'Cuban Sandwiches' on Serious Eats

Lunch in the Loop: Cafecito

Cafecito is located near three or four colleges and universities, the Harold Washington Library, and a block and a half away from the Loop L Train. It's located next door to a hostel in a relatively nondescript building. But don't let that fool you. Cafecito has some of the best Cuban sandwiches in the entire city of Chicago. And they're cheap, too! More

A Sandwich a Day: Cuban Sandwich from Puerto Sagua Restaurant in Miami Beach, FL

Though less well-known than the touristy Versailles restaurant, Puerto Sagua is still a must-go for Cuban food in Miami. Don't get intimidated by its location, where many high-end, chic restaurants cluster—this is as cheap as a great sandwich in Miami Beach can get. There's nothing complicated about this authentic Cuban: ham, Swiss cheese, mustard, and another layer of roast pork stuffed in slightly toasted Cuban bread that resembles French baguette, but tastes fattier, with crispy edges. More

A Sandwich a Day: Cuban at Chez Henri in Cambridge, MA

Although Chez Henri is an elegant restaurant, what they're really known for is their Cuban sandwich. Made with house-roasted pork loin, cheese, ham, aioli and pickles this sandwich is the stuff of legend among many of Boston and Cambridge area sandwich lovers. The soft bread is buttered on both sides before it's pressed, then grilled to create a perfect crust surrounding the moist (but not runny) meaty filling. More

Grilling: Cubanos

Fourteen pounds of pernil inevitably produced some leftovers, so what to do with that extra roast pork? Cubanos, of course! A sandwich of sandwiches, the double dose of pig combined with cheese, pickles, and mustard created and explosion of flavor and texture that tasted like perfection. More

Standing Room Only: Tropi Cuban

"It's one of the best sandwiches you can get in Chicago for under $4." [Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger] Tropi Cuban 3000 W. Lyndale Street, Chicago IL 60647 (map); 773-252-0230 The Short Order: Friendly stand in Cuban grocery store, with incredible Cuban... More

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