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Cuban Sandwiches in the Honolulu Metro

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Aloha! Personally, I don't know of any "decent" restaurants that specialize/serve Cuban cuisine in Hawaii. If you know of a great place on O'ahu, or near the Honolulu Metro, that serves up tasty Cuban Sandwiches, please share your experience. Much Mahalo!

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  1. Have you tried Soul de Cuba on Bethel St., across from the Hawaii Theater?

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    1. re: honu2

      Wow! I just went online and saw their menu. Everything looks/sounds ono! Mahalo nui loa for the recommendation.

      1. re: HungryHawaiian

        Hawaii Theater is haviing a blow-out anniversary celebration this Friday in connection with First Friday. Soul de Cuba and some food trucks will be selling food at the park next door to the Theater at the corner of Bethel and Hotel. Might be a fun way of getting a Cuban Sandwich as well as attend a free concert in the theater.

        1. re: honu2

          That's perfect! I'll be on the island this weekend for a short visit to HOME. Thanks for letting me know. I'm guessing it's gonna be crowded and parking will be difficult.

          1. re: HungryHawaiian

            Parking close to the center of the action will be difficult, but there are city-owned lots within easy walking distance, and very reasonably priced after 6pm...actually, it is only $1.50/hr for the first 2 hours before 6, and half that after. See the lower map on this page: http://chinatownhi.techmonde.net/?q=n...
            Marks Garage and nearby lots hardest to get into. My fav is Marin Tower at the foot of Smith St....easy in and out to/from both Nimitz and King.

            1. re: macaraca

              Cool! Got it. Thanks for the directions and map. The last time I was in that area was over 5 years when I was at Indigo. I don't remember Soul de Cuba back then...

      2. re: honu2

        their cubano is not that good.

        my sister recently tried the medianoche @ whole ox and said they had renamed the sandwich and it wasn't tasty whatever they called it.

        i have not had a good cubano since i lived in nyc and even there there were some places with crappy cubanos. i've tried homemade, but even though i end up with good sandwiches, they are not great cubanos.

        let me know if you do find a place!