Monday, September 21, 2020

Why Avocados Shouldn't Exist


The avocado is highly regarded by many people as delicious and nutritious, but the most extraordinary thing about avocados may be their very existence.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Small Bites - Big Flavor!


Small Bites Available at Favela's Mexican Grill
We use only the best, highest quality ingredients to bring the freshest Mexican food experience around to you.

CHIPS AND SALSA FRESCA

ORIGINAL GUACAMOLE 
Made with fresh chunky avocados, tomatoes, jalapenos, queso, fresco sprinkled and cilantro.

NACHOS 
Freshly made chips, topped with lard-free beans, jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa and your choice of meat.

ROLLITOS
Two rolled crispy flour tortillas filled with shredded chicken, topped with guacamole, sour cream and crisp greens.

TAQUITOS 
Three rolled crispy corn tortillas filled with shredded beef, topped with guacamole, sour cream and crisp greens.

QUESADILLA
½ folded grilled flour tortilla, filled with jack cheese, served with greens and guacamole. With choice of meat | With shrimp 

SUPER QUESADILLA
Full size double tortilla, plus with your choice of meat. With shrimp 

TOSTADA
A crispy corn tortilla topped with mashed beans, your choice of shredded beef or chicken, lettuce, jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa.

CHICKEN TACO SALAD 
Crisp greens topped with marinated grilled chicken breast, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa and served in one of our freshly made taco shells.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Favela's Mexican Grill is Open for Outdoor Seating and Food To-Go!!


Although we are temporarily unable to offer indoor seating, we at FAVELA’S are doing our best to provide outdoor seating so you can enjoy some sort of dinning. 

Remember we Specialize in packing food to go.... we also offer GRUBHUB AND DOORDASH WITH FREE DELIVERY

Favela’s Mexican Grill delivers a fun Mexican dining adventure at a moderate price. We have become Solano County’s favorite Mexican Restaurant by being a place where every guest will enjoy fast friendly service and delicious food.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The Unique History of Flan, a World Traveled Dessert


With Cinco de Mayo approaching, we were trying find a delicious South of the Border dessert to make for a blog post. This led a topic of great debate in our kitchen. Where the heck does flan come from? They serve it at Mexican restaurants, we’ve all had it in Mexico, and yet the name in no way sounds Mexican. I was sure it was of Spanish descent, Tina, our graphic designer, attested to it being French, and Lucretia, our marketing specialist, swore it was Italian.

So I did some research and it turns out we were all kind of right.

Dessert: Flan

Pronunciation: According to the Mother Ship of all pronunciation websites, Forvo, you’re supposed to say “flayn,” as in it rhymes with “plan.” Glad that’s settled.

Origin of the Name: The name comes from the Old French word, “flaon,” from the Late Latin word, “fladon,” which is derived from the Old High German word “flado,” which means a flat cake or object.

History: Like many desserts, flan’s existence began during the Roman Empire. The Romans were the first to domesticate chickens and they found themselves in the middle of an egg surplus. So they used techniques they stole learned from the Greeks to develop new egg-based recipes. These recipes, as you can imagine, resulted in loads of dishes and desserts, including flan.

Back then, most versions of the dessert were savory rather than sweet and included flavors like eel sprinkled with pepper. But a few early recorded recipes contained the only sweetener of the day: honey. And as the Romans conquered basically all of Europe, their customs, beliefs, and recipes went with them. The sweet variety of flan gripped the newly vanquished lands and when the Empire fell in 476 CE, flan survived.

Of all the peoples introduced to this dessert, the Spanish were particularly taken with it (and were the first to top it with a sweet caramel sauce). Like the Romans before them, the Spaniards brought flan to new lands, when in 1518, the famous conquistador Hernán Cortés landed in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

The Mexicans took flan to a whole new level. They created coffee, chocolate, and even coconut flavors and the recipes became popular not only in Mexico, but the rest of Latin America.

We hope you enjoy this traditional, worldly dessert on Cinco de Mayo (or any time, really) and from all of us at the bakery, thank you for visiting!

Article Source: https://www.cheesecake.com/Blog/post/the-unique-history-of-flan-a-world-traveled-dessert.aspx

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Burritos at Favela's Mexican Grill



Choice of flour, wheat, tomato or spinach tortilla filled with rice, pinto whole beans and mashed beans (lard-free) or black beans and fresh salsa. 

Carne Asada
Marinated, charbroiled chopped steak

Pollo Asada
Marinated boneless and skinless chicken breast

Carne Al Pastor
Lean marinated pork

Chile Verde
Lean sauteed pork with green peppers

Chile Colorado
Lean sauteed pork in red chile

Picadillo
Steamed shredded beef

Vegetarian
Your choice of beans, rice, jack cheese, guacamole, salsa and sour cream

Vegetable
Sauteed zucchini, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers with rice lettuce, sauce and your choice of beans

Frijoles Y Queso
Your choice of beans and jack cheese

Favela's Burrito
Same as above plus cheese, sour cream and guacamole

Shrimp Burrito
Sauteed jumbo shrimp, rice, cabbage and fresh salsa. Not available at downtown Fairfield


Monday, August 31, 2020

How Fresh Corn Tortillas Are Made


Contemporary Mexican restaurant Suerte in Austin, Texas makes over 2,300 fresh corn tortillas each day. The restaurant starts by turning 60 pounds of corn into 120 pounds of masa in a process called nixtamalization. The masa is then used to make tortillas, tostadas, and tamales.

