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Lupe Tortilla is new to the scene, but its fajitas are already a serious contender
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Where to Eat the Best Sizzling, Smoky Fajita Platters in Dallas

Chicken, steak, lobster and more, all grilled to smoky perfection

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Lupe Tortilla is new to the scene, but its fajitas are already a serious contender
| Lupe Tortilla [Official Photo]

It’s not up for debate: fajitas are a truly perfect food. And fortunately for Tex-Mex enthusiasts, Dallas is a veritable paradise of fajita destinations, grilling up perfectly marinated proteins just waiting to be wrapped in a tortilla, slathered in sauce, and inhaled alongside a frozen margarita.

Looking for the best fajitas in Dallas? Ranging from a budget-friendly platter that punches well above its price tag to a meat-filled feast for the entire family, these 10 Dallas restaurants boast the city’s finest sizzling skillets.

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Taqueria Los Angeles

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This tiny strip mall spot is more Mex than Tex, which means that the sizzling platters of meat are called parrilladas instead of fajitas. The mixed grill for two, piled high with grilled beef, shrimp, or chicken with tons of peppers and onions, is a serious bargain at just $24.

Lalo's Fine Mexican Cuisine

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Skip the traditional fajitas at Lalo’s and go straight for the queso fajitas, a truly Texan dish that involves a platter of steak or chicken covered in crispy fried onions and showered in melty queso.

Don Pepe's Rancho Mexican Grill

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Pretty much everything on the menu at Don Pepe’s is stellar, but the fajitas are seriously top-notch. They’re not trying to reinvent the wheel here — veggie, chicken, and steak are the only options — and that’s exactly what makes it perfect.

Lupe Tortilla

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It’s a total newcomer to the Dallas Tex-Mex scene, but Lupe Tortilla has been slinging fajitas in Southeast Texas since 1983. Keep it classic with beef and chicken, or share the surf-and-turf style fajitas del mar, which adds a lobster tail, crab-stuffed shrimp, and bacon-wrapped shrimp to the aforementioned proteins.

Gabriela & Sofia’s Tex-Mex

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This North Dallas gem boasts a bounty of fajita options. Classic or spicy beef, chicken, veggie, and shrimp options are on offer, along with the hearty “Jefe’s Plate,” which includes a 12-ounce ribeye, bacon-wrapped shrimp, rice, and the restaurant’s superlative bean soup.

Mariano's Hacienda Dallas

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Open in Dallas since 1971, the fajitas at Mariano’s has earned literal generations of fans. Here, perfectly marinated skirt steak or chicken is grilled over mesquite, then served with pillowy tortillas, guacamole, and plenty of cheese. Add a classic frozen margarita for the perfect Tex-Mex combo.

Mia's Tex-Mex

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This Lemmon Avenue institution’s cowboy platter is one of the city’s most massive orders of fajitas. In addition to the classic beef, chicken, and shrimp, there’s also smoked sausage, potatoes, peppers, guacamole, and rice and beans in the mix. Pro-tip: bring a crowd and plan to share, because Mia’s brisket tacos are also an absolute must.

Avila's

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Vegetarians get a legit fajita option at Avila’s, which blends a mix of seasonal vegetables with the typical bell peppers and onions. Carnivores also have plenty of options here, including ribeye fajitas and classic carne asada.

Pepe's & Mito's

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The fajitas at this Deep Ellum mainstay have impressed locals for years, and the sizzling platters here are worth braving the neighborhood’s crowds. Char-broiled beef or chicken is paired with grilled onions, then served with rice and beans, guacamole, salsa, and more fixings. Definitely spend the extra $2 for grilled mushrooms and cheese.

Beto & Son

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After starting with an order of totchos at this Trinity Groves Tex-Mex destination, go straight for the fajita skillets. The options are pretty classic — shrimp, chicken, and tenderloin steak are the proteins on offer — but if there’s at least four people at the table, consider chef Beto’s family feast. Priced at $85, it’s a truly glorious feast of grilled chicken, steak, shrimp, carnitas, and all the fixings.

El Ranchito

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Hit this Oak Cliff stalwart for chicken beef, ribs, and sausage served on piping-hot parrilladas. When combined with charro beans, rice, tortillas, and guacamole, it’s a truly impressive Tex-Mex feast.

Taqueria Los Angeles

This tiny strip mall spot is more Mex than Tex, which means that the sizzling platters of meat are called parrilladas instead of fajitas. The mixed grill for two, piled high with grilled beef, shrimp, or chicken with tons of peppers and onions, is a serious bargain at just $24.

Lalo's Fine Mexican Cuisine

Skip the traditional fajitas at Lalo’s and go straight for the queso fajitas, a truly Texan dish that involves a platter of steak or chicken covered in crispy fried onions and showered in melty queso.

Don Pepe's Rancho Mexican Grill

Pretty much everything on the menu at Don Pepe’s is stellar, but the fajitas are seriously top-notch. They’re not trying to reinvent the wheel here — veggie, chicken, and steak are the only options — and that’s exactly what makes it perfect.

Lupe Tortilla

It’s a total newcomer to the Dallas Tex-Mex scene, but Lupe Tortilla has been slinging fajitas in Southeast Texas since 1983. Keep it classic with beef and chicken, or share the surf-and-turf style fajitas del mar, which adds a lobster tail, crab-stuffed shrimp, and bacon-wrapped shrimp to the aforementioned proteins.

Gabriela & Sofia’s Tex-Mex

This North Dallas gem boasts a bounty of fajita options. Classic or spicy beef, chicken, veggie, and shrimp options are on offer, along with the hearty “Jefe’s Plate,” which includes a 12-ounce ribeye, bacon-wrapped shrimp, rice, and the restaurant’s superlative bean soup.

Mariano's Hacienda Dallas

Open in Dallas since 1971, the fajitas at Mariano’s has earned literal generations of fans. Here, perfectly marinated skirt steak or chicken is grilled over mesquite, then served with pillowy tortillas, guacamole, and plenty of cheese. Add a classic frozen margarita for the perfect Tex-Mex combo.

Mia's Tex-Mex

This Lemmon Avenue institution’s cowboy platter is one of the city’s most massive orders of fajitas. In addition to the classic beef, chicken, and shrimp, there’s also smoked sausage, potatoes, peppers, guacamole, and rice and beans in the mix. Pro-tip: bring a crowd and plan to share, because Mia’s brisket tacos are also an absolute must.

Avila's

Vegetarians get a legit fajita option at Avila’s, which blends a mix of seasonal vegetables with the typical bell peppers and onions. Carnivores also have plenty of options here, including ribeye fajitas and classic carne asada.

Pepe's & Mito's

The fajitas at this Deep Ellum mainstay have impressed locals for years, and the sizzling platters here are worth braving the neighborhood’s crowds. Char-broiled beef or chicken is paired with grilled onions, then served with rice and beans, guacamole, salsa, and more fixings. Definitely spend the extra $2 for grilled mushrooms and cheese.

Beto & Son

After starting with an order of totchos at this Trinity Groves Tex-Mex destination, go straight for the fajita skillets. The options are pretty classic — shrimp, chicken, and tenderloin steak are the proteins on offer — but if there’s at least four people at the table, consider chef Beto’s family feast. Priced at $85, it’s a truly glorious feast of grilled chicken, steak, shrimp, carnitas, and all the fixings.

El Ranchito

Hit this Oak Cliff stalwart for chicken beef, ribs, and sausage served on piping-hot parrilladas. When combined with charro beans, rice, tortillas, and guacamole, it’s a truly impressive Tex-Mex feast.

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