Flying Fajita Sisters – Dinner – Glebe

Now here’s a place that I’m regularly refused entry to. No salacious history here or anything, they’re just usually booked out when I’m wandering around Glebe Pt Rd trying to find a bite.

Might as well make a meal of it and drag along…say 11 others 🙂

We booked for a saturday night at 6.30pm – they have 2 sittings on Saturdays and were going to kick us out at 8.30pm. Figured, if we did the banquet meal, then all should work out timing-wise.

Went for the #1 banquet option (Dip Platter; Mixed Flautas; & Mixed Fajitas) – there isn’t much diversity in the banquet meals, only the 2nd course is different. All are priced at $35/person (4 person minimum) which I think is an excellent bargain as the price of a main is in the $20s.

There were going to be a few stragglers so we decided to get the dip platter for our half of the table to nibble on. This is a bustling place, and always packed to the bring many nights of the week. It looks tiny from the outside as it’s a narrow shopfront, but there is an upstairs as well, which is where we are seated.

Dip Platter

Clockwise from top: Guacamole (Avocado & Mexican spices, topped with red onion); Queso Fundido (tomato and chilli salsa melted into cheese); Pipian (Pesto-like chilli & pumpkin seed dip); Frijoles (beans & grilled cheese); tomato and chilli salsa (sans cheese from Queso Fundido); and sour cream.

Homemade corn totopos

Obviously, we needed something to dip into the dips. I was slightly disappointed as the menu that there ought to be blue, white & yellow corn chips – these were not the colours I was promised.

As we started slowly nibbling, the rest of our party finally arrived and were served their dips and chips in a very timely manner. There were 3 sets of dips & chips for our large group – perfect quantity so we weren’t reaching over each other to dip our chips.

I’m a cheesy person (ba dum ching) so my fave was the Queso Fundido but I also enjoyed Frijoles. The Pipian was a bit strange and sour cream is just sour cream. The tomato and chilli salsa does not look like how I’d expect a salsa to be coming from a Westernised perspective. This salsa was instead very liquid like – strange but good.

Everyone quickly devoured the chips and waited and waited for the next course. You can of course, get chip refills (seeing as there weren’t nearly enough to finish the dips with) but you had to specifically ask for it, the waitstaff didn’t automatically top you up.

While we waited, it was time to get some drinkies on.

Strawberry and white wine sangria – $19.50 for 1L

When in Mexico, must go for the sangria and I’ve not had a white wine one before. Brandy soaked strawberries, white wine, pineapple juice and dry ginger ale. It doesn’t taste alcoholic, but it is a sweet yet refreshing drink.

And then we waited, and waited…

I know they were busy, it was a full-house, but it was almost exactly 1 hour after we first got our dips that we finally got the second course.

Mixed Flautas

These were meat-filled, fried tortillas. I quite liked these, it was very tasty. It’s a lucky dip as to what you get, and I managed to get one filled with pulled pork that was rich and tasty with a flavoursome mix of spices.

Again, 3 plates to a table, very nice, very convenient.

Next up, we were looking forward to the mixed fajitas except it seems like we’ve gone back in time as they’ve brought out some more dips?

No, no, these are for the fajitas – they are the filling as you’ll be making your own.

Clockwise from top left: grated cheese, jalapeno (spice me up baby!), crushed pineapple, tomato and chilli salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

The pineapple is actually my favourite condiment of the night, it just works so well with all the flavours and adds that burst of acidity.

Salad for fajita fillings

Arriving are some beans, cabbage, lettuce, onions, olives and rice.

Sizzling meat plate for fajita fillings

The plate sizzles as we pour over the lovely smells of steak, chorizo (mmm…chorizo), prawns, snapper and chicken.

Now I start noticing something, only 2 plates of fajita toppings, 2 salads and 2 meat plates between 12 people. Seems odd considering everything had been in 3s before that.

Then of course, the most important part, the tortillas, nice and warm in their little home.

Then comes the fun, I feel so kid-like playing with my food. Plates were being passed back and forth constantly as people tried to make their perfect fajitas while trying not to get in everyone’s way by hogging the condiments. Why 2 plates? Why?

Anyways, having no fajita rolling tips or instructions, we all managed to make do (or make a sandwich).As we’re finishing up, I’m very cognisant of the fact that we’re moments away from our 8.30 ending time and yet, we had to request the bill twice and it took and age for them to get to us. The waitstaff were rushing around trying to set tables for the next batch of diners, but wouldn’t it help if they took care of departing diners first? In addition, they added an extra diner onto our banquet meal (the original booking was for lucky 13, but I had since had it amended) which was quickly fixed up.

To the staff’s credit, although they were dressing other recently departed tables, they didn’t try to tell us to get lost the second the bill was paid.

All in all, a very tasty meal, service could’ve been better but I would go back here.

Breakdown:

The Good – Flautas & fajita making

The Middle – Flavours a bit repetitive but tasty, service was good at getting us drinks, but part 2 of the meal came out awfully slowly

The bad

Details:

Flying Fajita Sisters

65 Glebe Pt Road, Glebe Point

Phone: (02) 9552-6522 (reservations recommended)

http://www.flyingfajitasistas.com.au/

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