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Beth McKibben

Where to Find Birria Tacos Around Atlanta

Don’t forget the consomme for dipping and sipping

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| Beth McKibben

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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Disclaimer: A number of restaurants on this map have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the Georgia Department of Health. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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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 March. 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. Masks highly encouraged.

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 Masks highly encouraged.

3. Tacos La Villa

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2415 Cobb Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 951-0415
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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. Masks highly encouraged.

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. Masks required.

5. Pretty Little Taco Truck

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1318 Sylvan Rd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

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 opens as a permanent location inside Politan Row food hall in Midtown this summer. Follow on Instagram for updates.

6. 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. Masks required.

7. 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, recently 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. Masks required.

8. 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.

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. Masks highly encouraged.

10. DMT Tacos

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479 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(323) 270-2520
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Owned and operated by Daniela Guevara and Marco Saldierna, DMT Tacos pops up weekly at We Suki Suki: Global Grub Collective in East Atlanta Village and Boggs Social and Supply in West End. Order everything from mulitas and tortas to tinga tostadas from this pop-up. But the star of the menu is DMT’s birria and quesabirria served in tacos, mulitas, and tortas with a side of consomme for dipping. Follow DMT on Instagram for menu updates and specials, like horchata cream-filled doughnuts. Bogg’s on Wednesdays; We Suki Suki Tuesday - Sunday. Order online for pick-up. Masks required.

11. 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 order birria ramen, too. Outdoor seating available. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

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. Call 404-957-8038 to order directly from the restaurant. Weekend specials. Available via UberEats, GrubHub, and DoorDash. Masks required.

13. 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. Follow on Instagram for the latest location and menu updates.

14. El Indio

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6289 S Norcross Tucker Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
(678) 620-3876

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 via GrubHub for pick-up or local delivery. Masks highly encouraged.

15. 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 opened two years ago offering 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 pick-up or delivery via DoorDash or UberEats. Masks highly encouraged.

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 March. 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. Masks highly encouraged.

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 Masks highly encouraged.

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. Masks highly encouraged.

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. Masks required.

2243 Akers Mill Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

5. Pretty Little Taco Truck

1318 Sylvan Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

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 opens as a permanent location inside Politan Row food hall in Midtown this summer. Follow on Instagram for updates.

1318 Sylvan Rd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

6. 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. Masks required.

1407 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

7. Botica

1820 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Chef Mimmo Alboumeh, the former owner of Red Pepper Taqueria, recently 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. Masks required.

1820 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

8. 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.

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. Masks highly encouraged.

4840 Jonesboro Rd
Forest Park, GA 30297

10. DMT Tacos

479 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Owned and operated by Daniela Guevara and Marco Saldierna, DMT Tacos pops up weekly at We Suki Suki: Global Grub Collective in East Atlanta Village and Boggs Social and Supply in West End. Order everything from mulitas and tortas to tinga tostadas from this pop-up. But the star of the menu is DMT’s birria and quesabirria served in tacos, mulitas, and tortas with a side of consomme for dipping. Follow DMT on Instagram for menu updates and specials, like horchata cream-filled doughnuts. Bogg’s on Wednesdays; We Suki Suki Tuesday - Sunday. Order online for pick-up. Masks required.

479 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

11. 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 order birria ramen, too. Outdoor seating available. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

1374 Arkwright Pl 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. Call 404-957-8038 to order directly from the restaurant. Weekend specials. Available via UberEats, GrubHub, and DoorDash. Masks required.

3799 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

13. 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. Follow on Instagram for the latest location and menu updates.

3300 Marjan Dr
Doraville, GA 30340

14. 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 via GrubHub for pick-up or local delivery. Masks highly encouraged.

6289 S Norcross Tucker Rd
Tucker, GA 30084

15. Frida's Taqueria

5514 Lawrenceville Hwy suite a, Lilburn, GA 30047

Located in Lilburn, Frida’s Taqueria opened two years ago offering 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 pick-up or delivery via DoorDash or UberEats. Masks highly encouraged.

5514 Lawrenceville Hwy suite a
Lilburn, GA 30047

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