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Fajita Republic [Chicken Taco Salad]

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Food in the Fox was in Green Bay on Friday and lunch was at Fajitia Republic, which is on the East side of Green Bay. I have heard many good things about this place and for some reason I thought it was a chain, like Burrachos or Chipolte. It was a full service restaurant and like any good Mexican restaurant, had complementary chips and salsa. There were also a couple of people having margaritas, which looked very good in comparison to my water. 

Festive & Colorful

The decor of the restaurant is very bright and festive. I wish I would have taken a picture. There was also Latin (Mexican?) music playing in the background to add to the overall Mexican like atmosphere. They had a full service bar with seating in the bar area and main dining room. Soon after sitting down, our server brought out chips and salsa. Let’s talk more about the salsa. It was amazing. Not too spicy, a bit on the runny side and it had a hint of a sweet flavor. Weird, maybe, but it was pretty spectacular. 

Chicken- What else?

After looking through the large menu, I noticed they had lunch specials from 11-2. The specials were pretty decent, with most of them being between 6-9 bucks. After eating my share of chips and salsa, I decided on going with the Chicken Taco Salad lunch special (I thought I would save on calories after inhaling a pound of tortilla chips). It came with black beans, corn, tomatoes grilled peppers and onions and queso cheese sprinkled on the top. The dressing was an avocado ranch and it was thick and creamy.

Overall, I was very impressed with the food. It was reasonably priced and flavorful. The small salad was filling and they brought out another bowl of chips and salsa after the first on disappeared. The service was okay. We were acknowledged, but the server forgot apply the coupon we told him about when we sat down. Either way, I will be back to the Republic of Fajitas. 

-M

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Location:

Fajita Republic
850 Kepler Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311


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Fajita Republic [Tacos Vegetarian]

Fajita Republic Tacos Vegetarian

Food in the Fox once again found itself in Green Bay for lunch and the destination was Fajita Republic on the East side of town. We’ve heard pretty good things about Fajita Republic over the past couple of months so we were a bit eager to give it a shot, even though I already had my Mexican food quota filled by eating at El Azteca not once, but twice in the past week or so.

Warm Tortilla Chips ‘n Chunky Salsa

Starting from the top, I liked the chunky salsa that came with the warm tortilla chips. If it was a tad thicker it would have been even better, but it was a nice change of pace from the blended up salsa we get at most Mexican restaurants. We easily polished off 3 or 4 bowls of salsa and two baskets full of chips. After the chips came browsing the menu.

The lunch menu contains roughly 16 items that range in price from $7.00 to $10.00. A few highlights on the lunch menu include Flautas (two golden-fried flour tortillas filled with chicken, pork, or beef), Tostadas (fried corn tortillas topped with refried beans, chicken, pork, or beef, cheese, lettuce, pico, and sour cream), and Tres Huevos al Gusto (three eggs prepared Mexican, ranchero, scrambled, or over easy served with rice and beans).

Something Different: Tacos Vegetarian

When it came time to order I opted for something a bit different this time around: the Tacos Vegetarian. The menu described Tacos Vegetarian as, “two flour or corn tortillas filled with roasted corn, sweet potatoes, squash, bell peppers, and grilled onions. Topped with creamy poblano sauce and cotija cheese. Served with cilantro lime white rice and black beans. $6.99.” I was a little put off by the appearance of the dish and the rice was dry and sticky and didn’t taste much like anything other than white rice, but the tacos themselves were an enjoyable mix of flavors without any one ingredient dominating the others. I’m not even a fan of sweet potatoes and found them quite good as prepared in the Tacos Vegetarian.

Service was a shade below average. The drinks went dry a couple of times and the waiter forgot to take off for a coupon. If not pressed for time we would have had it fixed, but we had to run so we paid our bill and hit the road.

- T

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Fajita Republic Tacos Vegetarian

Fajita Republic Tacos Vegetarian

Fajita Republic Tacos Vegetarian

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Fajita Republic
850 Kepler Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311


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El Azteca [Speedy Gonzalez]

El Azteca Speedy Gonzalez

It’s not too often we have business meetings at Mexican restaurants, but there we were at 11:00 on a Monday morning (and missing THRIVE Lunch at another Mexican restaurant half way across town). As it turned out, our meeting ended up being cancelled at the last minute but we decided to stick around El Azteca for lunch anyway. 

“The Fastest Mouse in all Mexico”

Food in the Fox has been to El Azteca a couple of times and we’ve written about it once before, complete with a sizzling chicken fajita video snippet. Since we had already managed to finish off about a bowl and a half of chips and salsa, we both opted for something cheap, quick, and comparatively low cal. The word comparatively here is key, since what you see below can hardly be called “low cal” with any sort of a straight face. That aside, that cheap, quick, and “low cal” option turned out to be the Speedy Gonzalez. 

As you may remember, Speedy Gonzales was a sombrero wearing Looney Tunes character famous for being ”The Fastest Mouse in all Mexico.” How does this in any way relate to El Azteca’s menu item of (almost) the same name? When you order the Speedy Gonzalez, it arrives in five minutes or less. So, what is it? The Speedy is one taco, one enchilada, and a choice of rice or beans. The taco and enchilada can be had either with beef or shredded chicken. The taco with hard or soft shell. I opted for the shredded chicken in both.  In the photo below, the taco is wrapped in the foil to keep the soft shell moist. 

As has been well established on Food in the Fox, I’m not a huge fan of traditional Mexican food so I don’t have a lot to say about the meal, but there was definitely nothing to complain about. If you are looking for something quick, inexpensive, and Mexican for lunch, it’s hard to go wrong with the Speedy. For less than $6.00 you get bottomless chips with a slightly spicy salsa and bean dip as an appetizer and the enchilada, taco, rice/bean combo.

Of course, one of the best parts about El Azteca is how colorful the place is. If you even half-way like Mexican food, it’s worth checking out. 

 - T

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El Azteca Speedy Gonzalez

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Location:

El Azteca (Darboy)
N474 Eisenhower Drive 
Suite F  
Appleton, WI 54915


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