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Carnivour Nov 20, 2003 03:39 PM

Who makes the best Cuban sandwich and what kind of bread is most authentic. Authenticity aside, what is the best bread to use?

  1. i
    italianagambino Feb 25, 2009 05:53 AM

    My fav is Cafe Habana!

    1. h
      Hurner Feb 25, 2009 05:53 AM

      There have been numerous posts in the past on this topic:

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/404373

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/582328

      1. t
        tampa cuban Nov 25, 2003 10:38 PM

        not to be facetious, but cuban bread is the most authentic. the bad news is that there isn't any good cuban bread north of Florida... in a pinch, you go for the softest and least "crusty" bread that has a good moisture content. this lends itself to pressing.

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          Kyle Nov 25, 2003 10:51 AM

          Though the bread is nothing special, the cubano at Cibao is wonderful. And it's $3.50. (Cibao's on Clinton Street at Rivington.)

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            Mike L Nov 21, 2003 02:13 AM

            Not quite sure who makes the best. I'm on the search myself. But there's a FANTASTIC place at 125th and Broadway called Flordita that had some kick-ass Cuban sandwiches.

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