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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.

  1. StriperGuy 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.

    1. d
      deglazer 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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      1. re: deglazer
        opinionatedchef Oct 31, 2012 10:56 PM

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

        1. re: opinionatedchef
          deglazer 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.

        2. re: deglazer
          StriperGuy 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.

          1. re: StriperGuy
            9lives 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.

            1. re: 9lives
              opinionatedchef 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.

              1. re: opinionatedchef
                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!

                1. re: opinionatedchef
                  FinnFPM Nov 22, 2012 07:33 AM

                  Always nice when a thread has a happy ending.

                2. re: opinionatedchef
                  StriperGuy 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.

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            catsmeow 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 Sep 26, 2012 08:47 PM

              a little further down is "very hot sauce"

            2. StriperGuy 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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                bear Sep 26, 2012 11:15 AM

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

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                  opinionatedchef 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. j
                  Jenny Ondioline 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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                  1. re: Jenny Ondioline
                    Madrid 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.

                    1. re: Jenny Ondioline
                      opinionatedchef 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.....

                      1. re: opinionatedchef
                        Madrid 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...

                        1. re: Madrid
                          opinionatedchef 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.

                    2. FinnFPM 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?

                      1. m
                        Madrid 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.

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