Saturday, June 7, 2008
Fajitas and Ritas - Downtown Crossing
It's hard to find a good Mexican place. Probably because Mexican is easy in practice, but difficult to master (in Boston at least). Fajitas and 'Ritas (as in margaritas) is a pretty standard Mexican place with emphasis on margaritas--the margarita machine is in the middle of the restaurant and once in a while you'll see someone dumping a huge jug of tequila into it--yum.
Not very expensive, it was $7.14 for a chicken burrito. Sadly guacamole and sour cream cost extra (almost $2.00 more! albeit it was a lot more, see picture). A pitcher of margarita is $12.36 and holds around 3 glasses. Did I mention these were frozen margaritas? They are. Sweet, not too sugary, we had a large group so I got to try the mango, strawberry, and the lime--all good although I suggest the strawberry.
Standard burrito: beans, chicken, rice, but the lettuce and tomatoes are served on the side so you have to shovel them in--same with the guacamole and sour cream. Nothing special here, I think it would of been a lot worse if I hadn't ordered the guacamole and sour cream truth be told. So if your looking for a burrito I suggest just going to an Anna's Tacqueria, Chipotle, or Burritos on Fire. But if you want to get something to eat and then take a few steps over to the bar for more margaritas then Fajitas and 'Ritas is a good bet.
The check for 8 people was $102.50--that's including gratuity. Not bad even with a couple people not ordering food. Plus it's in Downtown Crossing so it's close to everything like the Common and the Orange and Green lines for the T.
25 West St, Boston, MA 02111, (617) 426-1222, www.fajitasandritas.com