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

Find the city’s hottest taco trend, plus birria grilled cheese, ramen, and so much more

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Off-menu quesabirria at Del Sur Tacos
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Over the past couple years, there’s been no food trend more captivating than the influx of cheesy, consomme-dipped tacos de birria.

With roots in Jalisco and Tijuana, birria tacos were popularized in the United States first in Los Angeles before making their way across the country. Typically made with beef (birria de res) at Dallas’s taquerias, the protein is braised until impossibly tender in spices and chiles, then 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.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the trend is booming in Dallas right now. These 10 DFW eateries serve exemplary versions of birria tacos, along with equally compelling dishes like birria ramen, gooey birria grilled cheese, and more.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Public Taco

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5959 Royal Ln Suite 635A
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 434-1569
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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. Order online via Public Taco’s website.

2. Chilangos Tacos

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10777 Harry Hines Blvd #130
Dallas, TX 75220
(214) 782-9772
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This Harry Hines taqueria only serves birria on the weekends, but it’s definitely worth the wait. The beef is well-spiced and tender, and the tacos are grilled with plenty of gooey, melty cheese.

3. Taqueria Moctezuma

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4117 N Story Rd
Irving, TX 75038
(972) 600-8012

Tucked away in a nondescript shopping center in Irving, Taqueria Moctezuma is innovating on the classic birria formula. In addition to classic birria tacos and consomme, creative options like birria grilled cheese, “birriadillas,” and the wildly popular birria ramen are also on the menu. Call the restaurant to order takeout.

4. Birrieria Aguinaga

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2829 W Northwest Hwy #520
Dallas, TX 75220
(214) 353-2773
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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.

5. Revolver Taco Lounge

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2701 Main St #120
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 272-7163
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This Deep Ellum institution makes it ridiculously easy to score its Michoacan-style birria tacos, served on two tender tortillas. Place an order online via Revolver’s website — don’t forget to add on a side of beans — then head to the pick-up window to grab and go.

6. Calisience

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3318 E Belknap St
Fort Worth, TX 76111
(323) 640-9898
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The birria tacos at this Fort Worth spot have earned raves from critics and diners alike, Open Wednesday through Saturday, head to Cowtown for spicy birria ramen and super-cheesy tacos to-go, then cool the burn with fun drinks like mazapan horchata.

7. Del Sur Tacos

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720 E Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75203
(972) 982-0004
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Perfectly crisp and stuffed with generous portions of beef, the birria tacos at Del Sur are just ridiculously good. They’re not always on the menu, but just ask the cashier — the restaurant will happily griddle a few tacos to order.

8. Birreria y Taqueria Cortez

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Rosedale &, Hall St
Fort Worth, TX 76105

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

9. Maskaras Mexican Grill

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2423 W Kiest Blvd
Dallas, TX 75233
(469) 466-9282
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This beloved Oak Cliff Mexican eatery serves killer birria tacos, each generously stuffed with meat and cheese. Order an extra side of consomme for seriously juicy dipped tacos.

10. Cris and John

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5555 Preston Oaks Rd UNIT 5
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 803-4750
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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. Vegetarians, take heed: a meat-free birria taco is on the menu at Cris and John’s Monday through Wednesday.

11. Fridas Tacos

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1601 Singleton Blvd
Dallas, TX 75212
(469) 765-5191
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The quesabirria at this Singleton Avenue taqueria is served on freshly made tortillas and a consomme that’s almost impossible to not gulp once the tacos are finished.

12. Nubias Drive Thru

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4007 Urban Ave
Dallas, TX 75227
(469) 709-7520
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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. Note: bring cash, or be prepared to pay with Venmo.

1. Public Taco

5959 Royal Ln Suite 635A, Dallas, TX 75230

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. Order online via Public Taco’s website.

5959 Royal Ln Suite 635A
Dallas, TX 75230

2. Chilangos Tacos

10777 Harry Hines Blvd #130, Dallas, TX 75220

This Harry Hines taqueria only serves birria on the weekends, but it’s definitely worth the wait. The beef is well-spiced and tender, and the tacos are grilled with plenty of gooey, melty cheese.

10777 Harry Hines Blvd #130
Dallas, TX 75220

3. Taqueria Moctezuma

4117 N Story Rd, Irving, TX 75038

Tucked away in a nondescript shopping center in Irving, Taqueria Moctezuma is innovating on the classic birria formula. In addition to classic birria tacos and consomme, creative options like birria grilled cheese, “birriadillas,” and the wildly popular birria ramen are also on the menu. Call the restaurant to order takeout.

4117 N Story Rd
Irving, TX 75038

4. Birrieria Aguinaga

2829 W Northwest Hwy #520, Dallas, TX 75220

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.

2829 W Northwest Hwy #520
Dallas, TX 75220

5. Revolver Taco Lounge

2701 Main St #120, Dallas, TX 75226

This Deep Ellum institution makes it ridiculously easy to score its Michoacan-style birria tacos, served on two tender tortillas. Place an order online via Revolver’s website — don’t forget to add on a side of beans — then head to the pick-up window to grab and go.

2701 Main St #120
Dallas, TX 75226

6. Calisience

3318 E Belknap St, Fort Worth, TX 76111

The birria tacos at this Fort Worth spot have earned raves from critics and diners alike, Open Wednesday through Saturday, head to Cowtown for spicy birria ramen and super-cheesy tacos to-go, then cool the burn with fun drinks like mazapan horchata.

3318 E Belknap St
Fort Worth, TX 76111

7. Del Sur Tacos

720 E Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75203

Perfectly crisp and stuffed with generous portions of beef, the birria tacos at Del Sur are just ridiculously good. They’re not always on the menu, but just ask the cashier — the restaurant will happily griddle a few tacos to order.

720 E Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75203

8. Birreria y Taqueria Cortez

Rosedale &, Hall St, Fort Worth, TX 76105

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

Rosedale &, Hall St
Fort Worth, TX 76105

9. Maskaras Mexican Grill

2423 W Kiest Blvd, Dallas, TX 75233

This beloved Oak Cliff Mexican eatery serves killer birria tacos, each generously stuffed with meat and cheese. Order an extra side of consomme for seriously juicy dipped tacos.

2423 W Kiest Blvd
Dallas, TX 75233

10. Cris and John

5555 Preston Oaks Rd UNIT 5, Dallas, TX 75254

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. Vegetarians, take heed: a meat-free birria taco is on the menu at Cris and John’s Monday through Wednesday.

5555 Preston Oaks Rd UNIT 5
Dallas, TX 75254

11. Fridas Tacos

1601 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, TX 75212

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

1601 Singleton Blvd
Dallas, TX 75212

12. Nubias Drive Thru

4007 Urban Ave, Dallas, TX 75227

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. Note: bring cash, or be prepared to pay with Venmo.

4007 Urban Ave
Dallas, TX 75227

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