Vuelve a la Vida

In this year's SAVEUR 100, we take stock of our favorite things: recipes, people, places. We consider every last one a new classic.

This seafood cocktail is the most delicious hangover cure we've ever tasted. Vuelve a la vida, or "return to life" in English, includes such seafood as poached shrimp and squid, raw clams and oysters, and snapper ceviche swimming in a sauce of tomato juice, ketchup, and a spicy pico de gallo. At Mexico's beachfront restaurants and urban cevicherias, the dish is served in a chilled goblet with creamy avocado slices and a side of saltines. The combination is cool, spicy, and satisfying, and fulfills on vuelve a la vida's promise.