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Story of Jarritos


Have you ever wondered where our delicious flavors come from, and how they traveled from Mexico all the way to your mouth? Let us quench your thirst for this knowledge while we quench your thirst for Jarritos.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Hungry for Something Extra Yummy? Try One of Favela's Mexican Grill's Entrees!


We use only the best, highest quality ingredients to bring the freshest Mexican food experience to you. That is our commitment. All our food and sauces are prepared daily from scratch in our kitchens with top-quality products.

Platillos Fuertes
All entrees are accompanied with rice, your choice of beans, chips and salsa.

ENCHILADAS ROJAS
Our traditional red sauce Enchiladas, stuffed with your choice of shredded beef, shredded chicken, shredded savory short beef, or cheese.

ENCHILADAS VERDES
Enchiladas made with a fresh tangy tomatillo sauce with your choice of savory shredded chicken or cheese topped with melted cheese.
Shrimp Enchilades for additional charge

VEGETARIAN ENCHILADAS
Made with our tomatillo green sauce, stuffed with cheese, sauteed zucchini and grilled onions. Topped with cheese and sour cream.

FAJITAS 
Best fajitas in town!
Grilled to perfection with our own sauce, onions and bell peppers.
Choose from:
Steak or Chicken
Jumbo Prawns

CHILE RELLENO DINNER
Favela's famous chile relleno, a fresh roasted poblano chile battered and stuffed with mexican cheese and topped with our exclusive light tomato broth.

TAMALES
Red chile pork tamales made right in our kitchen.

CHILE VERDE DINNER
Braised pork with peppers in green tomatillo sauce.

CHILE COLORADO DINNER
Savory slow cooked braised chile colorado.

CARNITAS DINNER
Succulent tender marinated port shoulder braised with garlic, onions, spices and oranges.

HOUSE COMBINATION PLATE
Choose two

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Beer History: Mexico


Did you know the history of beer in Mexico dates back further than anywhere else in North America? Check out Mexican beer history and how the Vienna lager became a major influence throughout the country.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

We Use Only The Best and Highest Quality Ingredients


We use only the best, highest quality ingredients to bring the freshest Mexican food experience around to you. That is our commitment.

All our food and sauces are prepared daily from scratch in our kitchens with top-quality products.

Favela’s offers a variety of appetizers, traditional combination plates, and excellent kids’ items. In addition, we offer mash and whole pinto beans as well as whole black beans. A choice of the finest and freshest flavored tortillas such as spinach, wheat, tomato, and the traditional flour tortillas can be selected to wrap-up your burritos. We even feature daily blackboard specialties to ensure that we provide our guests with a wide variety of choices for every palate.

Thousands have enjoyed signature dishes such as Top Sirloin Steak Fajitas, Enchiladas Suizas, outrageous Burritos, Fish and Shrimp tacos, Chiles Rellenos and many other flavorful dishes.

Avoiding the use of preservatives and lard makes our products more desirable and healthy in a society where health consciousness is an important factor. Being so sure of our products, we were among the first business in our County to work with a nutritional consultant to create a nutritional guide. But don’t let the health factor fool you because when it comes to taste, the food is raving in flavor. The secret ingredients individualize every item in the menu assuring you that no two items will taste the same and leaving you only with the desire of indulging in other items.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Small Bites - Big Flavor!


Small Bites Available at Favela's Mexican Grill
We use only the best, highest quality ingredients to bring the freshest Mexican food experience around to you.

CHIPS AND SALSA FRESCA $3.25

ORIGINAL GUACAMOLE $8.75
Made with fresh chunky avocados, tomatoes, jalapenos, queso, fresco sprinkled and cilantro.

NACHOS $12.25
Freshly made chips, topped with lard-free beans, jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa and your choice of meat.

ROLLITOS $8.50
Two rolled crispy flour tortillas filled with shredded chicken, topped with guacamole, sour cream and crisp greens.

TAQUITOS $7.95
Three rolled crispy corn tortillas filled with shredded beef, topped with guacamole, sour cream and crisp greens.

QUESADILLA $8.25
½ folded grilled flour tortilla, filled with jack cheese, served with greens and guacamole. With choice of meat $10.00 | With shrimp $11.25

SUPER QUESADILLA $13.95
Full size double tortilla, plus with your choice of meat. With shrimp $14.95

TOSTADA $8.95
A crispy corn tortilla topped with mashed beans, your choice of shredded beef or chicken, lettuce, jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa.

CHICKEN TACO SALAD $9.50
Crisp greens topped with marinated grilled chicken breast, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa and served in one of our freshly made taco shells.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Our History - Favela’s Mexican Grill


Favela’s Mexican Grill delivers a fun Mexican dining adventure at a moderate price. We have become Solano County’s favorite Mexican Restaurant by being a place where every guest will enjoy fast friendly service and delicious food served in a fun, festive atmosphere. Favela’s is more than a restaurant. It’s an attitude. It’s a spirit. It’s a way of life. We’re committed to making sure our guests are greeted with a smile and that they leave with one. It’s what we stand for and is reflected in everything we do.

