After trying out seven different places, it is time to share my top picks. My criteria for choosing the best menudo spots were based on flavor, texture, and overall quality of the dish. It was quite a journey trying them all out, but I'm confident you'll find something to your liking here.

So without further ado, buckle up and get ready to find out which places make Houston proud with their menudos!

La Guadalupana

La Guadalupana
🗺️ 2109 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006
☎️ 713-522-2301
🌐 Website
Sunday: 7 AM–2 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 7 AM–2 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM–2 PM
Thursday: 7 AM–2 PM
Friday: 7 AM–2 PM
Saturday: 7 AM–2 PM

I visited La Guadalupana for the first time a few months ago and have been returning ever since. The menudo here is simply outstanding. This is not just my opinion, but that of many of my friends who have accompanied me to this restaurant.

The staff at La Guadalupana are welcoming and friendly, making my experience here even better. Service is always attentive and timely; it's clear they care about their customers' satisfaction.

The menudo here is savory yet not overwhelmingly spicy, with a nice balance of flavors. The broth is especially flavorful - definitely one of the best I've had! They also offer plenty of accompaniments like cilantro, lime juice, onions, salsa and oregano which can be added to enhance the flavor.

All in all, my experiences at La Guadalupana have been nothing short of amazing! If you're ever looking for the best menudo in Houston, this place should be your go-to!

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Doña Maria

Doña Maria
🗺️ 2601 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003
☎️ 713-224-3317
🌐 Website
Sunday: 8 AM–2 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 8 AM–2 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM–2 PM
Thursday: 8 AM–2 PM
Friday: 8 AM–2 PM
Saturday: 8 AM–2 PM

When looking for a good bowl of menudo, it's important to have quality ingredients that are properly cooked and seasoned. Doña Maria does an outstanding job of mixing the right ingredients in perfect amounts. The broth is thick and has a great flavor due to the careful selection of herbs and spices. Plus, the pieces of beef tripe are cooked perfectly – they're tender yet still have a bit of chewiness.

I'd also like to mention that I found the service at Doña Maria to be excellent! Everyone was friendly and accommodating, which made my experience even better.

All in all, Doña Maria truly serves one of the best menudos in Houston! It's definitely worth visiting if you're ever in the area.

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La Casa Bakery & Cafe

La Casa Bakery & Cafe
🗺️ 1002 Hogan St, Houston, TX 77009
☎️ 713-485-6426
Sunday: 7:30 AM–3 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 7:30 AM–3 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM–3 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM–3 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM–3 PM

Their menudo is simply the best: it's savory and flavorful, with a great blend of spices and peppers. I love that they put their own special touch to the traditional ingredients. The beef is so tender you can practically cut through it with a spoon and the hominy adds a nice texture.

The portion size is just right too - not too big, but enough to fill me up! Plus, La Casa Bakery & Cafe always serves it piping hot - a must for an authentic menudo experience!

Overall, if you are looking for the best menudo in Houston, I highly recommend La Casa Bakery & Cafe. They have consistently high standards when it comes to preparing and serving their food, making them one of my favorite places to go for Mexican food.

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La Mexicana

La Mexicana
🗺️ 1018 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006
☎️ 713-521-0963
🌐 Website
Sunday: 7 AM–9 PM
Monday: 7 AM–10 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 7 AM–10 PM
Friday: 7 AM–11 PM
Saturday: 7 AM–11 PM

The menudo is unique and full of flavor, with a perfect balance of savory and spicy that I've yet to find elsewhere. The tortillas are incredibly fresh and go perfectly with the menudo.

I ordered their specialty dish which featured their famous homemade menudo with a side of fresh tortillas and some delicious refried beans, which were simply amazing. The service was also excellent—my waiter was friendly, attentive, and went out of his way to make sure I had a great experience.

Overall, La Mexicana is definitely worth a visit if you're looking for the best menudo in Houston!

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Puebla's Mexican Kitchen

Puebla's Mexican Kitchen
🗺️ 6320 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009
☎️ 713-426-9062
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 7 AM–3 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM–3 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM–3 PM
Thursday: 7 AM–3 PM
Friday: 7 AM–3 PM
Saturday: 8 AM–3 PM

The menudo here is absolutely delicious. It has a great combination of traditional Mexican flavors, including savory oregano, freshly chopped cilantro, and just the right amount of cumin. The meat used in the menudo is always fresh and the broth is flavorful without being overpowering.

I was also impressed with their excellent service - servers are friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu items. The restaurant itself is cozy and comfortable; you can feel like you're at home while you enjoy your meal.

Overall, I would highly recommend Puebla's Mexican Kitchen for anyone looking for the best menudo in Houston. You won't be disappointed!

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Cielito Cafe

Cielito Cafe
🗺️ 1915 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006
☎️ 832-409-5253
🌐 Website
Sunday: 8 AM–2:30 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 8 AM–2:30 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM–2:30 PM
Thursday: 8 AM–2:30 PM
Friday: 8 AM–2:30 PM
Saturday: 8 AM–2:30 PM

The taste and flavor of their menudo is like no other. From the savory broth, to the right amount of spice, it is truly a work of art. I can honestly say that it's one of the best menudos I've ever had.

In terms of presentation and atmosphere, Cielito Cafe certainly lives up to its name (cielito meaning "little heaven"). The restaurant has a cozy and inviting atmosphere, making you feel at home while enjoying your meal. The service is also incredibly friendly, with staff always willing to help if you're having any issues.

Overall, Cielito Cafe's menudo is the best in Houston. Whether it's for casual dining or a nice evening out with friends and family, this restaurant should be at the top of your list!

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Mi Sombrero

Mi Sombrero
🗺️ 3401 N Shepherd Dr #4, Houston, TX 77018
☎️ 713-862-7244
🌐 Website
Sunday: 7 AM–8 PM
Monday: 7 AM–8 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM–8 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM–8 PM
Thursday: 7 AM–8 PM
Friday: 7 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 7 AM–9 PM

I've enjoyed the mild flavor of their rich broth, accompanied by a variety of toppings. From pork cracklings to freshly chopped cilantro and jalapenos (which add that spicy kick), Mi Sombrero always seems to get it spot on.

Their array of salsas, like the chunky guacamole, bring out the flavors in their menudo even more! I find myself craving Mi Sombrero's menudo often because no other restaurant has been able to match their unique style.

I would highly recommend trying Mi Sombrero if you're looking for the best menudo in Houston. You won't be disappointed.

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Jen Norman

Jen is a Houston born native with a knack for spotting the top restaurants and businesses in town. She loves to read and play with her 3 dogs - Charlie, Cheddar, and Cheezit