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Chinelos Birria Tacos


Long Island City

$$$$Perfect For:Dining SoloImpressing Out of TownersLunchSerious Take-Out Operation
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This Long Island City food truck only opened at the end of 2020, but they already make some of the most tender, sopping wet birria we’ve ever had in NYC. The tacos, mulitas, and consomme at Chinelos all taste deliciously cilantro forward, with heavy hints of warming spices like clove, star anise, and cinnamon. All that is to say the stew is more herbaceous here than what’s happening at adobo-forward birria spots like Birria-Landia or Tacos El Bronco. If you want something beyond the 3 for $10 birria tacos, get a $4 mulita, which has crispy cheese layered between the nixtamal corn tortillas, plus a bunch of cotija sprinkled on top.

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