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Aug 3, 2010 01:53 PM

Any good Cuban sandwich places in South Beach?

I'll be in Miami for one day and am wanting an authentic Cuban sandwich place for lunch. Was planning to go to Little Havana and check out Cafe Versailles but it's now looking like we won't have time. Am wondering whether there's anything comparable in South Beach. Thanks in advance.

Little Havana Restaurant
12727 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL 33181

South Beach Cafe
121 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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  1. ok I may catch some grief for this one but give Puerto Sagua Restaurant a try. It is not South Beach style at all - in fact, it is a diner. How they afford rent in South Beach is simple - the place is packed, because it is one of the few low priced options.

    I remember that both their skirt steak (Churrasco bistec) and their real-deal Cubanos were special. Also the ropa de viejo. But again - not a fancy place, just great authentic Cuban food, rustic style. A block or two off the beach at 700 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL‎ - (305) 673-1115‎

    Puerto Sagua Restaurant
    700 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    1. I remember that someone mentioned Las Olas cafe in South Beach is the go-to spot for Cuban sandwiches.

      But if you're closer around 20th street, go to Tropical Beach cafe.

      And if you're in SoFi (South of Fifth), I think you're stuck with the Colombian chain Sandwich Qbano for the Cuban sandwiches (they do make it good - although it's a different version).

      Las Olas Cafe
      922 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

      South Beach Cafe
      121 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

      Tropical Beach Cafe
      2891 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

      Sandwich Qbano
      110 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139