Toronto, ON M5V 2L7
Behind the blue-framed windows covered in colourful painted jaguars, Birria Balam is home to authentic Mexican birria tacos. During many trips to Mexico, Chefs Kate Chomyshyn and Julio Guajardo were introduced to birria tacos made in Tijuana. The couple knew they had to bring it to Toronto and after researching the food and traditions of Mexico, they worked alongside Chef Matty Matheson to open Birria Balam. At the takeout counter surrounded by green plants, diners can order the Mexican dish both in the form of a crispy quesadilla or in a soft tortilla. These cheesy and juicy quesabirria and suave taco combos include a consomé, a drink, and roja and verde salsas.