Definition of fajitas in English:


plural noun

  • A dish of Mexican origin consisting of strips of spiced beef or chicken, chopped vegetables, and grated cheese, wrapped in a soft tortilla and often served with sour cream.

    • ‘In 1991 grocery shoppers were hard pressed to find Mexican fajitas, Italian ciabatta bread or passion fruits on the shelves of their local supermarket.’
    • ‘She explains the difference between chimichangas, burritos, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas and fajitas.’
    • ‘A dollop of sour cream makes a perfect garnish atop steaming tortilla soup or sizzling fajitas.’
    • ‘Mexican fajitas, sweet-and-sour chicken, fish dishes and Ralph's speciality, home-made steak pie with onion sauce, all will feature on a colourful menu.’
    • ‘In chapter after chapter he uncovers the stories and origins of the combination plates, the yellow cheese enchilada, fajitas, tamales, candies and slushy margaritas.’
    • ‘On the menu, panini, fajitas and nachos sit alongside Thai fish cakes, sirloin steaks and daily specials using local, seasonal produce whenever possible.’
    • ‘They also served a number of Mexican dishes like fajitas and enchiladas.’
    • ‘It can also be used in various recipes like nachos, fajitas, quesadillas and fondues.’
    • ‘Other high points on the menu involve respectable fajitas made with Angus beef, and a wonderfully idiosyncratic fajita variant called the La Playa taco.’
    • ‘If you are into Mexican food they serve menudo, fajitas, various types of tacos, enchiladas, carnitas, rice, beans and more.’
    • ‘They also have a bar area with stools, on which you can sit to eat some of the Colombian specialties that they make: fajitas, empanadas, tamales, and even a Colombian burger.’
    • ‘As for more mainstream Mexican fare, the buffet has it all: tostadas, tacos, quesadillas, fajitas and a make-your-own burrito bar.’
    • ‘So, if you feel a little peckish at the end of the night, you could splurge on their delicious chicken fajitas instead of the kebab that normally finishes a night's drinking.’
    • ‘The menu is not terribly adventurous - a mixture of ribs, burgers, nachos and fajitas - but then this is a place for comfort eating, not challenging cuisine.’
    • ‘Aside from the usual array of burgers, ribs and chicken, there is also a fair selection of international dishes - fajitas, for example - and several mouth-watering specials to pick from on each visit.’
    • ‘High-end meat dishes, such as steak fajitas, are often simply prepared and contain few unwanted ingredients.’
    • ‘Once we got to the beach, the rain tapered to a slight drizzle and we had our lunch of fajitas and quesadillas topped with fresh guacamole and a choice of mild or hot salsa.’
    • ‘Soft wheat tortillas are more often used in quesadillas and fajitas, while soft corn tortillas make wonderful enchiladas.’
    • ‘Next up is a Mexican section preparing chicken, beef or pork fajitas, plus tostadas, Veracruz style fish, stuffed bell peppers and refried beans, with many Mexican sauces and condiments to go with them.’
    • ‘Aside from a most refreshing pineapple and mint juice drink, my experience of Mexican food was that tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, burritos, quesadillas and refried beans tasted better outside Mexico!’


Mexican Spanish, literally ‘little strips’.