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Where to Find Birria Tacos, Pizza, and Ramen in Atlanta

Don’t forget the consomme for dipping and sipping

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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

MamiTaco

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Make it a birria meal at this new addition to the Marietta dining scene. The quesabirria plate comes with three birria tacos stuffed with Oaxaca cheese cradled in fresh corn tortillas topped with cilantro and onions and a side of rice and beans.

Birria El Gordo

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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.

Tacos La Villa

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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.

Slapping Tacos

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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.

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.

DMT Taqueria

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Owned and operated by Daniela Guevara, DMT pops up weekly at breweries and markets around Atlanta. 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.

Pretty Little Tacos

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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. A second location should open at the 45 Moreland complex (home to Wylie and Rum) soon.

TAQUERIA DON SIGE #2

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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.

El Tesoro

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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.

Salsa Taqueria & Wings

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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. 

Let's Taco Bout It

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Located at Prep Commercial Kitchens, 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.

Tacos De Mi Tierra

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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.

Chicas Birria

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Find Chicas Birria set up weekly in the parking lot at Sun Auto Services on Buford Highway in Doraville where it continuously serves up birria tacos and pizzas to people eagerly awaiting the food truck’s arrival there. Chicas Birria doesn’t skimp on the portion sizes. Tacos come loaded with well-seasoned chicken or beef birria and pizzas are stuffed to overflowing with flavorful stewed meat and cheese. Both come served with a side of consomme for dipping and a choice of sauces, ranging from mild to hot. There’s a mighty birria burrito on the menu, too. Post up outside the car to eat with a cold bottle of mango Jarritos. Chicas Birria is also at Allatoona Dam Food Truck Park and Beer Garden each week in Cartersville. Follow on Instagram for updates.

El Indio

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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.

Frida's Taqueria

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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.

Taco N’ Madre

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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.

Taqueria El Futuro

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Located inside Carniceria La Costa, Taqueria El Futuro serves up bowls of hot and spicy beef birria ramen daily as well as beef birria egg rolls stuffed with Oaxaca cheese and curtido (slaw) served with a smoked jalapeno mayo. If it’s listed on the menu, try the birria melt or the Oaxaquena, an open-face pizza taco topped with beef birria, Oaxaca cheese, pinto beans, salsa, and cilantro and onions. There’s no shortage of birria options on the menu here.

MamiTaco

Make it a birria meal at this new addition to the Marietta dining scene. The quesabirria plate comes with three birria tacos stuffed with Oaxaca cheese cradled in fresh corn tortillas topped with cilantro and onions and a side of rice and beans.

Birria El Gordo

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.

Tacos La Villa

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.

Slapping Tacos

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.

Botica

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.

DMT Taqueria

Owned and operated by Daniela Guevara, DMT pops up weekly at breweries and markets around Atlanta. 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.

Pretty Little Tacos

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. A second location should open at the 45 Moreland complex (home to Wylie and Rum) soon.

TAQUERIA DON SIGE #2

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.

El Tesoro

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.

Salsa Taqueria & Wings

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. 

Let's Taco Bout It

Located at Prep Commercial Kitchens, 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.

Tacos De Mi Tierra

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.

Chicas Birria

Find Chicas Birria set up weekly in the parking lot at Sun Auto Services on Buford Highway in Doraville where it continuously serves up birria tacos and pizzas to people eagerly awaiting the food truck’s arrival there. Chicas Birria doesn’t skimp on the portion sizes. Tacos come loaded with well-seasoned chicken or beef birria and pizzas are stuffed to overflowing with flavorful stewed meat and cheese. Both come served with a side of consomme for dipping and a choice of sauces, ranging from mild to hot. There’s a mighty birria burrito on the menu, too. Post up outside the car to eat with a cold bottle of mango Jarritos. Chicas Birria is also at Allatoona Dam Food Truck Park and Beer Garden each week in Cartersville. Follow on Instagram for updates.

El Indio

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.

Frida's Taqueria

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.

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Taco N’ Madre

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.

Taqueria El Futuro

Located inside Carniceria La Costa, Taqueria El Futuro serves up bowls of hot and spicy beef birria ramen daily as well as beef birria egg rolls stuffed with Oaxaca cheese and curtido (slaw) served with a smoked jalapeno mayo. If it’s listed on the menu, try the birria melt or the Oaxaquena, an open-face pizza taco topped with beef birria, Oaxaca cheese, pinto beans, salsa, and cilantro and onions. There’s no shortage of birria options on the menu here.

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