I couldn’t wait to try the birria tacos ($10) at Papi Chulo’s Taqueria after it opened in The Box Factory in early September.

When I first visited the taqueria shop, the beef tacos met every expectation. They were crispy on the outside, satisfyingly juicy on the inside and were made even more flavorful by a small bowl of Mexican beef broth for dipping. But there was something missing.

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Janay Wright is a Features Reporter at The Bend Bulletin. She worked in the non-profit field for five years before her love of words drew her to journalism in 2021. She spends most of her time trying to keep up with her puppy, an Alaskan Husky mix.

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