Barros Luco

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This article is about the sandwich. For the Chilean President, see Ramón Barros Luco.
Barros Luco
Barros luco 01.jpg
Type Sandwich
Place of origin Chile
Main ingredients Bread, beef, cheese
Cookbook:Barros Luco  Barros Luco
Ramón Barros Luco, after whom the sandwich is named

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

The meat cuts used for this sandwich are the same that are used for the churrasco, another popular Chilean sandwich. The cheese used must melt well. 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.