The Humble Beginnings of the Fantastic Fajita

Just thinking about eating a plate full of fajitas at Mexicali Blues is exciting enough, but once you hear that sizzle of the hot skillet headed your way and get a whiff of the sensational aroma traveling toward you, the anticipation is almost too much to take! Our Lake of the Ozarks Mexican restaurant can't take credit for coming up with the original idea of the fajita but we have managed to perfect the many magnificent flavors it contains! 

Fajita Origins
For those of you unfamiliar with this delicious dish, a fajita is a hearty meal that you actually assemble yourself at the table. A skillet full of grilled meats, onions, and peppers is accompanied by tortillas and a plate full of rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and tomatoes. 

The word "fajita" did not show up in print until 1971, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The first meals that were considered to be fajitas were served in the late 1930s-early 40s. Mexican ranch workers living along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border in Southern and Western Texas were fed beef that was butchered during cattle roundups as a part of their pay. Originating in this area makes fajitas a true Tex-Mex food. Back then, the "throw-away" pieces of the cattle were most often used.

In 1969, the man that came to be known as the Fajita King, Sonny Falcon, brought this dish to the commercial public at his fajita taco concession stand in Kyle, Texas. He also took the food to many outdoor festivals, rodeos, and fairs in the area. Originally, skirt steak was always used in fajitas, but today a variety of grilled meats are used to make this popular dish. 

How Do You Fajita?
We have a few tasty options for you to choose from when it comes to the meat on your fajita skillet. There are 3 different types of meat available in a variety of combinations offered as a large or small portion.

Since classic fajitas were made from beef, steak is an obvious choice. The rich, bold flavors of our grilled steak meat make for an irresistible meal and the peppers and onions grilled along with it add to the deliciousness. Of course, as delicious as our fajita steak is, we don't just limit you to that one meat choice. It might be easier for you if we did because your other choices are equally as mouthwatering.

Grilled chicken is an excellent alternative to grilled steak. It picks up the flavors of the onions and peppers that are grilled with it very nicely.

We have quite a few seafood lovers in here in mid-Missouri, and this particular seafood grills up perfectly with peppers and onions to create an amazing variety of fajita.

Have It All!
We offer you those three meat choices here at Mexicali Blues, but since we completely agree with the majority of our customers that choosing between them is just too difficult, you don't have to decide! Our steak, chicken, and shrimp blend masterfully when you enjoy them together, so you can order a fajita skillet with all three, or opt for just the steak and chicken. 

More Fajita Choices
The meats we serve with our fajita meals are so unbelievably good, we decided to add them to the ingredient list of a few other Mexicali Blues menu items too. Enjoy those same fantastic flavors in the following dishes or choose to upgrade our regular beef and chicken with the grilled fajita meat in many other menu items.  

Mexi-Grille Wrap
Fajita chicken, steak, or shrimp topped with sauteed onions and peppers and onions smothered with pepper jack cheese. 

Fajita Shrimp
Twelve sauteed shrimp served over onions and peppers. 

El Zapatista
A flour tortilla filled with fajita chicken or shrimp, rice, grilled onions & peppers, smothered with cream cheese sauce and topped with lettuce, pico de gallo, and cilantro. 

Loaded Quesadilla
The Patron of Quesadillas! A 12-inch chipotle quesadilla stuffed and folded with fajita chicken, 3 cheese, black beans, peppers, and onions. 

Loaded Nachos
Fajita chicken, black beans, and chili con queso topped with lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, and jalapenos. 

The next time you're craving something hot and delicious make your way to Mexicali Blues in Osage Beach for a heaping helping of our fantastic fajitas. You'll always find the best Mexican food at the Lake of the Ozarks coming out of our kitchen. It's so amazingly delicious, you're bound to be back very soon for more!
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