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Jan 13, 2014 01:27 PM

Where to buy Mexican chorizo?

I'm thinking about entering a chili contest this weekend, and in order to do that I'll need a lot of chorizo. Any ideas where I can get it in Boston or Cambridge (or metrowest)?


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  1. Haven't looked recently but in the past we've gotten it at BJ's.

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    1. re: Allstonian

      Still there, in the meat department near the other fresh sausages. Makes some really lovely chorizo and eggs.

    2. I get mine at Amigos Market on Broadway in East Somerville. They have Mexican and Salvadoran Chorizo.

      1. Whole Foods Fresh Pond usually has their house-made chorizo. It's tasty, but pretty lean so be aware you'll need some fat from the other meat you use.

        Savenor's in Cambridge often has it, but make sure you call first because sometimes they don't.

        La Chapincita on Moody St. in Waltham also often has it in the refrigerator case at the rear of the store. Again, though, you might want to call before making a trip.

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        1. re: bear

          I had some of the El Salvadoran chorizo from El Chapincita and it was VERY gristly and not very tasty.

          1. re: StriperGuy

            Thanks. Good to know. I also bought some Salvadoran from another market (whose name escapes me) in Waltham and ended up throwing it away. It was all gristle.

        2. Pairings in Winchester has two different chorizos from Spain and one domestic. None from Mexico though.

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          1. re: Schnowzer

            Spanish chorizo is quite different from Mexican. One usually can't substitute one for the other.

          2. do you mean the chorizo that is "wet" made in the US, Mexico, etc.,like other kinds of sausage or the kind of chorizo that is "dry" like salami made in Spain? I think Portugal makes dry and maybe Brazil makes both?

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            1. re: Madrid

              I wouldn't use hard Spanish chorizo in chili.

              I'm guessing lilbrownbat knows what they want.