Taco Tuesday: Birria (lamb) taco at El Borrego de Oro

lamb taco

The lamb on this taco is shredded but it hits you with the animal’s gamey essence like a lamb chop straight to the head. The meat is braised tender in a mild stew of tomatoes and onions and finished on the griddle. That leaves chunks and wisps that range from lush and fatty to lean and crispy at the edges. The accompanying cilantro and brightens the profile, but this is a taco made for mood lighting.

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Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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