Featured Restaurant: Fajita Grande Mexican Restaurant Bar & Grill

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo , we are heading to a tiny Mexican Restaurant located in Frederick, MDFajita Grande Mexican Restaurant Bar & Grill is tucked away in Willowtree Plaza, a small shopping area, along the Golden Mile.   The outside has the appearance of your typical strip mall restaurant, however, when you step inside, you are welcomed into a warm comfortable atmosphere with your typical Mexican decor.  One side of the restaurant contains booths and tables and the other side contains additional tables and the bar.

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As soon as you arrive, a bowl of chips and fresh salsa are brought to you to nibble on as is customary with most every Mexican restaurant.  There is no skimping as the chips are replenished even before the bowl is empty.   Great, fresh salsa too!  Your order is taken shortly after you arrive and your meal is set in front of you before you know it.  The staff is very attentive and will stop by your table to check on you several times during your meal.  Every time I dine in at Fajita Grande, I’ve had some of the best service.

The Fajita Grande menu isn’t anything crazy, unusual as it’s your typical Mexican fare.  Honestly though, for a small place that doesn’t really look like much, it really does rival some of the better Mexican food I’ve had in Maryland.  On a more local level, there is truly no comparison.  The food is authentic and the portions are so large that its likely you will not be able to finish your entire meal in one sitting (especially if you filled up on the chips and salsa).  If you don’t have time to dine in, they also offer carry-out.  You get the same welcoming service when you walk in to pick up your food.  This friendly little restaurant is one that should not be by-passed if you are ever in the area.

  • Recommendations-  Chimichanga with ground beef, Macho Nachos, Taco Salad with chicken (all take-out pics)
Chimichanga- choice of chicken, ground beef or shredded beef served with Spanish rice, refried beans, pico de gallo, sour cream and cilantro.  $6.95 (lunch portion shown)

Chimichanga- choice of chicken, ground beef or shredded beef served with Spanish rice, refried beans, pico de gallo, sour cream and cilantro. $6.95 (lunch portion shown)

Macho Nachos-corn chips topped with ground beef, chicken and refried beans...w/cheese, pico, jalapeno, green olive, cilantro, sour cream and guacamole.  $5.95 (lunch portion shown)

Macho Nachos-corn chips topped with ground beef, chicken and refried beans...w/cheese, pico, jalapeno, green olive, cilantro, sour cream and guacamole. $5.95 (lunch portion shown)

Taco Salad- choice of chicken, ground beef or shredded beef. w/refried beans, chili, black beans served in a tortilla shell on a bed of lettuce with cheese, sour cream, jalapeno, black olive, pico de gallo and cilantro.  $5.95 (lunch portion shown)

Taco Salad- choice of chicken, ground beef or shredded beef. w/refried beans, chili, black beans served in a tortilla shell on a bed of lettuce with cheese, sour cream, jalapeno, black olive, pico de gallo and cilantro. $5.95 (lunch portion shown)

  • Food9.25/10
  • Menu Variety:  7.75/10
  • Atmosphere:  Casual/Family/Take-out
  • Price:  $$ Moderate $7.01-$14.00
  • GrubGrade9.25/10  (Exceptional)

Check them out:

5 Willowdale Drive

Frederick, MD 21702

301-698-8989

FajitaGrande.com
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5 comments on “Featured Restaurant: Fajita Grande Mexican Restaurant Bar & Grill

  1. Happy Cinco de Mayo to you! Looks a pretty good place. Here in California we’ve got Mexican food places aplenty….and for the most part none of them fall short of superb :P

  2. Adam Bomb says:

    I want to eat all of that!

  3. DHL says:

    I avoid Mexican restaurants today because I like to eat my 3 lb chimchangas without being judged. I promise you my pants will not burst. Bring on the Tequila!

  4. This post is a reminder that I should toss out my lunch and grab Mexican for lunch. Epic portions did a post for criteria for a great Mexican joint and this one appears it would pass. http://www.epicportions.com/2009/05/01/criteria-for-a-great-mexican-joint/

  5. Raiders757 says:

    This place sounds like all of the family owned places we have in Southeastern Va. Almost like a chain, as they all are similar, but so damn good, it’s like a mom & pops. Most all of the corporate Mexican fair has been put out of business in my area due to these sort of places. I friggin’ love it!

    Everything in the review sounds the same, but one thing.

    In my area, as well as the rest of the Southeast, we have a white cheese sauce, known as “crack cheese”(White Caso Dip). It seems it can’t be found anywhere north of Richmond, Va., and west of Georga. Sure, some make it elsewhere, but it’s just not the same. It’s a white cheese dipping sauce, that will rock your world. Everywhere that we have tried it outside the Southeast, has failed, and not even come close.

    I don’yt get it, and have even found a blog dedicated to it by a person who moved out west from near me. It seem I live in the lucky land of Mexican Cheese Crack.

    If you think what you got was great in your area, just wait until I turn you onto this stuff.

    If it ends up the same as something you’ve had, then it’s finally spread north, which would be sad. Nobody up north deserves this stuff. It should always be kept to us southern Mexican foodies. You guys have Cheesesteak and pizza. We deserve to keep our “crack cheese”.

    Chimichanga!!!

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