The people of Miami are no strangers to the Cuban sandwich. In fact, it's cities like Miami and Tampa that popularized this delicacy as Cuban immigrants opened restaurants and shared their cuisine with their communities. Now, you can get a Cuban sandwich from just about anywhere. If you have a hankering for this deli classic, here are the best places to get Cuban sandwiches in Miami.
You can’t talk about Cuban sandwiches and not mention Enriqueta’s Sandwich Shop in Wynwood. Even though they serve their dishes really fast, you’ll still find long ordering lines at Enriqueta's. The traditional sandwich may be the most popular choice, but if you want to break from the traditional recipe of roasted pork, glazed ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and yellow mustard, you can try out their special Preparado that comes with two croquettes as an additional ingredient.
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With four locations around Miami, this small Cuban chain is famous for their enormous food portions. Their Cuban sandwich is no exception as it comes fully-packed and filled with flavor. Caribe Cafeteria is open Monday through Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to midnight.
El Exquisito is located on Calle Ocho in Little Havana, right at the heart of Cuban culture in Miami. Their excellent meals have been referred to as some of the best Cuban food in the city, and its ideal location makes it a go-to spot for both locals and tourists.
There isn’t a better choice after a long afternoon down in South Beach than the neighborhood’s own Puerto Sagua at 700 Collins Avenue. This restaurant is internationally famous and serves one of the best Cuban sandwiches in Miami.
El Pub on Calle Ocho is a staple in Little Havana. Conveniently located next to the famous Domino Park, El Pub serves their popular cubanos (Cuban sandwiches) that are a favorite among the locals. However, these sandwiches come with a twist: instead of pork, theirs are packed with a double portion of ham.
Versailles may be famous for appearing in the movie Chef in 2014, but since opening its doors in 1972, Versailles in Little Havana has been offering amazing food and delicious Cuban sandwiches that come stacked with meat and are perfectly grilled. It’s no wonder they call themselves the world’s most famous Cuban restaurant!
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The chefs at Miami Smokers specialize in making better meat, and their Cuban sandwiches are a perfect example of that. Their pork and ham are cooked sous-vide, a method of slow cooking that usually takes one to seven hours, adding extra flavor. The restaurant at 306 NW 27th Ave serves one of the best Cuban sandwiches in Miami thanks to their incredible cooking, careful preparation, and high-quality ingredients.
A restaurant chain with locations all around Miami, Sergio’s is serves some of the most delicious Cuban cuisine in town. They offer different dishes that cater to everybody. Low-calorie alternatives like La Flaca and savory empanadas are a couple of their most popular dishes, but if there’s one meal that tops them all, it's their authentic Cuban sandwich.
Whether it's for lunch or dinner, treat yourself to one of the best Cuban sandwiches in Miami. It’s the perfect way to satisfy your appetite and brighten up your day! Who do you think makes the best Cuban sandwich in Miami? Tell us in the comments below!
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