Life is like a fajita platter: enjoying it requires a few wise choices, a bit of skill, and enough self-control not to cover everything you see in sour cream. Partake in a mouthwatering metaphor with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Baja-style cuisine at Fajita Ritas.
Kaleidoscopic décor surrounds a profusion of zesty aromas as Fajita Ritas populates its checkerboard tables with authentic south-of-the-border fare. Diners can begin Baja excursions with chips and white queso sauce ($3.99+, add meat for an additional cost) or a helping of tropical cevichi camarones, which drenches tender shrimp in a concoction of exotic fruit juices before adorning them with gems of mango and cucumber to increase their value for seafood-themed episodes of Antiques Roadshow ($9.99). Pepper professionals stuff rich chihuahua cheese into the grilled chili relleno as a cavalry of bacon-wrapped shrimp stand guard ($14.99). Cornmeal-swathed chicken tamales forgo the standard corn-husk costume for an opulent banana leaf to impassion droves of borracho-bean paparazzi ($12.99).
Fajita Ritas' vibrant walls of pink, orange, and bright blue flaunt oversized letters and vinyl records, and the restaurant's back wall houses a collection of vintage hubcaps and license plates, thwarting attempts to drive south for the winter. Beneath the festive glow of string lights and a Corona-bottle chandelier, weekend revelers shake hips to live bands every Friday and Saturday.