Before arriving in Lima, I knew that I couldn't leave without trying a chicharron sandwich. According to my online research, there are a few contenders for best chicharron sandwich in the city. Our taxi driver recommended La Lucha, so that's where we went our second day in Lima:
The young lady at the front counter was super patient with us as we struggled to figure out the menu. After painfully placing our order in jumbled Spanish, we headed inside for a table:
The four of us split two sandwiches. First was the chicharron sandwich (S/.14.50 or about $5):
It came with thick juicy slices of pork and sweet potato:
Ugh. So good.
We also got the La Lucha (S/.17.90 or around $6), since the young lady behind the counter said it was very popular:
It came with thin slices of beef, melted cheese, and sauteed white onions:
Also incredibly delicious.
To round out our order, we got some fries (S/.6 or $2), which we loved because they tasted double fried:
When CK was asked what sauce we wanted, she simply said one of each:
Besides the usual ketchup, there was a mayo, an aji sauce, some kind of olive aioli.
We couldn't resist the allure of the fresh fruit juices, so we also got an orange, pineapple, and a strawberry juice (S/.8.90 or about $3 each):
We loved the sandwiches at La Lucha. Looking back now, they weren't exactly cheap. Definitely on par with American prices. But would I go if a La Lucha opened up in California? Without a doubt. That shit is good.
La Lucha Sangucheria
Mariscal Oscar R. Benavides 308, Miraflores 15074, Peru