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Where to Find Birria Tacos (and Ramen) in Atlanta

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As the birria de res taco (or “red taco”) craze sweeps the nation, Eater’s search for birria and quesabirria tacos continues around Atlanta. Originating in the Mexican state of Jalisco and traditionally made as a savory, chile-laden stew using goat meat, birria eventually traveled north to Tijuana becoming a street taco, and then to Los Angeles, where it really took off in America. The Tijuana-style birria de res taco sees goat, lamb, and now beef slow cooked with chiles until the meat forms a brick-red stew that can be eaten as is or encased within a tortilla which has been dipped into the mixture and griddled. To create a quesabirria taco, the tortilla is dipped in birria broth and griddled, before being topped with meat and cheese and then folded into the now crunchy, red-tinged tortilla. It’s pure comfort that comes with a side of consomme (birria broth) for dipping.

Several Atlanta-area restaurants, food trucks, and pop-ups feature birria tacos (mostly made with beef) on the menu. Here are a few establishments to consider around town.

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1. Chef Smokey ATL

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2805 Veterans Memorial Hwy SW
Austell, GA 30168

Gastropub Chef Smokeys ATL, owned by chef Mauro Cruz and Carlos Bickers, opened on Veterans Memorial Highway in Austell in 2021. Like the pop-up, Chef Smokeys the restaurant serves Cruz’s signature beef and chicken birria, birria tacos, and birria nachos on the menu, along with pizza, burgers, and wings from Bickers’ former restaurants B3 Bar and Isabella’s Pizza. In addition to birria tacos and nachos, the menu also includes a birria burger, birria pizza, and fries topped with birria meat as well as appetizers like jalapeño poppers and garlic knots. Open for takeout.

2. Birria El Gordo

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350 Pat Mell Rd SE
Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 503-0114
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People drive to and then stand in line for the birria tacos here. Slowed-cooked and stewed, tacos come stuffed with beef, goat, chicken, or jackfruit birra at this counter-service spot. Make sure to order a side of consomme for dipping the tacos and an aguas frescas. Try the crunchy taco dorados and vampiros (tostadas filled with a choice of meat, cheese, and guacamole) here, too. Takeout available.

3. Tacos La Villa

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2415 Cobb Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 951-0415

With locations in Smyrna and Kennesaw, this counter-service Mexican restaurant offers birria tacos, quesabirria tacos, and even pizzabirria on the menu. The latter is a pure, cheesy indulgence. All come with a side of consomme. Lines get long here at lunch, so grab a horchata and sit outside while waiting for the order. Takeout available.

4. Heirloom Market BBQ

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2243 Akers Mill Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 612-2502
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It’s not on the menu often at this Southern-Korean barbecue joint in Cobb County, so make sure to order the restaurant’s take on birria tacos (called kirria) made from smoked beef shank braised in kimchi broth. The tacos are griddled with Oaxaca cheese and topped with young kimchi, red onions, and cilantro and come served with kimchi broth and lime. Order online for takeout.

5. Slapping Tacos

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1407 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Chicago native Chasity Hill is serving up her signature “wet tacos” infused with the flavors of Puerto Rico out of Corner Store Grocery on Metropolitan Parkway. She hopes to get her Latin-Soul Food truck rolling one day. For now, people can find Hill slinging her popular birra tacos and nacho fries Tuesday through Saturday here. Follow on Instagram for menu and hours updates.

6. Botica

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1820 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 228-6358
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Chef Mimmo Alboumeh, the former owner of Red Pepper Taqueria, opened Botica in the former Watershed space. The chef melds some of the more savory dishes he created for the menu at Red Pepper Taqueria with flavors and ingredients in dishes reminiscent of those he grew up eating while living in Lebanon, Italy, and Spain. Look for a wide selection of tacos on the menu here, including lamb birria braised and smoked on a Big Green Egg. Outdoor seating available. 

