Wednesday, November 30, 2022

History of Salsa

The use of salsa as a table dip was first popularized by Mexican restaurants in the United States. In the 1980s, tomato-based Mexican-style salsas gained in popularity. In 1992, the dollar value of salsa sales in the United States exceeded those of tomato ketchup.

Tomato-based salsas later found competition from salsas made with fruit, corn, or black beans. Since the 2000s sweet salsas combining fruits with peppers like habanero, Scotch bonnet and datil have grown in popularity and are served with frozen dessert, cheesecakes, and pound cakes. In the United States, salsa is used in marinades, salad dressings, stews, and cooked sauces. In addition to accompanying various fish, poultry, and meat dishes, it is also used as a condiment for baked potatoes, pasta dishes, and pizza.

Read more, here.

Visit our website for our locations and menu.

FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Sunday, November 27, 2022

I Ranked EVERY Mexican Food at Disneyland


Ramon went to Disneyland to rank every Mexican food item he could find! He ranked Disneyland Mexican food dishes such as enchiladas, elotes, burritos, tacos, flan and more! Find out which items were his favorites and which he would never eat again.

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FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving from us to you. We hope you are enjoying this holiday.

Visit our website for our locations and menu.

FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Monday, November 21, 2022

Salsa in Mexican Cuisine

Salsa is a variety of sauces used as condiments for tacos and other Mexican and Mexican-American foods, and as dips for tortilla chips. They may be raw or cooked, and are generally served at room temperature.

Though the word salsa means any kind of sauce in Spanish, in English, it refers specifically to these Mexican table sauces, especially to the chunky tomato-and-chili-based pico de gallo, as well as to salsa verde.

Tortilla chips with salsa are a ubiquitous appetizer in Mexican-American restaurants, but not in Mexico itself.

Salsa is a common ingredient in Mexican cuisine, served as a condiment with tacos, stirred into soups and stews, or incorporated into tamale fillings. Salsa fresca is fresh salsa made with tomatoes and hot peppers. Salsa verde is made with cooked tomatillos and is served as a dip or sauce for chilaquiles, enchiladas, and other dishes. Chiltomate is a widely used base sauce made of tomatoes and chiles. The type of pepper used for chiltomate varies by region, with fresh green chiles being more common than habanero in Chiapas. Tamales are often identified according to the type of salsa they are filled with, either salsa verde, salsa roja, salsa de rajas, or salsa de mole.

Mexican salsas were traditionally produced using the mortar and pestle–like molcajete, although blenders are now used. Mexican salsas include:

  • Salsa roja, one of the two most common and well known types of salsa, "red sauce", is used as a condiment in Mexican and Southwestern (U.S.) cuisines; usually includes cooked tomatoes, chili peppers, onion, garlic, and fresh cilantro (coriander).
  • Salsa cruda, "raw sauce", is an uncooked mixture of chopped tomatoes, onions, jalapeño chilies, and cilantro.
Read more, here.

Visit our website for our locations and menu.

FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Friday, November 18, 2022

I Rank the BEST Mexican Candy


Ramon ranks the most popular Mexican candies including Mazapan, Lucas Muecas, Pelon, Pulparindo, Salsaghetti, Cucharita Tamarindo, Paleta Payaso and more!

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FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

History of Guacamole

Avocado seeds were first found in the Tehuacan Valley of Mexico around 9,000–10,000 years ago (7000–8000 BCE) and had been domesticated by various Mesoamerican groups by 5000 BCE. They were likely cultivated in the Supe Valley in Peru as early as 3100 BCE. In the early 1900s, avocados frequently went by the name alligator pear. In the 1697 book, A New Voyage Round the World, the first known description of a guacamole recipe (though not known by that name) was by English privateer and naturalist William Dampier, who in his visit to Central America during one of his circumnavigations, noted a native preparation made of grinding together avocados, sugar, and lime juice.

Guacamole has increased avocado sales in the U.S., especially on Super Bowl Sunday and Cinco de Mayo. The rising consumption of guacamole is most likely due to the U.S. government lifting a ban on avocado imports in the 1990s and the growth of the U.S. Latino population.

Read more, here.

Visit our website for our locations and menu.

FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Saturday, November 12, 2022

What is Guacamole?

Guacamole (Spanish: [(ɡ)wakaˈmole] (listen); (informally shortened to guac in the United States since the 1980s) is an avocado-based dip, spread, or salad first developed in Mexico. In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine, it has become part of international cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient.

