Tripas Taco (Taquitos Ravi, Laredo)

Where It's From: Taquitos Ravi, 2919 San Bernardo Ave., Laredo, 956-728-7473

Why It's a Standout: Too many tripe tacos taste like, well, the rubbery intestines of a cow that have been washed, boiled, and cooked. But Taquitos Ravi, a mini-chain with five outposts on the northern bank of the Rio Grande, fries theirs up until they're crisp and golden brown with a melting-creamy interior, moistening the tortilla in with surprising decadence.