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$3 - $18
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Peruvian, Latin, Street Food
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed February 28, 2021 via mobile

Due to Covid transactions are done through a plastic sheath but beyond that I give J28 five stars. I ordered the pork sandwich and found it to be unique in a good way. First, I thought the bread which is this plump bun would overpower...the sandwich but it acted like “air bread” and worked really well with the sandwich. It was also very fresh. The sandwich had a combination of pork, onions, and sweet potato which came together as a flavor bomb. I was totally sold on my unique sandwich and would return.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 13, 2021

HOT DIGGITY!!! THIS PLACE IS AMAZING.. THE FLAVOR MAKES MY MOUTH DO BACKFLIPS, FRONT-FLIPS, SLIP AND SLIDES. The food is well prepared and fresh. The fried yuca is light and flavorful along with all the other dishes. Food made me want to slap my momma,...but I love my momma. So I recommended it to her and she slapped me!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 12, 2021 via mobile

The J28 Sandwich Bar...#100 TripleD stop for us....Covid tried to mess it up but we got it to go (pickup and delivery only for now) ...it was awesome! Beef Empanadas were tops! The Mushroom Saltada Wok Stir Fry and the Lomo Saltado Beef Wok Stir...Fry were amazing! Use the extra little hot sauce that they give you.....amazing!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed November 29, 2020 via mobile

Surprise this place has such high reviews. 6 of us order different things to bring home and none were anything we go back for. Also forgot to put in 3 items in the order. Saw it on dinner and dives and figured it was worth...a try. Oh well we can say we gave it a go!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

We just had THE BEST EXPERIENCE HERE! Get the pork belly sandwich and wash it down w a pineapple smoothie!! HOLY OMG! Loved every bite! We were so impressed with the owners love for what he does- FRESH FROM SCRATCH EVERYTHING!!!!! Go go go!!!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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888carmens, Owner at J28 Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2020

Maria: You rock! Thank you so much for your review! Glad you liked our pork belly sandwich and you are right, it really does pair up well, right? Excited to know you enjoyed every bite! We hope you do join us back soon. Please have...More

Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

First time having Peruvian food and it was delicious! I ordered the pork belly sandwich and my friend order the chicken stew. Food was tasty and fresh. Staff were very friendly and wait time was under 5 minutes. I’d recommend this place for sure!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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888carmens, Owner at J28 Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2020

Jim. Thank you so much for your review! Glad to read you enjoyed your first Peruvian food!! We hope you do join us back soon, but in the meantime, thank you for your feedback on our food and service! Have a great and safe week...More

Reviewed November 4, 2019

I live kind of far away from this place. Being Peruvian had a bit of craving for a Peruvian pan con chicharron as I saw images and good reviews. Took my teenage daughter on a Sunday hoping to find basics, good food and friendly service....Upon arrival asked a man there (believe owner) was in a bad mood, restaurant a bit empty. I asked him about the sandwiches he said they had oriental seasoning. Asked him if he didn't have the Peruvian with salsa criolla as advertised, he got mad. I told him just wanted to ask, and that I really wanted a sandwich, and he told me I ask stupid questions. Also the price he said was $12.99 for each, higher than what the page offers. I pointed to this and he got even madder. Three sandwiches and drinks would have cost nearly $50. I quickly turned around and left. Drive all the way there wasn't lost. Went to Peruvian Seafood place (has the name of Hemignway's favorite fishing spot in north Peru) a couple of blocks away and was treated very nicely. Big dishes, friendly service which is what matters most but the food was good and unlike J28 it was completely crowded. I think no question about the menu should be considered stupid, particularly as Peruvian pan con chicharron is a traditional recipe and it was advertised as such. Not as an oriental creation. Best option is to go to Pork and Belly restaurant (McNab), though you have to add the Peruvian criolla sauce, which Cabo Blanco sold me for $3.99. I am sorry I had to write this review but trying to ruin somebody's Sunday food outing deserves this. I waited a day to reconsider writing something and I think is well deserved. I must add I do not believe the reviews at all, otherwise volume would show it. Must add I am a Peruvian food enthusiast and this is a very rare experience. Peruvians are mostly friendly and glad to receive customers at most restaurants but apparently not here. Didn't try the food but if it would have been good perhaps the place would have looked like the restaurant I ended up going. I thank the owner of this place for his rudeness as it was an opportunity to practice tolerance and led me to a really good place I will visit repeatedly and direct all well meaning customers to it.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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888carmens, Owner at J28 Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2019

Renzo: We are not sure what happened, it could be that one person in our team had a bad moment....sounds like it, but don't know what went wrong. What we are sure of is that we definitely do not insult any customers and/or get bad...More

Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

Amazing Peruvian food, very well priced. The guy who runs it is the nicest. We will come back for sure.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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888carmens, Owner at J28 Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2019

NYN: Thank you so much and glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We hope you do join us back for some more Peruvian inspired food!!! Once again, thank you so much for your awesome review and hope you have a great start to your 2020!...More

Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

I have never been here but I order catering for office lunches. The food is always fresh and delicious! The owner is personable and professional. The best empanadas I have ever had. We have the spinach, chicken and beef and they are all amazing. My...personal fave is the beef empanda. I definitely recommend trying them.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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888carmens, Owner at J28 Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2019

Jodi: Thank you so much for your continuous support of J28's catering! While we hope one day you will stop by and visit us in person, but its true - we love to deliver! Thank you so much for your review and glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed July 28, 2019

Sitting right on Young Circle this small, clean, bright compact rstaurant is worth the stop. Place your order at the counter, with the owner, atake a seat at the table or bench. Someone will bring your order to the table. It was my son and...I for a saturday lunch. Went for a Butifarra(sliced roasted pork) sandwich and a Chicharron(chunks of pork belly) sandwich. Both were server on a huge round roll loaded with a type of Peruvian cole slaw, onions and a special sauce, cut in half.... it's so, so big. Super juicy, flavorful with spicey sauce served on-the-side. At $9-10's they are a steal. Dont miss the Chicha, a Peruvian all-natural fruit juice. Very refreshing! Super nice staff, big, clean bathrooms.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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888carmens, Owner at J28 Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2019

Larry RULES! Thank you so much for joining us with your son and we hope you join us back soon. Glad you enjoyed our sandwiches which we love to make especially our customer favorite - the pork belly one! Glad you enjoyed that and our...More

Reviewed June 2, 2019

We came back to J 28 for lunch to try again Lomo Saltado and Aji de Gallina both delicious. Very clean, good music, overall very satisfiying.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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888carmens, Owner at J28 Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2019

David: AWESOME! Glad you came back and thank you so much for letting us know how your experience went. Don't forget to return soon for some more menu picks, we hope that soon we will have new options on our menu! Thanks again for your...More

Reviewed May 11, 2019

Selected this little restaurant for a belated celebratory Peruvian lunch (Independence Day =July 28... likely the source of the moniker J28). Very clean and bright little spot with seating for about 20 inside. Food options are a modern spin on some Peruvian favorites. Loma Saltado....Canchita served warm. Chicha morado (order at counter). Lucama smoothies. Prices were a little higher than expected but overall good food in a clean place hosted by very courteous staff.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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888carmens, Owner at J28 Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2019

Kim: Thanks for joining us on the great day of July 28! (BTW, you are right, it is the meaning behind our name!) Glad you enjoyed our take on peruvian inspired dishes! We hope you join us back faster than this message got to you,...More

Reviewed April 12, 2019

The owner happily greeted us when we walked through the doors and were met with immediate service, including descriptions of what was on the menu and answering any questions we had about the meals available. We ordered at the counter and were told to sit...down and await our food which he quickly brought out to us. The sandwich was delicious! A large homemade roll of bread with a bowl of meat and other ingredients held in an amazing sauce. On the side was a nice portion of homemade steak fries with a fantastic Peruvian dipping sauce to accompany them. We highly recommend that you visit J28 to have a taste of some of the amazing Peruvian cuisine which the owner makes with care. Buen provecho!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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888carmens, Owner at J28 Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2019

Marc-Antoine: You are the best. Thank you so much for your awesome review. You cannot imagine how much this means to us. Thank you for letting us explain to you our menu and the options we have and for recommending us to our fellow Tripadvisor...More

Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

I really love this sandwich place! I have tried their Butifarra, chicharron sandwich, lomo saltado...all of them great. True Peruvian flavors.I highly recommend itMore

Date of visit: February 2019
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888carmens, Owner at J28 Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2019

Gaby: Thank you so much for your awesome review and for trying all our sandwich options!!!! Thanks for recommending us to our TripAdvisor community and can't wait to have you back for some more. Happy New Year and hope to see you back for some...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019

Have been there a couple of times while showing condos in Hollywood. The owner is very friendly and takes his time to explain to you about the food, ingredients and the preparation. The empanadas are amazing. We have had the mushroom bowl with rice and...beans, great blend of tastes. Will have to go back to try the other dishes soon. Small place but very clean and comfortable. They are very passionate about their food and their serviMore

Date of visit: February 2019
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888carmens, Owner at J28 Sandwich Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2019

Tony: Thank you so much for your awesome review. We really appreciate your time, allowing us to explain to you our menu and how we make things at J28. We are glad you enjoyed our empanadas (PS: we will launch new fillings soon.....you must try!)....More

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J28 Sandwich Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5