Guacamole is traditionally made by mashing peeled, ripe avocados and salt with a molcajete y tejolote (mortar and pestle). Recipes often call for lime juice, cilantro, onions, and jalapeños. Some non-traditional recipes may call for sour cream, tomatoes, basil, or peas.

Due to the presence of polyphenol oxidase in the cells of avocado, exposure to oxygen in the air causes an enzymatic reaction and develops melanoidin pigment, turning the sauce brown. This result is generally considered unappetizing, and there are several methods (some anecdotal) that are used to counter this effect, such as storing the guacamole in an air-tight container or wrapping tightly in plastic to limit the surface area exposed to the air.

Read more, here.

Visit our website for our locations and menu.

FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

5 Pro Chefs Make Their Go-To Chips & Dips | Test Kitchen Talks | Bon App...


Join Brad Leone, DeVonn Francis, Melissa Miranda, Zaynab Issa, and Kendra Vaculin in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as they each prepare a perfectly snackable, freshly made dip to pair with their favorite chips. From chunky salsas to creamy baked creations, one of these chips and dip combos is sure to make a crunchy impression at your next get-together.

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FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Chips and Dip

Chips and salsa, typically served using tortilla or corn chips, is a common type of chips and dip dish that gained significant popularity in the United States in the late 1980s. Chips and guacamole, also typically served with corn-based chips is another type, as well as chips and bean dip. Seven-layer dip and tortilla chips is another corn-based chip combination, as is chile con queso, an appetizer or side dish of melted cheese and chili pepper typically served in Tex-Mex restaurants as a sauce for nachos.

Read more, here.

Visit our website for our locations and menu.

FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Favela's Locations

In 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.

3334 N. Texas Street, Ste. B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496


2040 Harbison Drive, Ste. F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120

Visit our website for our locations and menu.



Monday, October 31, 2022

Hundreds Of Leche-Flan-Filled Doughnuts Are Made In A New York Apartment


Kora, a bakery in Queens, is known for doughnuts filled with traditional Filipino flavors. Kimberly Camara runs Kora out of her small apartment where she, her boyfriend, her mom, and some extended family work tirelessly each week to pump out over 500 donuts to eager customers. While the doughnut flavors change week to week, the signature leche flan doughnut is the star of the show, it’s a brioche doughnut filled with leche flan cream, topped with leche flan and burnt caramel, and then sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Visit our website for our locations and menu.

FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Friday, October 28, 2022

Favela's History

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.

Visit our website for our locations and menu.

FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Menu : Deserts & Drinks


Postres | Dessert

CHURROS WITH ICE CREAM     $6.00
Warm French vanilla custard filled Churros served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

A LA CARTE WARM HOMEMADE CHURRO     $4.00

FRESH HOME-STYLE FLAN     $6.00


Beverages

FOUNTAIN DRINKS     $2.95
Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Root Beer, Iced Tea (re-fill included)

JARITOS     $2.95

SNAPPLE     $2.95

FRESH FRUIT     $3.95
Daily flavor (call in)

BEER
Domestic      $6.25
Imported      $9.95

SANGRIA
Homemade Vero's Famous Spanish Sangria
Glass:    $8.00
32oz.     $25.00

Come have some chips and guac with us! Visit our website for our locations and menu.

FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Traditional Mexican Enchiladas Are Not What You Expect | Passport Kitche...


For the first episode of Passport Kitchen, Chef Saúl Montiel from Cantina Rooftop in New York returns to Epicurious to make traditional enchiladas verdes, a recipe taught to him by his grandmother. With simple to source ingredients and a recipe that doesn't ask for any real expertise in the kitchen, these enchiladas may become your new favorite go-to.

Visit our website for our locations and menu.

FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Menu : Sides


Rice     $5.25

Beans     $5.25

Rice & Beans Combo     $8.25

Small Side of Guacamole     $1.25

Sour Cream     $1.00

Cheese     $0.75

Tortillas (2)      $1.00

Favela's Fresh Homemade Salsa:
Small        $0.75
12oz.        $4.00
24oz.        $8.00
32oz.       $12.00

Come have some chips and guac with us! Visit our website for our locations and menu.

FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Menu : Entrees


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

ENCHILADAS ROJAS   $14.95
Our traditional red sauce Enchiladas, stuffed with your choice of shredded beef, shredded chicken, shredded savory short beef, or cheese.
 
