Pizzabirria is made of layers of flour tortillas, tender beef, and lots of melted cheese. Serve with consommé for dunking. It’s a must for any meat lover.
PHOTOS: RIKI TAGLIAPIETRA

Kenosha Eats: Pizzabirria

New on the scene, Tacos El Fuego has a menu item that is a huge hit
Riki Tagliapietra

By Riki TagliapietraKENOSHA.COM

With a proven track record in marketing and operations in the local restaurant industry, Tagliapietra shares his love of Kenosha and all of its tasty offerings through his weekly food column.

The Restaurant:

Tacos El Fuego, is a local food truck that has been turning heads with its incredibly popular take on birria and other Mexican food items.

The Featured Dish:

Pizzabirria — Slow-stewed, seasoned beef & cheese between two skillet-crisped tortillas and sliced pizza-style for easy dipping.

Pizzabirria

The Flavor and The Story:

Tacos El Fuego is a spectacular example of Kenosha’s growing mobile food scene.

Since January of 2022, this crew has been redefining the expectations of quality and creativity associated with a taco truck.

The star of the show here is a delicious style of tacos made famous in recent years by its great flavor and Instagram-worthy coloring — birria.

Birria, pronounced like Beer-yuh, is a seasoned and stewed chuck roast that is generally served with chihuahua cheese in a tortilla that has been stained red by the stew marinade.

If this succulent and flavorful concept wasn’t good enough already, it’s best enjoyed when dipped in consommé made from the beef stew.

Tacos El Fuego menu

For the Pizzabirria, instead of being assembled into tacos, the tender, flavorful birria is sandwiched between large layered tortillas that have been crisped and seasoned.

It’s basically a giant crispy quesadilla with birria meat, but the crispy tortillas allow it to be picked up and enjoyed just like a slice of pizza.

It’s even crispy enough to survive multiple consommé baths and still remain a hand-held food.

If you haven’t tried this unique dish, or you already love birria, head to the Tacos El Fuego truck as soon as you can. You can thank me later. 

The Pizzabirria is available any time the truck is open for a cost of $18, and it’s more than enough food to split with a hungry friend. 

Tacos El Fuego is a mobile food business that can be found at many outdoor events as well as their steady location at 3404 52nd Street. Follow them on their Facebook Page to stay up to date on their menus and schedules.

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