Ole’s Fajitas restaurant brings Tex-Mex and spicy food to Wantagh
Fresh food, bold flavors and sizzling hot meats.
Oleh Balaban promises all three at his new Tex-Mex restaurant Ole’s Fajitas in Wantagh.
âAll the meat is fried to order,â said Balaban, 30, of Smithtown. “You’re going to wait two or three more minutes for your order, but you get something sizzling, not something that’s been on a steam table for 20 minutes.” “
Open soft balaban Fajitas d’Ole on November 19, and has since created new menu items and exclusive flavors for its customers.
In addition to fajitas as the name suggests, Ole’s serves burritos, tacos, quesadillas, crunchy wraps and bowls of fajitas, which Balaban says are its most popular dish right now.
For each variety, customers choose their protein base from steak, chicken, shrimp, or a vegan option. Then fixings like roasted peppers and onions, lettuce, sour cream, and pico de gallo come into play.
What sets Ole’s Fajitas apart are the signature homemade sauces made from recipes concocted by Balaban. There are five to choose from, like salsa macha and ranchito, with varying flavors and degrees of spicy sensations.
A passion for hospitality
Ole’s Fajitas is a small storefront with enough seating for a dozen customers, but the restaurant primarily handles takeout and delivery orders.
This is Balaban’s first restaurant after a career in accounting. However, he said he had already taken time off from college to open a food truck, but that plan failed.
This time around, he had not only saved more money to start things up, but also more driving.
âI guess the passion was still burning in me to do something in the hospitality industry,â he said. “I had some savings and thought now was a chance to give it a try.”
He said he went for fajitas because they are his favorite option when ordering Mexican food. Plus, fajita platters are a great option for families looking to please members with very different tastes.
Grand opening next month
After his first month in business, Balaban said he always tries new things.
Next month, it will launch a new signature menu item, a mammoth-sized BLT chicken torta ranchito. He said he is also establishing himself as a micro-caterer for offices and small meetings of around 10 to 15 people.
January will also mark the official opening of Ole’s Fajita, with the exact date yet to be determined. Balaban said he would hold a groundbreaking ceremony, hoist flags and banners, walk around the neighborhood with menus and offer free churro bites with orders of $ 20.