A Mexican restaurant located on south Hydraulic recently reopened. I made a promise to myself to visit the place the moment I heard they were ready to start serving customers again. A lot has changed since my last visit so here’s out updated review of Birrieria Tito.
2815 S Hydraulic
Wichita, Kansas 67216
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 6pm
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm
If you’ve never been, Birrieria Titos is in the former Moe’s Sub Shop space. They’ve done a great job over the years in brightening and livening up the interior. The inside was much more inviting and happy.
The restaurant originally specialized in birria and have since offered not just beef birria but lamb as well. But on my particular visit, I opted to try their menudo aka tripe stew as stated on their menu. I also ordered a tostada de camaron. For one dollar, I also ordered a small cup of consommé.
Menudo isn’t something I’ve blogged about much. Most typical menudo recipes include broth, or pozole, made with hominy and other seasonings, and then tripe aka the edible lining from the cow’s stomach. It’s not a dish for everyone. My bowl was very aromatic and filled with a generous amount of meaty tripe chunks. The flavor of the broth was light similar to a tortilla soup. Bits of hominy floated throughout the bowl. The tripe was also very mild in flavor. There was so much of it that I think it could have been shared by two people.
I also loved the tostada de camaron which had nice chunks of shrimp on it with a big blast of citrus acidity which would be toned down by the avocado.
As for the consommé, I really loved its strong beefy flavor. It’s something I love to just sip on throughout a meal. I ended up getting another cup to go with me.
After a great meal, I decided to order more food to take home with me. I had some quesabirria, a couple of tacos with asada, and then two more tostadas. Nothing says, “I love you, family” than bringing home some delicious food for everyone at home.
Lastly, I want to add that the lady who runs the restaurant is one of the hardest working people in the business. As many of you know, the restaurant has been on some hard times and they deserve all the love in the world. They’ve been hit with tragedy and now look ahead to offering the city some amazing food.
Here’s their menu:
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