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La Fe Chipotle Sauce- Where in Boston Area?

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

      1. 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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        1. re: Jenny Ondioline

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

          1. re: Jenny Ondioline

            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.....

            1. re: opinionatedchef

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

              1. re: Madrid

                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.

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

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            1. re: bear

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


              1. 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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                1. re: catsmeow

                  a little further down is "very hot sauce"

                2. 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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                  1. re: deglazer

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

                    1. re: opinionatedchef

                      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.

                    2. re: deglazer

                      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.

                      1. re: StriperGuy

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

                        1. re: 9lives

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

                          1. re: opinionatedchef

                            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!

                            1. re: opinionatedchef

                              Always nice when a thread has a happy ending.

                            2. re: opinionatedchef

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

                      2. 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.