The Best Cuban Sandwiches in Miami, Hands Down
We don’t mean to brag (OK, maybe we do), but Miami is basically the Cubano capital of the world. (Tampa? I don’t know her.) Though there are scores of incredible sandwiches in town, only a select few can be called the best of the best. You’d better cancel that 1 p.m. appointment, because you’re going to need an extended lunch break for this. Here, the 11 best Cuban sandwiches in Miami.
1. Chug’sAt Chug’s in Coconut Grove, chef/owner Michael Beltran’s Cuban sandwich is cheesy, crunchy and bursting with flavor. Made with sourdough, honey ham and black pepper salami, think of Beltran’s version as a more gourmet version compared to Miami’s otherwise traditional varieties.
3444 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; chugsdiner.com
2057 SW Eighth St., Miami; sanguich.com
9216 SW 156th St., Miami; babefroman.com
644 Sixth St., Miami Beach; or facebook.com/LasOlasCafeSouthBeach
5. La CarrettaLa Carreta has been slinging Cuban-style cuisine, including its signature roast pork sandwich, since 1976. This one is best enjoyed with homemade crispy plantain chips and a sweet mamey papaya shake. Take it one step further and add an order of ham croquetas, too.
Multiple locations; instagram.com/lacarretacuban
11500 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami; threepalmsrestaurant.com
Multiple locations; palaciodelosjugos.com
13695 SW 26th St., Miami; islascanariasrestaurant.com
9. VersaillesThis iconic restaurant speaks for itself. Plus, let’s not forget it’s responsible for some of the best Cubanos (and cafés con leche) in town. It’s as classic as it gets: Sweet ham—cooked in brown sugar and pineapple juice—along with roast pork and Swiss cheese smeared with mustard on toasted Cuban bread. Need we say more?
3555 SW Eighth St., Miami; versaillesrestaurant.com
186 NE 29th St., Miami; facebook.com/enriquetasSandwichShop
11. Havana 1957This Lincoln Road staple is known for its inviting atmosphere and vibrant menu of Cuban cuisine. With five locations (including four in South Beach!) this spot doesn’t get more popular—and it’s no surprise why. Order the signature Cuban sandwich and don’t forget to pair it with one of more than a dozen mojito options. (We’ll never turn down the passion fruit version.)
819 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; havana1957.com
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