For those put off by the idea of offal in tortillas, the key, when it comes to tripitas, chopped tubes of beef intestines, is to order the filling fried. What’s passed through the window of this East Side walkup taco hut—a popular late-night haunt—has a savory pork-rind crunch. Less adventurous but equally good is the lengua a la Mexicana, beef tongue stewed with tomatoes, onions and jalapeños evoking rich brisket.
12025 Rojas Dr., 915-849-7276. 12025 Rojas Dr, 915-849-7276. Open Mon–Thur 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Fri & Sat 11 a.m.–1 a.m., Sun noon–11 p.m.