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May 23, 2009 07:41 AM

menudo in lower Manhattan?

Looking for menudo tomorrow morning but I won't be able to venture too far from lower Manhattan as I'll have a toddler in tow. Any possibilities?

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  1. I read about El Maguey y La Tuna on E. Houston. Haven't tried it yet. I'll probably go this weekend to try out the Pozole. They offer a tripe soup called "Pancita" which may be Menudo-like.

    Truth be told, I've resorted to Juanita's canned menudito and doctored it up with lots of lime, some of grandma's chile de polvo, and tons of chopped onions and cilantro.

    El Maguey y La Tuna
    321 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

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    1. re: jorgissimo

      I went to El Maguey y La Tuna and had the Pancita. It's not that different than menudo; they add garbanzos instead of hominy (not that Menudo is traditionally served with hominy, but its much more common than garbanzos). Its a Puebla thing. I enjoyed it!

    2. I thought the menudo at Centrico in Tribeca was fantastic. A little more upscale (ie. expensive), but they keep it pretty traditional sports a very clean flavor profile. Their braised short ribs are equally as good.

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