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“Dinner at Fajita Grill” 5 of 5 stars
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Fajita Grill
2018 Main St, Julian, CA
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Ranked #16 of 25 Restaurants in Julian
Cuisines: Mexican
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Dinner at Fajita Grill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My wife and I arrived in the Julian area Friday afternoon. We were camping at William Heise Park. After setting up camp we went into town and found the Fajita Grill. A charming little restaurant nicely decorated. We were welcomed by friendly staff and had a wonderful dinner. The Enchilada Mole had the best mole sauce that I have had. The chocolate note was evident and not overpowered by the spiciness. Portions were generous and we were treated like we were regulars. Even chatted with the waitresses parents. A memorable experience.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“A fantastic find!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Stopped off for lunch in a visit to Julien. It was lovely.

Good menu. Great value lunch options. The shrimp (really big and fresh!) fajitas, fish tacos and chicken enchilada were fantastic. BUT the star was the apple pie. DELICIOUS. Homemade and with a crumble topping. Served warm with ice cream. Yummmmmmmmm!

Staff were very friendly and accommodating.

We didn't have a dog with us but they are made very welcome. They are provided with their own water bowl and, if they want it their own chair!!!

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Charming!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We enjoyed a lunch at this little cafe one afternoon while we were visiting the Julian area. It's a very cozy, very "local" sort of place. The food was good, the portions huge, the service friendly and efficient. It was a nice, relaxing lunch in Julian.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Eugene, Oregon
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Crazy Portions But....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We were a group of 7. The inside is festively decorated but very small and cramped, so instead we sat out on the open deck which is pretty basic and laid-back in style: scuffed-up plastic patio chairs/tables, no table cloths, etc..
The food was fresh, good, and as far as food portions, they ranged from good to crazy huge. Dishes, utensils, and cloth napkins were clean.
But....
No utensils were given to us when seated, nor when handed menus, nor when ordering food, nor after our food was brought to the table - sitting with plates of food, I finally got up and went inside looking for utensils and napkins for us all, when there were none to be found, I waited at the kitchen door/counter area for someone to ask for them.
Our drink order was forgotten.
We had two different waitresses bringing us our order, the younger was not unpleasant, she was just emotionless: no smile, no greeting, didn't tell us anything about the menu, didn't ask us if we had any questions about the menu, she just didn't say much of anything at all. The other waitress was more pleasant, she chatted a bit, answered some questions we had and made food recommendations.
Two things were somewhat disconcerting however: first, both waitresses had brown discolored fingernails and skin on their fingertips. I'm not saying that waitresses and waiters have to have hands that look like hand models, but if you are placing a plate of food in front of someone and your fingertips/nails are brown, raggedy and only 1/2 inch away from the food, you might put a tad bit of effort into making them not so dirty looking.
The second thing that bothered us was that the employee smoking/break area was right around the corner of the patio area, and just outside the backdoor of the kitchen. Not all customers want to smell cigarette smoke while eating, and not all want it wafting into the kitchen where their food is being cooked.
For the portion sizes and freshness of the food the price was great. But the atmosphere and service was a bit lacking.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“My dog & I enjoyed it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012 via mobile

We sat on the patio and our service & food was great..,,they even cared about our dog!! Will go back :-)

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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