Forget The Sandwich Debate. Is a Hot Dog a Snack?
1. El Palacio De Los Jugos14300 SW 8th St, Miami
2. Bread + Butter2330 Salzedo St, Coral Gables
3. Latin American Bakery & Cafe890 Southwest 57th Ave, Miami
4. Sarussi Subs6797 SW 8th St, Miami
5. De Rodriguez Ocean101 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
6. Versailles Restaurant3555 SW 8th St, Miami
7. Las Olas Cafe644 6th St, Miami
8. Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop186 NE 29th St, Miami
This Cuban fast-food joint in Flagami, Florida has seen visits from Bobby Flay and other celebri-chefs, but it is best known for all of its made-in-house, fresh juices. It's also a mecca of pork and for good reason; the chicharrones (fresh pork rinds) are so good that people revolve their trip around them. This place has got the whole nose-to-tail theory down pat, using other parts of the pig for its juicy sandwich.
Bread + Butter serves a lot more than, well, bread and butter. Enjoy Cuban fare with a twist and a full bar with some interesting drinks - liquid nitrogen shakes, anyone? - prepared by Mr. Pan con Mantequilla himself, Alberto Cabrera.
Just because Luis no longer runs it doesn't mean this Latin spot's no longer putting out authentic eats with a menu stacked with sandwiches, fresh baked pastries, and, of course, fritas.
Sarussi's is a sub shop famous for serving up a 16-inch behemoth on a home-made sub roll that’s loaded with smoked ham, roasted pork, mozzarella, pickles and secret sauce and has garnered TV experience on Man vs. Food.
With poolside seating and a revamped interior with lots of aged wood, Ocean plates Doug Rodriguez's Nuevo Latino take on the sea, this time with some Asian influence: ceviches including Thai lobster coconut w/ ginger, or tuna watermelon w/ kumquat, yuzu, and Thai basil, plus entrees like seared adobo tuna.
This landmark Cuban restaurant on Calle Ocho serves up the best Cuban coffee in Miami, and it’s the perfect spot to bring out-of-towners when they’re in for a visit to show off the city’s Cuban culture. Here, you can get a heaping plate of ropa vieja for less than you’d pay for a drink in most of Miami, while listening to locals talk politics over cafecitos and tourists diving into plates of grilled meats with black beans, rice, and sweet plantains.
Las Olas is a divey cafe where they're famous for a sandwich they coat each piece of Cuban bread with butter before topping it with house-roasted pork loin and Swiss that's all melty-gooey-delcious.
This Wynwood hole-in-the-wall has a well-deserved reputation for affordable and authentic Cuban sandwiches, most notably, the Cubano. The Miami (or Tampa, depending who you're talking to) -born sandwich is classically made with ham, roast pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and in a not-so-classic but welcome twist, croquettas. Other sandwiches are just as tempting, especially the medianoche, which replaces the Cubano's crusty bread with a challah-like sweet egg dough. Plastic seats and formica tabletops crowd the dining room, but if you're here solo, opt for a stool at the counter.