You can get decent rotisserie chicken at most grocery stores these days, but there’s something special about the Peruvian chicken at La Brasas, a hole-in-the-wall, red brick shack on a Decatur side street. The bird always comes out juicy and tender. You have to eat it with your hands for a true experience! In addition to perfectly cooked chicken (just $3.99 for a quarter, dark meat) the corn on the cob is very good (as explained to me by a preschooler who said he and his mother just couldn’t wait for daddy to get there and had to go ahead an eat their dinner). What I love is their cold potatoes with a spicy, cheese sauce. The Huancaina Sauce (pronounced: wan-KAY-eena) is the perfect foil to bland, sliced potatoes. It’s garnished with a single black olive and half a hard boiled egg. It’s really filling. I found this recipe that looks close to what I’ve tasted.
It’s hard to beat a little red brick, hole-in-the-wall restaurant like this. Great prices, Great food. Nice folks. It’s a limited menu and don’t expect any “atmosphere.” Most people call in a to-go order because the only dining is on the front patio. Parking in the back.
310 East Howard Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030