A lover of good food, good music and good company, Bridie loves exploring the best of Sydney!
Published January 25th 2012
Flying Fajita Sistas is a real gem, offering a fun, relaxed and highly enjoyable dining experience. I've long been a fan, ever since my university Spanish class discovered cheap Tuesdays, where tacos (beef, bean, pork and chicken) and tequila shots are all three dollars. It was "research" we claimed. Since then however, with the advent of a "real job", I've branched out a little and been able to sample some of the pricier wares.
It would be remiss of any dining party not to try the restaurant's eponymous fajitas, around the $25 mark. They're well worth it – just pick a main filling (king prawns, sirloin, chorizo, chicken etc) and along comes enough food to feed a small nation, with Mexican rice, tortillas, salsa, guacamole, cheese, salad greens, sour cream and much more. Delicious, and the perfect dish for sharing! Other sure-fire winners include traditional tamales and pulled-pork chimichangas, and the restaurant offers brave diners the chance to heat things up a little with the wall of pain – yep, a wall of hot and spicy sauces. Be careful, though, they're not for the faint hearted!
Courtesy of www.flyingfajitasistas.com.au
While you're there make sure to try a margarita – come on, live a little! FFS has traditional versions of the cocktail available, but if you're in the mood for broadening your horizons a little, the watermelon and mint margarita is delish, with just enough sweetness and kick. There's also an extensive tequila menu (worm optional), and plenty of beer and wine options for more sensible patrons.
The appeal of Flying Fajita Sistas extends beyond great food and drink: the colourful surrounds and friendly staff create a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Food is easy to share, the music is catchy but unobtrusive, and it's easy on the wallet. No wonder you have to book (or be prepared to queue) – those in the know keep coming back for more! It's a messy eating experience, that's for sure, with salsa flying everywhere and burrito fillings bursting out of their tortillas, but that's what makes FFS so satisfying – it's big on fun and food, low on pretension. Take a group of friends and a sombrero, and make the most of a real winner of a restaurant.