Mexican Recipes for Hangovers
By Jade Arroyo
This city is known for being very Mexican and displaying a party culture, yet all is not fun and games the next day. Here is a small, comforting gastronomic post-celebratory guide. We have compiled the best recipes and folk remedies, infallible and delicious, to alleviate the dreaded hangover.
Hydration is something central to the recovery of your body, especially during the summer days with their strong sun. Commercial hydrating fluid is very good, but so is drinking fresh coconut water. In addition to hydrating, it prevents cramps, muscle wasting, and anemia. It’s also an antioxidant. You can buy your own coconut with a straw from the fruit carts around Centro or buy it bottled in Via Organica (Margarito Ledesma 3). If you are daring, pay a visit to the maker of potions in Josephine’s (Maria Grever 5), who prepares a detoxifying shot with apple cider vinegar, lemon, turmeric, and other secret ingredients that cut the alcohol’s effect.
According to a survey by the Atención team, there is hardly anyone (much less if they’re Mexican). Who does not like chilaquiles Tastes vary as to the level of heat, whether they are red or green, or have chicken or eggs, but we recommend that you try them at Lavanda (Hernandez Macias 87), Solecito Café (Canal 9), Cafe La Parroquia (Jesus 16), or Mamma Mia (Umaran 9).
Something fresh and light is much craved, from a refreshing ceviche, to a back to life cocktail that will make you feel great, not to mention the highly acclaimed aguachile. Your digestive system will also thank you. Enhance the effect by accompanying it with a michelada for the thirst or clamato to open your eyes, At Don Camaron, Libramiento Manuel Zavala.
This is a classic Mexican dish that is known to be an excellent ally in the most terrible moments of a hangover. It’s not the prettiest dish to look at, but those who eat it frequently do not hesitate to use it in this situation. The high temperature of this soup, with fresh handmade tortillas and added condiments, will make you sweat in the cool hours of the morning. We recommend the version prepared at Mamma Mia (Umaran 9), one of the most traditional restaurants in the city. Well served and reliably prepared, it will take sweat out of the devil.
Another classic Mexican food is also recommended for hangover time. The spicy energizing broth and lemon will make you come back to life while supplying delicious meat to fight hunger. Birria Xalisco is located on Salida a Celaya 81. They have a variety of sauces that will be hard to resist.
Barbacoa is a typical dish of lamb wrapped up in corn leaves and cooked in the ground. It is served here for breakfast and lunch, accompanied by lemon, onion, and cilantro. The most popular place is the Rodriguez Family Barbecue in the Tianguis, also known as La Placita, on Tuesdays and Sundays.