7. BIG MIKE TACOS ATL-MEX

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While other tacos can be found on the menu at this pop-up, it’s the birria tacos made with cuts of steak people have come to love. The Bad and Boujee birria can be ordered in both taco and pizza form. Follow on Instagram for Big Mike Taco’s next pop-up location.

8. Pretty Little Tacos

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1197 Peachtree St NE Ste 150
Atlanta, GA 30309

This Creole-Mexican street taco food truck, founded by Michaela Merrick, first launched out of the Triton Yards food truck park in Capitol View in 2020 serving beef birria tacos, street tacos stuffed with oxtails, chicken, or shrimp, dessert tacos, and vegan options on the menu. Merrick’s successful taco truck is now a restaurant stall inside Politan Row food hall in Midtown. Takeout available.

9. TAQUERIA DON SIGE #2

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4840 Jonesboro Rd
Forest Park, GA 30297
(404) 748-9159
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Looking for birria south of town? Eater readers say this is the spot. Purchase birria by the taco, burrito, quesadilla, or the plate here with a choice of beef or chicken. Make sure to order a side of consomme. Try the birria ramen here, too. Takeout available.

10. El Tesoro

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1374 Arkwright Pl SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(470) 440-5502
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Typically run as a Thursday special, make sure to order the birria tacos when listed on the menu at this Edgewood neighborhood Mexican joint. Made with beef and served with a side of consomme, there’s also the option to occasionally order birria ramen during the colder months here, too. Outdoor seating available. Order online for takeout.

11. DMT

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1366 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(323) 270-2520
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Owned and operated by Daniela Guevara, DMT Tacos pops up weekly now at Chop Shop in Edgewood. Order everything from mulitas and tortas to tinga tostadas from this pop-up. But if it’s listed on the menu, order DMT’s birria and quesabirria tacos served with a side of consomme for dipping. Follow DMT on Instagram for menu updates and specials.

12. Salsa Taqueria & Wings

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3799 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 957-8038

Located next to a Shell gas station on Buford Highway in Brookhaven, this counter-service taqueria serves a halal menu of Mexican-American comfort foods, including beef and chicken birria tacos, tamales, wings and fries, tortas, and burgers and cheesesteaks. Weekend specials. Call to order takeout.

13. Let's Taco Bout It

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3781 Presidential Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30340
(404) 825-1214
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Located in the same complex at the Little Farmhouse Cafe, order tacos filled with everything from lemon pepper wet chicken and Korean barbecue to Hawaiian chicken and vegan beef. Folks craving birria have come to right place, as this restaurant and food truck serves beef birria in tacos or as a topping for nachos and fries as well as jerk birria and chicken birria. Order online for takeout.

14. Tacos De Mi Tierra

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3300 Marjan Dr
Doraville, GA 30340
(404) 956-5324
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Based out of commercial kitchen Prep in Doraville, this California-inspired taco truck rolls throughout Atlanta serving quesabirria tacos and birria ramen on its menu, all day, every day it’s on the road. Follow on Instagram for the latest location and menu updates.

15. El Indio

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6289 S Norcross Tucker Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
(678) 620-3876
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Looking for ramen birria in Atlanta? This is the place for that. Made using instant ramen, El Indio adds its birria to the mix and pairs it with two birria or quesabirria tacos. It’s absurdly satisfying. The restaurant often sells out of birria, so it’s best to call before ordering. Order online for takeout or delivery.

16. Frida's Taqueria

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5514 Lawrenceville Hwy suite a
Lilburn, GA 30047
(470) 273-5349
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Located in Lilburn, Frida’s Taqueria offers everything from gorditas and tacos to empanadas and flautus on the menu. For those looking for birria, the restaurant serves both a birria quesadilla and three birria taco plate. Both come served with a side of consomme for dipping. Order online for takeout.