In 1990, a young Veronica and her father Elisardo Favela found a need for a new style of Mexican restaurant; it would be a casual style with festive surroundings. Along with an attractive environment, the food would be the freshest and best tasting every time. This service would also have to fit a family’s budget.

Most importantly, the overall focus would consist in the customer’s appreciation of every savory item. The Favela’s “Familia” believed strongly that the values they established would eventually lead to success. They were right.

By 1993 and demand from out-of-town customers, prompted Veronica to expand the business and open a second location in Vacaville which has been a success since it’s opening. Never straying from the original intention, never losing focus on consistent and affordable Mexican food and excellent service, the restaurant has continued its steady rate of growth. To prove this, by 1998 a third location on the north side of Fairfield was opened. This restaurant was capable to offer many new additions to the menu that only made the restaurant more appealing to the community. After fourteen years, Favela’s is ready to expand into the Sacramento market finding a niche in the West Sacramento area.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Faela's Mexican Grill is Open for Outdoor Seating and Food To-Go!!


Although we are temporarily unable to offer indoor seating, we at FAVELA’S are doing our best to provide outdoor seating so you can enjoy some sort of dinning. 

Remember we Specialize in packing food to go.... we also offer GRUBHUB AND DOORDASH WITH FREE DELIVERY

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Welcome to Fairfield!


Fairfield, California...Situated between San Francisco and Sacramento -- Fairfield, California is just minutes from nearby wine country -- Napa, Sonoma, and Suisun valleys -- farm stands, hiking, kayaking, and nature outings. Factory tours at Jelly Belly and Anhueser-Busch are a must! Nearby theme parks include Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Scandia Fun Center. Great for family vacations, or romantic getaways.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Got Tacos? Tacos Available at Favela's Mexican Grill - Order Some This Weekend!


Give us a call to place your order!

Fairfield 707-428.-496
Vacaville 707-447-1120

Tacos available at Favela's Mexican Grill

Traditional Soft Street Tacos
Tacos are made with two soft corn tortillas, your choice of meat and fresh salsa topped with cilantro.

Meat Choices
Carne asada steak • Pollo asado (grilled marinated chicken) • Al pastor (marinated pork in red chile)
Chile colorado port • Chile verde with green peppers • Picadillo short rib pulled beef

TRADITIONAL TWO TACO COMBO $12.75
Your choice of two traditional street tacos topped with fresh salsa and cilantro and served with rice, your choice of beans, ships and salsa.
A la carte single taco $3.79

FAVELA'S STYLE TACO COMBO $14.45
Favela's style tacos with BIGGER tortillas, choice of meat, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa.
Favela's style single taco $5.25

SHRIMP TACOS $13.25
Two soft tacos made with jumbo shrimp sauteed in garlic and onions, topped with cabbage, salsa and served with chips and rice.
A la carte single taco $4.25

FISH TACOS $13.25
Two sauteed diced Mahi Mahi tacos, topped with cabbage, fresh salsa and served with chips and rice, with little spice.
A la carte single taco $4.25

VEGETARIAN TACOS $12.00
Two soft tacos made with corn tortillas topped with sauteed zucchini, onions, lettuce, tomatoes and bell peppers and served with rice, beans, chips and salsa.
(2) tacos a la carte $7.00

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Make Dinner Easy by Ordering One of Favela's Mexican Grill's Entrees!


We use only the best, highest quality ingredients to bring the freshest Mexican food experience to you. That is our commitment. All our food and sauces are prepared daily from scratch in our kitchens with top-quality products.

Platillos Fuertes
All entrees are accompanied with rice, your choice of beans, chips and salsa.

ENCHILADAS ROJAS
Our traditional red sauce Enchiladas, stuffed with your choice of shredded beef, shredded chicken, shredded savory short beef, or cheese.

ENCHILADAS VERDES
Enchiladas made with a fresh tangy tomatillo sauce with your choice of savory shredded chicken or cheese topped with melted cheese.
Shrimp Enchilades for additional charge

VEGETARIAN ENCHILADAS
Made with our tomatillo green sauce, stuffed with cheese, sauteed zucchini and grilled onions. Topped with cheese and sour cream.

FAJITAS 
Best fajitas in town!
Grilled to perfection with our own sauce, onions and bell peppers.
Choose from:
Steak or Chicken
Jumbo Prawns

CHILE RELLENO DINNER
Favela's famous chile relleno, a fresh roasted poblano chile battered and stuffed with mexican cheese and topped with our exclusive light tomato broth.

TAMALES
Red chile pork tamales made right in our kitchen.

CHILE VERDE DINNER
Braised pork with peppers in green tomatillo sauce.

CHILE COLORADO DINNER
Savory slow cooked braised chile colorado.

CARNITAS DINNER
Succulent tender marinated port shoulder braised with garlic, onions, spices and oranges.

HOUSE COMBINATION PLATE
Choose two

Thursday, July 23, 2020

How the Tabasco Factory Makes 700,000 Bottles of Hot Sauce Per Day — Cult Following


On this episode of Cult Following, host Daniel Geneen heads to the McIlhenny factory on Avery Island, Louisiana, where the world's supply of Tabasco sauce is made. Follow along as Daniel learns about the 150-year-old family-run business, and the Tabasco-making process, from pepper to barrel to bottle.

