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Cuban Sandwiches - Manhattan Dish of the Month August 2012

Announcing the August 2012 New York City Dish of the Month: Cuban Sandwiches

Link to Voting Thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/860481
Link to Nomination Thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/859603

The goal is to collectively try as many versions of Cuban sandwiches as possible during the month of August! So let's start exploring and eating—report back with reviews and photos of the best Cuban sandwiches you can find.

This is the reporting thread for Manhattan. There's a separate thread for Outer Boroughs here:http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/861174

Looking forward to seeing what people try!

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  1. I like the cuban candwich at Sophie's a lot but am curious to know of any others that are worth trying.

    1. Epicerie Boulud's Cubano is definitely worth a trip uptown.

      CUBANO
      Suckling pig confit, jambon de Paris
      gruyère cheese, housemade pickle
      triple mustard on pressed ciabatta

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      1. re: coasts

        Good call Coasts. The Epicerie Boulud Cubano was delicious though perhaps a bit overstuffed to be a true Cuban sandwich. Not that I'm complaining...

         
         
      2. La Flor de Broadway:
        3395 Broadway by city college. Around $4.00, and very good.

        1. The Cannibal has a tasty pigs head cuban with smoked ham, gruyere and pickles.

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          1. re: Scott_C

            Would start with these:

            - La Flor de Broadway (Bwy/138th); classic

            - El Floridita (Bwy/176th)--with a bit of extra garlic; Dominican-influenced

            -Margon (136 w 46th): cheap, good, and near the theatre

            -Sophie's Cuban Cuisine (I like the 369 Lex branch)

            - Cafe Habana (17 Prince): a bit fancier, but only $9.50 and served for a sit-down dinner.

            - El Cobre (95 Avenue A); more like cuban-sliders, but really good.

              1. re: strangemd

                I'll second Margon. That place is really solid, especially for the prices.

            1. + on Cannibal - their pig's head Cubano is awesome (as is a lot of their other fare)!