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Where to Find the 10 Crispiest, Cheesiest Birria Tacos in Dallas-Fort Worth

Dip and eat the city’s hottest taco trend

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Who’s up for a plate of birria tacos?
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Over the past couple of years, there’s been no food trend more captivating than tacos de birria. With roots in Jalisco and Tijuana, birria tacos were popularized in the United States, first in Los Angeles. They are typically made with beef (birria de res) at Dallas’s taquerias. The meat is braised until impossibly tender in spices and chiles, loaded into tortillas with cheese, and griddled to crispy, gooey perfection. The braising liquid is then repurposed into a hearty consomme, garnished with onions and cilantro and served on the side for dunking.

The trend is booming in DFW, and these eateries serve exemplary versions of birria tacos, along with equally compelling dishes such as birria ramen and gooey birria grilled cheese.

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Cris and John

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Birria tacos get a Vietnamese twist at this North Dallas eatery. Stuffed with short rib and mozzarella, then paired with a side of spicy and hearty “angry broth,” they’re a solid entry into the city’s birria scene. Note that spot closes when they sell out, which can be an hour ahead of posted hours.

Public Taco

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General manager Ana Montaño’s recipe for the barbacoa that stuffs the birria tacos at this Royal Lane spot comes straight from Guadalajara. Pair with cilantro rice and a pint of margaritas for a dinner that definitely won’t disappoint.

Birrieria Aguinaga

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With six locations across DFW and more than a decade of slinging birria, this locally born chain makes getting an order of juicy quesatacos ridiculously easy. Both lamb and beef are protein options here, and the consomme is rich and well spiced. Pair with one of Aguinagua’s epic micheladas.

Nubias Drive Thru #2

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In addition to enormous mangonadas, cheese-drenched Hot Cheetos, and more snacks, find hefty birria tacos loaded with meat and served with consome at this spot. Check out their new location on Buckner.

Revolver Taco Lounge

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Head to this Deep Ellum institution to score its Michoacan-style birria tacos, served on two tender tortillas.

Guapo taco

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Find Guapo Taco inside a convenience store in Forth Worth — and grab a meal of birria on gorgeous clay plates. It’s worth hunting down. And there is a vegan menu.

Del Sur Tacos

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Perfectly crisp and stuffed with generous beef portions, Del Sur’s birria tacos are just delicious. So delicious that it added them to the permanent menu. 

Birreria y Taqueria Cortez

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Not feeling tacos? The self-described “tastiest and juiciest” tacos in Fort Worth can be found at this mobile taqueria with a simple menu and killer consomme. Walk up to the window and order a birria torta for an equally delectable option. 

Maskaras Mexican Grill

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This beloved Oak Cliff Mexican eatery serves juicy birria tacos, each generously stuffed with meat and cheese. Order an extra side of consomme to enhance the experience.

Fridas Tacos Cuisine & Bar

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The quesabirria at this Cedar Hill taqueria is served on freshly made tortillas and a consomme that’s almost impossible not to gulp once the tacos are finished. 

Cris and John

Birria tacos get a Vietnamese twist at this North Dallas eatery. Stuffed with short rib and mozzarella, then paired with a side of spicy and hearty “angry broth,” they’re a solid entry into the city’s birria scene. Note that spot closes when they sell out, which can be an hour ahead of posted hours.

Public Taco

General manager Ana Montaño’s recipe for the barbacoa that stuffs the birria tacos at this Royal Lane spot comes straight from Guadalajara. Pair with cilantro rice and a pint of margaritas for a dinner that definitely won’t disappoint.

Birrieria Aguinaga

With six locations across DFW and more than a decade of slinging birria, this locally born chain makes getting an order of juicy quesatacos ridiculously easy. Both lamb and beef are protein options here, and the consomme is rich and well spiced. Pair with one of Aguinagua’s epic micheladas.

Nubias Drive Thru #2

In addition to enormous mangonadas, cheese-drenched Hot Cheetos, and more snacks, find hefty birria tacos loaded with meat and served with consome at this spot. Check out their new location on Buckner.

Revolver Taco Lounge

Head to this Deep Ellum institution to score its Michoacan-style birria tacos, served on two tender tortillas.

Guapo taco

Find Guapo Taco inside a convenience store in Forth Worth — and grab a meal of birria on gorgeous clay plates. It’s worth hunting down. And there is a vegan menu.

Del Sur Tacos

Perfectly crisp and stuffed with generous beef portions, Del Sur’s birria tacos are just delicious. So delicious that it added them to the permanent menu. 

Birreria y Taqueria Cortez

Not feeling tacos? The self-described “tastiest and juiciest” tacos in Fort Worth can be found at this mobile taqueria with a simple menu and killer consomme. Walk up to the window and order a birria torta for an equally delectable option. 

Maskaras Mexican Grill

This beloved Oak Cliff Mexican eatery serves juicy birria tacos, each generously stuffed with meat and cheese. Order an extra side of consomme to enhance the experience.

Fridas Tacos Cuisine & Bar

The quesabirria at this Cedar Hill taqueria is served on freshly made tortillas and a consomme that’s almost impossible not to gulp once the tacos are finished. 

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