Sunday, March 1, 2009

Tacos Fitos Tijuana - Blazing the Birria de Res

On my way to Ensenada this weekend I stopped at Fitos Tacos in Tijuana for my ritual morning snack of Birria de Res (Beef slow-Braised in rich chile rub). There are many two-wheeled tented vendor kitchens in the city but this one works wonders.

Fitos Cart

Fitos Birria

The menu is fairly simple at Fitos. You can choose Tacos Birria de Res,Tacos Tripa de Res, or Birria consommé. The tacos here are top notch. Corn tortillas are crisped over the grill and dipped in the juices from the birria. The juicy beef is chopped up, and the broth and salsa is then ladled over the beef and garnished with chopped onion and cilantro. Squeeze some lime, lean over and enjoy.

Fitos Birria Taco

My favorite thing to order is "campechana", which is a mix of tripa and birria . If you never tried this mix its wonderful. The crispness of the tripa married with the tender juicy Birria is a sheer delight. Something else that’s a delight is watching the assembly of your taco. The taquero masters here will blow your mind with their efficiency. Words cant describe this so I put together a video of the taco mastery. Note:This video was not sped up.



I cant thank streetgourmetla enough for guiding me to this place. Tacos Fitos is opened from 5:30am to 1:30pm 7 days a week. It’s located just 5 min from the border at Fransisco Javier Mina #14 Zona Rio. Fitos is next to Tacos El Gordo and directly across from Mercado Hildago. Mercado Hildago is an amazing central market which I will cover soon.


Here is another source of info I found this guy is great!
http://www.ericrench.com/MEXICO/TIJUANA/FOOD/RIO/FITOS/index.htm
More sources
http://www.bajalife.com/bordercrossing/diningfoodstands.html
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/519629

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

dude that guy is quick on them tacos !!! nice video massa ass

CH

Anonymous said...

Dios mio me encanta el caldito de birria bueno para la cruda!

acrosstheborder said...

This is such a tasty blog! What a great idea. Look forward to getting tips for new places to try in Baja.

KirkK said...

Hey MA - Another fabulous post!

Masa Assassin said...

CH - Yes that taquero knows what hes doing for sure

AN - Gracias por sus comentarios

Acrosstheborder - Thanks so much I will be providing more

Kirk- Thanks so much! Im working on a Tijuana open air market which will be a mmm-yoso!!! tribute :P

Anonymous said...

TJ makes me Happy....classic
I played this video on my laptop in the car on the way up to snowboarding...
the cougar Hunter

Paula Pereira said...

I wish we had food like that around here! Guess I will have to learn how to make it! Do you know where I can find a recipe like that?

Thank you, your blog makes me hungry!

Juan and Farra Mirón Good said...

Nice jugo toss on the taco, and great video footage. Around the corner from there is also a great place to eat tacos de birria. I forget the name of it, but you will see a bunch of people out there. Its on the east side of the Mercado Hidalgo, and its the one that has a seating space behind the stand.

Masa Assassin said...

Hi Paula, you can follow my recipe for Birria De chivo and use cow instead for Birria De Res here is the recipe.

http://masaassassin.blogspot.com/2009/04/birria-de-chivo-recipe-goat-stew.html

Hi Juan Thanks! We need to go Taco Hunting together some day :)