What's the main difference between tacos and fajitas?

Tasha
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  • September 21, 2015
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PieceOfLayerCake September 21, 2015
"Fajita" is a term specifically describing the preparation of a certain cut beef, skirt steak. Like many dishes in Mexico, tortillas quite often accompany a meal, but its not necessarily part of a "fajita"...neither, technically are the veggies. Its almost exclusively a northern Mexican dish (arrachera) and its current incarnation is definitely more "Tex-Mex". Tacos, on the other hand are a complete category of food all of their very own and describe more of a preparation than any of the ingredients. In America, the preparation also lends to their differences with tacos being constructed by the cook and fajitas being served deconstructed. As someone who eats tacos almost exclusively with soft corn tortillas, I would pretty much only recognize flour tortillas as an appropriate accompaniment for fajitas.
 
Tasha September 21, 2015
Thank you :)
 
Uncle J. September 23, 2015
You could make a fajita taco. ;^)
 
C S. September 21, 2015
Tacos, are usually a small bit of savory filling on top of a soft corn tortilla with some radishes and green onions or cilantro as garnish and flavor contrast. Fajitas are strips of meat such as beef or chicken grilled with assorted vegetables usually including onion and peppers which is served alongside rice, beans, and tortillas. That's a rough idea, I hope it helps.
 
C S. September 21, 2015
Tacos, are usually a small bit of savory filling on top of a soft corn tortilla with some radishes and green onions or cilantro as garnish and flavor contrast. Fajitas are strips of meat such as beef or chicken grilled with assorted vegetables usually including onion and peppers which is served alongside rice, beans, and tortillas. That's a rough idea, I hope it helps.
 
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