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May 4, 2009 12:47 PM

cinco de mayo - getting my goat - PHX

Twenty years ago when I was in Houston it was not unusual to see cabrito and birria on menus in Mexican restaurants, and I seem to recall that even (Asian) Indian restaurants had goat dishes. I have yet to see any since moving to the Phoenix area. I'm surprised, since I understand these are most popular in the Northern parts of Mexico. Does anyone know where I might be able to find this in time for cinco de Mayo?

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  1. Two possible sources for birria: the food court at Ranch Market (Roosevelt @ 16th St) and El Nopalito (24th St @ Thomas). Maybe someone with more recent experience at either place can confirm (or dispute) my recollections.

    FWIW, based on my reading of the labels, I suspect much of what gets sold as cabrito in the local supermarket meat departments might actually be mutton.

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    1. re: hohokam

      I was just going to suggest the Ranch Market for birria...so yes, it's there.