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Where to Find South Florida’s Best Cuban-Style Sandwiches

Where to find Miami’s signature sandwich, all available for takeout and delivery

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South Floridians love a good Cuban sandwich. After all, what’s not to love about ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, mustard, and pickles heated between crispy, pressed Cuban bread? Yet there are so many more types of “Cuban” sandwiches that are equally as tasty.

There’s also the Miami sandwich (ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese and mayo on Cuban bread), pan con bistec (a thinly cut seasoned steak sandwich topped with onions and potato sticks), media noche (a Cuban sandwich made with a sweet, egg-based bread) croqueta preparada (ham, swiss, and croquetas housed inside Cuban bread), pan con lechon (a Cuban version of a pulled pork sandwich), pan con tortilla (omelette sandwich), pan con minuta (fried snapper sandwich), and the Elena Ruz (cream cheese, strawberry jam, turkey on a sweet, egg-based bread). Here’s a list of where to get South Florida’s best Cuban-style sandwiches for takeout or delivery.

As always in these times, check the social media handles and websites for details like menu items and delivery hours as they may change as these restaurants adapt to these new business models. Also, always remember to tip well and call before using a delivery platform such as Postmates or UberEats, which comes with hefty fees for consumers and restaurants.

Editor’s note: outdoor dining is still permitted for restaurants in Miami-Dade County, and for those offering outdoor seating it is noted below.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 925 Nuevo's Cubano's

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925 N Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
(954) 806-8375
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This colorful eatery brings traditional Cuban sandwiches to Ft. Lauderdale. Grab a stool at the counter and order the pan con lechon made with sixteen hour roasted pork or the sweeter medianoche and a Materva to wash it down. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

2. Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

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186 NE 29th St
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-4681
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How can one possibly make a Cuban sandwich better? Enriqueta’s added croquetas to make its Cubano especial con croqueta preparada. It’s two of the best Cuban sandwiches in one. Takeout and ventanita (outdoor window) service are available.

3. Playa Cafe

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1515 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-1551

While strolling down Washington Avenue in South Beach, it is easy to pass this unassuming, counter service cafeteria. Those in the know, however, rave about the hefty Cuban sandwiches at very budget-friendly prices. Walk in and glimpse at the wall sized menu for selections to eat outdoors or for takeout with delivery also available.

4. Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Ocean Drive (Multiple locations)

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1410 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8671
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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so a pan con tortilla is the way to go. Havana 1957 steps it up by adding lechon (roasted pork), ham, cheese, and potato sticks to keep patrons full until lunchtime. While the Ocean Drive location is temporarily closed, the Lincoln Road and Espanola Way locations offer takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating.

5. Las Olas Cafe

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644 6th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-9333
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For those who believe bigger is better, South Beach’s Las Olas Cafe is the place to go. The Cuban sandwiches are referred to as foot longs and can be shared by two — but don’t count on a buddy to split it because they’re easily devoured. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

6. La Camaronera Seafood Joint and Fish Market

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1952 W Flagler St
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 642-3322
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The resident Cuban fish fry eatery on Flagler Street has been in business since 1966. Swing by for the pan con minuta (snapper sandwich) with chopped onions and ketchup, and a cold beer. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

7. Sanguich De Miami

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2057 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 539-0969
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The cozy sandwich shop offers patrons all beef and pork-based Cuban style sandwiches. Customer favorites include the Cubano and the pan con bistec with crispy potato strings reminiscent of those found in a frita (Cuban burger). Wash it down with a batido (milk shake) to complete the meal. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

8. Old's Havana Cuban Bar & Cocina

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1442 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
(786) 518-2196

When in Little Havana, make a pit stop at Old’s and get the Cubano. The ratio of ham, pork, and Swiss cheese plus mustard and pickles rivals all others but it’s the pressed bread crunch that surpasses all. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

9. Sergio's Restaurant (Multiple locations)

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3252 SW 22nd St
Miami, FL 33145
(305) 529-0047
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While all types of Cuban sandwiches are served at Sergio’s, the Elena Ruz is a must try. Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy this turkey sandwich with cream cheese and strawberry preserves between pressed sweet Cuban bread like the one used for the media noche sandwich. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

10. Chef Sucre Café

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475 Biltmore Way #104B
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 444-2025
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Coral Gables’ quaint bistro serves up a French inspired Cubano. Instead of Cuban bread, Chef Sucre uses panini bread and adds a side of guava dipping sauce which compliments the sandwich quite well. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

11. Mary's Cafe

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2542 SW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 443-6672

A coin laundry with a cafeteria? Yup, Miami has got that. After all, washing clothes can bring on an appetite, no? Visit this laundromat for what many hail as one of Miami’s best pan con bistec sandwiches and get a load of laundry done, too. Takeout and outdoor seating are available.

