The Choripan: A True Argentine Staple

(Photo by longhorndave)

Eating a choripan on your trip to Argentina is mandatory if you truly want to know what the locals are all about.

What is a choripan? It’s grilled chorizo sausage (that’s the chori bit) in a bun (the pan).

This caloric and flavorful sandwich is frequently an asado appetizer, a construction worker or taxi drivers lunch, a football game hunger killer (for the cheering crowds),  and a political gift for attendees at rallies and events. As those who know Argentina can testify to, a very local picture.

So where can you get a choripan? Basically anywhere in the city! In a parrilla of course, outside football matches, along side the costanera in front of Aeroparque, in Palermo close to the Planetarium, alongside the ecological reserve, at the San Telmo fair, the Mataderos fair, and the list goes on and on.

A good option is EL PUESTITO DEL TIO, a parrilla cart on Dorrego 4050, Palermo, and of course don’t forget to complement with some typical Chimichurri sauce!