Back to Cuba Café


In an unassuming storefront just south of the city, Back to Cuba Café is serving up some of Nashville’s most authentic Cuban cuisine, with the eponymous sandwich at the forefront. The menu is an homage to the owner’s Cuban roots, with traditional dishes like ropa vieja, arepas, and empanadas to accompany the sandwich. The platters are served with beans, rice, and fried plantains (both sweet and savory), as you would expect, and the sandwich itself is classically constructed with ham, pork, cheese, pickles, and mustard stacked on buttered bread and pressed until the cheese reaches the optimal-melt.