fa·​ji·​ta | \ fə-ˈhē-tə How to pronounce fajita (audio) , fä-\

Definition of fajita

: a marinated strip usually of beef or chicken grilled or broiled and served usually with a flour tortilla and various savory fillings usually used in plural

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The restaurant is serving familiar Tex-Mex and American dishes, but with tender steak and fajita beef and sliced chicken breast. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "New steaks and sizzle out west, plus here's a seafood house where Dad eats free," 11 June 2018 Having said that, classics like chicken quesadillas and fajitas are solid choices. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Dubai," 4 Mar. 2018 The Javelina Cantina won us over with their fajitas and a tavern-style friendliness. Joe Drape, New York Times, "On an Arizona Road Trip, Miles of Family Firsts," 12 June 2018 Menu items include salad, soups, burritos, tortas, fajitas, tacos, mole and Chile Rellano. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "After two years in Prairie Village, Mexican restaurant relocates across State Line | The Kansas City Star," 2 May 2018 Thanks for the writeup about La Familia now serving the old La Palma-style fajitas Wednesday nights. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Good food the old-time way: Here's a few ideas for old-school fajitas, Italian, steaks | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 23 May 2018 Even better, grilled fish and shrimp tacos or fajitas are usually topped with plenty of veggies, such as cabbage, avocado, tomato and onion. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "How to eat out puro San Antonio style with diabetes," 19 Mar. 2018 Specialties: Mexican fare such as enchiladas, burritos, tacos, steaks, nachos, Mexican pizza, tamales, flautas, chimichangas, taco salad, seafood, tostadas and nine kinds of fajitas. Plus flan and fried ice cream for dessert. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Lake County News-Sun, "El Puerto's menu is full of owner specialties," 13 July 2018 Specialties include fajitas, enchiladas and taco plates and specialties like nopales salad and molé chilaquiles. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Casa Rústica restaurant opens in Carmel Valley," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of fajita

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fajita

American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish faja sash, belt, probably from Catalan faixa, from Latin fascia band — more at fascia

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English Language Learners Definition of fajita

: a Mexican food that consists of cooked strips of meat served with a flour tortilla and fillings (such as tomatoes, onions, and peppers)

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