Whats trending in the category of Santiago Sanguchería? José Ramón 277 stands in the forefront with an offer of new and interesting takes on the Chilean Sandwich, as well as thoughtful selections of Chilean craft beer.
The name doesn’t just lend itself to hype. José Ramón 277 is more than just a commercial Santiago Sanguchería, its a popular eatery and drinkery for a reason.
What do you order first in a Choperia? Certainly something from the list of 12 Chilean craft beers. Everything from an Indian Pale Ale to a strong Stout is offered in a selection of sizes. For the tasters out there, a trio of beer or wine provides the perfect start.
Do yourself a favor a accompany that beer with some tasty empanadas. I chose the seafood variant with Empanadas Del Puerto. Deliciously yellow and fried filled with either seaweed peppers, shrimp and cheese, or scallops and cheese.
Papas Choras is the elegant styling of a dish of fries but more saucy compared to the famous chorillana. Country fries are painted with a soft and savory tomato red pepper sauce, thrown into the mix is a helping of mechada beef and chorizo. Don’t forget the finishing dose of light Chilean mayonnaise.
If your feeling a little more adventurous then go with the Pichanga. This is a traditional offering of cubed pork snouts with pickled carrots, cauliflower, hard boiled eggs, and Spanish olives. Quite a rustic offering from a place you wouldn’t suspect.
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First on the list is the Plateada. What starts out as your standard mechada sandwich soon takes a turn with pastel de choclo, caramelized onion, olives, and the Chilean fried egg. Creamy corn mash and mechada beef impart distinct chilean flavors. Be careful as you pop the fried egg yoke and maneuver in this tasty creation.
The most talked of sandwich is likely the Lengua. Flavorful cow tongue is served up with caramelized onion, goat cheese, and minced pickled veggies. This is a well balanced selection that lends itself to the quality Marraqueta bread on which its served.
If your in the mood for tasty slow cooked pork then the Pernil is the sandwich for you. Topped with a healthy helping of avocado, mayonnaise, tomato, and sauerkraut, this sandwich goes great with a bit of hot sauce from one of José Ramón’s making.
Lastly we have a delicious fish sandwich for the pescetarians. The Pescado Frita is a nice fried fillet of fresh Merluza with raw onion, tomato, cilantro, and a generous amount of Chilean mayonnaise. Unless your right next to the ocean, the chances of finding a great Chilean fish sandwich are slim. Thankfully José Ramón 277 is here to offer this fresh and delicious sandwich.
Many options are available at this modern Santiago Sanguchería. Everything from signature soft drinks, craft beer tastings, light salads, and especially classic or innovative sandwiches. José Ramón 277 is great for a lot of reasons including the price.
Text: Rami Hunter L. Photos: Alejandro Mery *We were invited to this place
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