From the outside, El Gaucho looks like a neighborhood convenience store, but on the inside, you’ll find a secret meat-filled wonderland serving tremendous Central and South American staples. There’s a full deli and market area where you can pick up ingredients for your at-home feast, but our move is to head to the counter off to the right instead. Here is where you’ll get some of the best empanadas in town (the chicken is a must), plus giant, well-made sandwiches - like the entrana (skirt steak) and the beef and ham-topped chivito - for less than $8. If you’re looking for a quick, affordable lunch in the area, head to El Gaucho.
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