Straight Outta Compton: Birria de Chivo aka The Gordita Spot

Birria de Chivo truck

Birria de Chivo truck

 

I’ve wanted to go to Compton’s Alameda Street for street food for years. I finally made it out a couple of weekends ago to the Birria de Chivo truck aka The Gordita Spot. They’re known for their goat stew (birria– which is what birria de chivo means) and I since I saw they were known for their gorditas, we got one as well. Other friends tried both their beef and goat tacos. They liked the goat tacos a bit more.

After we ate, we were so stuffed, we didn’t try the nearby mariscos, grilled chicken, pupusas and a few other tacos spots along Alameda. On our way to the food truck, I spotted a few other street food set-ups so maybe I’ll plan my food crawl a bit better next time.

big plate of birria

big plate of birria

 

I shared with a friend and a plate of birria, a gordita and two drinks came out to a measly $10.

Plus we got extra tortillas to go with our leftovers. Yes, leftovers. It’s a filling meal. And it comes with soup!

consomme

consomme

 

The consomme is good though not as good as the consomme I had over in the Pinata District here in Downtown Los Angeles. DTLA’s Mercado Olympic might have an edge on this simple broth.

birria gordita

birria gordita

 

We found the gordita a bit dry but with squirt of lime and a liberal dousing of salsa roja, we were on our way to the G-spot, er, Gordita spot!

As the day grew warmer, we also had a couple of raspados from the neighboring ladies shaving ice for the neighborhood. And was that a corn guy swinging through? Hey elote man, I’ll take one with all the butter you got! Just kidding… saving that for another time. I might still be full of birria.

Birria de Chivo aka The Gordita Spot

corner of Alameda and E. Oris Streets, Compton, CA 90220

 

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