Monday, July 20, 2020

How Chardonnay is Made


Learn how Chardonnay, the world’s most popular white wine, is made in the Napa Valley. Includes information on different styles of Chardonnay and food pairing suggestions.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Order Dessert with Your Meal!

Don't forget dessert. Try one of our delicious homemade churros or home-style flan!


CHURROS WITH ICE CREAM
Warm French vanilla custard filled Churros served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

A LA CARTE WARM HOMEMADE CHURRO

FRESH HOME-STYLE FLAN

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

What Is the Difference Between Crème Brûlée and Flan?

Is it only surface level, or are there other distinctions?


Silky smooth, sweet, rich custards are a sensual way to end a nice meal without being too heavy. Dessert custards all share something in common: a glossy, silken texture and lavish flavor. The difference between crème brûlée and flan (two of our favorite kinds of custard) lies in four factors: the ratio of ingredients, the manner in which the custard is thickened, the method of cooking, and any additional components. Those extra components—different toppings and presentation—are easiest to see.

The Balance of Eggs, Sugar, and Dairy
In custards, the proportion of eggs to sugar to dairy is critical, since texture and flavor hang in delicate balance. Eggs lend sturdiness, and the most opulent custard desserts contain only egg yolks. Sugar also affects texture: The more sugar in a custard, the less firm it will tend to be, and the longer it will take to set. And the amount of fat in your dairy, whether cream or milk, will affect the dessert’s level of richness.

Which Thickening Agent?
Custard is set in one of three different ways: with eggs, starch, or gelatin. Crème brûlée, pots de crème, and flan are thickened with egg; in contrast, pastry cream and American-style cheesecake often employ cornstarch or flour. Gelatin is used to add a gel-like consistency to Bavarian cream and most mousse recipes. And Mexican flan uses condensed milk and evaporated milk along with eggs.

Cooking and Serving Method
All custards are set using low, gentle heat. However, they fall into one of two categories: stirred (cooked on the stovetop) or baked (set in a water bath in the oven). Crème anglaise, pastry cream, mousse, and pudding are stirred; flan, crème brûlée, and pots de crème are baked. Custards can also be served at a wide range of temperatures: Serve crème anglaise warm, and it’s a sauce; freeze it and it becomes ice cream (and vice versa).

Additional Components
More elaborate custard desserts involve additional components, such as toppings or coatings. Crème brûlée contains a layer of hard caramelized sugar on top, achieved by melting sugar with a blowtorch; crème caramel is coated in a layer of soft caramel sauce before being turned out.

When it comes to crème brûlée and flan, it’s mostly the toppings that distinguishes the two, as well as the presentation. The former has that signature crackly sugar crust on top, and the latter has the gooey, soft caramel top. Crème brûlée is served within mini soufflé dishes, and flan is served out of the baking dish, standing alone. And it’s also the culture each dessert hails from: French and Latin American cuisines, respectively.

Try your hand at one or the other, or both, and don’t forget your spoon!

Article Source: https://www.chowhound.com/food-news/158647/creme-brulee-vs-flan-what-is-the-difference/

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Burritos at Favela's Mexican Grill - Try One Today!



Choice of flour, wheat, tomato or spinach tortilla filled with rice, pinto whole beans and mashed beans (lard-free) or black beans and fresh salsa. 

Carne Asada
Marinated, charbroiled chopped steak

Pollo Asada
Marinated boneless and skinless chicken breast

Carne Al Pastor
Lean marinated pork

Chile Verde
Lean sauteed pork with green peppers

Chile Colorado
Lean sauteed pork in red chile

Picadillo
Steamed shredded beef

Vegetarian
Your choice of beans, rice, jack cheese, guacamole, salsa and sour cream

Vegetable
Sauteed zucchini, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers with rice lettuce, sauce and your choice of beans

Frijoles Y Queso
Your choice of beans and jack cheese

Favela's Burrito
Same as above plus cheese, sour cream and guacamole

Shrimp Burrito
Sauteed jumbo shrimp, rice, cabbage and fresh salsa. Not available at downtown Fairfield


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Calles de México - Smiles


We come from the vibrant streets of México, where smiles are plentiful and come easy.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Delivery is Available - Order Your Sunday Dinner from Favela's!


Don't want to leave your house? No problem. Favela's Mexican Grill is available on Doordash and Grubhub! Now you can have your lunch or dinner delivered this week!

Check Out Our Menu HERE

Thursday, July 2, 2020

We Are Still Open - Order a Meal with Us This Holiday Weekend!


Although we are temporarily unable to offer indoor seating, we at FAVELA’S are doing our best to provide outdoor seating so you can enjoy some sort of dinning. 

Remember we Specialize in packing food to go.... we also offer GRUBHUB AND DOORDASH WITH FREE DELIVERY

Monday, June 29, 2020

Calles de México - Flavors


We come from the vibrant streets of México, where each flavor is a slice of our heritage.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Small Bites - Big Flavor!


Small Bites Available at Favela's Mexican Grill
We use only the best, highest quality ingredients to bring the freshest Mexican food experience around to you.

CHIPS AND SALSA FRESCA $3.25

ORIGINAL GUACAMOLE $8.75
Made with fresh chunky avocados, tomatoes, jalapenos, queso, fresco sprinkled and cilantro.

NACHOS $12.25
Freshly made chips, topped with lard-free beans, jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa and your choice of meat.

