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La Fe Chipotle Sauce- Where in Boston Area?

opinionatedchef Sep 25, 2012 07:43 PM

They use this as one of their table sauces at Howling Wolf in Salem, and I like it a bit better than the Day of the Dead version I've been mail ordering from La. Has anyone seen this at a Boston area (but not So. Shore)store? Thx much.

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    Madrid RE: opinionatedchef Sep 26, 2012 07:56 AM

    are you looking for chipotles in adobo (intense condiment), or chipotles in adobo mixed with other ingredients, like a salsa? If the former, I make it and would be happy to give you some.

    1. FinnFPM RE: opinionatedchef Sep 26, 2012 08:06 AM

      I'd have said Hi-Lo last year, but... maybe Sunrise Market in Allston? Or El Chavo in Roslindale?

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        Jenny Ondioline RE: opinionatedchef Sep 26, 2012 10:58 AM

        Both Mayfair and La Favorita in Allston carry La Fe products, I've never noticed a chipotle sauce in particular, but then, I've never looked for it.

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          Madrid RE: Jenny Ondioline Sep 26, 2012 11:01 AM

          I live in East somerville, mostly central american not mexican markets, but lots of crossover and I'll look around here.

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            opinionatedchef RE: Jenny Ondioline Oct 30, 2012 09:45 PM

            I followed your lead and tried both places last wk. La Fav didn't have it and i didn't see any La Fe products while i was looking. Mayfair had La Fe sauce picante (and Bufalo but not chipotle); phooey. I wonder about Union Sq stores.....

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              Madrid RE: opinionatedchef Nov 1, 2012 07:21 AM

              I tried Los Amigos Market and the Allisson Market on Broadway in East Somerville....they don't carry La Fe, do carry El Yucateco...

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                opinionatedchef RE: Madrid Nov 1, 2012 08:47 AM

                well thanks youall. odd, huh? guess i'll see if i can buy it from the folks at Howling Wolf in Salem(where they have it as a table sauce), and maybe i'll try the el yucateco too. thx again for being so thoughtful, de and m.

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            bear RE: opinionatedchef Sep 26, 2012 11:15 AM

            I checked in La Chapincita in Waltham today. No luck.

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              opinionatedchef RE: bear Sep 26, 2012 02:10 PM

              thx bear, et al. it is a sauce in a small 'shaker bottle' (wonder what that is called in the trade), prob just pureed chipotles and vinegar. i'll check out all the suggestions here.

            2. StriperGuy RE: opinionatedchef Sep 26, 2012 01:47 PM

              My favorite is Bufalo (correct spelling) brand which can sometimes be found at latino grocery stores, or ordered on line:


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                catsmeow RE: opinionatedchef Sep 26, 2012 03:19 PM

                I found this online and maybe this is it. It can be mail ordered. Scan 1/2 way down to hot sauce.

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                  Chicken with a Capon RE: catsmeow Sep 26, 2012 08:47 PM

                  a little further down is "very hot sauce"

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                  deglazer RE: opinionatedchef Oct 31, 2012 05:50 AM

                  Have you tried Cholula chipotle? Their regular hot sauce has been available for years in regular grocery stores. I started noticing the chipotle version more recently.


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                    opinionatedchef RE: deglazer Oct 31, 2012 10:56 PM

                    no, i'm not familiar with it; thx for the alert.

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                      deglazer RE: opinionatedchef Nov 1, 2012 07:01 AM

                      Was at La Internacional in Union Sq yesterday - no La Fe. But they do have the whole line of El Yucateco, including the chipotle. Love the Habanero one without the food coloring.

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                      StriperGuy RE: deglazer Nov 1, 2012 11:56 AM

                      I don't think the Cholula chipotle is nearly as good as the Bufalo. It tastes like they just added some chipotles to their regular sauce.

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                        9lives RE: StriperGuy Nov 1, 2012 12:10 PM

                        Agreed. I have the Bufalo in my fridge. I've tasted the Cholula and didn't see a reason to seek it out again.

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                          opinionatedchef RE: 9lives Nov 1, 2012 12:57 PM

                          thx so much; so now i will avoid that product. striper, they had regular but not chipotle bufalo at mayfair.

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                            opinionatedchef RE: opinionatedchef Nov 21, 2012 01:51 PM

                            So, the nice folks at Howling Wolf sold me some and told me they buy it at Compare Supermarket on Adams St. in Lynn. It's worth the drive!Deep rich round flavor/ not harsh/acidic. And while you're there, you can pick up some Roast Pork etc at La Fe (unrelated) right there!

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                              FinnFPM RE: opinionatedchef Nov 22, 2012 07:33 AM

                              Always nice when a thread has a happy ending.

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                              StriperGuy RE: opinionatedchef Nov 28, 2012 09:30 AM

                              They regular Bufalo is good, but the Chipotle is exceptional. My fav of any bottled Chipotle; I could eat it on breakfast cereal.

                      2. StriperGuy RE: opinionatedchef Jan 2, 2013 12:22 AM

                        Well I stumbled upon your sauce. In Waltham on Moody on the main drag heading up the hill from Margaritas about half way up, on your RIGHT is a new little Latino grocery. They have it.

                        I bought a bottle to try. In all fairness a thinnish vinegary sauce, a bit insipid (promise I am not trying to be mean) compared to the Bufalo brand chipotle which is rich, smokey, and unctuous. Unfortunately the only Bufalo stuff they had was the regular hot sauce.

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