Fabulous FoodI recently went to two house parties that were catered by Fajita Pete’s, and the food was fabulous. Fajita Pete’s is one of those few restaurants that caters primarily to take-out or delivery, with a handful of tables if you want to eat there. In just a few years, owner Pete Mora has grown Fajita Pete’s from one location to seven with three more expected by year’s end.

Mora’s philosophy is quite simple: Everything is homemade and fresh. Salsas, appetizers, main dishes and all sides are made to order. Each tortilla served is made fresh, just before you eat it. There are no warmers to keep prepared foods warm. MSG is never added to food.

Fajitas come four ways – beef, chicken, veggie and mixed – and are marinated in a fresh-squeezed lime and pineapple-based recipe that creates an authentic south-of-the-border taste. They are served with grilled onions, jalapeños, hand-rolled tortillas, Mexican rice, refried beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, lettuce, chips, salsa and more.

You order fajitas by the pound or half-pound with accompaniments appropriate to the amount ordered. As a guide, a half-pound serves one or two people and a pound serves two or three.

Catering can be ordered online. There are three categories of delivery:

Bulk Delivery is for large orders dropped off with paper plates, plastic ware and napkins. They require orders 24 hours in advance for orders for less than 20 people and 48 hours for orders of more than 20. There is a delivery fee.

Flex Catering Delivery is for customers who require a more formal presentation and extended serving time. Go online to see what they offer for hot and cold foods.

Full Service Delivery is for that formal party or event you have been planning. More details are online. They will be happy to visit your location for an estimate, at no charge.

Besides fajitas, there are heavenly quesadillas that are thick, filled with beef or chicken and served with guacamole and sour cream. I love the Chicken Enchiladas Verdes, with shredded chicken rolled in tortillas covered with tomatillo or ranchero sauce, and served with rice and beans.

Nachos come topped with beef or chicken and loads of guacamole.

Poblano Steak, where fajitas are served in steak form, is one great dish. You can get Roasted Poblano Peppers stuffed with chicken. One of the most popular dishes is Tacos al Carbon with fajita chicken or beef. After tasting it, it’s also one of my favorites. As you can see, Pete’s does a lot more than just fajitas.

Scrumptious desserts include sopapillas, chocolate brownies and cheesecake. As for the Kid’s Menu, three of my young grandkids were at one of Pete’s catered parties and they enjoyed kid’s tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas, all served with rice and beans.

Fajita Pete’s has two Houston locations, 4050 Bellaire Blvd. at Weslayan Street, 713-723-8100, and 8800 Katy Fwy., Ste. 101, 281-974-4945. Other locations are in Richmond, Dallas, Tomball and Katy. For more information, go to fajitapetes.com.

By TED POWERS, Food Editor | Originally published in: Jewish Herald- Voice