Julio Guajardo and Kate Chomyshyn — the husband-and-wife chef team who helped get Quetzal off to its great start and then unexpectedly upped and left — are now in the taco business with Matty Matheson. Their Spadina Avenue pop-up purveys two versions of that social media darling of tacodom: birria. Neither features the goat you would expect in Jalisco. Instead, they are copiously stuffed with shredded beef, or beef and cheese, and then packaged, three to a box, with containers of the fatty braising liquid, chopped onion and cilantro, and two salsas. The tortillas (from Maizal, on Ossington) are extremely good. A proper restaurant is expected to follow by year’s end.
Photo Credit: Jacob Richler