Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chacarero Is Opening within the Prudential Center in Boston's Back Bay

Two years after closing one of its two downtown Boston locations, a Chilean sandwich shop is going to try to expand once again, with a new Back Bay location on the way.

The Boston Herald is reporting that Chacarero is soon planning to open within The Shops at Prudential Center, joining its other location on Arch Street. The Chilean eatery first started out as a pushcart in Downtown Crossing nearly 20 years ago, eventually moving nearby to a takeout space in the former Filene's building before opening sandwich shops on Province Street and Arch Street (the Province Street location closed in the winter of 2011).

[May 30 update: A post on the Facebook page for The Shops at Prudential Center indicates that the new Chacarero is now open in the food court there.]

Chacarero  features sandwiches with grilled steak and/or chicken as well as a vegetarian sandwich, empanadas, sweet oven-fried potatoes, rice pudding, and more (including breakfast items). Their website can be found at