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SF Hound looking for a Cuban Sandwich on Upper West Side

Carnitas Jan 9, 2007 05:37 AM

We just don't have them out here. Where are some good ones on the uws? Thanks.

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    burton RE: Carnitas Jan 9, 2007 04:33 PM

    While opinions will vary I've always enjoyed those at Cafe Con Leche (the location on Amsterdam between 80th and 81st). In fact it may be the best item they serve. Be sure they include the garlic sauce and hot sauce both. Good batidos too (including mamey and papaya). Got to get back there!

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      Peter Cherches RE: burton Jan 9, 2007 06:32 PM

      I like the place. Their pescado al limon is damn good.

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      nobody special RE: Carnitas Jan 9, 2007 09:54 PM

      My recommendation is the Cubano at La Floridita on Broadway just north of 125th street. It's similar to the Cubano at El Margon in midtown.

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        nativeNYer RE: Carnitas Jan 9, 2007 11:11 PM

        el presidente on w165 and brdwy. others who know better may agree. i've tried other places up there but prefer these - great bread, heavenly cheese and decent meat.

        1. MaspethMaven RE: Carnitas Jan 9, 2007 11:17 PM

          i much prefer la nueva espana (177 and St. Nicholas) or even el malecon (176 and B'way) as opposed to Presidente, for all things caribbean, including the Cubano.

          1. tupac17616 RE: Carnitas Jan 10, 2007 05:23 PM

            Have heard good things about the cubano at La Flor de Broadway on 137th & Bway, but when I tried to go last month, they were apparently moving down the block and had yet to re-open. Anybody know the story on that place?

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              weezie1818 RE: Carnitas Jan 11, 2007 01:54 AM

              the cubano at la flor is the best, and I'd love to know when it reopens as well. el presidente is a close second IMO, and I want to try floridita.

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