SAN ANTONIO -- New Year's Day is approaching, and that means it'll be time to pull your chair up to the table for a nice hot bowl of menudo.
The traditional Mexican soup includes a red chili base, lime, chopped onions, and chopped cilantro and is popular because it's believed to be good for hangovers.
We counted up your nominations, and here are the top four...
El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant (#ElChaparral)
2838 N. Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX 78232
15103 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023
The Curve Restaurant (#TheCurve)
4379 SE Military Dr., San Antonio, TX.
Los Barrios Mexican Restaurant (#LosBarrios)
4223 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78212
Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia (#MiTierra)
218 Produce Row, San Antonio, TX 78207
News 4 WOAI viewers voted The Curve Mexican Restaurant (some still call it The Curve Drive-Inn) on Southeast Military Drive as having the best menudo in the city.
The Curve is a family-owned restaurant that’s been in San Antonio for more than 37-years.
“Thank you! We feel great!” manager Misty Robles told News 4 WOAI. “This is the first time we’ve ever won a plaque for anything, so we’re very excited, and thankful and grateful.”
But if you want menudo at The Curve, you have to come on Friday or Saturday.
“It’s the only two days that we have it,” explained Robles.
So what makes this menudo so good?
“Maria – our cook – she’s just awesome,” said Robles. “She’s been with us for over 30 years. She gets compliments on all her food – every day.”