La Lucha Sangucheria Criolla
Inca Kola Zero
Frozen Guanabana Juice
Chicharron Sandwich con Camote & Sarsa Criolla
Lechon a la Lena Sandwich
Papas Frita Huayro – Ketchup, Aji, Golf, Aceituna
If one walks around Miraflores or San Isidro for more than an hour it is likely they will happen upon a branch of La Lucha Sangucheria Criolla, the frequently 24-hour quick-service Restaurant with several locations including flagships at Diagonal 308 and Pasaje Marcelino Champagnat 139 often featuring a line but their new shop at Av Jose Larco 999 far more relaxed and the focus of breakfast on Sunday morning.
Part of a large Restaurant group and far younger than the likes of McDonald’s, Subway or other American imports, the eldest storefront apparently still less than a decade old, La Lucha Sangucheria Criolla focuses on Peru’s long tradition of a Sandwich style known as “La Lucha,” each franchise baking its own Rolls on-site and stacking them high with a variety of toppings.
Laid out with a counter up front and seating both indoors and out, the Spanish menu displayed boldly overhead, it was with warm smiles from a woman acting as a greeter that guests were welcomed just prior to 8am, fluency in the native tongue helpful but not essential in crafting an order consisting of two Sandwiches plus Fries plus a Soursop slushy and the Juicy Fruit flavored Soda seen throughout Peru, now offered with zero calories.
Taking a seat with a number in-hand, each Sandwich made-to-order and Meats visibly being roasted in a cleanly open kitchen, it was no more than ten minutes after approximately $16USD was paid that everything arrived along with a variety of Sauces, the “Golf” akin to creamy Cocktail Sauce standing out on crispy oiless fried Potatoes while Roast Pork was fine, though a bit bland, and certainly not as delicious as a fried version with crispy Skin juxtaposing melted Cheese and vibrant Criolla Salsa.