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The History of Fajitas!

Updated: May 10, 2021

Fajitas are a staple in any Mexican restaurant, but this wasn’t always the case. Fajitas are actually more modern than you think. The term fajita meaning “little band” was coined in the 1930s by a butcher who began to sell the skirt steak as “fajita”

The History

Fajitas are actually a tex-mex based food that is traditionally made by marinating and grilling the meat. This style came from Mexican ranch workers living along the Rio Grande.

Workers were sometimes paid with meat but were usually given the least desirable parts, head, entrails, and skirt steak. The workers learned how to utilize this rough cut and make it into edible meat. Now they are a must-have in every Mexican restaurant!

At Las Santas, you can have different types of fajitas of your choice. We offer chicken, shrimp, or steak fajitas that come with grilled onions, peppers, guacamole, salsa verde, and many more sides! You can order yours now with our link down below!


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