REVIEW: QuesaBirria Tacos from Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill at Disney California Adventure
On our most recent visit to Disney California Adventure, we stopped for lunch at Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill in Pacific Wharf. We’re always up for tacos and decided to try the QuesaBirria.
QuesaBirria Tacos – $11.99
Braised Beef and Cheese Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa and Consomé
QuesaBirria is a hybrid of a quesadilla (melted cheese in a tortilla) and Birria (shredded beef stew with spices), a modern twist on two traditional dishes. This iteration features shredded beef cooked in Birria broth, folded into a quesadilla, and deep fried.
The beef has been slow-cooked, so it’s tender and oozing that amazing orange grease that stains your fingers and says you’re about to eat something delicious. It flows from these small tacos and gets everywhere, which is to say, you might want to grab a stack of napkins.
The consomé is meant for dipping, to replicate the Birria stew as you eat the taco. The deep fried crunchy taco softens a bit as you dunk it, though, so we just ate the consomé as a soup side dish and enjoyed the tacos with the tomatillo salsa.
The flavors in this are wonderful. The cheese is melty, the beef is soft and flavorful, and the deep fried crunchiness really makes for a good taco. As far as theme park food goes, these are pretty darn good. Overall, this is a great taco plate that will satisfy your cravings. We recommend it.