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Apr 16 2021

Have you heard of birria tacos? This delicious dish has long been a firm favourite in Mexico and is now gaining popularity all around the world – and it’s about time! Traditionally quick and easy to make, there’s a reason why tacos are the go-to for mouthwatering Mexican street food. Birria tacos involve a little more cooking time, but trust us, it’s worth it. With slow cooked meat and a spicy sauce, birria tacos take more prep but they make any meal feel like a celebration.

Dip the whole tortilla into the sauce then fry in a non-stick pan for a truly satisfying crunch!


Birria comes from the Mexican state of Jalisco and originates from sometime in the 16th century. The innovation of pairing the birria with tacos exploded in Tijuana’s street food stands in recent years.

Birria is best cooked low and slow. A slow cooker is perfect, as is a pit with a lid that you can leave in the oven for a long time.

While birria and barbacoa may look similar, the difference is in the way the meat is cooked. Birria uses marinated meat cooked in a pot then served with a broth, barbacoa is traditionally cooked in a clay oven.

Traditional birria is a spicy dish that’s full of big flavours, but you can adjust the recipe to suit your heat level.

Use traditional corn or modern gluten-free tacos to enjoy your birria tacos without gluten.


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