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Birria de Chivo

DiningDiva Dec 5, 2006 02:15 PM

Has anyone found goat birria in the City of San Diego? Kare_Risu I think I recall you saying you found it in North County, can you refresh my memory as to where.

Also, is the birria place on El Cajon doing birria de cordero (lamb) still in business.

TIA the DD

  1. kare_raisu Mar 11, 2007 06:22 PM

    The Birreria on Imperial Ave, Just E of the 5 fwy and past the Farmers market is called "La Nortenita." I want to check it out.

    1. kare_raisu Feb 22, 2007 08:24 PM

      Oaxacan-style Birria de Chivo is available at Fiesta Oaxaquena (Hoja santa)

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        Uncle Lefty Dec 21, 2006 09:41 PM

        "Super Bronco" (I believe) on Linda Vista road, about halfway between USD and Vien Dong. South side of road. It's on the menu all the time. Their carrots - 50 cents for a big bag - are outstanding as well. The place is so good I pull over and get something there just because I see a parking place available.

        1. DiningDiva Dec 6, 2006 06:04 AM

          Perfect, thanks so much. I had already passed on Super Cocina as a possibility. I will let the person in question know it's on the menu.

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          1. re: DiningDiva
            stevuchan Dec 6, 2006 04:04 PM

            Yes, for sure Birria de Chivo (Goat).

          2. DiningDiva Dec 6, 2006 04:11 AM

            You guys are talking GOAT birria, right? The request I got for it was specifically for goat (it's for someone from Jalisco who will be visiting SD) and they were very clear that birria made from beef was not going to work for them.

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            1. re: DiningDiva
              cgfan Dec 6, 2006 04:43 AM

              The reference to Karina's was for goat birria, and I can vouch for Super Cocina as well...

              1. re: DiningDiva
                Josh Dec 6, 2006 05:28 AM

                Super Cocina's birria is made with goat.

              2. kare_raisu Dec 6, 2006 02:27 AM

                I, like stevuchan, have had it it at Super Cocina and it is excellent. The indoor market on Imperial Ave has it - I am almost postively sure (Kirk posted on this place and I did a Chowhound post a while back).

                Down Imperial is an actual Birreria.

                As far as the Lamb restaurant, El Borrego - I havent been there in a long time but they continue to advertise in the Mexican weekly I get. In light of this, I think they are still in business. I like this restaurant as much as Super Cocina. The service and people who run it are wonderful and I love the cosy feel and glorious food. I regret not having been back in a while.

                In the North County, it was the Tortilleria Los Reyes that has it on the weekends along with barbacoa de borrego estilo pachuca (wrapped in maguey leaves) and revelatory carnitas.

                I have also had it at El Tigre which has a branch near the border, along with Escondido and Fallbrook (weekend only).

                Its pretty common in Escondido as well - let me know if your interested in this locale.

                Hope this helps! Don't forget the lime, cebolla, cilantro, and chile arbol!

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                1. re: kare_raisu
                  cgfan Dec 6, 2006 02:50 AM

                  For North County I'd also add Karina's in Leucadia, right there on Hwy. 101.

                  1. re: cgfan
                    Leucadian Jan 5, 2007 05:15 AM

                    Also El Nopalito in Cardiff on Santa Fe Drive next to the 7-11 has birria de chivo, as does the market in Vista that you can see from 78 (can't remember the name, but on the weekend you can't miss it for all the smoke from the BBQ).

                  2. re: kare_raisu
                    koreansoup Feb 16, 2012 08:06 AM

                    I'm in the search for some good goat Birria. Does Tortilleria Los Reyes still do it on the weekends? It looks like El Tigre is closed now near the border. Does the Escodido location have it still? Certainly looking for any updates since 2006! Anywhere in SDcounty is just fine.

                    1. re: koreansoup
                      Leucadian Feb 16, 2012 12:49 PM

                      As of 2 weeks ago Los Reyes in Vista was still serving birria de chivo on the weekends.

                  3. stevuchan Dec 5, 2006 03:12 PM

                    I have had it at Super Cocina and Los Panchos in Pacific Beach (Weekends Only). Birria on the menu not in the steam table. Los Panchos does a good job, I've only seen it on the weekends. If you have not visited the PB Los Panchos it is a diamond amongst coal under the Los Panchos banner. Besides the biriea, they also do a nice Queso Fundido, Chile Verde, and the cocktails are good.


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                    1. re: stevuchan
                      Josh Dec 21, 2006 08:40 PM

                      Finally had my first birria de chivo experience today at Super Cocina. I was surprised at how similar it was to lamb. The broth was incredible.

                      1. re: Josh
                        stevuchan Dec 21, 2006 08:58 PM

                        Everytime I go to SC I have to get it, best in town IMO. Glad you enjoyed it.


                        1. re: stevuchan
                          Josh Dec 21, 2006 09:08 PM

                          The guy there told me they soak it in vinegar and lime to reduce the gaminess. I'll definitely be having it again.

                        2. re: Josh
                          Leucadian Jan 5, 2007 05:11 AM

                          I believe that Indian dishes that call for lamb are actually intended for goat.

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