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Los Perros -- Colombian hipster street food in Lauderhill (N. Broward)


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Los Perros -- Colombian hipster street food in Lauderhill (N. Broward)

s.m. koppelman | Apr 2, 2005 09:28 AM

A month or two ago, we spotted this place in the strip mall just down from the one where Rosey Baby is. Very simple and modern. Stark but cheerful decor; a few tables, a counter with stools, a menu board only in Spanish and a flatscreen TV on the wall playing Rock en Espanol videos.

The namesake.. well.. dogs.. in this case are jumbo hot dogs with the works, which in this case include mustard, cilantro mayo, pureed pineapple and a pile of crushed potato chips among other things. The'll also give the same treatment to pieces of chicken, chroizo and carne asada. Good stuff; reminds me of Brazilian-style hamburgers.

Speaking of which, they do hamburgers and again other meats doing the burger thing, topped with those flavored mayos, pineapple, crushed potato chips, queso blanco and veggies. I'll wager they're at their artery-clogging best with the optional bacon and egg.

They also do arepas with all sorts of fillings (the usual cheese, as well as chorizo, carne asada, chicharron, etc. and combinations thereof), as well as some sort of accessorized version of corndogs, some sort of thing in a bowl involving chunks of sausage and potato, and the other thing we had, the maicita, which is a styrofoam bowl of corn niblets, melted queso blanco, flavored mayo and yes, crushed potato chips and a puddle of pureed pineapple. While not exactly healthy, it comes across strangely wholesome, maybe because it has so little overt salt.

Various sides, the usual Colombian sodas, etc. Not sure if it's open for lunch. At 8:30 on a Friday night the place was pretty close to full with a mix of high schoolers to twentysomethings and a couple of young families.

Nothing gourmet even as far as hot dogs and sammiches go, but exotic enough, and at $5 for the average tab, a nifty budget trip to 21st-century Colombia.

[4400 block of N. University, west side, halfway between Oakland Park and Commercial]

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