Tuetano Taqueria: A Destination for Slow-Cooked Birria

If you’re a fan of Mexican cuisine, then you’ve likely heard of Tuetano Taqueria. This acclaimed restaurant, recently relocated to the Old Town Urban Market, has made a name for itself with its signature dish – birria.

Birria is a traditional Mexican dish that is slow-cooked to perfection, resulting in juicy, tender meat that is infused with the flavors of spices, cinnamon, garlic, and onions. The birria at Tuetano Taqueria is made from beef and is simmered in a rich adobo sauce for 36 hours. The meat is then braised and simmered in a signature sauce for an additional 12 hours, creating a taste that is truly unforgettable.

At Tuetano Taqueria, birria is served with warm tortillas, allowing diners to make their own tacos with the juicy, shredded meat. A popular addition to the dish is the inclusion of roasted bone marrow, which adds an extra burst of flavor and a unique texture. With its slow-cooked, braised meat and aromatic spices, birria is a dish that appeals to all the senses.

The San Diego Reader has described this birria as “totally delicious,” and it’s easy to see why. At Tuetano Taqueria, Chef Priscilla Curiel has perfected her birria recipe over eight years of catering and pop-ups before opening the restaurant in San Ysidro in 2018. With its Michelin-honored birria, Tuetano Taqueria has earned a reputation as a must-try for those who are looking for a truly authentic culinary experience.

With its outdoor dining area, bar, and large kitchen, Tuetano Taqueria is a great destination for those looking for a relaxed and enjoyable dining experience. So if you’re in the mood for a slow-cooked, flavorful, and truly delicious meal, head to Tuetano Taqueria and treat yourself to a taste of birria. You won’t regret it!


  • Sun-Wed: 11-7pm
  • Thu-Sat: 11-8pm

Phone – (619) 856-7013

Address – 2540 Congress St, San Diego, CA 92110

Website – instagram.com/tuetanotaqueria1