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Any rec's for a good "Cubano" in the Phoenix area

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  1. Traditional style; go right to the source - Havana Cafe.

    http://www.havanacafe-az.com/

    Not so traditional, but mighty tasty - Market Bistro.

    http://www.mktbistro.com/

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    Havana Cafe
    4225 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

    Havana Cafe
    6245 E Bell Rd # 111, Scottsdale, AZ

    Market Bistro
    6501 E Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ

    Market Bistro
    777 E Thunderbird Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85022

    Havana Cafe
    4232 E Chandler Blvd Ste 24, Phoenix, AZ 85048

    Market Bistro
    6501 E Greenway Pkwy Ste 122, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

    1. Sabor Cubano -- no longer a buffet; serves a full menu, including the classic sandwich

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      Sabor Cubano Buffet
      2030 W Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

      1. Los Reyes de la Torta
        9230 N. 7th St.
        They have a good Cubano,so does Ranch Market.

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        1. re: twodogs

          I have had the Cubano at both of these places and enjoyed them however, they are Mexican tortas and significantly different from a traditioinal cuban sandwich.

          1. re: Poerz

            I some parts of Mexico "Cubano" or "Cubana" is a slang reference for "crazy person." I don't think the torta cubana is a reference to the traditional Cuban sandwich.

            1. re: misohungrychewlow

              I've never heard that before but it's possible. A torta Cubano has some of the same ingredients as a Cuban Sandwich but not all and it's not pressed. It is a crazy sandwich so maybe you're correct.

              1. re: Poerz

                Yeah -- among the ingredients I've eaten in a torta cubana are a beef cutlet milanese, beans, avocado, fried egg, salsa, onion -- none of which are in a Cuban sandwich -- along with pork, ham, cheese; all of these in the same sandwich. I may be overlooking something, it can be hard to tell. I ask them to hold the mayo.

        2. Tortas El Guero in Phoenix and Mesa.

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          Tortas El Guero
          2518 N 16th St Ste 2, Phoenix, AZ 85006

          Tortas El Guero
          1449 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85203

          1. Mimita's Cuban Cafe is my favorite but you will need to drive to Chandler. It is the most authentic and close to homemade I have found in Phoenix area.

            http://www.mimitascubancafe.com/

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            Mimita's Cuban Cafe
            1950 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225

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            1. re: Christina Peete

              Adding link.

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              Mimita's Cuban Cafe
              1950 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225