Thursday, January 03, 2013


If you are ever in Melaque, walk down to the plaza, or cuadrado.  Look toward the bay and find the corner with the disco on the second floor.  Take that street and walk in the direction of the bay on the right side of the street.  You will come to a busy walk through in the center of this long block.  Go right into the dark covered cut through, past the fish market and the meat market. In the center of this block you will pass a restaurant with two big vats boiling directly in the front entrance.  This is the place where you can get a huge meal of a birria. 

Birria is made using a base of dried, roasted peppers combined with read meat, usually goat meat.  It is boiled for over 16 hours which creates a flavorful broth and very tender meat. It is typically served in a bowl with a large portion of meat soaked in the broth with corn tortillas, onion, cilantro, and lime.  The recipe is originally from Jalisco and so it very popular in Melaque.  Our little restaurant is the place to go to get this meal. I can tell you that it is one of the most flavorful meals we have had here.

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