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Dec 1, 2008 02:18 PM

SD- where to get a good Cuban?

Does anyone know of any little hole-in-the walls to get a good Cuban sandwich?

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  1. I've been to Andre's Cuban restaurant on Morena Blvd and thought it was good though I honestly can't compare it to any other Cuban cooking because it's the only Cuban restaurant I've ever been too.

    1. Azucar in Ocean Beach on Newport has many cuban delights.

      1. I have heard that the best is from Tropical Star on Balboa. The cooks are cuban.

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        1. re: kare_raisu

          Yes, Tropical Star makes a terrific Cubano, block and a half east of Genessee on Balboa in a strip mall that includes an IHOP .

          1. re: deckape

            Is this a sit-down restaurant, a sandwich shop, or what?

            1. re: Bobierto

              hole in wall bodegaesque restaurant and market with tables

              1. re: kare_raisu

                wow I am by there all the time, thanks for the heads up!

                1. re: MrKrispy

                  the bandeja paisa i had was epic - especially their meaty chicharron they top the steak with! so good!

                  The columbian tamal is also fantastic - but their specialty is the pasteles con gandules y arroz - the owners are boriquas.

                  1. re: kare_raisu

                    I agree, the best around, what i'm always on the hunt for. try latin chef in p.b. for the best peruvian i think . hole in the wall joints have all the love.