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Where to get the best Cuban Sandwich?

eatnbmerry Dec 9, 2007 11:05 AM

Haven't had a good one in a while. La Caretta just doesn't cut it. Appreciate your opinions.

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  1. Suzie RE: eatnbmerry Dec 9, 2007 01:03 PM

    Sandy's Cafe in Key West.

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      theflytyr RE: eatnbmerry Dec 9, 2007 02:27 PM

      You should post in your title Where in the state you are looking or does the question encompass the whole state!!

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        eatnbmerry RE: theflytyr Dec 9, 2007 02:40 PM

        For a great meal i'll travel the whole state, after gas goes back under 3/gallon I mean l:). I understand what you are saying but in this case did want whole state. Interested in building a "book" for when I'm on the road. I've recently been in Orlando and G-ville alot more than I ever expected and found myself lost in terms of where to go etc. Ty, if you should have any info I would greatly appreciate.

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        Nick RE: eatnbmerry Dec 9, 2007 02:45 PM

        5 Brothers in Key West.

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          eatnbmerry RE: Nick Dec 9, 2007 02:48 PM

          TY,

          I guess so far the closer you are to Cuba the better the sandwich LOL.

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          mialebven RE: eatnbmerry Dec 9, 2007 05:13 PM

          I haven't been impressed by any Cuban sandwich really... and while I haven't had many (I've been having more pan con bistec instead), my favorite one so far is the one at Latin American Cafe. There's only a few left (I can only think of two locations) - but I tried it near FIU's University Park campus where I was a student.Coral Way & SW 107th Avenue.

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            eatnbmerry RE: mialebven Dec 10, 2007 05:08 AM

            Ty,
            I used to love the original latin amer cafe on coral way and about 27th ave but they closed a while back. Not sure if the remaining ones are part of original owner or not. By the way, a great pan con bistec can be had at any sergio's (but you probably already know this)(I prefer the one on bird and 90 something).

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            Val RE: eatnbmerry Dec 9, 2007 05:23 PM

            Fernandez de Bull, Airport Road South in Naples, FL; the pork is marinated and slow-roasted and then shredded for the sandwich...he makes his own vinegary hot sauce that goes in a little cup on the side, enough to make you cry.

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              eatnbmerry RE: Val Dec 10, 2007 05:08 AM

              Ty,
              Sounds devine, may have to cross the alley for this one!

            2. eatnbmerry RE: eatnbmerry Dec 19, 2007 02:54 PM

              Has anybody tried the cuban at Ayestaran off of calle ocho and 27th in Miami? I remember the Herald's Fernandez writing about it awhile back.

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                Socialbunnies RE: eatnbmerry Dec 21, 2007 06:36 AM

                Any of the Latin America locations in Miami; simply the best

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                  eatnbmerry RE: Socialbunnies Dec 21, 2007 05:06 PM

                  Ty,

                  Don't know if you know that the one and only original on Coral Way is no longer and I have found the others to be somewhat lacking IMO.

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