4 Places Where Montrealers Can Taste Birria Tacos — The Trendiest Tacos Of The Year

If you've never heard of birria tacos, you're going to want to change that — they're possibly the hottest taco trend of the year, they're SO DAMN DELICIOUS, and you can find them in Montreal right now.

Don't just take our word for it. Eater referred to the sensation as "The Great Birria Boom," Toronto Life called this dish the "trendiest taco right now" and over 80,000 Instagrammers follow Birrieria Gonzalez, the California food truck known for popularizing the dish in L.A. and giving it their own twist.

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So, what are birria tacos?

Birria is a slow-cooked Mexican meat stew, typically made with goat, but also often made with lamb or beef.

Birrieria Gonzalez uses beef birria, which is wrapped in Tijuana-style cone shapes and served with a cup of red consommé for dipping.

Posting a picture of the moment you dunk your birria taco into the consommé is a big part of the experience!

We've scoped out four local restaurants where you can get your hands on some birria tacos ASAP.

Le Petit Vibe

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Filipino-Hawaiian

Address: 5536A rue Côte-des-Neiges

Why You Need To Try It: These birria tacos have a Filipino spin — made with Caldereta braised beef, served with cheese and Filipino tomato sauce. Look at that consommé drip!

Tacos Don Rigo

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Tacos

Address: 4740, boulevard Saint-Jean

Why You Need To Try It: A new addition to the Pierrefonds food scene, Tacos Don Rigo claims to be "the best" and most "authentic" taqueria in Montreal. Why not find out for yourself?

Mr. Azteca

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Mexican

Address: 7349, rue St-Hubert

Why You Need Try It: Owner Rosina Martinez told MTL Blog that Azteca's birria is prepared "Guadalajara style," meaning it's made with goat.

Ask for quesadilla de birria for the closest thing to birria tacos, but they also serve birria torta, birria ramen, birria burritos and quesabirria (birria and melted cheese in a flour tortilla) so you can pretty much get yourself a birria feast.

Tacos Tin Tan

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Mexican Street Food

Address: 3828, rue Saint-Denis

Why You Need Try It: True taco fanatics will know that Tacos Tin Tan has started offering braised-beef birria tacos and yummy quesabirria as a weekend special — $15 for four tacos and the consommé. Yes, please!