- Birrieria San Marcos has some of the best tacos in Los Angeles thanks to their specialty: birria tacos.
- These tacos are bathed in broth from a stew, or consomme, the meat slow cooked in for hours. They’re then served crispy off the grill with a side of that same stew like a Mexican French Dip!
- They are some of the most flavorful tacos in LA, and Birrieria San Marcos has become popular on Instagram.
- We went to see what these tacos are all about and were seriously impressed.
Following is a transcript of the video.
JoeL Guys, I am on my way to a taco truck that’s just north of Los Angeles called Birrieria San Marcos. I’m almost certain I pronounced that wrong, and I apologise. Nicanor: Birrieria San Marcos. A birria taco is a type of meat that has been in a broth for many hours. Six, seven. But it’s just a tender meat that has been cooked for a while. Joe: The reason I’m going is ’cause I saw on Instagram they have something called birria tacos. I personally am not familiar with them, but they look absolutely incredible. I’m on my way right now. I’m gonna meet up with my buddy Nick. We have this tradition where we only eat food that’s like super wet. Oh, and Sydney’s driving. Nicanor: So we separate the meat from the broth. We warm up the tortillas with the same broth that we have for the birria, and then we start making the tacos, and we juice ’em up! It was something different for me. I’ve been in the business for a while, my family, and I just wanted to bring something different to it. Different taste, you know? A lot of people were like, “How are you gonna eat birria with cheese?” And you mix it up, and it’s awesome! Joe: Oh, oh, oh boy, it’s a juicy one! Yes, sir. I mix it all in? Yeah, mix it all in. All right, so he’s telling me the good consome ratio to taco is four tacos for one cup. All right. That is what I will have. Nick, I wanna thank you again for joining me. By the way, I think we might have gotten too much food.
Nick: I don’t think we did get too much food.
Joe: I want these guys to park in front of my house. I want this every day for the rest of my life. This is the best taco I’ve ever had. This is the best taco I’ve ever had in my entire life. I can’t believe how good these are. You look like you’re about to cry!
Nick: It’s that good! Every part of me instantly started reacting to this. Oh! Everything’s perfect! Joe: I cannot stress how delicious this meat is ’cause everything works together. OK, this is a juicy one. This is so hot! Ow, I can’t do it! Sydney: Do the other one! Nick: Ooh! Joe: Oh man. Nick: What was too tough for Joe to tear today? A tortilla! Joe: Yeah… my hands!
Nicanor: I like to dip my taco in the consome. Dip it, extra juicy. Traditionally, the vide is made with goat, but, you know, we can make it with beef, we can make it with chicken. Joe: I wonder what it would be like, if it would taste better if it was made with goat or lamb. How is a goat and a lamb related? What’s the difference between the two?
Nick: I mean, through marriage sometimes.
Joe: Is a lamb a baby sheep? Is that what that is?
Nick: I don’t have any idea. You’re asking me like I have a lot of sheep knowledge.
Nick: ‘Cause I grew up on a farm? Joe: Do you know what the difference between a lamb and a goat is? Nicanor: The lamb and a goat, I’m not sure.
Joe: Yeah, so anyway, it’s originally made with goat.
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