CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit

Latest

Best Fajitas In Detroit

May 2, 2012 6:00 AM

View Comments
Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Eating great fajitas is one of the truest all-around sensory experiences available for experienced foodies and culinary novices alike. The sweet aromas of sautéed peppers and onions hit your nose, followed by the sight of steaming piles of chicken and steak and that first savory bite that greets your palate and explodes in your mouth with flavor. One thing’s for certain; when it comes to great fajitas, Detroit’s got ‘em. Head to Mexicantown for your next fajita adventure. These neighborhood hot spots are your best bet for the sizzling Mexican cuisine in the Motor City.

To find out about more delicious Mexican foods click here.

mexican town restaurant Best Fajitas In Detroit

Photo Credit: Mexicantown Restaurant

Mexicantown Restaurant
3457 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 841-5811
www.mexicantownrestaurant.com

Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Any restaurant that bills itself as “home of the original flaming fajita” should have a pretty darn good fajita, and Mexicantown Restaurant lives up to the hype. The house specialty fajitas combine thin, marinated slices of skirt steak grilled to perfection with tomato slices, sautéed onions and green peppers served fresh on a sizzling platter. You can also opt for beef, chicken, half beef/half chicken, shrimp, the trio or the veggie dish. For those watching their waistline, there’s also the mini fajitas, served in a smaller yet equally delicious portion size.

los galanes Best Fajitas In Detroit

Photo Credit: Los Galanes

Los Galanes
3362 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 554-4444
www.losgalanesdetroit.com

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri to Sun – 9 a.m. to 12 a.m., Sat – 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Los Galanes is a cantina located in Mexicantown. The festive atmosphere features live Latin, Tex-Mex and Mexican tunes on weekends. The restaurant specializes in fresh fish dishes, but it is also well known for the delectable fajitas, served with sautéed onions, peppers, tomatoes, guacamole, rice and beans in a flour tortilla. You get your choice of steak, shrimp, chicken, goat or vegetables. Los Galanes charges extra for cheese and sour cream, but these fajitas don’t need it. The guacamole adds a unique touch that sets them apart from all others. If your dining partner is opting for fajitas as well, take on the fajita combo for two for $21.95.

fajitas thinkstock 2 Best Fajitas In Detroit

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Xochimilco Restaurant
3409 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 843-0179 ‎
www.facebook.com/Xochimilco

Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Chances are you won’t be able to pronounce Xochimilco, but you’ll definitely remember its fajitas. Located in the heart of Mexicantown, Xochimilco is an authentic alternative to the standard Mexican chain restaurants; that authenticity carries over to its delicious fajitas. The emphasis on fresh Mexican ingredients shines through in these fajitas. Ask for yours with the housemade pico de gallo, which gives it an added kick due to the fresh jalapeños.

Related: Best Taco Truck Tacos Near Detroit’s Mexicantown

fajitas thinkstock Best Fajitas In Detroit

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Armando’s Mexican Restaurant
4242 W Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 554-0666
www.mexicantown.com/armandos

Hours: Sun to Thurs – 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Fri to Sat – 10:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Armando’s is another Mexicantown staple in Detroit serving great fajitas. Choose from marinated and char-grilled shrimp, marinated and char-broiled chicken or marinated and char-grilled carne asada (skirt steak). The best bart about these fajitas is the marinade. Diners are unsure about what it is made from, but one thing is for certain, these meats boast some extreme flavor. Veggie options include grilled zucchini, carrots, green peppers, onions and tomatoes. All fajitas are accompanied by Spanish rice, beans, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo. Armando’s is also open late into the night. So head here if you’re looking for a post-bar snack.

mexican village Best Fajitas In Detroit

Photo Credit: Mexican Village

Mexican Village Restaurant
2600 Bagley St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 237-0333
www.mexicanvillagefood.com

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri to Sat – 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Mexican Village is Detroit’s oldest Mexican restaurant located in historic Mexicantown. It offers several choices when it comes to fajitas. The regular fajitas include your choice of steak or chicken strips served over sautéed tomatoes, green pepper and onions and served on a sizzling platter. The fajitas tejanas, meant to be shared between at least two people, includes broiled steak or chicken surrounded with flour, beans and cheese tostadas, avocado, tomatoes, onions, green peppers and jalapeños. Lastly, the fajita steak quesadillas consist of a soft corn shell filled with broiled steak chunks and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, diced onions and avocado. Whichever fajita you choose, you can count on it being a tasty meal. 

Related: Best Mexican Food Around Detroit

Scott Christ is a resident of Rochester Hills, MI who is passionate about all things local. He currently works as a copywriter for a healthcare communications firm in Ferndale. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,883 other followers