Viva Chile: Thursday, September 30th at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Barros Luco

July 29, 2010 Posted by Viva Chile
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I'm not sure how this went under my radar, considering my love for all things food related, but I'm excited to try Barros Luco, a Chilean restaurant that opened up late last year. This is one of two in all of Manhattan, Pomaire being the other one. Seems pretty silly considering the multitude and variety of food establishments on every block of the city.

If you've never had Chilean food, here is something you should know: there will always be bread, meat, or an avocado involved. Or sometimes if you're lucky, all three will be together.

Barros Luco promises freshly baked bread, as well as traditional Chilean fast food dishes such as an empanada de pino, a meat pattie filled with beef, egg, raisin, and onion or a vienesa italiano, a frankfurter topped with tomato, avocado, and mayo. NY mag calls the chacarero a

"A terrific Chilean sandwich not unlike a Mexican torta: thinly sliced beef, mild melted cheese, avocado, tomato, mayo, chiles, and stringbeans, on a smooth and slightly sweet housemade bread that makes all the difference."

Being located in the upper 50's in the city may be a hike for some, but if this place is as good as it sounds, it may melt your taste buds.

Props to kristina for this find.

Photo from Barros Luco