Salteñas for the Soul

Categories: Taste Test

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La Casa de Camba booth

If you ever accidentally ordered a chicken empanada from the pink-and-yellow house at
Smorgasburg, you surely won't be doing it again. However, you might walk away newly pinned with a colorful anti-empanada button and a hefty Bolivian pastry called a salteña, stuffed with your choice of richly marinated beef, chicken or quinoa, crafted by the brothers of La Casa de Camba. Alex, Patrick, and David Oropeza provide a quirky and thoroughly customer-centric experience at their elaborate booth, which takes an exhausting two and a half hours to set up. Though perhaps left a little sleep deprived, they never fall short of their commitment to making Bolivian comfort food with finesse. With two posts in Williamsburg and Rockaway Beach, La Casa de Camba dedicates the culinary enterprise to bring refinement to classic family recipes with a generous dash of humor.

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Chola Sandwich

Big menu favorites also include the Sandwich de Chola, a street-style sandwich piled with
Bolivian pulled pork and bacon, tangy pickled chiles, hibiscus red onions, and carrots. Another fun thing to watch -- they continually carbonate bottles of fruit sodas with a tank of CO2.

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Carbonating sodas

The Oropezas are already innovating their brand and have hinted at a very enticing, very indulgent salteña-eating contest to launch at next summer's Brooklyn Flea.

Follow on Twitter @cambanyc or chow down with them every Saturday and Sunday at
Smorgusburg in Brooklyn.


Location Info

Smorgasburg

27 N. 6th St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

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@emikosworld @ForkintheRoadVV START YOUR DAY WITH A BOLIVIAN ROUNDHOUSE!

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cambanyc

@bkflea @ForkintheRoadVV This made my thursday !

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