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Taco No. 3: In the running for Tucson's best birria

Taco No. 3: In the running for Tucson's best birria

You'll know you're there when you see the abandoned TV rental place that's covered with decaying wall art. In the dirt lot next door, there's a bright yellow taco truck with a sign that reads "Tacos de cabeza 99 cents." The business run by Guaymas-native Rosario Palomares is called El Ta' Comiendo. Because, eating luscious, meaty tacos is what you'll want to do ...

It's all very simple. Four meats — cabeza, birria, asada and adobada — topped with your choice of diced onions, cabbage, radiant red chile and a vegetal green tomatillo salsa. Hearty tortillas from Alejandro's Tortilla Factory just down the street are barely enough to hold in the stew of tender shredded beef known as birria. The juice is going to seep out all over the plate, and probably your face while you're eating. But you will keep going, and it will be the highlight of your day. 

Weird fact: You can also order big cups of cabeza and birria and take them to-go. 

Location: Southwest corner of South Twelfth Avenue and West Drexel Road.

Phone: 520-304-1242

Hours: 6 a.m. to around 3 p.m. every day

Payment: Cash only

Contact Andi Berlin at On Twitter: @AndiBerlin

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