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,[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] 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. ^ a b 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.