Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fajitas & 'Ritas

I'm borderline obsessed with Mexican food. We make a lot of it at home, considering we always have some kind of beans and tortillas in our kitchen - and we love spice - but it's always a treat when we go out for a Mexican meal.

Z had been to Fajitas & 'Ritas several times before (when he worked in the area), but I had never been. So when the kind folks there invited us in to give it a try, I happily obliged.

The decor at Fajitas & 'Ritas quickly won me over. The walls were colorful and beautifully painted, and the open space was comfortably busy for a Wednesday night.

Fajitas & 'Ritas in Boston | The Economical Eater

Our meal began with some complimentary chips and salsa, as well as a side of fresh guacamole ($3.27).

Guacamole from Fajitas & 'Ritas | The Economical Eater

The chips were delightfully salty, although the salsa was a bit too heavy on the tomatoes for my liking. The guacamole, on the other hand, was incredibly smooth and well-seasoned - we devoured it.

Z discovered Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila on the menu, so we both got spicy margaritas ($8.18) to accompany our meal. 

Tanteo Tequila margarita from Fajitas & 'Ritas | The Economical Eater

As if the margaritas weren't spicy (or strong!) enough, we decided to start with the Fried Pickled Jalapenos ($7.01). Served with a cool and creamy chipotle blue cheese dressing, these bread and butter jalapeno pickles were lightly fried and borderline addictive...especially when dipped in the accompanying dressing.

Fried Pickled Jalapenos from Fajitas & 'Ritas | The Economical Eater

Fajitas & 'Ritas' menu is very casual, with incredibly affordable prices to boot. The menu features a number of vegetarian entrees, like the Vegetable, Bean, and Cheese Burrito ($7.71) that Z ordered and the Vegetable Fajitas ($8.41) that I had.

Vegetarian Burrito from Fajitas & 'Ritas | The Economical Eater

Vegetable Fajitas from Fajitas & 'Ritas | The Economical Eater

Z was a fan of his burrito, and I was impressed with the amount of vegetables and toppings that came with my fajitas (especially given the price!). In addition to the mound of vegetables, my fajitas also came with three flour tortillas, pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole.

Fajitas & 'Ritas in Boston | The Economical Eater

Fajitas & 'Ritas is definitely a more casual spot, so the food was nothing incredibly special, but everything was cooked well and seasoned nicely. It's also amazing how much food you get for such affordable prices (I even brought some leftovers home). The bartender also makes a strong drink, which is always a big plus in my book!

I should also mention that our waitress told us she has been working at Fajitas & 'Ritas for 20 years. As many of us know, many restaurants have a really high turnover - especially when it comes to the waitstaff - so when you hear of a waitress working at one restaurant for so long, you know they have to be doing something right there. I think that always speaks volumes as to how the restaurant itself is managed and run. 

All in all, we had a great meal at Fajitas & 'Ritas, and I definitely plan to go back. Nothing sounds better right now than a plate of nachos and a Tanteo margarita!

Have you ever been to Fajitas & 'Ritas before? If yes, what's your review?

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We received 50 percent off our bill for this meal. As always, all opinions are my own. 


  1. LOVE Fajita's and Rita's. I love how they not only put cheese in the quesadilla, but on top as well. I've been here twice and I definitely plan on going back again. :-)

  2. I used to love this place, but haven't been in ages! Might need to change that. I've had fried pickled jalapenos on my must-make list for a long time, so now i feel like I need to go and try them at Fajitas and Ritas!


  3. I haven't had great experiences in the past, but your photos look great! Now I am craving Mexican!

  4. I used to go here when I was in grad school. I always remember it being tasty and reliable. Haven't been in a long time!

  5. Totally reliable spot and great grub for cheap!

  6. They do make a strong drink, don't they! ;) The frozen margaritas are delicious!