Quesabirria also referred to as birria tacos, have grown in popularity recently thanks to TikTok.
Even though the craze is new, birria is not. Birria originated in Jalisco, Mexico, and is essentially a meat-packed quesadilla/taco hybrid that’s filled with cheese and served with a beef broth called consommé for dipping.
Here are four places right here in Charlotte to get delicious birria tacos.
Maria’s is a modest spot on South Boulevard serving Mexican favorites like quesadillas, fajitas and tacos.
About the birria: In addition to serving the popular birria taco, Maria’s also has a few birria fusions like birria pizza, birria ramen and birria fries.
Location: 5234 South Blvd.
Meals by Mariah is actually a ghost kitchen that operates from The City Kitch, a shared kitchen space that’s ideal for smaller restaurant businesses. Birria tacos are chef Mariah’s specialty.
About the birria: Choose between classic beef, chicken and salmon (my personal favorite).
Location: 2200 Thrift Road
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Authentic Mexican fare in a no-frills setting in east Charlotte.
About the birria: Between the beef and the chicken quesabirria, go for the beef. It’s their most popular order.
Location: 8625 Monroe Road, Suite D
Locally-owned chain restaurant serving authentic street food from El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico, and Colombia.
About the birria: Sabor’s quesabirria is a newer addition to the menu and is available at all locations except Kannapolis.
Locations: 18 locations in North and South Carolina. Full locations list.