17. Taco N’ Madre

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4800 Lawrenceville Hwy #4
Lilburn, GA 30047
(678) 620-7085
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With locations in Lilburn and Conyers, this restaurant serves a variety of street tacos, tortas, breakfast and dinner platters, and small bites, including huaraches, pambazos, and gorditas. Order quesabirria here, which comes served as three tacos with consomme for dipping, or a hot bowl of birria ramen on cold days. Order online for takeout.

1. Chef Smokey ATL

2805 Veterans Memorial Hwy SW, Austell, GA 30168

Gastropub Chef Smokeys ATL, owned by chef Mauro Cruz and Carlos Bickers, opened on Veterans Memorial Highway in Austell in 2021. Like the pop-up, Chef Smokeys the restaurant serves Cruz’s signature beef and chicken birria, birria tacos, and birria nachos on the menu, along with pizza, burgers, and wings from Bickers’ former restaurants B3 Bar and Isabella’s Pizza. In addition to birria tacos and nachos, the menu also includes a birria burger, birria pizza, and fries topped with birria meat as well as appetizers like jalapeño poppers and garlic knots. Open for takeout.

2805 Veterans Memorial Hwy SW
Austell, GA 30168

2. Birria El Gordo

350 Pat Mell Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30060

People drive to and then stand in line for the birria tacos here. Slowed-cooked and stewed, tacos come stuffed with beef, goat, chicken, or jackfruit birra at this counter-service spot. Make sure to order a side of consomme for dipping the tacos and an aguas frescas. Try the crunchy taco dorados and vampiros (tostadas filled with a choice of meat, cheese, and guacamole) here, too. Takeout available.

350 Pat Mell Rd SE
Marietta, GA 30060

3. Tacos La Villa

2415 Cobb Pkwy SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

With locations in Smyrna and Kennesaw, this counter-service Mexican restaurant offers birria tacos, quesabirria tacos, and even pizzabirria on the menu. The latter is a pure, cheesy indulgence. All come with a side of consomme. Lines get long here at lunch, so grab a horchata and sit outside while waiting for the order. Takeout available.

2415 Cobb Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

4. Heirloom Market BBQ

2243 Akers Mill Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

It’s not on the menu often at this Southern-Korean barbecue joint in Cobb County, so make sure to order the restaurant’s take on birria tacos (called kirria) made from smoked beef shank braised in kimchi broth. The tacos are griddled with Oaxaca cheese and topped with young kimchi, red onions, and cilantro and come served with kimchi broth and lime. Order online for takeout.

2243 Akers Mill Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

5. Slapping Tacos

1407 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Chicago native Chasity Hill is serving up her signature “wet tacos” infused with the flavors of Puerto Rico out of Corner Store Grocery on Metropolitan Parkway. She hopes to get her Latin-Soul Food truck rolling one day. For now, people can find Hill slinging her popular birra tacos and nacho fries Tuesday through Saturday here. Follow on Instagram for menu and hours updates.

1407 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

6. Botica

1820 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Chef Mimmo Alboumeh, the former owner of Red Pepper Taqueria, opened Botica in the former Watershed space. The chef melds some of the more savory dishes he created for the menu at Red Pepper Taqueria with flavors and ingredients in dishes reminiscent of those he grew up eating while living in Lebanon, Italy, and Spain. Look for a wide selection of tacos on the menu here, including lamb birria braised and smoked on a Big Green Egg. Outdoor seating available. 

1820 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

7. BIG MIKE TACOS ATL-MEX

Atlanta, GA

While other tacos can be found on the menu at this pop-up, it’s the birria tacos made with cuts of steak people have come to love. The Bad and Boujee birria can be ordered in both taco and pizza form. Follow on Instagram for Big Mike Taco’s next pop-up location.

8. Pretty Little Tacos

1197 Peachtree St NE Ste 150, Atlanta, GA 30309

This Creole-Mexican street taco food truck, founded by Michaela Merrick, first launched out of the Triton Yards food truck park in Capitol View in 2020 serving beef birria tacos, street tacos stuffed with oxtails, chicken, or shrimp, dessert tacos, and vegan options on the menu. Merrick’s successful taco truck is now a restaurant stall inside Politan Row food hall in Midtown. Takeout available.

