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 fajitas include your choice of Angus steak, chicken or shrimp flambeed — tableside — with onion and bell peppers, served with Mexican citrus cream pico de gallo, guacamole, chiles toreados, rice, beans and corn tortillas. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Sunday is Father’s Day. Have you made your dinner reservations yet?," 11 June 2019 Servers delivered frozen Ninfaritas, the chain's signature margarita, tableside queso flameado and sizzling fajitas to more than 200 party-goers. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Media stars and a former Texans player taste-test new Original Ninfa's Uptown on VIP night," 7 June 2019 Tacos, salads, quesadillas, burritos, fajitas and tortas make up the bulk of the menu. Rafael Guerrero, Elgin Courier-News, "Owners of new downtown Elgin Mexican restaurant hope big salsa selection becomes ticket to success," 7 June 2019 Serve sheet pan shrimp fajitas at the table and let people fill their own tortillas or fill the tortillas as soon as the shrimp and vegetables are ready. Linda Gassenheimer, miamiherald, "Try the sheet pan dinner trend with these tasty shrimp fajitas," 4 June 2019 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

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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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