ENCHILADAS VERDES   $14.95
Enchiladas made with a fresh tangy tomatillo sauce with your choice of savory shredded chicken or cheese topped with melted cheese.
Shrimp Enchilades for $15.75

VEGETARIAN ENCHILADAS  $13.95
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   $15.00
Jumbo Prawns   $18.00

CHILE RELLENO DINNER  $14.95
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   $13.95
Red chile pork tamales made right in our kitchen.
A la carte $5.25

CHILE VERDE DINNER  $14.95
Braised pork with peppers in green tomatillo sauce.

CHILE COLORADO DINNER   $14.95
Savory slow cooked braised chile colorado.

CARNITAS DINNER   $14.95
Succulent tender marinated port shoulder braised with garlic, onions, spices and oranges.

SHRIMP IN TEQUILA CREAM SAUCE    $15.95
Jumbo prawns simmered in a Tequila Reposado cream sauce, served with black beans
and cilantro rice, with a sprinkle of cilantro

ENCHILADAS DE MOLE    $14.95
Corn tortillas stuffed with shredded chicken and topped with mole
(a traditional sauce made of dried chiles, plantains, raisins, chocolate and nuts).

HOUSE COMBINATION PLATE   $14.95
Choose two items between a regular taco, enchilada/chicken, beef, cheese or pork, OR tamale.
Includes rice and beans. Shrimp excluded.

Come have some chips and guac with us! Visit our website for our locations and menu.

FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Thursday, October 13, 2022

The Birthplace of the Burrito - All the Tacos


Everything is bigger in Texas, but this is also true for Chihuahua, its neighboring state on the other side of the border.

This is why, the burrito, the biggest taco of them all was created there. 

On this episode of Todos Los Tacos, our taco guru Francisco “El Fara” Gómez takes us to Ciudad Juarez and to El Paso on a tour full of salsas, quesos, frijoles, folkloric music & wrestling.

Visit our website for our locations and menu.

FAIRFIELD

3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Monday, October 10, 2022

Menu : Burritos


Burrito Collection
Our burritos are made with the best meats and marinated to perfection! Choose from our exclusive flavored tortillas; flour, wheat, spinach and tomato. Filled with our home-made Spanish rice, lard-free mashed and whole pinto beans or whole black beans and salsa.

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


REGULAR BURRITO  $9.50

FAVELA'S BURRITO    $10.95
Your choice of meat with all the fixings; cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa.
Want it Enchilada style, add $1.95

FAVELA'S EXCLUSIVE FAJITA BURRITO    $14.95
"Known to be the best around" Your choice of steak or chicken, sauteed in our exclusive sauce with onions, bell peppers and tomatoes.
With rice, your choice of beans, guacamole and fresh salsa.
Add shrimp for $3.75

SHRIMP BURRITO   $13.95
Sauteed jumbo shrimp, grilled onions, rice, cabbage and fresh salsa.

CHILE RELLENO BURRITO   $14.00
Favela's famous cheese chile relleno, made with a fresh roasted poblano chile, wrapped up in a tortilla with rice and your choice of beans.
Comes with it's own delicious sauce.

SURF AND TURF BURRITO  $14.95
The best of both worlds! Charbroiled steak, jumbo prawns, grilled onions wrapped with rice and choice of beans and chunky salsa.

VEGETABLE BURRITO   $9.50
Sauteed zucchini, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers with rice, lettuce, fresh salsa and your choice of beans.

VEGETARIAN BURRITO   $9.50
Your choice of beans, rice, jack cheese, guacamole, salsa, sour cream and sauce.

BEAN AND CHEESE BURRITO   $8.50
Your choice of whole pinto, lard-free mashed, or black beans and topped with jack cheese.

CHIMICHANGA   $14.25
Want a crunch to your burrito yet a little sassy? Try this deep fried burrito filled with your choice of meat,
beans and cheese then topped with our famous Favela's light sauce, sour cream and guacamole.

BURRITO IN A BOWL   $10.95
Rice and your choice of beans, topped with choice of meat; steak, chicken, alpastor, chile colorado or chile verde. Includes salsa, cheese, guacamole and sour cream.

Come have some chips and guac with us! Visit our website for our locations and menu.

FAIRFIELD
3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph


Friday, October 7, 2022

Menu : Tacos


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  $13.75
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 $4.25

FAVELA'S STYLE TACO COMBO  $15.45
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 $5.25

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 $4.95

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

Come have some chips and guac with us! Visit our website for our locations and menu.

