Chilaquiles. It’s been called the Mexican hangover cure for its amazing restorative powers. I call it the cure for whatever’s gnawing at your craw.
All the requisite mood/metabolism enhancers are present and accounted for here: Fried, spicy, cheesy and meat.
Vegetables take an appropriately supportive role in the form of guacamole (yes!), a tomato wedge (no!) and refried beans (yes or no, depending on the company).
La Texanita knows what you need, playah. Their version: A layer of super-thick fried tortillas swimming in green salsa, topped with chicken and lots of cojito cheese. Added benefit: Enough garlic to keep your enemies/unfortunate hook-ups at bay for days. Now that’s a cure-all.
Best bets: Located on Sebastopol Ave., Texanita is a perennial taqueria favorite for locals, with constantly changing daily specials. Avoid the obvious: A serious burritophile friend got burned by the lackluster pollo asado. Weekends are for serious eaters, with posole, menudo and goat on the menu.
La Texanita, 1667 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa, 707.576.8805