Fajita Grill

★★★★☆
  • 5865 Ellsworth Ave

    Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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  • 412-362-3030

About Fajita Grill

Hours
Monday Closed Tuesday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Friday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Saturday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Sunday Closed

Food

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Fajita Grill is perhaps the most authentic Mexican restaurant in Pittsburgh. The food served here is not what you get at most Mexican restaurants. My wife lived in Mexico for two years and truly loves Mexican food. When we visited Fajita Grill she was very impressed with the types of food served. It was the kind of food typically served in higher end restaurants in Mexico. In addition to the authenticity, the quality was excellent and the price was reasonable. If you want a taste of "real" Mexican food, visit Fajita Grill.

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★★★★★

Fajita Grill is perhaps the most authentic Mexican restaurant in Pittsburgh. The food served here is not what you get at most Mexican restaurants. My wife lived in Mexico for two years and truly loves Mexican food. When we visited Fajita Grill she was very impressed with the types of food served. It was the kind of food typically served in higher end restaurants in Mexico. In addition to the authenticity, the quality was excellent and the price was reasonable. If you want a taste of "real" Mexican food, visit Fajita Grill.

Pros: Good Authentic Mexican Food. Outdoor patio dining

Cons: Small dining area. Sometimes slow service.

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I've had many disappointments in Pittsburgh dining, but this my friends is not one of them! I've got to say that this ranks up there in my eating experiences in this city. The service was simple, attentive, and satisfactory. The food was the way food should be... good. First off: salads were very nice... various assortment of greens.. good quality... fresh... and a nice house vinegrette. I also had the Black Bean soup... Delicious... accompanied by some pico de gallo, tortilla strips, and Queso Fresco. Main course was the Chicken Mole... it was very pretty... well cooked... impressive mole sauce (its very hard to make)... and chocolatey goodness. Other entree was the Salmon & shrimps w/ mango salsa... well cooked... good salsa (not super sweet, you can actually taste the mangoes). Overall I had nothing to complain about... not one thing.. the price is very reasonable for the food your getting, which is good quality food in this city of mediocre restaurants.

2
★★★★★

I've had many disappointments in Pittsburgh dining, but this my friends is not one of them! I've got to say that this ranks up there in my eating experiences in this city. The service was simple, attentive, and satisfactory. The food was the way food should be... good. First off: salads were very nice... various assortment of greens.. good quality... fresh... and a nice house vinegrette. I also had the Black Bean soup... Delicious... accompanied by some pico de gallo, tortilla strips, and Queso Fresco. Main course was the Chicken Mole... it was very pretty... well cooked... impressive mole sauce (its very hard to make)... and chocolatey goodness. Other entree was the Salmon & shrimps w/ mango salsa... well cooked... good salsa (not super sweet, you can actually taste the mangoes). Overall I had nothing to complain about... not one thing.. the price is very reasonable for the food your getting, which is good quality food in this city of mediocre restaurants.

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The place was a little out of the way, which was great for a couple of people who like to avoid the crowds of Shadyside. The atmosphere was quaint yet festive. The restaurant was carved out of a residential home and thus has smaller more intimate rooms. It certainly set the stage for a different dining experience.

We started with some soup. The soup portion was large enough to be a meal itself. I had black bean which was quite tasty. My boyfriend had a chicken soup which he described as Thai meets Mexican. "If I didn't like anything else, I would come back for the soup," says BF. The enchiladas and burritos are paired with your choice of fillings such as shredded beef, chicken, vegetables, and tofu. Then, you add the sauce. There are about 8 homemade varieties to choose from. When ordering, we asked the server for recommendations, and she was quick to offer suggestions. I chose a vegetable and tofu enchilada with a jalepeno tomatillo sauce. Everything was fresh and the sauce was flavorful. My father enjoyed a shredded beef burrito with a mild red sauce. My boyfriend chose a fajita with steak, shrimp, and bacon. It was a carnivores dream! For his sauce, he chose the habenero. For someone who orders 8, 9, and 10 hot levels at Thai and Indian places, the habenero sauce still made him sweat! No need to fear, though, all of the sauces are clearly marked mild, medium, or hot.

My boyfriend left nothing for leftovers while Dad and me had plenty for the next day's meals. My brother got into my father's burrito the next day and was so impressed that he is planning on making the trip soon.

Summary: Be prepared to spend some extra cash, but the homemade dishes are well worth it. Also, it is BYOB.

2
★★★★★

The place was a little out of the way, which was great for a couple of people who like to avoid the crowds of Shadyside. The atmosphere was quaint yet festive. The restaurant was carved out of a residential home and thus has smaller more intimate rooms. It certainly set the stage for a different dining experience.

