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Cuban Sandwich

Is there anywhere in the Mission or Mission adjacent to get a decent Cuban sandwich??

Thanks!
Erin

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  1. Frutilandia makes a cubano. Not as good as it was when Cubans ran the place but one of the closer attempts currently available.

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    El Nuevo Frutilandia
    3077 24th St, San Francisco, CA

    1. While we're on the subject -- are there any good places to get Cuban sandwiches around San Mateo area?

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      1. re: Kim Cooper

        Not much closer than SF, but Bodeguita del Medio in Palo Alto. Pretty good, though everything else I tried there was fusiony.

      2. I don't have much to compare to I have only had a cuban sandwich in NY but I think the Cuban sandwich at Delessio Market & Bakery on Broderick is quit good. Nice chunks of slow roasted pork, ham and good sauce, melted swiss and pickles on a crusty 8" roll. I like to take it home and reheat it too.

        1. I've become a big fan of Paladar on Kearny near Pine. Their Cuban sandwich is lighter than most--less greasy and thinner bread than you'd get at a Mexican torta shop.

          They have a deal on takeout that's $6.50 for half a huge sandwich with soup. The tostones look awfully good too.

          Also the cortadito is superb. Best Cuban coffee I've had outside Miami. (When I asked, they said the beans are Nicaraguan.)

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          Paladar Cafe Cubano
          329 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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          1. re: Windy

            I think Paladar's is the best in town right now. Quite a schlep from the Mission.

            I still haven't tried the one at Habana in San Jose. The food at the dinner I had there was very traditional, but the Cubano's served at lunch only.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              I don't know, 10 minutes on BART plus a 5-minute walk is worth it for a sandwich (and coffee) that good.

          2. You guys are awesome! Paladar it is!! Thanks!

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            1. re: spicedish

              Note Paladar's funny hours: 10am-3pm weekdays only.