My friends on the coast as well as the ones in Morelia say the best birria is to be found in tierra caliente regions. I would have to agree. Cuatro Caminos, the gateway into Apatzingán, has the best I've ever had anywhere. I have sampled - more than sampled, I indulged - the birria here in Morelia - where you are more likely to find it prepared with garbanzo beans, a nice touch, and at several places on the coast in Lázaro Cárdenas and in Guacamayas. Really, it's all good.
I couldn't tell you the name of the place but after you exit the autopista and come the kilometro up to the glorietta hand a right and it's near that corner. Best tortillas anywhere! Hot off the comal they just keep bringing them. They are likely to be sold out soon after noon, birria is a breakfast item here.
Every trip for the coast or tierra caliente I will leave out of Morelia early and look forward to stopping after about two hours into my journey for that excellent birria and those most excellent tortillas the likes of which I cannot find anywhere else. And it's just getting that time when the day is warming-up so a cervesa with that birria tops it off just right.
Cuatro Caminos is like a part of Nueva Italia and the offramp for this is the one for Apatzingán, You just have to try it sometime. There is no meal here I look forward to more.