Fazs: A Tex-Mex
By The Foodies /firstname.lastname@example.org
At Fazs Tex-Mex
Grill in Huntington village, a pizza can tell a big story.
Confused? Dont be. The grill, located at 38 Gerard Street,
offers up Tex-Mex pizzas, each starting with a flour tortilla,
mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce, baked until its
crispy. Then, add your choice of chili, black beans, jalapenos,
vegetarian chili, chicken fajita, chorizo or chicken stew.
Since all of this will run you between $4 and $6, we expected
an equally modest portion to go with the modest price.
When we arrived to pick it up, imagine our surprise when a
personal-sized pizza box was with our takeout order. For $5.50
or so, we ended up with the equivalent of a personal-sized
pizza loaded with savory chicken, green peppers and grilled
onions. Combine that with unique, mellow, slightly sweet marinara
and melted mozzarella, and youve got a winner. Add a
taco, split the pizza, and youve got lunch salted away
quickly for less than five bucks. The Foodies now have their
fast, tasty recession busting Tex-Mex restaurant.
Thus tells the story of Fazs youre going
to get a lot of food for not much coin, and its going
to be good, fresh and cooked to order. Fazs proudly
boasts their dishes are all natural: no fake colors, no chemical
spices, MSG, lard, oil or microwaves allowed here.
Other offerings tortillas, hard shell tacos, quesadillas,
tostada salads, fajitas, burritos, enchiladas and nachos
all start with similar base ingredients. Based on our experiences,
youll do well whichever way you go.
The burrito, a Tex-Mex standby, is served with rice, black
beans, cheddar and jack cheeses, lettuce and tomatoes, and
will run you from $5.15 for vegetarian items to $5.98 for
steak or a combination of steak and chicken. No matter what
you stuff it with, the portions are abundant, fresh and filling,
the burritos slightly toasted and melted cheeses abound.
The chicken stew special ($5.43) is a steal, loaded with savory
chicken prepared in stewed tomatoes over abundant rice, cheese
and beans. Variations on Fazs specials replace the chicken
stew with grilled chicken, chili, vegetarian chili or black
beans. Add black beans to the chicken and steak specials for
a small price.
Soft shell tacos, running from about $1.50 $3, are
large and stuffed to the brim. We tried the Al Carbon with
guacamole and shredded cheese ($2.67). The steak is sliced
to about a half-inch thick, pink in the center, brown on the
outside, and seasoned plainly, allowing the flavor of the
guacamole to take center stage. Though a little tough to eat
in taco form the steak was pulled out of its taco home
several times as a whole the tastes complemented each
other well. We'd love to try it with the chicken next time.
Chorizo, which comes in large chunks and has ever the slightest
kick, is a good pick.
Since they cook fresh, call or fax your order in to make sure
of a quick arrival and departure. Your plastic is no good
there, so be sure to hit the ATM if you need to before you
arrive. Youll be glad you did after all, youll
be noshing all the sooner, and around here, thats a
Fazs Tex-Mex Grill
38 Gerard Street
Atmosphere Simple takeout
Cuisine Fresh Tex-Mex staples
Hours 10 a.m. 10 p.m. every day