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Mexican Birrieria in Los Angeles

jcbecci Jul 13, 2013 04:04 PM

Where's the best birrieria (stewed or roasted goat) in Los Angeles these days? My favorite place, Birrieria Jalisco in East LA seems to have closed?? Thanks. Joe

  1. Servorg Jul 13, 2013 04:09 PM

    One place to definitely try is Birrieria Chalio

    3580 E 1st St
    Los Angeles, CA 90063
    (323) 268-5349

    Someone mentioned this place to me but I've never been:

    Flor Del Rio Restaurant
    3201 E 4th St
    Los Angeles, CA 90063
    (323) 268-0319

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    1. re: Servorg
      PeterCC Jul 14, 2013 09:37 PM

      Had a birria taco from Flor del Rio at Tacolandia and thought it was very good.

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        revets2 Aug 1, 2013 11:18 AM

        Agree on Chalio. The real deal. And the lamb head tacos are amazing too.

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        New Trial Jul 13, 2013 04:27 PM

        El Parian on Pico near Union is one of the standard bearers for good reason.

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        1. re: New Trial
          OscarFox Jul 31, 2013 08:58 PM

          On a side note: any idea why you can only have a beer when sitting on the west side of the store?

        2. ipsedixit Jul 13, 2013 06:40 PM

          Birrieria Jalisco? The one on Compton and 77th?

          Was there 2 months or so ago, and it's still open. Good luck.

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          1. re: ipsedixit
            Servorg Jul 13, 2013 08:18 PM

            No. The one on 1st Street in ELA...

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              granadafan Jul 31, 2013 08:58 PM

              What? Birrieria Jalisco is the one across the street from La Serenata de Garibaldi right? When did it close?

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            linus Jul 14, 2013 06:44 AM


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              BrewNChow Jul 14, 2013 12:26 PM

              I actually like Tacomiendo's version. I doubt it's the very best in LA, but it's very very good and probably the best bet for Westsiders.

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                New Trial Jul 14, 2013 01:07 PM

                On the Westside, Monte Alban offers a nice bowl of goat.

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                  Feed_me Jul 15, 2013 12:16 AM

                  Seeing as the OP was going to a place in east L.A., I'm not sure I'm helping but I thought the goat at Monte Alban was pretty good. I also liked the version I got at another Oaxacan joint, Gish Bac on Washington. Oddly enough it's not on their website. http://gishbacrestaurant.com/ It might be a weekend only kind of deal so if anyone wants to try it they'd have to call for more info. Maybe there wasn't enough demand, but the place seems to have a good percentage of customers from Oaxaca.

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                    BrewNChow Jul 31, 2013 09:44 PM

                    It is weekend only and it's good, but not so good that it stands head and shoulders above other birrias in the area. They do have that chopped up offal on the side, which due to my personal tastes made a nice snack for my cat, but if you like the taste of iron and sewer (aka organ meats) then bon appetit I guess.

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                sgthomps Jul 24, 2013 02:45 PM

                Without a doubt, Gish Bac, Crenshaw and Washington. They only serve it on the weekends though.

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                  jneidlem Jul 24, 2013 03:04 PM

                  Flor Del Rio is the only place I've tried, but it's great.

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                    Richard Neidorf Jul 31, 2013 08:55 PM

                    Monte Alban in WLA- goat soup, goat taco, also has great mole.

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                      Sgee Jul 31, 2013 09:32 PM

                      My regular haunt is Birrieria Apatzingan in Pacoima

                      10040 Laurel Canyon Blvd
                      Los Angeles, CA 91331

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                        annapurna7 Aug 2, 2013 11:58 AM

                        There is a Birrieria Jalisco in Lynwood.

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