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Menudo near UCLA

Scotty Nov 27, 2006 09:00 PM

With the cool rainly Monday morning I was thinking a nice big bowl of menudo would be GREAT. Where to go? Maybe I can wait until the weekend, but I'd rather not.

I live in Westwood (and BTW isn't it sort of funny that mexican food is hard to find close to UCLA?? or is just me).

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    belladre Nov 29, 2006 01:43 AM

    I believe I saw menudo on the menu at Monte Alban (on Santa Monica Blvd.) on the weekends...

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    1. re: belladre
      Eat_Nopal Nov 29, 2006 02:31 AM

      The only problem is that neigther serves sparkling wines... menudo, plain sopes, wedge of queso fresco & sparkling wine that is the only way I have it.

    2. Eat_Nopal Nov 29, 2006 12:41 AM

      The Talpa is mediocre... Juquila is your better option.

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        TracyS Nov 28, 2006 04:05 PM

        I was at Juquila on Saturday and noticed they serve menudo and pozole on Saturdays and Sundays. Might be worth a try.

        The place is located on Santa Monica Blvd just east of Barrington.

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        1. re: TracyS
          Scotty Nov 28, 2006 10:28 PM


          I'll give both Juquila and The Talpa a try one day soon and report back.

          Hey...everyone should at least try menudo (just close your eyes!). If you like mexican food you'll like menudo.

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          JBC Nov 28, 2006 03:29 PM

          An old UCLA alumni friend, who's been going there since his student days, recommended I try The Talpa. I've eaten at the bar watching T.V. while the person sitting next to me was consuming it. I personally have never eaten Menudo, but his looked very tempting...

          The Talpa
          11751 W Pico Blvd. (Between Granville & Barrington Ave.)
          (310) 479-9884 or 478-3353

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          1. re: JBC
            wilafur Nov 28, 2006 04:24 PM

            i agree. talpa is a good sit down mexican joint. their combos are huge, reasonably priced and tasty! however, i have not tried the menudo there though.

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