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Saturday, May 03, 2008


Strong Recommendation for Fajitas in Appleton

Fajitas is a trendy new Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurant that recently took over the beautiful two-story building that once housed the Black and Tan Grille (215 S Memorial Drive). We went on a Friday night, showing up at 5:30 pm with reservations (good idea). We encountered fabulous food, excellent service, and remarkably low prices for such quality and ambiance.

They have a lot of favorites Americans are used to, plus some real authentic Mexican dishes such as puerco pibil. I tried an authentic but difficult-to-pronounce Yucatan dish, a tender grouper wrapped in banana leaves and rice, with a delightful spicy orange flavor. Wonderful! My wife's fish tacos were good. I also sampled some of steak "fajita burrito" dish one of my sons ordered. Tremendous flavors, carefully cooked and seasoned.

What surprised me was the low prices. Our dishes ranged from $9 to $13, but had the quality I'd expect in a much more expensive place. And the atmosphere is pleasant in the elegant old home that has been remodeled into an exciting restaurant.

Our waiter was especially good. A friendly, articulate, intelligent student at Fox Valley Tech who comes from the city of Toluca in central Mexico. A very impressive young man who did a great job in serving us and answeing our questions.

One of the best Mexican experiences I can remember. I'll be back!

Fajita's Mexican Bar & Grill is open for dinner only right now, but in a few weeks will be open for lunch also. They will also be open for brunch on Mother's Day. Call (920) 968-0833 for reservations.

Tell them Jeff (el gringo alto) sent you.
I am the typical Mexican House wife and know how to cook very well.
I also recently visited the restaurant, and I am sorry to say that it is not considered authentic Mexican food. The place was beautiful and the ambience was great, but the food was not that great.
I can not recommend Fajitas enough. My girlfriend and I have dined there at least six times. I get the fish tacos every time. They are the best I have ever had. The atmosphere can't be beat. The service is awesome. They have the best homemade salsa I have ever had at a mexican resteraunt. If you go there on thursday you can get half price margaritas.
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