Birria is a spicy stew originally made with goat meat. However today, it can be made with beef, veal, pork or chicken. Birria comes from the Mexican state of Jalisco. The city of Cocula, Jalisco is considered the birthplace of the dish.
Restaurants or street carts that serve birria are known as birrierias and exist throughout Mexico, but especially in Jalisco and its capital, Guadalajara.
Defintion: “birriero” (birria maker)
Birria is often served at celebrations such as weddings quinceaneras, baptisms and other holidays like Christmas and Easter. It also has a reputation as a hangover remedy so it normally eaten in the mornings and early afternoon.
Preparation techniques vary, but the dish is often served with corn tortillas, onion, and lime. Traditionally, the meat is marinated in adobo spices. Neighboring Mexican states have their own variations of the dish: ex. (the birria estilo Zacatecas of Zacatecas and the birria de Colima of Colima)