Boston >Food & Dining > Chacarero
426 Washington St, Boston, MA | Directions 0210842.355847 -71.060084
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central
No More Credit Card! – Used to be great when I could put my $10+ sandwich and can of soda on a credit card. I refuse to go back until they take credit cards again.
This sandwich is absolutely delicious!! the combination of the soft tender beef with the advocado sauce, cheese and string beans doesn't sound as appealing but you have to try it yourself. the line is worth the wait and it moves quickly, sometimes quicker than some fast food places. they closed down for a little while when there was construction of the Filene's building and I was devastated. I am so glad they opened right back up. The small sandwich is a great size for lunch. Check it out!!
Unobtrusive Chilean food stand scores with addictive sandwiches and unbeatable prices. – The Scene
Tucked inside an outdoor food court, Chacarero is the hands-down favorite of Downtown Crossing shoppers, tourists and business types eager to grab a reliably delicious, cheap bite on the run. A metal counter and a couple of grills are all this food stand has to offer, so customers take their food to go. During warmer months, happy patrons devour their sandwiches on nearby public benches.
The stand is named after a traditional Chilean sandwich, which the stand serves exclusively. The sandwich starts with light, puffy, cake-like bread, made fresh daily on premises and stuffed with tender grilled chicken or steak. It's completed with steamed green beans, jalapenos, Muenster cheese, tomatoes, avocado spread, salt and pepper and a secret hot sauce. Fans of the warm homemade bread often order it by itself. Soft drinks, water and juices round out the small menu.
You must try the chacarero – I am forever greatful to my friend who introduced me to the Chacarero. The homemade bread is delicious, all of the topings make for a delicous combination which will, in many cases, have you instantly hooked. They take an assembly line approach and due to the usual lines, they move quickly, so they wont have time to greet you and some people may find it rude - I don't agree - it's just the system.
Not Good! – Long line for terrible food and rude service. I thought the long line must be an indication of good food but it turns out it was just a bunch of sheep following the herd. Also, don't ask for extra peppers or they will make you get back in line to order again because peppers cost EXTRA. Don't waste your time with this place.
Addictive sandwiches! – The long line is worth the wait. The sandwiches are so tasty! If you like an extra "kick", ask for extra spicy. I find the BBQ chicken/beef juicier than the bland ones (they tend to be a little tough).
Yummy – If ever you are in Down Town Crossing, stop over at Chacarero. So~ damn good. The line can get very long, but it moves fast and it's worth it.
I dream of chacarero – I recommend the chicken chacarero; it's grilled chicken on a wonderful and unique bread topped with guacamole, muenster cheese, tomato, steamed green beans, spicy sauce, and some salt and pepper. The small is plenty large. Worth the wait.
FANTASTIC!! – Chacarero is, hands down, the best lunch in Boston. The line is long, but the payoff is well worth the time. The secret is to fax your order in. If you do this, you can walk up to the cashier and pick up your food 20 minutes later without a wait. Boun apetit!
Sweet, sweet Chacarero – The standard on which all food should be judged!
Remember to order "extra spicy"!
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