The Guatemalan Shuco Hot Dog

The Guatemalan Shuco Hot Dog

The Guatemalan shuco hot dog comes with guacamol (avocado sauce), boiled cabbage, mayonnaise, tomato sauce, mustard, hot sauce, and one or more of the following: chorizo (Guatemalan red sausage), longaniza (Guatemalan white sausage), salchicha (normal hot dog sausage), ham, bacon, pepperoni, german ham and sausages, chichen breast, beef steak fajitas, polish sausages, et-cetera. Well, at least they do at La Perrada, a hot dog joint in Antigua. Click here if you want to see how the shucos hot dogs are made in La Perrada.

The Guatemalan shuco hot dog is becoming world famous and now even Wikipedia has reference for the Guatemalan shucos:

Generally called “shucos”, are cooked in a carbon grill. They’re served with the classic boiled sausage, guacamole, fresh onion, mustard, mayonnaise,ketchup, boiled cabbage and hot green sauce. If you want you can add ketchup, bacon, pepperoni, salami, Spanish chorizo, longaniza or meat. They cost around $0.50 in all Guatemalan cities. You may order the famous “mixto” who brings all the toppings already mentioned, but it’s price may rise to $2.00 or $3.00. (… continue reading in Wikipedia under Guatemala section)

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  • Erika

    i thought a Shuco was made with Tortilla not a hot dog bun?

  • Erick

    I haven’t had a chance to try one of these in my trips to Guate, but I’ve been meaning to. I have a friend that swears by these “shucos” and if she had to live on “shucos” alone, she’d be one happy camper.

    Rudy, is this what “cheveres” were back in the days? I remember my mom buying me “cheveres” when I was a kid but I honestly can’t remember what exactly it was…some sort of hot dog? As an adult, when I went back to Guate, I wouldn’t see those Cheveres carts anymore.

    By the way, I could print out the picture and eat it, it looks delicious.

  • Ahhh… el shuco… la versión chapina del hot dog.

    Clásicos, los del Liceo, pero también clásicas las gruesas amebas 😉

    Dejé de comerlos hace ya unos cuatro años aprox. por razones higiénicas, pero de que son ricos, lo son.

    Una vez recuerrdo que fui a tomar fotos a unos que preparan ahí en el Campo de Marte, en blanco y negro, fue bonita la experiencia (y el humo).

    Gracias por documentar otro “plato típico” del chapín, por así decirlo, saludos!

  • coltrane_lives

    I’ll take two of those and a couple of Gallos too. Cheers and good weekend Rudy!

  • That looks simply delicious!

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  • Oh Rudy. This looks delicious!

  • Ale

    Yum! I want one!

  • Claudia

    ay ay ay – a sight for sore eyes. . I want mine w/ extra repollo.