There's never a bad day to indulge in some Mexican food - especially on a day like today.

August 18 is National Fajita Day.

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What Are Fajitas?

Fajitas are a popular Tex-Mex dish consisting of marinated, grilled meat typically served on a flour or corn tortilla.

The word fajita is the Spanish diminutive of "belt" or "girdle." Along the Texas-Mexico border, butchers historically used the word to refer to the diaphragm of beef, known as "skirt steak" in the United States.

Skirt steak was most commonly used as the centerpiece of the first fajitas, some say from as early as the 1930s, according to Delighted Cooking. 

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Though originally made of beef, some of your favorite Mexican restaurants can surely be found making fajitas with chicken, fish, shrimp, and pork, too.

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Onions and bell peppers still remain a staple alongside a chosen meat, while traditional Tex-Mex condiments, such as salsa, cheese, sour cream, and guacamole, are also typically included on the side with most dishes.

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How will you celebrate National Fajita Day? If you're not sure, here's a place to start - or 30 places.

National Fajita Day or not, if you've got a hankering for a seriously mouthwatering Mexican meal, consider checking out one of the 30 highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley - according to TripAdvisor - to best satisfy your craving:

30 Of Northern Colorado's Top Rated Mexican Restaurants

National Fajita Day or not, if you've got a hankering for a seriously mouthwatering Mexican meal, consider checking out one of the 30 highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley - according to TripAdvisor - to best satisfy your craving: 

What's your favorite Mexican restaurant in Northern Colorado?

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These Restaurants Have The Best Burritos In Northern Colorado

Whether it's National Burrito Day (4/7) or just another ordinary day - any day's a good day for a burrito.

Want to know where to find the best burritos in Northern Colorado? Keep scrolling to find out.

Here Are 20 Places To Grab A Margarita In Northern Colorado

February 22nd is National Margarita Day.

Lucky for us all, Northern Colorado has tons of places to grab a good marg.
Celebrate accordingly, and indulge in a deliciously refreshing margarita (or five, we're not judging) at one of these 20 Northern Colorado margarita-serving restaurants:

 

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