We started with some soup. The soup portion was large enough to be a meal itself. I had black bean which was quite tasty. My boyfriend had a chicken soup which he described as Thai meets Mexican. "If I didn't like anything else, I would come back for the soup," says BF. The enchiladas and burritos are paired with your choice of fillings such as shredded beef, chicken, vegetables, and tofu. Then, you add the sauce. There are about 8 homemade varieties to choose from. When ordering, we asked the server for recommendations, and she was quick to offer suggestions. I chose a vegetable and tofu enchilada with a jalepeno tomatillo sauce. Everything was fresh and the sauce was flavorful. My father enjoyed a shredded beef burrito with a mild red sauce. My boyfriend chose a fajita with steak, shrimp, and bacon. It was a carnivores dream! For his sauce, he chose the habenero. For someone who orders 8, 9, and 10 hot levels at Thai and Indian places, the habenero sauce still made him sweat! No need to fear, though, all of the sauces are clearly marked mild, medium, or hot.

My boyfriend left nothing for leftovers while Dad and me had plenty for the next day's meals. My brother got into my father's burrito the next day and was so impressed that he is planning on making the trip soon.

Summary: Be prepared to spend some extra cash, but the homemade dishes are well worth it. Also, it is BYOB.

Pros: Atmosphere and food

Cons: BYOB

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Portions were small, especially for the price. Definitely not even close to the best Mexican I ever eaten. No complimentary sides or chips to come with meal. Seating area is small, cramped and hard to walk around. Service was slow.

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★★☆☆☆

Portions were small, especially for the price. Definitely not even close to the best Mexican I ever eaten. No complimentary sides or chips to come with meal. Seating area is small, cramped and hard to walk around. Service was slow.

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A quaint little mexican restaurant in Pittsburgh? go figure. Set in a beauiful historic home in artsy Shadyside, Fajita grill provides an intimate setting away from the crowds and mainstream Mexican chains. Albeit a bit pricey for Mexican, everything is homemade and fresh. The enchiladas are wonderful and considerably less than other entrees on the menu. They let you choose between 4 or 5 sauces, or mix a couple if you can't choose just one. The salsa verde (green) is my personal favorite.
Bring your favorite wine for a small corking fee, and relax inside or weather-permitting on the patio.

2
★★★★☆

A quaint little mexican restaurant in Pittsburgh? go figure. Set in a beauiful historic home in artsy Shadyside, Fajita grill provides an intimate setting away from the crowds and mainstream Mexican chains. Albeit a bit pricey for Mexican, everything is homemade and fresh. The enchiladas are wonderful and considerably less than other entrees on the menu. They let you choose between 4 or 5 sauces, or mix a couple if you can't choose just one. The salsa verde (green) is my personal favorite.
Bring your favorite wine for a small corking fee, and relax inside or weather-permitting on the patio.

Pros: intimate, bring your own wine

Cons: street parking, expensive for mexican

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The Fajita Grill has been serving fabulous, affordable and authentic Mexican food since it was located in Pleasant Hills over 10 years ago. After moving to a more trendy and accessible location in Shadyside, I'm happy to report that everything is just as good as I remember it. The chips and salsa keep coming (often without even having to ask) and the entrees are spicy and delicious--and just enough to leave you feeling full, yet satisfied. The desserts are excellent as well--especially the flan. Highly recommend for anyone who is tired of the predictable chain-style Mexican food. BYOB.

5
★★★★★

The Fajita Grill has been serving fabulous, affordable and authentic Mexican food since it was located in Pleasant Hills over 10 years ago. After moving to a more trendy and accessible location in Shadyside, I'm happy to report that everything is just as good as I remember it. The chips and salsa keep coming (often without even having to ask) and the entrees are spicy and delicious--and just enough to leave you feeling full, yet satisfied. The desserts are excellent as well--especially the flan. Highly recommend for anyone who is tired of the predictable chain-style Mexican food. BYOB.

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This place is unique and wonderful. The food is good the service is great and all in all I could not have been more satisfied with my experience. I liked the quaintness of it. I left very full for not that much money. I would higly recomend this place. It would be a great place for a first date.

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This place is unique and wonderful. The food is good the service is great and all in all I could not have been more satisfied with my experience. I liked the quaintness of it. I left very full for not that much money. I would higly recomend this place. It would be a great place for a first date.

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Based on my meal I give the Fajita Grill just average: you could find cheaper and better tasting fajitas elsewhere. Chips and salsa - good salsa but alot of the chips were soggy. Tortilla soup - excellent. Chicken and steak fajitas were very bland. There were alot of other items on the menu other than fajitas so maybe the other have more flavor.

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★★★☆☆

Based on my meal I give the Fajita Grill just average: you could find cheaper and better tasting fajitas elsewhere. Chips and salsa - good salsa but alot of the chips were soggy. Tortilla soup - excellent. Chicken and steak fajitas were very bland. There were alot of other items on the menu other than fajitas so maybe the other have more flavor.

Pros: B.Y.O.B.

Cons: B.Y.O.B.

 

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