FAIRFIELD
3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The Taco Master of East LA | Street Food Icons


Based in the neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, people come far and wide for the tacos at family-owned Carnitas El Momo, and its beloved owner, El Momo. 

The carnitas are made from pork which confit in pork lard and are made up of pork butt, stomach, and skins. These loaded tacos, topped with grilled onions and pickled vegetables, are a labor of love from El Momo, who learned how to butcher and prepare pigs in Mexico from his father before he immigrated to the United States to work as a welder. After sustaining a work injury, El Momo went back to his culinary roots and started making carnitas full time in East LA. Today, with help from son Billy, El Momo’s has won taco contests with dishes like migajas (burnt ends) tacos, and mulitas (similar to a quesadilla). El Momo’s legacy has no end in sight, and the family works hard to provide positivity and refuge for the community it serves.

Visit our website to see more about our menu and locations.

FAIRFIELD
3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Menu : Small Bites


CHIPS AND SALSA FRESCA  $3.25

ORIGINAL GUACAMOLE   $8.75

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

NACHOS  $13.95

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

ROLLITOS  $9.50

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

TAQUITOS  $9.95

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

QUESADILLA  $9.95

½ folded grilled flour tortilla, filled with jack cheese, served with greens and guacamole.

With choice of meat $11.50 | With shrimp $5.25

SUPER QUESADILLA  $13.95

Full size double tortilla, plus with your choice of meat.

With shrimp $14.95

TOSTADA   $10.25

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  $12.95

Crisp greens topped with marinated grilled chicken breast, sour cream, guacamole, fresh salsa and

served in one of our freshly made taco shells.

Visit our website to see more about our menu and locations.

FAIRFIELD
3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Our Food

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.

Favela’s offers a variety of appetizers, traditional combination plates, and excellent kids’ items. In addition, we offer mash, whole pinto beans, and 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.

Visit our website to see more about our menu and locations.

FAIRFIELD
3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Sunday, September 25, 2022

The Best Place for Food In Mexico: MUNCHIES Guide to Oaxaca (Part 1)


In the first episode of Munchies Guide to Oaxaca, host Daniel Hernandez dives right into the belly of Oaxacan food by starting his visit at the Mercado 20 de Noviembre, one of the old-school markets in the historic center of Oaxaca City. Here, he samples local fare like tejate, chilacayote, tasajo, andchapulines, Oaxaca's famous toasted grasshoppers. Since everyone needs a recharge, Daniel then visits a classic Oaxaca City cantina called El Chato, and has the house special, a Mexican lager in a salted, lime-crusted glass. Later that night, he dines with chef Alejandro Ruiz, at the temple of contemporary Oaxaca cuisine, Casa Oaxaca.

Visit our website to see more about our menu and locations.

FAIRFIELD
3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Thursday, September 22, 2022

GALLERY OF FOODS

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







Visit our website to see more about our menu and locations.

FAIRFIELD
3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Monday, September 19, 2022

Favela's Locations


3334 N. Texas Street, Ste. B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496


2040 Harbison Drive, Ste. F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120


Visit our website to see more about our menu and locations.



Friday, September 16, 2022

All the Tacos: Mexico City's Favorite Taco


Meet your new favorite taco: the taco de canasta, or "basket taco." Our host Francisco Gómez travels first to Vicente Xiloxochitla, in Tlaxcala, the birthplace of the taco de canasta. Then he heads to Mexico City, where he shadows a canasta taquero as he peddles his wares all over the city. This steamed taco—literally delivered via bike—is one of Mexico City's most beloved street foods.

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Fairfield, CA 94533
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Vacaville, CA 95688
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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

OUR HISTORY

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.

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FAIRFIELD
3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Mexican food outside Mexico


Mexican cuisine is offered in a few fine restaurants in Europe and the United States. Sometimes landrace corn from Mexico is imported and ground on the premises.

Mexican food in the United States is based on the food of Native Americans and Hispanos in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. Mexican foods that originate in the United States often come from the Southwestern region, breakfast burritos and red or green chile come from New Mexican cuisine, likewise chili con carne and chimichangas are examples of Tex-Mex. With the growing ethnic Mexican-American population in the United States, more authentic Mexican food is gradually appearing in the United States. Most large American cities host a Mexican diaspora due to proximity and immigration, and Mexican restaurants and food trucks are generally easy to find in the continental states. One reason is that Mexican immigrants use food as a means of combating homesickness, and for their descendants, it is a symbol of ethnicity. Alternatively, with more Americans experiencing Mexican food in Mexico, there is a growing demand for more authentic flavors. Korean tacos are a Korean-Mexican fusion dish popular in a number of urban areas in the United States and Canada. Korean tacos originated in Los Angeles.

