TacGO or TacNO: The Fajita

Gold Medal Sizzling Fajitas: Paula Deen

The fajita. A staple menu item at any Tex-Mex restaurant. Traditionally a skirt steak is used but fajitas have evolved to reference any grilled meat sliced thin mixed with sauteed onions and multi-colored bell peppers. Often delivered to the table sizzling in a skillet wherein you make up the final product yourself. Spoon the meats onto a flour tortilla and top with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa (shame on you if you add cheese or lettuce!).

Chadd makes THE  BEST fajitas! His marinade is stellar and he gets those veggies to a soft but still slightly crunchy perfection.

Technically, fajitas meet the standard of a taco but due to having its own unique name and added level of accompaniments it could be argued that it is not a taco.

You be the judge. Polls will be open for 1 week. Polls are now closed, in the famous words of Jeff Probst, “I’ll go tally the votes.”

 Results are in, it was close but fajitas will remain under the category of TACO for the purposes of this blog and for my taco count. 


3 thoughts on “TacGO or TacNO: The Fajita

  1. mrod10 May 8, 2015 / 8:26 am

    Not a taco. The problem with Mexican food, if you can call it that, is that you’re dealing with a small set of common ingredients. Fajitas, since they always include that steak, become separate from tacos. Since we don’t have much to separate the different Mexican foods by, we have to use what’s available.


  2. Nick Goers May 18, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    I’ve got some places for you to try and am the writer behind the Gnaw Blog (gnawblog.blogpsot.com). My top places for tacos are;
    1. Las Tortillas – Rosemount
    2. La Palma – St. Paul’s Eastside
    3. El Taquito Taco Shop – West St. Paul
    4. Taco Loco – Shakopee


    • TacoKelly May 18, 2015 / 4:01 pm

      I like the blog. Thanks for the suggestions!


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