Discover the Authentic Flavors of Restaurant-Style Fajitas

Oct 20, 2023 | Main Courses

Restaurant-Style Fajitas Recipe

As a food critic, there’s nothing quite like the sizzling sound and enticing aroma that fills the air when restaurant-style fajitas are brought to the table. Originating from Tex-Mex cuisine, fajitas have become a beloved dish across the globe. Their flavors, colors, and ability to bring people together make them truly special to me.


  • 1 lb (450g) flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 4 bell peppers (red, green, yellow, and/or orange), sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Tortillas, for serving
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, guacamole, salsa, shredded cheese


  1. In a bowl, combine the lime juice, chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.
  2. Place the thinly sliced flank steak in a ziplock bag or a shallow dish, and pour the marinade over the steak. Ensure the steak is well coated. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight for more flavor infusion.
  3. In a large skillet or grill pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the sliced onions and minced garlic. Sauté until the onions become translucent and slightly caramelized.
  4. Add the sliced bell peppers to the skillet and cook until they are tender-crisp. The combination of vibrant colors will make your fajitas visually appealing!
  5. Push the vegetables to one side of the skillet, and add the marinated flank steak to the other side. Cook the steak for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until desired doneness. The sizzling sound will surely make your mouth water!
  6. Remove the skillet from heat. Allow the steak to rest for a few minutes, then slice it into thin strips.
  7. Warm the tortillas according to package instructions or over an open flame for a charred effect.
  8. Fill each tortilla with the sliced steak, sautéed vegetables, and any optional toppings you desire.
  9. Roll up the tortillas tightly and serve the fajitas hot. It’s time to enjoy the flavorful feast you’ve prepared!

Tips and Variations:

  • Experiment with different protein options like chicken, shrimp, or tofu for a twist on the traditional steak fajitas.
  • For an extra kick of flavor, try adding chopped jalapenos or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper to the marinade.
  • Include a variety of toppings such as chopped tomatoes, cilantro, or sliced avocado to enhance the taste and presentation of your fajitas.

Nutritional Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 650mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 8g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 250%
Iron 25%

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 fajita

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 400
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
  Saturated Fat 4g 20%
  Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 650mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
  Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
  Sugars 8g  
Protein 35g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 250%
Calcium 0% Iron 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
  Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
  Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

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