ROLLITOS $8.50
Two rolled crispy flour tortillas filled with shredded chicken, topped with guacamole, sour cream and crisp greens.

TAQUITOS $7.95
Three rolled crispy corn tortillas filled with shredded beef, topped with guacamole, sour cream and crisp greens.

QUESADILLA $8.25
½ folded grilled flour tortilla, filled with jack cheese, served with greens and guacamole. With choice of meat $10.00 | With shrimp $11.25

SUPER QUESADILLA $13.95
Full size double tortilla, plus with your choice of meat. With shrimp $14.95

TOSTADA $8.95
A crispy corn tortilla topped with mashed beans, your choice of shredded beef or chicken, lettuce, jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa.

CHICKEN TACO SALAD $9.50
Crisp greens topped with marinated grilled chicken breast, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa and served in one of our freshly made taco shells.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Make Dinner Easy by Ordering One of Favela's Mexican Grill's Entrees!


We use only the best, highest quality ingredients to bring the freshest Mexican food experience to you. That is our commitment. All our food and sauces are prepared daily from scratch in our kitchens with top-quality products.

Platillos Fuertes
All entrees are accompanied with rice, your choice of beans, chips and salsa.

ENCHILADAS ROJAS
Our traditional red sauce Enchiladas, stuffed with your choice of shredded beef, shredded chicken, shredded savory short beef, or cheese.

ENCHILADAS VERDES
Enchiladas made with a fresh tangy tomatillo sauce with your choice of savory shredded chicken or cheese topped with melted cheese.
Shrimp Enchilades for additional charge

VEGETARIAN ENCHILADAS
Made with our tomatillo green sauce, stuffed with cheese, sauteed zucchini and grilled onions. Topped with cheese and sour cream.

FAJITAS 
Best fajitas in town!
Grilled to perfection with our own sauce, onions and bell peppers.
Choose from:
Steak or Chicken
Jumbo Prawns

CHILE RELLENO DINNER
Favela's famous chile relleno, a fresh roasted poblano chile battered and stuffed with mexican cheese and topped with our exclusive light tomato broth.

TAMALES
Red chile pork tamales made right in our kitchen.

CHILE VERDE DINNER
Braised pork with peppers in green tomatillo sauce.

CHILE COLORADO DINNER
Savory slow cooked braised chile colorado.

CARNITAS DINNER
Succulent tender marinated port shoulder braised with garlic, onions, spices and oranges.

HOUSE COMBINATION PLATE
Choose two

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Burritos at Favela's Mexican Grill - Try One Today!



Choice of flour, wheat, tomato or spinach tortilla filled with rice, pinto whole beans and mashed beans (lard-free) or black beans and fresh salsa. 

Carne Asada
Marinated, charbroiled chopped steak

Pollo Asada
Marinated boneless and skinless chicken breast

Carne Al Pastor
Lean marinated pork

Chile Verde
Lean sauteed pork with green peppers

Chile Colorado
Lean sauteed pork in red chile

Picadillo
Steamed shredded beef

Vegetarian
Your choice of beans, rice, jack cheese, guacamole, salsa and sour cream

Vegetable
Sauteed zucchini, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers with rice lettuce, sauce and your choice of beans

Frijoles Y Queso
Your choice of beans and jack cheese

Favela's Burrito
Same as above plus cheese, sour cream and guacamole

Shrimp Burrito
Sauteed jumbo shrimp, rice, cabbage and fresh salsa. Not available at downtown Fairfield


Monday, June 8, 2020

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

TACO-BOUT Delicious!!


Tacos available at Favela's Mexican Grill

Traditional Soft Street Tacos
Tacos are made with two soft corn tortillas, your choice of meat and fresh salsa topped with cilantro.

Meat Choices
Carne asada steak • Pollo asado (grilled marinated chicken) • Al pastor (marinated pork in red chile)
Chile colorado port • Chile verde with green peppers • Picadillo short rib pulled beef

TRADITIONAL TWO TACO COMBO $12.75
Your choice of two traditional street tacos topped with fresh salsa and cilantro and served with rice, your choice of beans, ships and salsa.
A la carte single taco $3.79

FAVELA'S STYLE TACO COMBO $14.45
Favela's style tacos with BIGGER tortillas, choice of meat, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa.
Favela's style single taco $5.25

SHRIMP TACOS $13.25
Two soft tacos made with jumbo shrimp sauteed in garlic and onions, topped with cabbage, salsa and served with chips and rice.
A la carte single taco $4.25

FISH TACOS $13.25
Two sauteed diced Mahi Mahi tacos, topped with cabbage, fresh salsa and served with chips and rice, with little spice.
A la carte single taco $4.25

VEGETARIAN TACOS $12.00
Two soft tacos made with corn tortillas topped with sauteed zucchini, onions, lettuce, tomatoes and bell peppers and served with rice, beans, chips and salsa.
(2) tacos a la carte $7.00

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Favela's Mexican Grill is Opening for Dine-In Tomorrow!!


Favela's Mexican Grill is happy to announce that we will be reopening our restaurant for dine-in eating on Thursday, May 28, 2020!!

We would like to thank you all for your support during these past couple of months and we look forward to continuing to serve you for many years to come! 




Sunday, May 24, 2020

Order Dessert with Your Meal!

Don't forget dessert. Try one of our delicious homemade churros or home-style flan!


