Monday, May 17, 2010

Boston Restaurant: Fajitas & 'Ritas

posted by Katie

What: Fajitas & 'Ritas
Where: 25 West Street (near the Park St. T station)
Honeys Heart: The margaritas

This is Peg.
(And Katie C.)

During our first semester, a bunch of us were lucky enough to be part of Peg's Intro to Book Publishing class. Our class tries to get together for Book Pub reunions every once in a while (the picture above is from an impromptu Quidditch tailgating session) and recently we all met up to catch up over margaritas at Fajitas & 'Ritas.

I had been to Fajitas & 'Ritas once before for lunch with Scott, Katie C. and Anna P. We shared one pitcher and that's all it took for me to find myself in an H&M dressing room surrounded by piles of sequined items and wondering who smelled like cheap Mexican food. Point of the story: those margaritas are strong!

Liters of frozen margaritas go for $12.15 for the original or $12.85 if you opt for raspberry, strawberry or mango. If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you know Kel and I do not usually condone frozen margaritas, but for these, I can make an exception.

Sadly though, the food does not live up to the greatness of the margaritas. Shannon and I decided to split the nachos (about $7 depending on the toppings you get) and a cheese quesadilla ($5.33).

The nachos had lots and lots of toppings but only about four chips buried underneath. Not a good ratio in my book. And with all those toppings, you need to have some pretty decent chips to be able to scoop everything up. The tortilla chips at Fajitas & 'Ritas are quite thin and prone to breaking just when you think you've got a good scoop. Definitely not conducive to easy nacho eating and downright frustrating when you're trying to be responsible and balance your nacho intake with your margarita intake.

Shannon really liked the quesadilla but I had trouble with the fact that the cheese was on top. Also, they stuck some sad-tasting peppers and onions on the inside that just weren't doing it for me.

Anna G. got the burrito ($5.79) and didn't eat much of it, so I'm guessing it wasn't that great either. Katie H. did seem to enjoy her fajitas ($9.53) though, so maybe that's the dish to order. Either way, I think I'm too much of a California-bred Mexican food snob to really love any of the food at Fajitas & 'Ritas. (Oh god, just remembered one of my classmates/fellow diners went to undergrad in San Diego. I can only imagine what she thought of the food...Don't tell her I'm the one that suggested this place!)

So, it's a toss up. Great margaritas, not-so-great food.

But throw in great company, and I really can't complain. Overall, it was a fun night and I can't wait for our next class reunion!

(Can't wait to hear about Peg's trip to Italy either. We're missing each other in Capri by one day, can you believe it?...)