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The Sonoran hot dog at El Güero Canelo comes with . . . everything!

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Bacon-wrapped hot dogs.

The promise in those words led me to stop for lunch at El Güero Canelo on a recent trip to Arizona.

The Tucson restaurant has become something of a local institution since its founding over two decades ago. El Güero Canelo’s signature dish, the Sonoran Hot Dog, has a lot to do with it.

Maybe you’ve heard of the Sonoran Hot Dog before – a frank served in a fat bolillo rather than a bun, originating in Sonora, Mexico.


A bolillo-load of toppings come with it, too: tomato, mayo, mustard, jalapeño sauce, as well as onions.

Plus beans.

Oh, and did I tell you the frank comes wrapped in bacon?

My Sonoran Hot Dog (with those beans) was filling enough. But what made the meal taste special were the add-ons available at the condiment bar.

That’s where I found old favorites like salsa, pico de gallo, and discovered these crazy-looking grilled onions.

Salsa, pico de gallo, and grilled onions are among the sides available to complement your Sonoran hot dog at El Güero Canelo.


All in all, both Hubby L (who had ordered a simple beef burro that was PACKED!) and I found the food tasty and filling.

Experience a Sonoran hot dog at El Guëro Canelo in North Tucson.

El Güero Canelo, North Tucson ~ 2480 N. Oracle Rd. ~ 520.882.8977 ~ Open Sun 8a-10p, M-Th 10a-10p, F-Sat 8a-12a.

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