The 20 Most Iconic Food Destinations Across America
Every city has that one place that tourists and locals alike go to for local flavor. Which one is the best?
- By Marina Koren
- Smithsonian.com, August 07, 2013
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While this Tex-Mex taqueria has spread to more than 50 locations since its opening in 1973, locals and tourists alike still know to go to the original Navigation Boulevard eatery for an authentic experience. Ninfa’s is credited with inventing fajitas, a made-to-order flour tortilla filled with chargrilled sliced meat that founder Ninfa Laurenzo, also known as “Mama Ninfa,” called tacos al carbon. Today, virtually every Mexican restaurant in the city, not to mention the country, serves a variation of Ninfa’s trademark fare of steak or chicken served with pico de gallo, guacamole and chile con queso.