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The Texas Cuban Pressed Sandwich Trailer

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FoodEquipmentGuy Sep 7, 2009 03:22 PM

I just noticed this trailer on South Lamar (west side just north of the Planet K) anyone been there yet? I love a good Cuban Sandwich!

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    TXCuban RE: FoodEquipmentGuy Sep 9, 2009 08:40 PM

    Hey, FoodEquipmentGuy.

    We will be opening The Texas Cuban sometime next week. We're waiting on the electrical drop, which will happen yet this week, fingers crossed! Once we have power we're going to take a few days to get the gears turning right. If all goes well, we should be able to take our first orders next week. Come by and see us! And tell your friends to look for us on Facebook and Yelp. We'll plan a proper grand opening in a few weeks!

    Look forward to seeing you there,
    Eric

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      FoodEquipmentGuy RE: TXCuban Sep 10, 2009 05:00 PM

      Thanks Eric,
      I look forward to coming by and trying it out!

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        Chicago Wine Geek RE: FoodEquipmentGuy Sep 11, 2009 09:37 AM

        Sounds tasty, I'll check it out too and report back.

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          FoodEquipmentGuy RE: Chicago Wine Geek Sep 19, 2009 01:38 PM

          Well they are open and it's the real deal Cubano Sandwich.

          The bread was pressed/toasted to perfection. Crisp outside and still soft inside. The pork was tender and tasty and had just the right amount of cheese and pickles. Great garlic flavor as well (strong like the REAL DEAL) a lot of time people who make these back away from the garlic they didn't! They also don't put mustard or mayo on it. (Another sign they know what they're doing) If you've ever had one of these in Miami, the old traditional guys will have a bowl of mustard (light or dark depending on youur preference) and dip the sandwich in before each bite. Also, fried plantain chips, were good. Sliced thin enough to be crispy on the edges and still a tiny bit soft in the middle they way I like them.

          They said they are trying to get into a groove and will have a Grand Opening soon.

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            addlepated RE: FoodEquipmentGuy Sep 19, 2009 03:54 PM

            Any idea what their hours are? I found a website that's sort of broken (http://www.texascuban.com) and there's a menu and map there but no hours or contact information.

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              FoodEquipmentGuy RE: addlepated Sep 19, 2009 06:53 PM

              addlepated I'm sorry but I ordered and took it to go. Eric, one of the owners is a hound. Maybe he'll be kind enough to post the hours.

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                jpheep RE: addlepated Sep 21, 2009 11:12 AM

                it should be 11:30 to 8:00, not sure which days

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                  TXCuban RE: jpheep Sep 21, 2009 09:34 PM

                  Howdy, everyone!
                  We really appreciate all the buzz about The Texas Cuban! Sorry to leave you guessing about websites and hours. We have been seeing what traffic is like through the days(today was our first full weekday being open!) We have been thinking 11am-7pm, but if we see the demand we may stretch it a bit. We also added some shade today with more coming tomorrow, so I hope to see more people sticking around to eat and visit with us. And we literally just fixed the website. It's still in the under construction phase, so bear with us as we get more content out there!

                  Keep coming out, keep coming hungry, and keep giving us your feedback. Hector and I look forward to seeing you!
                  Eric

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                    chascates RE: TXCuban Sep 22, 2009 08:47 PM

                    Actually the website is now in a 'parked domain' area of directNIC.com. I was able to get to the menu from the website a day or so ago tho. It looks really good. I'm unfamiliar with some of the side items.

      2. MattC02 RE: FoodEquipmentGuy Sep 20, 2009 12:56 PM

        Oooh very excited to try this one. We moved from Miami back in January, and my wife has been Jonesing for something like this!

        1. MyySharona RE: FoodEquipmentGuy Sep 27, 2009 12:24 AM

          Went today with a friend to split the Texas Cuban (the big sandwich). The pork was moist, the ham and cheese were delightful, and the bread was great, very garlicky. We got spicy and regular mustard to dip it in, which was great.
          I liked the plantain chips a lot, but wish there could have been a little spice on them.

          There were a couple of shaded picnic tables outside to sit at. They seemed to be doing a fair bit of business today, so we got to chat with other patrons who were sitting there. The guys running it were really nice and sociable.

          Warning: they only take cash, so plan accordingly.
          Price: A little steep, considering. One big sandwich and 2 Mexican cokes ran $17. But definitely tasty. I'm not going to go there every week, but when the craving hits for a Cuban sandwich, this is where I'm headed.

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            austx03 RE: MyySharona Sep 27, 2009 03:50 PM

            Thanks for the heads up on the cash only and price ... very good to know both these, especially since I never carry cash.

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              The Tres Leches RE: MyySharona Sep 28, 2009 08:30 AM

              I asked the owner when I went last week. They said they were going to try and be set up to take credit cards in about a month.

              I enjoyed the sandwich but it was very, very garlicky. Is that traditional?

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