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Oct 13, 2009 08:15 AM

Cuban Sandwich

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.

    Not so traditional, but mighty tasty - Market Bistro.

    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

      Sabor Cubano Buffet
      2030 W Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

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

          4 Replies
          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.

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

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