The birria de res (or “red taco”) craze continues to take over Austin since early 2020, because there’s a lot to love about this Tijuana by way of Los Angeles chile-stained taco trend. Case and point: the quesabirria taco, where the tortilla is griddled in spicy meat broth, then folded around chunks of adobo-stewed beef, and finally, held together by gooey cheese con todo. And don’t forget the cup of consomme (broth) on the side for dipping and sipping. Still, even while many restaurants and trucks in Austin are now making beef birria, others continue to believe that true birria is made exclusively with goat
But no matter what is folded into those taco, the Austin’s expanding birria scene is ready to satisfy the spiciest of cravings — and quickly. From the life-affirming brisket birria at Parker Lane truck La Tunita 512 to the wonderfully spiced birra de chivo served at North Austin taco truck Taquitos Aviles, these tacos can handle the commute better than most, so don’t hesitate to take these orders to-go.
As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each truck/restaurant is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Be sure to wear a mask, tip well, and, if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the truck/restaurant themselves.
A number of Austin restaurants have resumed dine-in service. That level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the City of Austin website. 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.Read More