No need to worry, Torontonians: the birria tacos in Toronto are as absolutely as good as any you'll find on TikTok.
Traditionally made with goat meat, most of the TO restaurants we found use slow-cooked beef — but that's not the case for all of them.
Whichever one you pick, though, they'll definitely be jaw-droppingly mouth-watering enough to go viral on TikTok. Tag us in advance, please and thank you!
Comal Y Canela
Address: 1692B Jane St., York, Ontario
Why You Need To Go: Comal y Canela's birria tacos are made from simmered beef, and the restaurant also gives you the option of four different hot sauces to test just how brave you're feeling!
Address: 788 Broadview Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Why You Need To Go: El Charro has some gnarly dishes (grilled cactus and mushrooms anyone?) and their birria offerings are no different — you can get birria tacos, birria soup, or birria ramen!
Address: Multiple locations
Why You Need To Go: Maiz's birria tacos feature traditionally shredded beef in tomato sauce with onions and bell peppers — and if the photos are anything to go off, a lot of cheese on top.
Address: 126 Rogers Rd., York, Ontario
Why You Need To Go: If you're looking for something to test your capacity for spiciness, Rebozos says their traditional recipe from Jalisco, Mexico, is the one to try.
Address: 928 College St., Toronto, Ontario
Why You Need To Go: Tres Compadres offers a little spin on the birria tacos — their Puerto Vallarta-style dish comes with braised short ribs instead of slow-cooked beef.
The restaurant says it takes 36-48 hours of preparation to make — unfortunately, it will get eaten a lot more quickly.
Tacos Maria Bonita
Address: 4020 Dundas St. W, York, Ontario
Why You Need To Go: Tacos Maria Bonita is a ghost kitchen, which makes sense because their dishes look like they're to die for.
If you want to get a birria dinner for the family, this is the place to go — you can get a kilogram of braised beef birria tacos and a litre of consomme (with a few extras) for $50.
Tacos El Asador
Address: 689 Bloor St. W, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: It's the G.O.A.T birria taco — which of course means that it's actually goat meat, as the traditional dish entails.
Whether you get a soft taco or a soup, you'll know you're getting the O.G. birria experience.