You either love menudo, or you hate it. But to many lovers of the border's wondrous cuisine, menudo has magical restorative powers. That rich, red (or white), pungent, aromatic soup—made from scrupulously trimmed and cleaned tripe, hominy and a cow's hoof, plus add-ins like cilantro, green onion, crushed chile and lemon—can revive the soul. And come Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings; Micha's has the best.
2. El Minuto Café
354 S. Main Ave.882-4145; www.elminutocafe.com
3. Mi Nidito
1813 S. Fourth Ave.622-5081; www.minidito.net