A Uruguayan classic, the chivito is a must-try for anyone visiting the country. A chivito is a sandwich with a multitude of toppings. It was invented in 1946 at a restaurant in Punta del Este when an Argentinean guest ordered a “chivito”, literally baby goat meat. The restaurant owner whipped up his own creation with seasoned grilled beef and ham on toasted bread, and the rest is history.
I tried my chivito at Sacramento Rock in Colonia del Sacramento’s historic city. It came with churrasco (grilled beef), ham, a fried egg, lettuce, tomato, mayo, mozzarella, and green olives. It came with a side of fries. It was extremely filling but delicious!