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3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

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2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Don Churros Gomez: The Retro Mexican Churro Truck in the USA


Don Churros Gomez is a family-operated churro business that started in Yahualica, Jalisco, Mexico. They first started making churros in 1969 and haven't changed their recipe since! Now they've taken their traditional churro spiral called "roscas" and thick-style churros filled with cajeta to Anaheim, CA in a retro food truck.

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FAIRFIELD
3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

VACAVILLE
2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Desserts : Baked Goods


Baked dessert items in Mexico are mostly ideas imported from Europe over time. These items came from a variety of different nations before becoming staples of desserts in the region. Baked goods include cookies made with local fruits, churros which originated in the Iberian Peninsula, and macaroons which come from Italy. Churros can be made by mixing flour with boiling water, shaping and frying that mixture then coating it in cinnamon and/or sugar. Churros can be eaten hot or cold and can be molded into any number of different shapes. Macaroons can be made by beating together around 60 eggs, mixing some more eggs with sugar, mixing in flower then baking the whole thing.

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3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

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2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Desserts : Chocolate


Chocolate consumption pre-European influence was drunk in a warm syrupy form mixed with honey. This was done in order to create a pleasant drinking experience. During this time chocolate was also treated as medicine. After the arrival of Europeans, Chocolate was brought across the sea to Europe where it would be used in various forms including medicine and confections. In the modern era, chocolate is used as both a topping and a dip, as well as in candies. The traditional form of chocolate consumption lives on in the form of Mexican hot chocolate, the natural evolution of the warm syrup.

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3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

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2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Monday, August 29, 2022

18 Most Popular Mexican Drinks


You’re missing out if you drink the same beer and soda brands in Mexico.

There’s an array of popular Mexican drinks to choose from. They range from family-friendly breakfast champurrado bowls to hard-hitting cerveza margarita highballs. Other traditional local drinks include jarritos, aguas frescas, horchata, tejate, Mexican ponche, margarita, palome, and tequila.

Feel like you’ve heard some of these drinks before but can’t seem to remember where?

Watch as we explain the most popular drinks you’ll only find in Mexico, the history behind each glass, and the best ways to enjoy these local drinks.

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3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

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Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Friday, August 26, 2022

Desserts : Fruits


There are a number of fruit related dessert recipes which are popular in Mexico, some using native fruits, such as plantains and others using foreign fruits like oranges. Recipes for these foods can be found dating back to the early 19th century and incorporate both sugar and ice. Fruit dishes are naturally sweet and juicy which made them popular in the Mexican climate.

One such dessert is orange and lime ice, a treat similar to snow cones. It is made by freezing strained oranges and lime juice mixed with sugar.

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Fairfield, CA 94533
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Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Desserts



Dessert culture in Mexico did not develop until after the introduction of the Spanish to the area. There were foods which could be considered desserts by modern standards like chocolate, but they were consumed and used differently. With the introduction of Europeans and their food and culture to the region came sugar and with it, sweets. The range of desserts evolved and grew over time to include everything from churros to rice pudding, from cakes to fruit treats. Some of the desserts which historically are made in Mexico are fairly easy to make and can be produced in high quantity.

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3334 N. Texas Street, Suite B
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-1496/ph

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2040 Harbison Drive, Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-447-1120/ph

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Best of Mexico City & Chiapas - Travel Video Montage


Together with my friends & fellow YouTubers Mike, Brendan & Jodie I travelled 3 weeks through Mexico in order to show you the best of Mexico City & Chiapas in this new series!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Regional Cuisines : Yucatán


The food of the Yucatán peninsula is distinct from the rest of the country. It is based primarily on Mayan food with influences from the Caribbean, Central Mexican, European (especially French) and Middle Eastern cultures. As in other areas of Mexico, corn is the basic staple, as both a liquid and a solid food. One common way of consuming corn, especially by the poor, is a thin drink or gruel of white corn called by such names as pozol or keyem.

