As you might imagine, the foods of the abutting Peru and Chile- share some commonalities.The Chilean Chacarero sandwiches have their green beans; the Peruvian Machu Picchu Pollos a la Brasas sandwiches have their sweet potatoes. Their meat marinades and sauces can be very similar.
The el Peruanisimo sandwiches from this tiny corner spot in Union Sq. have become a delicious addiction for us. The warm sandwich is an oblong soft roll filled with moist slices of seasoned roast pork with sliced roasted sweet potatoes and dressed with a spicy yellow (amarillo) sauce. For those of you who can't always get your Chacarero jones, or who are willing to acquire another delicious jones, this is for you! We don't live nearby so we buy multiples and reheat them through the week. They actually nuke quite well, covered and on full heat for 1 minute. I suggest you order them without the bland pitiful french fries that normally come with them.
When we pre-order and pick up our weekly sandwich supply, we usually also get a moist flavorful marinated rotisserie chicken and sometimes their huge(8" x 4") pork tamales, orange and very richly flavored from meat stock. Both the chicken and the tamales are the best of their kind that I have had in Boston.Same for the el Peruanisimo. Lucky us!
This is a good article:
MACHU PICCHU CHARCOAL CHICKEN & GRILL(not the same as
the Machu Picchu restaurant , across the street
25 Union Square, Somerville. 617-623-7972. machupicchu boston.com. All major credit cards accepted. Wheelchair accessible.
307 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
101 Arch St, Boston, MA 02110