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Half-Price Fajitas at Pappasitos

Been to Pappasitos? Like their fajitas? As a thank-you to customers, Pappasito’s is selling beef and chicken fajitas for two for half-price on Wednesday nights (through February 11). They are $16.25 every Wednesday, starting at 5pm. This seems really high to me, it had better be a lot of food.

Interesting tidbit: According to their press release, they were the first to do the “sizzling platter” of fajitas, 25 years ago. So now you know.

19 comments on “Half-Price Fajitas at Pappasitos

  1. I’ll bet Pancho’s may have something to say about that Sizzling Platter boast. I still have a scar from a sizzling (we just called it hot back then) platter from Panchos in Lake Highlands in 1966.

  2. I gauge all Tex Mex restaurants costliness by their price for a single order of fajitas. I also tend to track inflation this way, but I don’t need to share all of my financial secrets.

    Fajitas in the mid 90′s (that is when this experiment began for me) were reasonably priced at $8-$12 for a single order and $18-$20 for a double order (usually 1/2 lb and 1 lb of meat, respectively).

    I’ve noticed this price has surged in recent years. Blue Goose will nail you for like $15 for a single order and Luna de Noche is either right there or slightly higher. Mi Cocina is in that price range, but they provide you with a fraction of the meat and weigh you down with grilled potatoes (delicious, but really?). Chuy’s will save you a few bucks at $12 or $13, I think.

    My personal favorite would be Maudie’s (in Austin, not Dallas, unfortunately). Their fajitas are like $8. And they’re better than any of the places around here.

    I no longer eat meat, so it’s nice to also point out that veggie fajitas won’t save you any dough (although they likely make the restaurant plenty). A recent order at Luna de Noche for lunch (it wasn’t on the menu) was $17. $17. Not a typo. Just had to reiterate that it was $17 for a plate consisting of onions, peppers, zucchini, and mushrooms. It was good, but not $17 good.

    I don’t eat at Pappasitos very often, but I don’t remember it being $32.50 good for my wife and I to split fajitas. The list of places I’d rather order a $16.25 meal from would make this comment even longer than it already is…sorry….

  3. @ Chris: The regular cost is $32.50. That seems high to me. I wasn’t specific, sorry.

  4. Oh, don’t forget Primo’s – they give you a ton of meat for cheap, but you’ve got to pay for the rice & beans separately.

  5. @TheBrad

    I don’t think I ever made a vegan/vegetarian comment until the post yesterday. Now that Nancy has ok’d it, I feel like I’m out of the closet. I’ll bet Nancy has had that effect before this.

    I still have plenty of hot sports opinions for omnivores – I did spend the majority of my life as one here in this fair burg.

  6. vegetable fajitas at MiCocina with sunset sauce–no dead anything.

    I thought Ninfas was inventor of fajitas??? I have to look that up.

  7. That’s crazy high. Gringos. Brave the barrio. You’ll get it for a lot less which I learned when I went to a taqueria and paid $4.50 for what had once cost me $9 + at Mi Cocina.

  8. In 1982 Shannon Wynne’s Dallas restaurant called Mexico served fajitas (yes they sizzled). It was the last venture of Nemo, parent company of the original 8.0. Bar, Nostromo, The Rio Room, Rocco Oyster Bar and Tango (the one with the Frogs on top – if you have to ask you just weren’t there, but B.B. King was, Tina Turner was, Mick was, Stevie Ray Vaughn was practically the house band, etc., etc., etc.).

  9. Seems that I heard that Mariano’s had a appetizer plate of sizzling meat and that when On the Border took over the Knox street store back in 1980,they made it an entree. Tjhat’s the way the original owners told it to the staff… And by the way we used to serve them so hot that they were sizzling all the way to the table and for a while afterwards.

  10. Seems that I heard that Mariano’s had a appetizer plate of sizzling meat and that when On the Border took over the Knox street store back in 1980,they made it an entree. That’s the way the original owner Paul Hyde told it to the staff… And by the way we used to serve them so hot that they were sizzling all the way to the table and for a while afterwards.

  11. Pappasitos is Great!
    This is a hell of a deal,Fajitas for 2, because we normally pay reg price $17.00 per person. Well worth the price for quality! If you want cheap go to Taco Cabana (yuk) or any other Tex Mex restaurant.