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8 Reasons Why We Love Fajitas


Fajitas are one of the most popular Mexican dishes. If you don't love them, you probably haven't had the right fajitas. A fajita is a grilled filling served hot with lime and spices, typically served with soft tortillas, sour cream and if you want, guacamole. While they're traditionally made with skirt steak, you can get fajitas in Ormond Beach with everything from vegetarian fillings to chicken and everything in between. 

While we're pretty sure you love fajitas (why else would you be here), here are 8 reasons we love them. And, if you know someone doesn't love fajitas or who isn't convinced yet, you can use this list or bring them by the Agave Fresh Mex and Cantina in Ormond Beach to try out one of our fresh menu options. 

They're Actually American – Most people think of fajitas as a classic Mexican food but they're actually Tex Mex. Fajitas were a natural product of ranchers who would go out to butcher cattle, because the hide, skirt steak and the head were all throwaway products that were given to ranchers as part of their pay. The meat was then grilled on the same day, served on tortillas and fajitas were born. Fajitas didn't make it to mainstream until the 1970s when restaurants began adopting them. Today, fajitas don't have to be skirt steak, but they do owe their origins to it. 

Skirt Steak – Skirt steak is a long flat strip of steak from above the ribs on the cow. This strip is not the tenderest part of the cow, but it is one of the tastiest. Skirt steak fajitas are marinated and grilled to achieve maximum tenderness and flavor and then sliced to make perfect fajitas. If you love steak, these are the fajitas you want to try. 

Toppings and Sides – Fajitas have a wide variety of toppings and sides and you can choose your favorite. With pico de gallo, onions, bell peppers, guacamole, sour cream and sides like rice and beans, fajitas are easy to customize and jazz up with the flavors you love. 

They're Healthier Than You Think – Meat heavy dishes can be very unhealthy, but fajitas are surprisingly good for you. With lean grilled steak or chicken, plenty of vegetables and vegetable based toppings like pico de gallo and guacamole, you can actually feel good about indulging. 

Guacamole – Nearly everyone loves guacamole and it's the perfect complement to steak, chicken and combination meats. At Agave Fresh Mex and Cantina we offer table side guacamole, so you can see your guacamole made fresh right in front of you. 

Meat – Fajitas are all about the meat cut. Whether you want steak, chicken, or a mix of different grilled meats, fajita meat is cut, seasoned and grilled to perfection to make the perfect mouthful. If you love meat, fajitas are probably one of your favorite Mexican dishes. 

They Can Be Vegetarian – Fajitas may be all about carnivores, but at Agave Fresh Mex and Cantina, we offer vegetarian options. Try our veggie fajitas to experience a mix of perfectly grilled vegetables on a bed of onions and bell peppers, with all of your favorite sides and toppings. 

Make Them Your Way – Fajitas are easy to customize and make your way. You get a plate of hot ingredients and you can put how much you want on your tortillas to create anything you want. There are dozens of ways to make fajitas and you can make each one different. There's no wrong way to put a fajita together. 

Fajitas are one of our favorite dishes and no matter what you like, there's something to love. Whether you want chicken, beef, a mixed meat platter or grilled veggies, fajitas deliver.