In the heart of Glebe, along Glebe Point Road, Flying Fajita Sistas serves up small plated, handmade Mexican food alongside killer margaritas and is arguably some of the best Mexican food in Sydney.
The restaurant has a funky vibe with rustic decor and large windows looking out onto the buzz on Glebe Point Road.
The restaurant is known for it’s “Wall of Pain”, packed with all types of chilli sauce.
The FFS website states “we’re particularly good at accomodating dietary requirements; if you don’t want meat, or gluten, or dairy: no problem” and talking menu changes to suit is a breeze.
An insatiable craving for Mexican is what had us flying to Flying Fajita Sista’s on Mother’s Day. During my Mum’s chemo/radiation treatment she usually loses her appetite so when she kept talking about this incessant want for Mexican, and GYG and Mad Mex just weren’t hitting the spot (“it’s not the same as the Mexican food I used to eat in college”), the search for Sydney’s best Mexican food began. And when friends who love Mexican just as much as we do suggested Flying Fajita Sistas, we had to try it for ourselves.
I like to treat myself and have a soft spot for a good cocktail menu. The drinks menu is impressive and I couldn’t resist trying a Beets Espresso Martini (vodka, Patron XO Cafe Tequila, beetroot, espresso) which sounded a little scary but was amazing, with just the right amount of coffee and a subtle beetroot flavour. The Spicy Watermelon Margarita (house infused jalapeño Jose Cuervo, blanco tequila, Triple Sec, melon liquor, lime, agave nectar, chilli sugar rim) is a standout, with the heat of the spicy chilli sugar rim warming your lips before the cool, sweet watermelon margarita sweetens the deal. I would go back for the drinks alone and think the bar would make a great meeting spot.
The vegan fajitas come with a warm little pouch of homemade fajitas to fill with a mix of flavoursome rice, salad, roast veggies, cactus (!) by request and guacamole. It was very tasty and surprisingly filling and even impressed the meat eaters at our table.
The tacos with roast cauliflower, black beans and salsa verde is great for a light meal or share plate.
If we’re lucky they might add some vegan friendly dessert options to the menu but until then Glebe Point Road is also home to Chocolateria San Churro, Grand Gelato, Gelato Messina and more. Plus Newtown is right around the corner with Sydney’s best selections of vegan desserts dotted down King Street.
So is Flying Fajita Sistas The Best Mexican in Sydney..? I would have to say they are way ahead of the standard Tex-Mex chains (God love em) and they are even up there alongside Mejico.
Cuisine | Mexican
Vibe | Relaxed – Local – Friendly
Must Try | Fajitas
Service | 4/5
Rating | 3/5
Sunday to Friday | 5.00pm – 10.00pm
Saturday | 4.00pm – 10.00pm
Do you have a favourite Mexican restaurant? What’s your Mexican dish and drink of choice?