I’ve written about this place when it was known as Birrieria Ocotlán. There has been a change and it appears the place is back to different ownership and is going back to its roots as Birrieria Raymundo. It’s a little Mexican restaurants that specializes in all things birria.
If you need a reminder on what birria is, it is a Mexican dish from the state of Jalisco. The dish is a spicy stew, traditionally made from goat meat or mutton, but occasionally from beef or chicken. It’s also a popular soup that’s great for hangovers.
124 E 21st St N
Wichita, KS 67214
Thursday – Monday: 9am – 4pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
When you go, be sure to park in back just north of the building. Then you can enter in from the back and walk into the restaurant.
On my visit, I randomly ran into Jeremy aka ‘Fert the Foodie’ so this review ended up being our first collaboration. We both took a quick glance at the menu and just ordered the birria. Based off of my visit when it was Birrieria Ocotlan, I kind of had an idea what to expect.
The first dish they brought us was birria en consomé. It is a warm broth that has been soaking in goat meat and goat bones for days. You can then dress it up with chiles, onions, cilantro or jalapenos. It was light yet so incredibly delicious. There was also a nice small bit of heat to it. It was one of those meals that felt like it was hugging every part of your body as it went down your throat. We both thoroughly enjoyed it.
The next bowl was the birria en su salsa which was goat meat in their homemade salsa. For those unfamiliar with birria, it’s so unique than to any other soup you can find in town. There were chunks of goat swimming in the salsa; some attached to the bone and others roaming freely. The goat was very lean and tender with the salsa adding a spicy, rich flavor that I think anybody would love. While the spice was probably a 2 or 3 on a ten scale, there were pickled jalapenos you could add to it. Tortillas were also supplied which you could use to dip into the salsa or make little tacos.
Since we had bottled waters, the meals cost us $15 which included tax. I think it’s $13 if you choose not to get a bottled water.
I just love birria and they do it the traditional way at Birrieria Raymundo. It’s great to see them extend their hours of operation to not just the weekends. This is a meal you need to try if you want to expand your horizons. Thanks again to Fert for the assist.
Here’s the menu (tacos are $3, not sure about everything else):
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