Where to get Menudo aka the Ultimate Hangover Cure

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Hangover BeGone

Other than drinking more or not drinking at all, the way to banish hangovers is to spoon up some menudo. Made from tripe with a large charge of hot chilies, a fragrant blast of epazote, and (usually) hominy, it is served in Mexican restaurants throughout the Southwest, often only on weekends — a visceral comfort food of the kill-or-cure school of gastronomy.

Where it’s Made Best

Below are five restaurants that serve the best menudo we have been able to find in the States. Close to the border locations are Border Taco and Los Jarritos, both in Southern Arizona, as well as Garcia’s Kitchen in New Mexico. Other two locations we have found are Rosita’s in Nebraska and 3 Caminos in South Carolina.

1

Border Taco

An inconspicuous Douglas, Arizona, taqueria, Border Taco serves good food beyond tacos, from breakfast burritos to chimichangas and weekend menudo.

2

Los Jarritos

Los Jarritos is a 12th Avenue cafe where Tucsonians come to eat and chat and enjoy traditional Sonoran fare from green corn tamales to hangover-cure menudo.

3

Garcia’s Kitchen

Garcia's is a fun, friendly place (7 locations in Albuquerque) that serves some of the best New Mexican food, especially breakfast, available any time.

4

Rosita’s

A friendly Nebraska cafe with south-of-the-border décor, Rosita's makes everything from scratch, even the amazing puffy corn chips.

5

3 Caminos

A restaurant in the back room of an old South Carolina gas station, 3 Caminos serves wonderful from-scratch Mexican fare along with brilliant house-made salsas.