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Nov 4, 2009 03:28 AM

Who makes the best sandwiches in town?

On my last business trip I discovered a great sandwich in Boston that originally came from Chile called the Chacarero (Photo attached).
So who makes a genuine kick ass sandwich in Montreal? It can be different or wild. Or it can be an old standby that is just always done right.
I've been back in the city 11 months now and thanks to chowhound and exploring I'm discovering new and wonderful things everyday! So I hope to hear from many of you, from the uber foodies (thank G_d for them) to people who know their neighbourhoods or just what they like.

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  1. Chacarero is a Chilean sandwich made with steak or chicken on a round roll with tomatoes, green beans, cheese, avocado and hot sauce. (Thanks to wiklpedia for that.)

    By the way, Colin my puppy seems to like sandwiches. When I made a chacarero at home he stold half. No ill effects. But he did have bad breath! lol

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    1. re: bigfellow

      I like the paninis at Galleria in Laval but since I like mine so crispy I like making mine at home with unlimited toppings like cheese, spicy mustards and marinated eggplant...mmm...another place I like is cafe Paradiso on decarie but it wont compare to my homemade sandwich!

    2. he's adorable! Bring him to Girouard doggy park!

      I recommend an old standby done right and priced right too- the ham & cheese or turkey & cheese on fresh, perfect baguette at Maitre Boucher on Monkland. Generous, fresh, a little lettuce & mayo, and 4.99 tax IN! A GREAT deal for the quality and size, especially in that neighborhood. I laugh that there's a subway next door selling pure crap for $8.

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      1. re: C70

        Side note: We do go to Girouard doggy park, Westmount Park and the Canal.

        I'll have to try Maitre Boucher this week.

      2. i really liked titanic's sandwiches. Granted, they are not cheap (about 10 bucks?) but the size is pretty decent, and considering the fact that it's in the old port (seriously, IS there a place where you can get lunch for under 8 bucks which isn't mc do fastfood or greasy spoon?), it's normal price i guess.

        445 Rue Saint-Pierre, Montreal, QC H2Y2M8, CA

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        1. re: mak2k

          Titanic is really good, but the sandwiches are HUGE! (and pricey) -and some seem made in advance (the best sellers?) - so, for example, the bacon is sort of cold in the BLT -bleurk

          My fave fave fave are from McKiernan....they are all so great and original. YUM!

        2. I think my vote is for Foumagerie on Sherbrooke. Faves include the Mexican or the Mediterranean.
          But being an italian girl, find me a good ol' classic sausage and pepper sandwich and i'm a happy camper!

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          1. re: chefjeannine

            I agree!! Foumagerie is the best!! They have a great selection of sandwiches with different kinds of cheese! And their soups are delicious, home-made (not by them) and healthy!

          2. I've heard amazing things about the sandwiches at Olive et Gourmando on St-Paul, particularly the chicken-avocado-mango.

            Olive et Gourmando
            351 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montreal, QC , CA

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            1. re: kpzoo

              I love the chicken-avocado-mango at Olive et Gourmando! Thumbs up from me!

              Olive et Gourmando
              351 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montreal, QC , CA

              1. re: kpzoo

                Yep! I also have to go along with the sandwiches from Olive et Gourmando. They are absolutely scrumptious. I've had something with smoked trout that was divine.

                1. re: mtlmaven

                  Olive et Gourmando does great sandwiches!