CHURROS WITH ICE CREAM
Warm French vanilla custard filled Churros served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

A LA CARTE WARM HOMEMADE CHURRO

FRESH HOME-STYLE FLAN

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Small Bites - Big Flavor!


Small Bites Available at Favela's Mexican Grill
We use only the best, highest quality ingredients to bring the freshest Mexican food experience around to you.

CHIPS AND SALSA FRESCA $3.25

ORIGINAL GUACAMOLE $8.75
Made with fresh chunky avocados, tomatoes, jalapenos, queso, fresco sprinkled and cilantro.

NACHOS $12.25
Freshly made chips, topped with lard-free beans, jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa and your choice of meat.

ROLLITOS $8.50
Two rolled crispy flour tortillas filled with shredded chicken, topped with guacamole, sour cream and crisp greens.

TAQUITOS $7.95
Three rolled crispy corn tortillas filled with shredded beef, topped with guacamole, sour cream and crisp greens.

QUESADILLA $8.25
½ folded grilled flour tortilla, filled with jack cheese, served with greens and guacamole. With choice of meat $10.00 | With shrimp $11.25

SUPER QUESADILLA $13.95
Full size double tortilla, plus with your choice of meat. With shrimp $14.95

TOSTADA $8.95
A crispy corn tortilla topped with mashed beans, your choice of shredded beef or chicken, lettuce, jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa.

CHICKEN TACO SALAD $9.50
Crisp greens topped with marinated grilled chicken breast, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa and served in one of our freshly made taco shells.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Snapple - Keep On Peaching


Ever had the perfect peach? Get ready to taste it again and again with Snapple Peach Tea.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Delivery is Available for Favela's Mexican Grill - Order Your Lunch or Dinner from Us This Weekend!


Don't want to leave your house? No problem. Favela's Mexican Grill is available on Doordash and Grubhub! Now you can have your lunch or dinner delivered this week!

Check Out Our Menu HERE

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Burritos Available for Take-Out at Favela's Mexican Grill



Choice of flour, wheat, tomato or spinach tortilla filled with rice, pinto whole beans and mashed beans (lard-free) or black beans and fresh salsa. 

Carne Asada
Marinated, charbroiled chopped steak

Pollo Asada
Marinated boneless and skinless chicken breast

Carne Al Pastor
Lean marinated pork

Chile Verde
Lean sauteed pork with green peppers

Chile Colorado
Lean sauteed pork in red chile

Picadillo
Steamed shredded beef

Vegetarian
Your choice of beans, rice, jack cheese, guacamole, salsa and sour cream

Vegetable
Sauteed zucchini, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers with rice lettuce, sauce and your choice of beans

Frijoles Y Queso
Your choice of beans and jack cheese

Favela's Burrito
Same as above plus cheese, sour cream and guacamole

Shrimp Burrito
Sauteed jumbo shrimp, rice, cabbage and fresh salsa. Not available at downtown Fairfield


Saturday, May 9, 2020

Happy Mother's Day!


A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Every Day is a Great Day for Tacos - Order from Favela's Mexican Grill this Week!


Give us a call to place your order!

Fairfield 707-428.-496
Vacaville 707-447-1120

Tacos available at Favela's Mexican Grill

Traditional Soft Street Tacos
Tacos are made with two soft corn tortillas, your choice of meat and fresh salsa topped with cilantro.

Meat Choices
Carne asada steak • Pollo asado (grilled marinated chicken) • Al pastor (marinated pork in red chile)
Chile colorado port • Chile verde with green peppers • Picadillo short rib pulled beef

TRADITIONAL TWO TACO COMBO $12.75
Your choice of two traditional street tacos topped with fresh salsa and cilantro and served with rice, your choice of beans, ships and salsa.
A la carte single taco $3.79

FAVELA'S STYLE TACO COMBO $14.45
Favela's style tacos with BIGGER tortillas, choice of meat, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa.
Favela's style single taco $5.25

SHRIMP TACOS $13.25
Two soft tacos made with jumbo shrimp sauteed in garlic and onions, topped with cabbage, salsa and served with chips and rice.
A la carte single taco $4.25

FISH TACOS $13.25
Two sauteed diced Mahi Mahi tacos, topped with cabbage, fresh salsa and served with chips and rice, with little spice.
A la carte single taco $4.25

VEGETARIAN TACOS $12.00
Two soft tacos made with corn tortillas topped with sauteed zucchini, onions, lettuce, tomatoes and bell peppers and served with rice, beans, chips and salsa.
(2) tacos a la carte $7.00

Thursday, April 30, 2020

What's for Dinner this Week? Try One of Favela's Mexican Grill Delicious Entrees!


We use only the best, highest quality ingredients to bring the freshest Mexican food experience to you. That is our commitment. All our food and sauces are prepared daily from scratch in our kitchens with top-quality products.

Platillos Fuertes
All entrees are accompanied with rice, your choice of beans, chips and salsa.

ENCHILADAS ROJAS
Our traditional red sauce Enchiladas, stuffed with your choice of shredded beef, shredded chicken, shredded savory short beef, or cheese.

ENCHILADAS VERDES
Enchiladas made with a fresh tangy tomatillo sauce with your choice of savory shredded chicken or cheese topped with melted cheese.
Shrimp Enchilades for additional charge

VEGETARIAN ENCHILADAS
Made with our tomatillo green sauce, stuffed with cheese, sauteed zucchini and grilled onions. Topped with cheese and sour cream.

