Peruvian chicken in Decatur, La Brasas

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La Brasas has no indoor seating, just some iron patio furniture outside. With the cool weather this week it was an easy place to sit and eat, but most of their business is take-out.
La Brasas has no indoor seating, just some iron patio furniture outside. With the cool weather this week it was an easy place to sit and eat, but most of their business is take-out.

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.

La Brasas, 2

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.

La Brasas

310 East Howard Avenue

Decatur, GA 30030

 

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Beth

I'm a professional vagabond. I quit my cubical job in January 2014. Since then, I've hiked the Appalachian Trail, The Camino, and taught English in Vietnam, Turkey, Russia, Spain and Mexico. I'm exploring the world.

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