5 double stacks of 2) soft corn tortillas covered in delicious peppers and onions, gooey cheese and meat of your choice (i highly rec you get carnitas), garnished with radishes and lime wedges. it's kind of a "screw my diet" type of meal but it sure is *awesome*. he may forget all about these things called fajitas after discovering alambres.
As noted, fajitas are American, so you won't have much luck at the usual suspect mexican/ C.A. joints.
The only place I can think of that has them that isn't a chain is Bar Abilene.
1300 Lagoon Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
I like the shrimp fajitas at Dominquez Ristorante at 34th Ave S and 50th Street, in the Nokomis neighborhood. Personally, I'd choose their fish tacos over the fajitas, but the fajitas weren't bad and it's not a chain.
The Shrimp Fajitas at El Parisio at 35th and Nicollet can be very good. I've gotten them a few times and once they were only so-so.
I think I saw them on the menu at Poncho Villa when I was there Saturday. I got the Pozole and it was great.
It might be a bit of a drive depending on where you are but Rey Azteca in Chanhassen has great fajitas. The tortillas are mediocre but the fajitas taste so good you don't even care and the serving size is so big it's it's like a challenge.
If you go on other side of River, Boca Chica has a nice shrimp fajita. The best part is the salsa - ask for the hot, or you'll automatically get the mild.
I'd imagine that Tejas would be the best bet for good fajitas. They do close at the end of the year but that is due to a lease issue, not quality of food. Still not a premier place if you ask me but solid.
Masa might also have them, but I'm not sure.
1070 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
3910 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55424