My family and I dined at this newly opened restaurant recently and to say it was a success would be an understatement. I have written yelp reviews in the past, but I have never been created a whole yelp profile for a restaurant until I went to Birria Mania, and I just felt compelled to do so. We got the mangonada drink to start and it maintained the perfect balance of sweet and sour tang with a hint of savory spice, and was a great slushy texture.
Food wise we ordered beef tacos with consummé, chicken mulitas, beef ramen, beef philly cheesesteak, chicken birria pizza, and chicken dorito nachos. The beef and chicken was tender across the board, with an intense depth of flavor. The consummé was rich and flavorful and was the perfect accompaniment for the taco. The chicken mulitas had cotija cheese on top, which provided a contrast to the mozzarella on the inside. The ramen was essentially noodles in the consummé with a hard shell taco inside. The taco shell remained crispy despite being in the consummé, which provided much needed textural contrast to the noodles, which were slightly overcooked. But again, the richness and dimension of the consummé made it taste as if it was cooked down for hours. The beef philly cheesesteak was impeccable, with a solid bread to meat to cheese ratio, and what tied it all together were the pickled red onions, which were, dare I say, the star of the evening. They gave the heavy sandwich a much needed burst of acidity and freshness. The chicken birria pizza was a great pull apart item with the perfect ratio of chicken to tortilla, making it easy to eat, and we still went for the consummé as a dip and it was a stellar bite. Lastly, we got the dorito nachos with chicken, which did not hold up well against the rest of the dishes. There was too much spicy drizzle (chamoy, I think), and it clashed with the dorito and cheese flavor profile, but my picky sister enjoyed it so that's good.
I know I spoke a lot about the food my family and I ordered, but that wasn't even the best part of our time at Birria Mania. This would be the impeccable service and hospitality we were shown. They were extremely accommodating to my brother, who has a disability, and truly went above and beyond to make our experience a positive one. The waiters were also just very polite and professional and put together, despite only being open for a week, and our food was served pretty fast considering the full dining room. Even as a crowd began to form outside the door and all the tables were full, the workers remained poised and efficiently spoke to all of them, and it was all conducted in a very organized way. It was just so difficult to fathom that this had been one of their first days open. The ambiance, of course, was also very hip and inviting, with colorful sombreros stuck on the ceiling and loud music. Across the board, it was a fantastic experience; we went for the food and will definitely be returning for both the food and the service now! Solid 8/10 :)
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