Taste the traditional dish of Mexican cowboys — you are sure to love it. Contemporary fajita usually cooks with beef, chicken or pork.
Fajita is considered to be the food of austere cowboys. They were allowed to take meat leftovers after butchering the cattle. They cut the cooked meat into strips and folded them in tortillas. That is the story of how fajita originated.
Its name came from the word «faja» meaning «strip». Today this dish is very popular with Mexican food fans.
Today, to cook the contemporary fajita they usually take beef, chicken or pork. They grill the meat, then cut it into little strips and fold them with vegetables into tortillas. Sometimes they add some guacamole, salsa or grated cheese to the grilled meat.
It is remarkable that they usually sell the fajita fillings separately so that everyone chooses the ingredients to fold in the appetizing tortilla to his or her taste.
You'll have the opportunity to make this difficult choice in one of Mexican home food restaurants or at local street cafes.
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