Taking the birria taco game to new heights is Chololo in Fairfield Chase Plaza. These guys decided to hop on the birria train after witnessing the digital frenzy across 2020. “It initially started as a craving fueled by a bombardment of birria tacos on social media. We decided to make our own and after a while and saw that a lot of other Sydneysiders wanted to try it too. That’s when we decided we should open up shop.”
Opening from 5.30pm - 10.30pm, Chololo targets the street food crowd, which is where birria tacos really shine (although, in Tijuana, where a lot of the LA scene draws inspo, this is breakfast food).
Chololo serves up birria beef stew encased in a warm tortilla brushed with soupy goodness and fried to crispy perfection with onion and coriander. If the crispy cheese casing and fresh lime aren’t enough, you’ll also get a dipping cup of birria stew to soak your tortilla in. Ooof.
The Chololo crew are not hardline traditionalists either and have concocted a birria ramen too, which is just the pinnacle of cross-cultural mash-ups. Come early, and expect to queue. This is one of Sydney's most popular streetfood concepts right now.
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