photo credit: Garrett Snyder
You won’t need to see a menu at this down-home spot in Boyle Heights. The specialty here is birria: earthy, tender Zacatecas-style goat birria prepared with a third-generation family recipe that's more prized than the Colonel’s eleven herbs and spices. Unlike some specialists that are only open weekends, Nochistlan serves daily. They do great birria tacos, but what you want is their birria plate served in a pool of rich, fragrant consommé. On the side are thick housemade corn tortillas, chile de arbol salsa, onions, cilantro, and limes for assembling your own personal goat symphony. Slurp, chew, and repeat. Cash only.
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