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Cuban Sandwich

Marcharlan Jan 8, 2007 08:20 PM

Where in Central New Jersey (with a preference towards Middlesex or Mercer Cty) can I find a decent Cuban Sandwich. My search has lead me to the Mexican Torta Cubana - which is good in its own right, I am left without a traditional Cuban Sandwich in hand.

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  1. Chinon00 RE: Marcharlan Jan 11, 2007 01:44 AM

    Actually if you can't find one, just make one. As you know a Cuban Sandwhich is not very difficult to make.
    A Cuban, some chips, a beer and a game on the tube; that's living.

    1. JessKidden RE: Marcharlan Jan 11, 2007 10:44 AM

      Mom's (aka Peppermill) Diner in East Windsor, Rt. 33 West, right at the Hightstown Exit 8 NJ Tpk. entrance has Cuban sandwiches on the menu. Only had it once and don't know how "authentic" it is (I actually didn't care for the pickles they used on it), but it's one of their signature items, apparently.

      1. ambrose RE: Marcharlan Jan 11, 2007 12:19 PM

        Try Martino's Cuban Restaurant in Somerville. Although not in Middlesex or Mercer counties, Somerville is pretty easy to get to, especially if you take Rte. 287N or Rte. 206N.

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          MrCubano RE: Marcharlan Apr 24, 2007 08:40 PM

          The best Cuban Sandwich in the world is served at Mr. Cubano in Cape Canaveral, FL. They use real Cuban bread baked at Mauricio's Bakery in Tampa, FL. Check out their website www.mrcubano.com, I think they even Fed Ex. cuban sandwich.

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            SarahEats RE: Marcharlan Apr 25, 2007 06:23 AM

            Two restaurants owned by the same people, one in Lambertville (Lilly's on the Canal) and the other in Doylestown, Pa (Cafe America) serve a very tasty Cuban sandwich. I have no idea whether they are "authentic" Cuban sandwiches or not, but they certainly taste great. However, the one at Lilly's costs $3 more then the one in Doylestown and is only served at lunch.

            1. tuxedo RE: Marcharlan Apr 25, 2007 08:33 AM

              how about a place in monmouth county?

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                Deb Van D RE: tuxedo Apr 25, 2007 10:44 AM

                Midtown (the old Redheads on Hwy 35) in Middletown has a pretty good, if not life-changing, Cuban sandwich. I like something else on that menu, the Spiedini Romano, ricotta and prosciutto sandwiched between slices of mozzarella, breaded, fried, topped with tomato sauce. Sounds awful, doesn't it? I love it.

                But the buffalo wings are to be avoided.

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                  tuxedo RE: Deb Van D Apr 25, 2007 12:00 PM

                  awful - can't wait to try it!

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                BigBlue120 RE: Marcharlan Apr 28, 2007 04:18 PM

                East Brunswick. Bagel Cafe. In a strip mall on Route 18 @ Arthur Street. Bagels by day, hookah bar at night. Serves great cuban food, including a fantastic cuban sandwich. They ain't quick, so if you are in a rush, just grab some roasted pork, black beans and white rice.

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                  HillJ RE: Marcharlan Apr 28, 2007 04:58 PM

                  Just enjoyed a Cuban sandwich (10.00 w/sides) at The Bistro on Broad Street, Red Bank today. Mighty tasty! Sat outside and watched the world walk by...

                  If you even travel to Monmouth county: http://www.thebistroatredbank.com/

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                    tuxedo RE: HillJ Apr 30, 2007 08:08 AM

                    sounds like a place I will be going to very shortly!

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