For those accustomed to seeing their hot dogs adorned with a simple strip of ketchup, mustard, or relish, Colombia’s perro caliente might spark sensory overload. First, you notice the layer of crumbled potato chips. Then there’s the criss-crossing drizzles of garlic mayo, salsa rosada, and pineapple sauce. And if your vendor was feeling particularly decadent, three quail eggs might rest on top. The pile of crunchy, creamy, fruity toppings is so high, you might forget there’s a boiled hot dog beneath.
The snacks make the perfect street food after a late night of dancing or drinking in cities such as Medellín. If you can’t make it to Colombia, keep an eye out for this unique dog in neighborhoods with thriving Colombian immigrant communities, such as Jackson Heights in Queens, New York.
Need to Know
Creative vendors sometimes add even more toppings to the mix, including cole slaw, bacon, lettuce, and cheese.
Where to Try It
New Granada Colombian Street Food6475 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 110, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
This Las Vegas spot makes the decadent dog.