Few new hot dog places have gotten as much buzz as Los Shucos on 22nd near Bartlett so we decided to figure out what all the fuss was about. Turns out, it’s about Guatemala, avocados and homemade buns.
Claire is a filmmaker who grew up deep in the woods of Northern California. She's passionate about visual storytelling and taco trucks, taking pictures of street art, and watching movies at the Roxie.More by Claire Weissbluth
Why do you call them “Latin” and not “Guatemalan”. As a Guatemalan I find it offensive that you claim to want to represent Guatemala with something from the country, but you don’t acknowledge it in the name!
Did you go to the store? There is “Guatemala” all over the store.
Dear Carmen, we call them Latin hot dogs because we proudly serve you not only the classic Guatemalan Shuco but other creations drawn from Latin American cultures and flavors.
Hola Sofía. Yo vivo en San José Ca y también de Guate. Hoy en un suplemento de Woman’s day latina la receta de shucos pero sin mención de Guate. Me dio curiosidad donde lo encontraron y buscando en Google dice con este artículo. Lo estoy compartiendo en Facebook y espero un día a comer Shucos a SF!!
Not a big hot dog person, but I’m curious. Looks like a great, more down-to-earth alternative to the comedic overpriced food scene on Valencia. I will be going there. I like the infusion of real culture and sense of community fostered in the video.
Looked at the yelp pics…I dunno…$6-8 bucks for a bun filled with avocado and condiments? The hot dog itself looked very small. Not seeing the value here.
That’s how you judge…by a photo? How about trying it. It’s worth the price.
Talentosa y tan guapa!