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South Florida’s 11 Best Cuban-Style Sandwiches

No, they aren’t all in Little Havana

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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 delectable.

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), 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 Miami’s best Cuban style sandwiches in geographical order from north to south.

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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 media noche and a Materva to wash it down.

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. 

3. Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way

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405 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 503-3828
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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.

4. 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.

5. 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).

6. Old's Havana Cuban Bar & Cocina

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

7. La Carreta

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3632 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 444-7501
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All hail bacon and the Miami Sandwich. This Cuban sandwich incorporates all the goodness of a Cubano with turkey instead of roasted pork plus bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. Get it at La Carreta’s multiple locations for lunch or dinner.

8. Sergio's Restaurant

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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. 

9. 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. 

10. Islas Canarias Cafe Restaurant & Bakery

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3804 SW 137th Ave
Miami, FL 33175
(305) 559-0111
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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.

11. The Butcher Shop

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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.

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 media noche and a Materva to wash it down.

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. 

186 NE 29th St
Miami, FL 33137

3. Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Espanola Way

405 Española Way, 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.

405 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. 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.

1952 W Flagler St
Miami, FL 33135

5. 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).

2057 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135

6. 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.

1442 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135

7. La Carreta

3632 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

All hail bacon and the Miami Sandwich. This Cuban sandwich incorporates all the goodness of a Cubano with turkey instead of roasted pork plus bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. Get it at La Carreta’s multiple locations for lunch or dinner.

3632 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135

8. Sergio's Restaurant

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. 

3252 SW 22nd St
Miami, FL 33145

9. 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. 

475 Biltmore Way #104B
Coral Gables, FL 33134

10. Islas Canarias Cafe Restaurant & Bakery

3804 SW 137th Ave, 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.

3804 SW 137th Ave
Miami, FL 33175

11. The Butcher Shop

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.

14235 S Dixie Hwy
Palmetto Bay, FL 33176

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