Barros Luco

This article is about the sandwich. For the Chilean President, see Ramón Barros Luco.
Barros Luco
Type Sandwich
Place of origin Chile
Main ingredients Bread, beef, cheese
Cookbook: Barros Luco  Media: Barros Luco
Ramón Barros Luco, after whom the sandwich is named

Barros Luco is a popular hot sandwich in Chile that includes beef and melted cheese[1] in one of several types of bread. The sandwich is named after Chilean president Ramón Barros Luco,[1] and was coined in the restaurant of the National Congress of Chile,[2] where president Barros Luco always asked for this sandwich.[3] Other sources point to Confitería Torres as the place where the sandwich was created.[4]

The meat cuts used for this sandwich are the same that are used for the churrasco, another popular Chilean sandwich. Several varieties of bread are used in this sandwich: Pan de frica, pan amasado, marraqueta and sliced white bread are popular. The president's cousin, senator Barros Jarpa asked instead for sandwiches with ham and cheese, so these sandwiches started to be called Barros Jarpa.[5]

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  1. 1 2 Castillo-Feliú, G.I. (2000). Culture and Customs of Chile. Culture and customs of Latin America and the Caribbean. Greenwood Press. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-313-30783-6.
  2. Gutierrez, S.A. (2013). Latin American Street Food: The Best Flavors of Markets, Beaches, and Roadside Stands from Mexico to Argentina. University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 978-1-4696-0881-5.
  3. Kindersley, D. (2011). DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chile & Easter Island. EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDES. DK Publishing. p. 80. ISBN 978-0-7566-8391-7.
  4. Collier, Simon; William F. Sater. Historia de Chile 1808-1994. p. 178. ISBN 84-8323-033-X.
  5. Spitzer, D.; Inc., Let's Go (2004). Let's Go Chile 2nd Edition: Including Easter Island. Let's Go Chile. St. Martin's Press. p. 73. ISBN 978-0-312-33560-1.

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