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.
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.
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.