FAJITAS 
Best fajitas in town!
Grilled to perfection with our own sauce, onions and bell peppers.
Choose from:
Steak or Chicken
Jumbo Prawns

CHILE RELLENO DINNER
Favela's famous chile relleno, a fresh roasted poblano chile battered and stuffed with mexican cheese and topped with our exclusive light tomato broth.

TAMALES
Red chile pork tamales made right in our kitchen.

CHILE VERDE DINNER
Braised pork with peppers in green tomatillo sauce.

CHILE COLORADO DINNER
Savory slow cooked braised chile colorado.

CARNITAS DINNER
Succulent tender marinated port shoulder braised with garlic, onions, spices and oranges.

HOUSE COMBINATION PLATE
Choose two

Monday, April 27, 2020

Support Struggling Restaurants Around the Country by Ordering a T-Shirt!



Favela's Mexican Grill is very thrilled to have partnered with @buythistshirt who has established a relief campaign that has designed these unique t-shirts to support struggling restaurants around the country.

100% of the profits will be donated to the participating restaurants. 

Thank you so much for your endless support and make sure to check out the other amazing restaurants!

Here is the link to purchase your very own: https://thist-shirt.com/products/favela-s-mexican-grill?fbclid=IwAR0zlIG78fgJsuGxq_daQyoPKDgurcEcwU3T5FrpudWupuYhdv2JLIhCdM4

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Delivery is Available - Order Out This Week!


Don't want to leave your house? No problem. Favela's Mexican Grill is available on Doordash and Grubhub! Now you can have your lunch or dinner delivered this week!

Check Out Our Menu HERE

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

You Can Still Order One of Our Delicious Burritos for Take-Out!



Choice of flour, wheat, tomato or spinach tortilla filled with rice, pinto whole beans and mashed beans (lard-free) or black beans and fresh salsa. 

Carne Asada
Marinated, charbroiled chopped steak

Pollo Asada
Marinated boneless and skinless chicken breast

Carne Al Pastor
Lean marinated pork

Chile Verde
Lean sauteed pork with green peppers

Chile Colorado
Lean sauteed pork in red chile

Picadillo
Steamed shredded beef

Vegetarian
Your choice of beans, rice, jack cheese, guacamole, salsa and sour cream

Vegetable
Sauteed zucchini, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers with rice lettuce, sauce and your choice of beans

Frijoles Y Queso
Your choice of beans and jack cheese

Favela's Burrito
Same as above plus cheese, sour cream and guacamole

Shrimp Burrito
Sauteed jumbo shrimp, rice, cabbage and fresh salsa. Not available at downtown Fairfield


Sunday, April 12, 2020

The Unique History of Flan, a World Traveled Dessert


With Cinco de Mayo approaching, we were trying find a delicious South of the Border dessert to make for a blog post. This led a topic of great debate in our kitchen. Where the heck does flan come from? They serve it at Mexican restaurants, we’ve all had it in Mexico, and yet the name in no way sounds Mexican. I was sure it was of Spanish descent, Tina, our graphic designer, attested to it being French, and Lucretia, our marketing specialist, swore it was Italian.

So I did some research and it turns out we were all kind of right.

Dessert: Flan

Pronunciation: According to the Mother Ship of all pronunciation websites, Forvo, you’re supposed to say “flayn,” as in it rhymes with “plan.” Glad that’s settled.

Origin of the Name: The name comes from the Old French word, “flaon,” from the Late Latin word, “fladon,” which is derived from the Old High German word “flado,” which means a flat cake or object.

History: Like many desserts, flan’s existence began during the Roman Empire. The Romans were the first to domesticate chickens and they found themselves in the middle of an egg surplus. So they used techniques they stole learned from the Greeks to develop new egg-based recipes. These recipes, as you can imagine, resulted in loads of dishes and desserts, including flan.

Back then, most versions of the dessert were savory rather than sweet and included flavors like eel sprinkled with pepper. But a few early recorded recipes contained the only sweetener of the day: honey. And as the Romans conquered basically all of Europe, their customs, beliefs, and recipes went with them. The sweet variety of flan gripped the newly vanquished lands and when the Empire fell in 476 CE, flan survived.

Of all the peoples introduced to this dessert, the Spanish were particularly taken with it (and were the first to top it with a sweet caramel sauce). Like the Romans before them, the Spaniards brought flan to new lands, when in 1518, the famous conquistador Hernán Cortés landed in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

The Mexicans took flan to a whole new level. They created coffee, chocolate, and even coconut flavors and the recipes became popular not only in Mexico, but the rest of Latin America.

We hope you enjoy this traditional, worldly dessert on Cinco de Mayo (or any time, really) and from all of us at the bakery, thank you for visiting!

Article Source: https://www.cheesecake.com/Blog/post/the-unique-history-of-flan-a-world-traveled-dessert.aspx

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Favela's Mexican Grill Is Open - Place Your Order Today!


This could be your lunch or dinner from FAVELA’S this week, we are open and ready to serve you!

