Tuesday, October 27, 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


Thursday, October 22, 2020

Home Cooked Meats and Chiles at Favela's Mexican Grill


Where else can you say they cook real home cooked meats and Chiles 😋 . Here at FAVELA’S we bring the joy of real home style cooking to you! 

Call to place your order today Vacaville (707) 447-1120, Fairfield (707) 428-1496 

DOORDASH & GRUBHUB available to order

Sunday, October 18, 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.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Horchata: The History of the Delicious Beverage


Orxata de xufa, the delicious milky beverage made from ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley or tigernuts (chufa nuts), better known as Horchata, varies in name and flavor from region to region. The sweet and infectious drink, which is served chilled or over ice, originated in Valencia, Spain, has become a favorite natural summertime refreshment throughout Europe and South America.

In Mexico, Guatemala and the U.S.
Taquerias often have large dispensing fountains, where the rich liquid rotates in the belly of the large containers, waiting to act as the perfect accompaniment to tacos, burritos and other fast food-style Latin food. In Mexico and Guatamala, Horchata is made with rice and cinnamon, and often with vanilla. The United States on the most part has adopted the rice-based or, less frequently used, morro horchata of Mexico, and horchata is sometimes available in grocery stores in powder form or is sold ready-made. Some places in the U.S .even offer Horchata Frappes.

in Honduras, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, and Venezuela
Southern Honduras and El Salvador use morro seeds, not rice, but includes the traditional tigernuts, as well as peanuts, almonds and cashews. It is strained before it is served. Other parts of Honduras and Nicaragua refer to horcata as semilia de jacaro, and it is made from jicaro seeds ground with rice and spices. Puerto Rico calls the drink horcata de ajonjoli, and uses ground sesame seeds, water, sugar, cinnamon sticks and evaporated milk; sometimes coconut milk, allspice, barley and lime zest is used. Venezuela uses sesame seeds, water and sugar; but, they also make chichi, a similar drink, is comprised of rice flour, sugar, water and an alcohol made from fermented corn flour. In Ecuador, they use an infusion of 18 herbs.

Horchata Word Origin from Catalan
In terms of etymology, the name derives from the Catalan word orxata, from ordiiata, because the drink was made from ordi (barley). There are farce tales regarding the development of the name, including one legend where Spanish Conquistador James I of Aragon visited the village of Alboraria for the first time, and partook of the sweet beverage, and allegedly proclaimed, "Açò és or, xata!" ("That's gold, darling!").

"The gold" is fairly easy to make at home, but does take patience in order to yield delicious results. There are thousands of recipes on the internet, adding and subtracting key ingredients, but there are also traditional recipes that are rumored to be quiet delicious: Find recipes HERE.

Article Source: https://www.latinpost.com/articles/3801/20131116/horchata-the-history-of-the-delicious-beverage-how-to-make-it-at-home.htm

Friday, October 9, 2020

Don't Forget About 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

Saturday, October 3, 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