One of the main spices in the region is the annatto seed, called achiote in Spanish. It gives food a reddish color and a slightly peppery smell with a hint of nutmeg. Recados are seasoning pastes, based on achiote (recado rojo) or a mixture of habanero and chirmole both used on chicken and pork.

Recado rojo is used for the area's best-known dish, cochinita pibil. Pibil refers to the cooking method (from the Mayan word píib, meaning "buried") in which foods are wrapped, generally in banana leaves, and cooked in a pit oven.[90] Various meats are cooked this way. Habaneros are another distinctive ingredient, but they are generally served as (or part of) condiments on the side rather than integrated into the dishes.

A prominent feature of Yucatán cooking is the use of bitter oranges, which gives Yucatán food the tangy element that characterizes it. Bitter orange is used as a seasoning for broth, to marinate meat and its juice (watered down with sugar) is used as a refreshing beverage.

Honey was used long before the arrival of the Spanish to sweeten foods and to make a ritual alcoholic drink called balché. Today, a honey liquor called xtabentun is still made and consumed in the region. The coastal areas feature several seafood dishes, based on fish like the Mero, a variety of grunt and Esmedregal, which is fried and served with a spicy salsa based on the x'catic pepper and achiote paste. Other dishes include conch fillet (usually served raw, just marinated in lime juice), coconut flavored shrimp and lagoon snails.

Traditionally, some dishes are served as entrées, such as the brazo de reina (a type of tamale made from chaya) and papadzules (egg tacos seasoned in a pumpkin seed gravy).

Street food in the area usually consists of Cochinita Pibil Tacos, Lebanese-based kibbeh, shawarma tacos, snacks made from hardened corn dough called piedras, and fruit-flavored ices.

Lime soup made of chicken or some other meat such as pork or beef, lime juice and served with tortilla chips. Panucho made with a refried tortilla that is stuffed with refried black beans and topped with chopped cabbage, pulled chicken or turkey, tomato, pickled red onion, avocado, and pickled jalapeño pepper.

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Regional Cuisines : Western Mexico

West of Mexico City is the Pacific coast and the states of Michoacán, Jalisco and Colima. The cuisine of Michoacan is based on the Purepecha culture which still dominates most of the state. The area has a large network of rivers and lakes providing fish. Its use of corn is perhaps the most varied. While atole is drunk in most parts of Mexico, it is made with more different flavors in Michoacán, including blackberry, cascabel chili and more. Tamales come in different shapes, wrapped in corn husks. These include those folded into polyhedrons called corundas and can vary in name if the filling is different. In the Bajío area, tamales are often served with a meat stew called churipo, which is flavored with cactus fruit.

The main Spanish contributions to Michoacán cuisine are rice, pork and spices. One of the best-known dishes from the state is morisquesta, which is a sausage and rice dish, closely followed by carnitas, which is deep-fried (confit technique) pork. The latter can be found in many parts of Mexico, often claimed to be authentically Michoacán. Other important ingredients in the cuisine include wheat (where bread symbolizes fertility) found in breads and pastries. Another is sugar, giving rise to a wide variety of desserts and sweets, such as fruit jellies and ice cream, mostly associated with the town of Tocumbo. The town of Cotija has a cheese named after it. The local alcoholic beverage is charanda, which is made with fermented sugar cane.

The cuisine of the states of Jalisco and Colima is noted for dishes, such as birria, chilayo, menudo and pork dishes. Jalisco's cuisine is known for tequila with the liquor produced only in certain areas allowed to use the name. The cultural and gastronomic center of the area is Guadalajara, an area where both agriculture and cattle raising have thrived. The best-known dish from the area is birria, a stew of goat, beef, mutton or pork with chiles and spices.

An important street food is tortas ahogadas, where the torta (sandwich) is drowned in a chile sauce. Near Guadalajara is the town of Tonalá, known for its pozole, a hominy stew, reportedly said in the 16th century, to have been originally created with human flesh for ritual use. The area which makes tequila surrounds the city. A popular local drink is tejuino, made from fermented corn. Bionico is also a popular dessert in the Guadalajara area.

On the Pacific coast, seafood is common, generally cooked with European spices along with chile, and is often served with a spicy salsa. Favored fish varieties include marlin, swordfish, snapper, tuna, shrimp and octopus. Tropical fruits are also important. The cuisine of the Baja California Peninsula is especially heavy on seafood, with the widest variety. It also features a mild green chile pepper, as well as dates, especially in sweets.

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707-447-1120/ph