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 a thoughtful selection 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 few sizes. For the tasters out there, a trio of beer or wine provides the perfect start.
Do yourself a favor and accompany that beer with some tasty empanadas. I chose the seafood variant with “Empanadas Del Puerto.” Delicious yellow sopaipilla bread, fried and filled with either seaweed peppers, shrimp and cheese, or scallops and cheese.
“Papas Choras” is their styling of a dish of fries but more saucy compared to a chorillana. Country fries are painted with soft and savory tomato red pepper sauce, then thrown into the mix is a helping of mechada beef and chorizo. Don’t forget the finishing dose of Chilean mayonnaise.
If your feeling a little more adventurous then go for 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.
| The sandwiches
First on the list is the “Plateada.” What starts out as your standard mechada sandwich soon takes an interesting turn with pastel de choclo, caramelized onion, olives, and the Chilean fried egg. Creamy corn mash and mechada beef impart classic chilean flavors. Careful as you pop the egg yoke and maneuver into 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 for you. Topped with a healthy helping of avocado, mayonnaise, tomato, and sauerkraut, this sandwich goes great with a bit of hot sauce from 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 fish sandwich are slim. Thankfully José Ramón 277 is here for you.
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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