March Restaurant Review #4: San Wich
Opened in July 2010, this small Chilean bar, voted the best in 2011 & 2012 by 11870.com, is the place to go when in a hurry to grab a bite to eat. You won’t find white sliced Bimbo bread here, all plates are designed and created by a Chilean woman in the Chilean Embassy and items are made to order by fellow latinos.
Aside from the All American Bacon Cheeseburger and Hot Dog, their star menu items are the Barros Luco, Mechada a la Pobre with fried egg, and the Chacareo with “porotes verdes” = green beans. Whaaa? Yes, it’s very typical in Chile to put green beans in a sandwich than lettuce. I have to say that it was strange to hear but amazing to taste, the perfect combination of crispy beans and spicy aji sauce with the tender beef. I can see why it is a favorite and the most sold item on the menu!
The desserts are all typical Chilean too, a merengue covered cookie ‘sandwich’ filled with dulce de leche and miniature dessert “shots” like the lemon meringue pie and cheesecake, without the crust. A perfect ending after a scrumptious san wich.
They also serve breakfasts Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm serving freshly made juices and scrambled eggs. Next time you’re cruising through Chueca, or not, be sure to swing by and have a taste of Latin America in a quick bite. Located on C/ Hortaleza, 78.