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.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Monday, September 27, 2021
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.
Marinated, charbroiled chopped steak
Marinated boneless and skinless chicken breast
Carne Al Pastor
Lean marinated pork
Lean sauteed pork with green peppers
Lean sauteed pork in red chile
Steamed shredded beef
Your choice of beans, rice, jack cheese, guacamole, salsa and sour cream
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
Same as above plus cheese, sour cream and guacamole
Sauteed jumbo shrimp, rice, cabbage and fresh salsa. Not available at downtown Fairfield
Friday, September 24, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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
Saturday, September 18, 2021
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.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
In this episode of 'Todos Los Tacos' we explore the most famous taco in the world, al pastor. Our host Francisco Gómez visits Marco Antonio Buendía, owner of the first taqueria that sold al pastor tacos in Mexico - at least as far as there is a record.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
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
Made with fresh chunky avocados, tomatoes, jalapenos, queso, fresco sprinkled and cilantro.
Freshly made chips, topped with lard-free beans, jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa and your choice of meat.
Two rolled crispy flour tortillas filled with shredded chicken, topped with guacamole, sour cream and crisp greens.
Three rolled crispy corn tortillas filled with shredded beef, topped with guacamole, sour cream and crisp greens.
½ folded grilled flour tortilla, filled with jack cheese, served with greens and guacamole. With choice of meat | With shrimp
Full size double tortilla, plus with your choice of meat. With shrimp
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.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Monday, September 6, 2021
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
Friday, September 3, 2021
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.
All entrees are accompanied with rice, your choice of beans, chips and salsa.
Our traditional red sauce Enchiladas, stuffed with your choice of shredded beef, shredded chicken, shredded savory short beef, or cheese.
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
Made with our tomatillo green sauce, stuffed with cheese, sauteed zucchini and grilled onions. Topped with cheese and sour cream.
Best fajitas in town!
Grilled to perfection with our own sauce, onions and bell peppers.
Steak or Chicken
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.
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.
Succulent tender marinated port shoulder braised with garlic, onions, spices and oranges.
HOUSE COMBINATION PLATE