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Fajitas & 'Ritas

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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Southwestern
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25 West St, Boston, MA 02111-1213
+1 617-426-1222
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch after doing a nearby room escape-- good nachos and salads. The only downside was the waiter kept mixing up what margaritas we'd ordered--why don't they just write down the orders-- but they fixed errors quickly and cheerfully.

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Thank Cynthiared
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing to write home about. Being from California I am always surprised with tomato sauce as salsa and white rice in burritos.. but hey, we are in New England.

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Thank LorriKern
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had afternoon lunch in this colourful place, it was quiet but I can imagine it's pretty lively at night. It's pretty cheap for Boston, the service was quick and the food good value. It's not going to be a gourmet experience but if you want a quick Mexican fix this is a good place to visit.

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Thank d0nutseller
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Simply the best in central Boston for Texmex.. loved this wee place.. easy walking distances from the Common, great food, great prices, great service, great everything.. thansk folks.. we loved our time with you guys !

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Thank 2XS_Sounds
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The guava margaritas (on special) were spectacular. I had the chicken burrito without cheese (who makes a burrito with cheese? not the mexicans! blech) and it was very good and no skimping on refried beans or chicken. The side of guacamole that we ordered was from a jar/can/etc and not that great. The salsa was also not made en casa... More 

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Thank TravelnotWar
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Fajitas & 'Ritas is always mentioned in the Improper Bostonian, but I guess now it must be 'paid for' advertising as the food here was slightly less than average. We arrived on a Sunday evening so wasn't expecting it to be really busy, but I think we were probably the last customers in before they closed. On reflection this may... More 

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Thank Roskahuna
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

From the name alone you should know this is by far authentic Mexican. The food was pretty average. Nothing special. I ordered a chicken quesadilla and it wasn't great, I also got a margarita and it was very salty. I usually love any kind of chips and salsa. Believe me I'm not a snob, I'll eat tostitos like nobody's business.... More 

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Thank Sydney S
KResendes, Public Relations Manager at Fajitas & 'Ritas, responded to this review

Hi Sydney, Thanks for visiting Fajitas & 'Ritas. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a great visit. We strive to be the kind of place where you can celebrate a special occasion or have afterwork drinks with great food and service. We see that wasn't your experience and apologize. We hope you'll give another chance someday!... More 

Bucks County, PA
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

My wife and I went with our teen boys. Good drinks and food. Pulled pork burritos were good but would get the fajitas next time. Awesome decor.

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Thank tubeye
Lawrence, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Hanging in town with friends enjoying a nice day shopping, decided to try this restaurant great drinks food service was nice

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Thank shamikhah m
Bedfordshire, England
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Just around the corner from our hotel, overwhelmed by the choice of places to eat and tired from travelling, this provided a great experience. Great service from our waitress, great Mexican food and cocktails (free chips and dips whilst my husband went back to the hotel for the girl's id which we'd forgotten!). Loud and busy, enjoyable evening.

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Thank LBuzzard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $16
Cuisine
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 West St, Boston, MA 02111-1213
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-426-1222
Description
Established in 1989, Fajitas & 'Ritas is an award winning, good-vibe, "unabashedly fun" restaurant and bar featuring fresh Texas and barbecue cuisine. Its namesake specialties include a variety of sizzling fajitas and frosty margaritas at Cheap Eats prices. Enjoy generous portions of fresh and healthy food while your relax in this down-to-earth and funky spot...Or... Kick back at the bar and sip some "honest margaritas". In fact, Fajitas & 'Ritas was nominated Best Margaritas in Boston by Citysearch and Best Cheap Drinks by AOL's City Guide. So stop by and eat, drink, party and hang out.

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.