1197 Peachtree St NE Ste 150
Atlanta, GA 30309

9. TAQUERIA DON SIGE #2

4840 Jonesboro Rd, Forest Park, GA 30297

Looking for birria south of town? Eater readers say this is the spot. Purchase birria by the taco, burrito, quesadilla, or the plate here with a choice of beef or chicken. Make sure to order a side of consomme. Try the birria ramen here, too. Takeout available.

4840 Jonesboro Rd
Forest Park, GA 30297

10. El Tesoro

1374 Arkwright Pl SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Typically run as a Thursday special, make sure to order the birria tacos when listed on the menu at this Edgewood neighborhood Mexican joint. Made with beef and served with a side of consomme, there’s also the option to occasionally order birria ramen during the colder months here, too. Outdoor seating available. Order online for takeout.

1374 Arkwright Pl SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

11. DMT

1366 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Owned and operated by Daniela Guevara, DMT Tacos pops up weekly now at Chop Shop in Edgewood. Order everything from mulitas and tortas to tinga tostadas from this pop-up. But if it’s listed on the menu, order DMT’s birria and quesabirria tacos served with a side of consomme for dipping. Follow DMT on Instagram for menu updates and specials.

1366 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

12. Salsa Taqueria & Wings

3799 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Located next to a Shell gas station on Buford Highway in Brookhaven, this counter-service taqueria serves a halal menu of Mexican-American comfort foods, including beef and chicken birria tacos, tamales, wings and fries, tortas, and burgers and cheesesteaks. Weekend specials. Call to order takeout.

3799 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

13. Let's Taco Bout It

3781 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30340

Located in the same complex at the Little Farmhouse Cafe, order tacos filled with everything from lemon pepper wet chicken and Korean barbecue to Hawaiian chicken and vegan beef. Folks craving birria have come to right place, as this restaurant and food truck serves beef birria in tacos or as a topping for nachos and fries as well as jerk birria and chicken birria. Order online for takeout.

3781 Presidential Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30340

14. Tacos De Mi Tierra

3300 Marjan Dr, Doraville, GA 30340

Based out of commercial kitchen Prep in Doraville, this California-inspired taco truck rolls throughout Atlanta serving quesabirria tacos and birria ramen on its menu, all day, every day it’s on the road. Follow on Instagram for the latest location and menu updates.

3300 Marjan Dr
Doraville, GA 30340

15. El Indio

6289 S Norcross Tucker Rd, Tucker, GA 30084

Looking for ramen birria in Atlanta? This is the place for that. Made using instant ramen, El Indio adds its birria to the mix and pairs it with two birria or quesabirria tacos. It’s absurdly satisfying. The restaurant often sells out of birria, so it’s best to call before ordering. Order online for takeout or delivery.

6289 S Norcross Tucker Rd
Tucker, GA 30084

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16. Frida's Taqueria

5514 Lawrenceville Hwy suite a, Lilburn, GA 30047

Located in Lilburn, Frida’s Taqueria offers everything from gorditas and tacos to empanadas and flautus on the menu. For those looking for birria, the restaurant serves both a birria quesadilla and three birria taco plate. Both come served with a side of consomme for dipping. Order online for takeout.

5514 Lawrenceville Hwy suite a
Lilburn, GA 30047

17. Taco N’ Madre

4800 Lawrenceville Hwy #4, Lilburn, GA 30047

With locations in Lilburn and Conyers, this restaurant serves a variety of street tacos, tortas, breakfast and dinner platters, and small bites, including huaraches, pambazos, and gorditas. Order quesabirria here, which comes served as three tacos with consomme for dipping, or a hot bowl of birria ramen on cold days. Order online for takeout.

4800 Lawrenceville Hwy #4
Lilburn, GA 30047

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