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Local Legends: Jason and Sue Chin

This (super)power couple must have the ability to freeze time, because somehow they split their energies among all the entities in their Good Salt Restaurant Group, including Seito Sushi, The Osprey, Reyes Mezcaleria and The Monroe. The Chins are staunch supporters of local chef talent and front-of-house rockstars, and they're steady builders of Orlando's fine dining scene.

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1st: Santiago's Bodega,

2nd: Seasons 52,

3rd: Tibby's New Orleans Kitchen,

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1st: Domu,

2nd: Winter Park Biscuit Co.,

3rd: Seito Sushi Baldwin Park,

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1st: The Glass Knife,
Not content to simply present an array of sweet treats to be boxed up and whisked away to a workplace breakroom, The Glass Knife elevates the confectionary experience to an encounter with delicate and delectable art.

2nd: Gideon's Bakehouse,

3rd: Se7en Bites,

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2nd: Hunger Street Tacos,

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Best Cuban Sandwich 2022 (2024)


What is the most popular Cuban sandwich? ›

Pan con lechón is a traditional sandwich originating from Cuba, but it's also very popular in Miami. This pressed sandwich is made with Cuban bread, lechón roasted pork, butter, onions, and mojo sauce.

What's the difference between a Cuban sandwich and a Cubano? ›

The Cuban sandwich, better known as a Cubano, begins with soft, slightly sweet Cuban bread. Heaps of heavily seasoned pork roast and sliced ham alternating between layers of Swiss cheese and sour pickles. The sandwich is cemented together with yellow mustard and a garlic butter schmear.

What is a traditional Cuban sandwich made of? ›

The sandwich is made with ham, (mojo) roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and sometimes salami on Cuban bread. Salami is included in Tampa, where there is a large Italian population, but is not usually included in South Florida.

What is the best bread for a Cuban sandwich? ›

Cuban bread is a soft white bread made with lard. Look for it in Latin bakeries or groceries. If unavailable, use any not-too-crusty, soft white rolls, preferably with some lard or fat baked into them.

What are the 3 most popular foods in Cuba? ›

What are the most popular Cuban foods?
  • Ropa Vieja. Ropa Vieja, which translates to "old clothes," is a classic Cuban dish made from shredded beef stewed in a tomato-based sauce. ...
  • Cuban Sandwich. ...
  • Moros y Cristianos. ...
  • Lechon Asado. ...
  • Tostones. ...
  • Picadillo. ...
  • Arroz con Pollo. ...
  • Yuca con Mojo.
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What is a Miami Cuban sandwich? ›

This pressed sandwich is a South Florida staple, and features sliced Cuban roast pork, sliced sweet ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickle chips, and yellow mustard, served on buttered and pressed Cuban bread.

What city is famous for its Cuban sandwiches? ›

Both Tampa and Miami, cities that are, in fact, famous for their Cuban sandwiches, consist of five letters, making it a difficult wager.

What bread is closest to Cuban? ›

If you live near a Latino bakery, you will probably be able to find Cuban breads. Lacking these, the best substitute for pan cubano is the long, soft French or Italian breads you find at the supermarket (a high-quality bakery baguette is too crusty). Challah or brioche makes a good substitute for pan suave.

What is a real Cuban sandwich in Cuba? ›

In Cuba, there is a popular street food called “sandwich mixto”. The sandwich consists of roasted pork, ham, pickles, cheese, and mustard served on Cuban bread. The sandwich mixto served as the foundation for the Cuban sandwiches that developed in Tampa and Miami.

What are 4 unique Cuban foods? ›

The Flavors and Heritage of Traditional Cuban Cuisine
  • Rice, Beans & Plantains. Like the origins of most native cuisine, ingredients are often determined by what's abundant and available. ...
  • Mojo Criollo. ...
  • Ropa Vieja. ...
  • Pescado, Gambas y Camarones. ...
  • Cuban Mix Sandwich, Cuban Toast & Pork. ...
  • Cuban Coffee. ...
  • Rum.

What are the variations of Cuban sandwich? ›

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) ...

What is a fun fact about Cuban sandwich? ›

Cuban sandwich fun fact

While an early cousin of the Cuban sandwich was born in Cuba proper, the Cuban sandwich as we know it today originated in Tampa, Florida's cigar-producing neighborhood of Ybor City in the late 1800s (then known as Cigar City, the “cigar capital of the world”) and caught on by the early 1900s.

What is on Panera Cuban sandwich? ›

Cuban sandwich (artisan ham, shredded pork, Emmental Swiss, mustard, sweet & spicy pickles,artisan ciabatta) - Picture of Panera Bread, Gambrills - Tripadvisor.

What is the number 1 Cuban dish? ›

1. Ropa Vieja. Perhaps one of the most popular dishes in Cuba, ropa vieja or “old clothes” (alluding to the meat), is a moreish mix of onions and bell peppers in a rich tomato sauce. The show stealer – shredded flank steak, stewed within the flavourful sauce.

What is the most popular Cuban dish? ›

One of the most popular entrees in Cuban cuisine is ropa vieja. This stewed shredded beef dish is slow cooked in fresh tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic and wine to create a mouthwatering meal. And following its origins, the dish is accompanied by white rice, black beans and sweet plantains.

What Cuban food is the most recognizable? ›

Cuba does not have an official national dish. However, some of the most popular and iconic dishes include Ropa Vieja, Moros y Cristianos, and Lechon Asado.

What is a traditional Cuban sandwich called? ›

A Cuban sandwich, known as a Cubano, is a grilled ham-and-cheese sandwich variation that was created in Florida—Key West and Tampa—by Cuban immigrants who needed a filling and easy-to-carry lunch.


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