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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Taqueria Los Angeles

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1424 Jupiter Rd #203
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 423-2303
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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.

2. Lalo's Fine Mexican Cuisine

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18484 Preston Rd #118
Dallas, TX 75252
(469) 298-3017
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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.

3. Don Pepe's Rancho Mexican Grill

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15615 Coit Rd #250
Dallas, TX 75248
(972) 458-8001
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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.

4. Lupe Tortilla

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4535 Belt Line Rd
Addison, TX 75001
(469) 498-1801
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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.

5. Gabriela & Sofia’s Tex-Mex

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10455 N Central Expy #117
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 647-1033
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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.

6. Mariano's Hacienda Dallas

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6300 Skillman St J
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 691-3888
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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.

7. Mia's Tex-Mex

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4322 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 526-1020
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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.

8. Avila's

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4714 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-2700
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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.

9. Pepe's & Mito's

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2911 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-1901
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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.

10. Beto & Son

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3011 Gulden Ln #108
Dallas, TX 75212
(469) 249-8590
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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.

11. El Ranchito

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610 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 946-4238
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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.

1. Taqueria Los Angeles

1424 Jupiter Rd #203, Plano, TX 75074

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.

1424 Jupiter Rd #203
Plano, TX 75074

2. Lalo's Fine Mexican Cuisine

18484 Preston Rd #118, Dallas, TX 75252

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.

18484 Preston Rd #118
Dallas, TX 75252

3. Don Pepe's Rancho Mexican Grill

15615 Coit Rd #250, Dallas, TX 75248

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.

15615 Coit Rd #250
Dallas, TX 75248

4. Lupe Tortilla

4535 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001

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.

4535 Belt Line Rd
Addison, TX 75001

5. Gabriela & Sofia’s Tex-Mex

10455 N Central Expy #117, Dallas, TX 75231

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.

10455 N Central Expy #117
Dallas, TX 75231

6. Mariano's Hacienda Dallas

6300 Skillman St J, Dallas, TX 75231

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.

6300 Skillman St J
Dallas, TX 75231

7. Mia's Tex-Mex

4322 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

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.

4322 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

8. Avila's

4714 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

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.

4714 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

9. Pepe's & Mito's

2911 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

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.

2911 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

10. Beto & Son

3011 Gulden Ln #108, Dallas, TX 75212

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.

3011 Gulden Ln #108
Dallas, TX 75212

11. El Ranchito

610 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208

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.

610 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208

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