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Best Places For Fajitas in Los Angeles

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If you're looking for fajitas, Los Angeles serves up some of the better ones around. Whether you want something a little more on the informal side, or perhaps a more formal gathering place to sit down with the family, there is plenty to offer when it comes to fajitas around the City of Angels. So don't let these warm summer days dissuade you from getting your hands on some really awesome fajitas. Among the venues to check out:

La Valentina Mexican Grill
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La Valentina Mexican Grill
2719 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(323) 734-4071

For some great fajitas and a cold beverage or two, head on over to this Los Angeles eatery. Patrons can enjoy a variety of fajitas, with chicken, steak, mixta and shrimp topping the list. The fajitas come with rice, beans (refried or black) and guacamole. Prices are reasonable, with fajitas starting around $9 and going up to approximately $14. The eatery also offers catering for those looking to have a great family or business gathering. La Valentina Mexican Grill is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Casa Sanchez
4500 S. Centinela Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 397-9999

When you're craving fajitas, you need look no further than Casa Sanchez, an establishments that believes in passing down authentic Mexican recipes from generation to generation. This eatery offers both steak and chicken fajitas, "marinated in gold tequila 'flameadas' served with rice and beans and flour tortillas." For those individuals looking to wet their appetites first, Happy Hour is served in the bar/patio area Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. In the event you have a large gathering to host, Casa Sanchez offers a banquet room area (seating as many as 100 guests) and a patio section (can accommodate as many as 150 guests). Casa Sanchez opens Monday thru Saturday beginning at 5 p.m., with doors opening on Sundays at 4 p.m.

Related: Best Poolside Happy Hours In Los Angeles

El Compadre
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El Compadre
7408 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 874-7924

If you have fajitas on the mind, you have come to the right place. Also with restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles, and Echo Park, El Compadre serves up recipes that have passed through the hands of several generations of great cooks. The eatery, which has Hollywood roots dating back to the mid-1970s, offers regular fajitas and jumbo shrimp fajitas with those sporting an even bigger appetite. El Compadre, which also sets the mood with the nightly singing of well-known Mexican classics, opens at 11 a.m. seven days a week.

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6541 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 960-2404

Given all there is to do and see on Hollywood Boulevard, it should not come as a big surprise that there are some good eateries along the way. With countless drinks and a sizable menu with which to select foods from, Te'Kila offers something for all who walk through the doors. As the owners describe it, Te'Kila (opens at 11 a.m. Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. on Sundays) is "an authentic Mexican cantina fitted with antique fixtures and handmade furniture." Those patrons looking for fajitas will be happy to note that the establishment offers chicken, shrimp and asada steak fajitas. Guests can combine two or even three of the fajita selections. The meals can be enjoyed with a variety of cold drinks, including sodas, beers, wines, margaritas and of course tequila.

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Antonio's Restaurant
7470 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 658-9060

If your tastebuds are crying out for fajitas, you have arrived at the right destination. Antonio's Restaurant has been offering visitors from near and afar quality Mexican food for several decades, be they unknowns or some of Hollywood's bigger stars. The eatery serves up house special fajitas, these wonderful selections made up of one's choosing of chicken or beef. The plates come with beans and rice, making for a hearty meal. Guests can also opt for "Fajitas De Camaron" which are shrimp fajitas. Antonio's Restaurant (closed Mondays, opens Tuesday-Friday at 11 a.m., noon on Saturdays and Sundays) also offers a variety of other dishes, not to mention enjoyable desserts and fine-tasting cold drinks.

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Dave Thomas has been covering the sports world since his first job as a sports editor for a weekly newspaper in Pennsylvania back in 1989. He has covered a Super Bowl, college bowl games, MLB, NBA and more. His work can be found on


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