This week we decided to check out a Mexican restaurant as we visited Juan’s Flaming Fajita’s & Cantina (9640 W. Tropicana Avenue), just a couple blocks from the 215.
We tried a couple different Margaritas. I had mine frozen style, but you can have them on the rocks. They have several flavors to choose from. I had the mango and raspberry. Both were very tasty. Nothing beats a frozen margarita when it’s 110 outside.
The waiter also brought us chips and salsa, as do all Mexican restaurants, but at Juan’s they go a step further. They also brought out bean dip and grilled onions and peppers, all complimentary. If you go during happy hour they have great food and drink specials. The house margarita is just $3.95.
For my appetizer I ordered the Queso Fundido, which was melted Monterey Jack & Cheddar Cheese with Pico de Gallo. Add shrimp and the Queso dip rises to an even higher level. This is my favorite appetizer on the menu.
Our group also ordered Chicken Taquitos, which were crispy on the outside, yet the shredded chicken was nice and moist inside. We also had Juan’s Sampler, which came with bean and cheese nachos, cheese quesadilla and taquitos (beef or chicken) along with sour cream and guacamole. This was a very nice platter and during Happy Hour it’s just $8.95.
For entrees, how could you go to a Flaming Fajita’s & Cantina and not order fajitas? This is the signature dish of the restaurant and for good reason. When they bring that sizzling fajita skillet to the table they take it one step further by lighting the fajitas on fire, which makes for a great final presentation before digging in to enjoy them.
The fajitas are big enough to share if you want to. They were the best steak fajita’s I have had since moving to Las Vegas. They are reasonably priced at $15.95 considering how good, how big and the table side show of lighting them on fire.
We ended this great Mexican meal with Fried Ice Cream for dessert. They drizzle theirs with chocolate sauce and top it with whipped cream. This is a must try.
I found Juan’s to be reasonably priced with great Happy Hour specials from 3-7 pm. The portions are big and the wait staff was extremely friendly.
This is my new favorite Mexican Restaurant in Las Vegas. I give Juan’s 3.75 Forks.
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