12. Islas Canarias Restaurant

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13695 SW 26th St
Miami, FL 33175
(305) 559-6666
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When Miamians crave croquetas, many head to this destination. So, it only makes sense to get that croqueta preparada fix at Islas Canarias with a cafecito (a sweet, Cuban-style espresso), of course. Take-out, delivery, and outdoor seating are available. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

13. El Rinconcito Latino Cafe

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9979 SW 142nd Ave
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 382-9008
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When in West Kendall, stop by this restaurant/cafeteria for an impressive selection of Cuban sandwiches. Fan favorites include the Miami Sandwich, pan con bistec, and media noche which all pair well with the variety of Latin sodas available. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

14. The Butcher Shop Deli

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14235 S Dixie Hwy
Palmetto Bay, FL 33176
(305) 253-9525
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The abundance of pork in the pan con lechon can feed a small village and is quite inexpensive, too. The crispy pieces of pork skin add a crunch and is a best seller at this Palmetto Bay shop. Takeout and delivery are available.

1. 925 Nuevo's Cubano's

925 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

This colorful eatery brings traditional Cuban sandwiches to Ft. Lauderdale. Grab a stool at the counter and order the pan con lechon made with sixteen hour roasted pork or the sweeter medianoche and a Materva to wash it down. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

925 N Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

2. Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

186 NE 29th St, Miami, FL 33137

How can one possibly make a Cuban sandwich better? Enriqueta’s added croquetas to make its Cubano especial con croqueta preparada. It’s two of the best Cuban sandwiches in one. Takeout and ventanita (outdoor window) service are available.

186 NE 29th St
Miami, FL 33137

3. Playa Cafe

1515 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

While strolling down Washington Avenue in South Beach, it is easy to pass this unassuming, counter service cafeteria. Those in the know, however, rave about the hefty Cuban sandwiches at very budget-friendly prices. Walk in and glimpse at the wall sized menu for selections to eat outdoors or for takeout with delivery also available.

1515 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Ocean Drive (Multiple locations)

1410 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so a pan con tortilla is the way to go. Havana 1957 steps it up by adding lechon (roasted pork), ham, cheese, and potato sticks to keep patrons full until lunchtime. While the Ocean Drive location is temporarily closed, the Lincoln Road and Espanola Way locations offer takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating.

1410 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. Las Olas Cafe

644 6th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

For those who believe bigger is better, South Beach’s Las Olas Cafe is the place to go. The Cuban sandwiches are referred to as foot longs and can be shared by two — but don’t count on a buddy to split it because they’re easily devoured. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

644 6th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. La Camaronera Seafood Joint and Fish Market

1952 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135

The resident Cuban fish fry eatery on Flagler Street has been in business since 1966. Swing by for the pan con minuta (snapper sandwich) with chopped onions and ketchup, and a cold beer. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

1952 W Flagler St
Miami, FL 33135

7. Sanguich De Miami

2057 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

The cozy sandwich shop offers patrons all beef and pork-based Cuban style sandwiches. Customer favorites include the Cubano and the pan con bistec with crispy potato strings reminiscent of those found in a frita (Cuban burger). Wash it down with a batido (milk shake) to complete the meal. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

2057 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135

8. Old's Havana Cuban Bar & Cocina

1442 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

When in Little Havana, make a pit stop at Old’s and get the Cubano. The ratio of ham, pork, and Swiss cheese plus mustard and pickles rivals all others but it’s the pressed bread crunch that surpasses all. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

1442 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135

9. Sergio's Restaurant (Multiple locations)

3252 SW 22nd St, Miami, FL 33145

While all types of Cuban sandwiches are served at Sergio’s, the Elena Ruz is a must try. Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy this turkey sandwich with cream cheese and strawberry preserves between pressed sweet Cuban bread like the one used for the media noche sandwich. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

3252 SW 22nd St
Miami, FL 33145

10. Chef Sucre Café

475 Biltmore Way #104B, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Coral Gables’ quaint bistro serves up a French inspired Cubano. Instead of Cuban bread, Chef Sucre uses panini bread and adds a side of guava dipping sauce which compliments the sandwich quite well. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

475 Biltmore Way #104B
Coral Gables, FL 33134

11. Mary's Cafe

2542 SW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33133

A coin laundry with a cafeteria? Yup, Miami has got that. After all, washing clothes can bring on an appetite, no? Visit this laundromat for what many hail as one of Miami’s best pan con bistec sandwiches and get a load of laundry done, too. Takeout and outdoor seating are available.

2542 SW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33133

12. Islas Canarias Restaurant

13695 SW 26th St, Miami, FL 33175

When Miamians crave croquetas, many head to this destination. So, it only makes sense to get that croqueta preparada fix at Islas Canarias with a cafecito (a sweet, Cuban-style espresso), of course. Take-out, delivery, and outdoor seating are available. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

13695 SW 26th St
Miami, FL 33175

13. El Rinconcito Latino Cafe

9979 SW 142nd Ave, Miami, FL 33186

When in West Kendall, stop by this restaurant/cafeteria for an impressive selection of Cuban sandwiches. Fan favorites include the Miami Sandwich, pan con bistec, and media noche which all pair well with the variety of Latin sodas available. Takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating are available.

9979 SW 142nd Ave
Miami, FL 33186

14. The Butcher Shop Deli

14235 S Dixie Hwy, Palmetto Bay, FL 33176

The abundance of pork in the pan con lechon can feed a small village and is quite inexpensive, too. The crispy pieces of pork skin add a crunch and is a best seller at this Palmetto Bay shop. Takeout and delivery are available.

14235 S Dixie Hwy
Palmetto Bay, FL 33176

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