Check Out Our Menu HERE

To place your Take Out order, call 707-428-1496

Monday, April 6, 2020

The Science of Spiciness - Rose Eveleth


When you take a bite of a hot pepper, your body reacts as if your mouth is on fire -- because that's essentially what you've told your brain! Rose Eveleth details the science and history behind spicy foods, giving insights into why some people continue to pay the painful price for a little spice.

Lesson by Rose Eveleth, animation by Flaming Medusa Studios Inc.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Everyone Loves Tacos!! Order Some this Weekend from Favela's Mexican Grill!


Tacos available at Favela's Mexican Grill

Traditional Soft Street Tacos
Tacos are made with two soft corn tortillas, your choice of meat and fresh salsa topped with cilantro.

Meat Choices
Carne asada steak • Pollo asado (grilled marinated chicken) • Al pastor (marinated pork in red chile)
Chile colorado port • Chile verde with green peppers • Picadillo short rib pulled beef

TRADITIONAL TWO TACO COMBO $12.75
Your choice of two traditional street tacos topped with fresh salsa and cilantro and served with rice, your choice of beans, ships and salsa.
A la carte single taco $3.79

FAVELA'S STYLE TACO COMBO $14.45
Favela's style tacos with BIGGER tortillas, choice of meat, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa.
Favela's style single taco $5.25

SHRIMP TACOS $13.25
Two soft tacos made with jumbo shrimp sauteed in garlic and onions, topped with cabbage, salsa and served with chips and rice.
A la carte single taco $4.25

FISH TACOS $13.25
Two sauteed diced Mahi Mahi tacos, topped with cabbage, fresh salsa and served with chips and rice, with little spice.
A la carte single taco $4.25

VEGETARIAN TACOS $12.00
Two soft tacos made with corn tortillas topped with sauteed zucchini, onions, lettuce, tomatoes and bell peppers and served with rice, beans, chips and salsa.
(2) tacos a la carte $7.00

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Your Meal From Favela's Mexican Grill Can Be Delivered!


Don't want to leave your house? No problem. Favela's Mexican Grill is available on Doordash and Grubhub! Now you can have your lunch or dinner delivered this weekend!

Check Out Our Menu HERE

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Order Favela's Mexican Grill Tonight!


This could be your lunch or dinner from FAVELA’S this week, we are open and ready to serve you!

Check Out Our Menu HERE

To place your Take Out order, call 707-428-1496

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Craving a Burrito? Order One for Take-Out!



Choice of flour, wheat, tomato or spinach tortilla filled with rice, pinto whole beans and mashed beans (lard-free) or black beans and fresh salsa. 

Carne Asada
Marinated, charbroiled chopped steak

Pollo Asada
Marinated boneless and skinless chicken breast

Carne Al Pastor
Lean marinated pork

Chile Verde
Lean sauteed pork with green peppers

Chile Colorado
Lean sauteed pork in red chile

Picadillo
Steamed shredded beef

Vegetarian
Your choice of beans, rice, jack cheese, guacamole, salsa and sour cream

Vegetable
Sauteed zucchini, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers with rice lettuce, sauce and your choice of beans

Frijoles Y Queso
Your choice of beans and jack cheese

Favela's Burrito
Same as above plus cheese, sour cream and guacamole

Shrimp Burrito
Sauteed jumbo shrimp, rice, cabbage and fresh salsa. Not available at downtown Fairfield


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Favela's Mexican Grill Is OPEN!!


Favela's Mexican Grill is operating as normal for all take-out orders. 

Some delivery options are also available!

707-428-1496

Monday, March 16, 2020

Super Good Jarritos and Tamales


Make your next Mexican meal Super Good by drinking an all-natural fruit flavored Jarritos.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Don't Skip Dessert!!

Don't forget dessert. Try one of our delicious homemade churros or home-style flan!


CHURROS WITH ICE CREAM
Warm French vanilla custard filled Churros served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

A LA CARTE WARM HOMEMADE CHURRO

FRESH HOME-STYLE FLAN

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Snapple Flavor Accuracy Tests – Wilderness


Four apples try delicious Snapple Apple for the first time. And the taste stirs up old memories.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Small Bites - Big Flavor!


Small Bites Available at Favela's Mexican Grill
We use only the best, highest quality ingredients to bring the freshest Mexican food experience around to you.

CHIPS AND SALSA FRESCA $3.25

ORIGINAL GUACAMOLE $8.75
Made with fresh chunky avocados, tomatoes, jalapenos, queso, fresco sprinkled and cilantro.

NACHOS $12.25
Freshly made chips, topped with lard-free beans, jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa and your choice of meat.

ROLLITOS $8.50
Two rolled crispy flour tortillas filled with shredded chicken, topped with guacamole, sour cream and crisp greens.

TAQUITOS $7.95
Three rolled crispy corn tortillas filled with shredded beef, topped with guacamole, sour cream and crisp greens.

QUESADILLA $8.25
½ folded grilled flour tortilla, filled with jack cheese, served with greens and guacamole. With choice of meat $10.00 | With shrimp $11.25

SUPER QUESADILLA $13.95
Full size double tortilla, plus with your choice of meat. With shrimp $14.95

TOSTADA $8.95
A crispy corn tortilla topped with mashed beans, your choice of shredded beef or chicken, lettuce, jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa.

CHICKEN TACO SALAD $9.50
Crisp greens topped with marinated grilled chicken breast, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa and served in one of our freshly made taco shells.