It has been around two weeks in Los Angeles, and I have taken the liberty to try every taco place I encounter. So far, I’ve hit 10 different spots ranging from taco stands to trucks. Let me just say that they have all been fantastic. My go-to is always a carne asada and fish taco. I find that they are the best indicators of what makes a taco place stand out for me. However, two days ago I was finally able to get my hands on an authentic birria taco, a dish I‘ve been craving for the longest time. Firme Tacos was the name of the taco stand I stumbled upon with the fantastic dish. The birria taco dipped inside the consommé was a phenomenal experience that I believe everyone should try.
Jonathan Zhang is a senior in the television, radio and film program at the Newhouse School.