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Back from the Dead Cocktail at Tampico Mexican Restaurant

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Having trouble getting started after the long and festive holiday weekend? I suggest you visit Tampico Mexican Restaurant on Airline and order the famous Mexican seafood cocktail and hangover cure called a “Vuelve a la Vida.” The name means “return to life.” The cocktail is also called “Levanta Muertos” or “

back from the dead


The corpse-reviving concoction contains raw oysters, octopus, shrimp and crab in a sauce made of salsa, ketchup, onions, lime juice and cilantro, topped with a some avocado and served with saltines. And if that’s not enough to do the trick, get a couple of Coronas on the side. -- Robb Walsh

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