When it comes to cheap eating, there’s nothing better than a greasy, fatty and meaty street chorizo. Located just five minutes from my apartment in the neighbourhood of Policarpa, is probably my favourite chorizo stand in all of Bogota. I’d give you a name except I only know of it as Don Luis’ chorizo stand.
I discovered this place as a friend of mine recommended it to me one day when we were having one of our lengthy chats about our latest favourite spot in Colombian eats. She described it as a mix between a chorizo and a longaniza (a spicy sausage from the region of Boyacá) which immediately got me salivating as I happen to love both. I had actually seen Don Luis on quite a number of occasions as his stand forms part of the local butcher where I do my weekly meat shop but for some reason I never tried out his product.
Just by looking at the parilla (grill) lined up with meaty gold makes my mouth water.
A lot of chorizos are either too dry, too greasy or far too heavy on the spices whereas Don Luis’ chorizos strike the perfect balance between juicy meat and good flavour. The chorizos can be eaten solo, with potato and yuca or if you’re up for it, you can also get a generously buttered cheese arepa on the side. He also sells these mini cocktail size chorizos but I always opt for the regular chorizo.
I love that the chorizos are chopped up into little bite size pieces giving you the false sensation that you’re innocently snacking and not in fact going overboard on the cholesterol. Warning: this is a very filling “snack”.
Props must be given to Don Luis for being one of the very few vendors in the city who make an Aji (Colombian hot sauce) that’s actually spicy. Drowse that bastard liberally over your chorizo and potatoes and you’re good to go.
Tasty and ready in minutes – these glorious tubes of meat and fat are the perfect mid morning or mid afternoon filler.