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jjim Dec 23, 2008 06:59 AM

craving a really good traditional cuban sandwich.. any recommendations?

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    italianagambino RE: jjim Dec 23, 2008 07:13 AM

    Cafe Habana...Love them there.

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      KTinNYC RE: jjim Dec 23, 2008 07:19 AM

      Margon has great cubanos. Cafe Habana has great looking waitresses.

      1. Bob Martinez RE: jjim Dec 23, 2008 07:38 AM

        There's a lot of good information on these 2 threads from April of this year.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/512407

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/510025

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          drmoze RE: jjim Dec 23, 2008 12:08 PM

          Margon is good, as is Sophie's.

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            italianagambino RE: drmoze Dec 23, 2008 12:41 PM

            I personallym have to disagree with Sophie's...JUST my personal opinion. It actually had a funky smell/taste and the pork was definitely NOT fresh.

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              bosun RE: italianagambino Dec 23, 2008 12:43 PM

              I had a a really bland Cuban from the Sophie's on W40th.

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            mahler5 RE: jjim Dec 25, 2008 09:22 AM

            The best I've ever had is at a divey Dominican place on Adam Morgan Place between West 157 and 156th (very close to the #1 train.) They roast their own pork and it's very flavorful. Sandwich could use more pickles IMO. They don't always have Cubans though, so you need to be lucky.

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              eameyer RE: jjim Dec 29, 2008 12:10 PM

              I've heard the cuban at Cafecito in Alphabet City is good. I haven't tried it myself, but the other food there is amazing so I'm sure it's worth a shot.

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