Pronounced "fah HEE tah", it literally means "little bundle" in Spanish.
In southern Arizona, the word meant only "skirt steak" (near the rump on cattle) until around 1980.
The invasive use of the word (to mean "taquito") by mass marketing of pseudo-Mex cuisine by Taco Bell and California-Mex and Tex-Mex chain restaurants such as Chipotle has pretty much obscured the original local meaning except when making purchases at the butcher.
We bought two pounds of fajita at the butcher and chopped it up to make carne machaca.
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