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Loca:.Birria&Elotes brings classic Mexican street food to St. Louis

Loca:.Birria&Elotes’ owner Cristina Arias began selling classic Mexican street food following a trip to visit family in California in 2018. While out west, she realized there were many treats she enjoyed that were hard to find in St. Louis. “People travel out of state to eat these foods,” Arias explained. “I thought, ‘Why not make authentic versions available here?’”

While it’s tough to resist the fresh, crispy birria tacos, it’s the elotes, or Mexican street corn, that truly shine. Served either on the cob or in a cup, grilled corn kernels are slathered with mayonnaise, butter, cheese and salty, spicy, citrus seasoning; adding Flaming Hot Cheetos dust coating is an absolute must. We also love the Loca Nachos, a decadent pile of juicy shredded beef, cheese, cilantro, onions and jalapeño atop a bed of said Cheetos.

While Arias has plans to open a brick-and-mortar location in the coming year, ordering is currently done online with pick-up available from her North County home. Stay up to date on weekly menu offerings, pop-up events and ordering schedules on their website and Facebook page.

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