With its satisfying mix of flavors and textures, the Cuban sandwich has become known as the unofficial state sandwich of Florida. We head to these wonderful restaurants when we're craving a Cuban sandwich, one of Florida's famous foods.
Cuban Sandwiches - 4601 FL-100, Bunnell, FL 32110
If you call your restaurant Cuban Sandwiches, you'd better deliver – and this place certainly does. Cuban Sandwiches is a true labor of love for the Gonzalez family, who opened the restaurant in 2019 in Bunnell. Husband Angel is the owner and sole cook, while wife Mariela keeps the books and serves. Son Kevin, a 16-year-old high school student, handles translating duties with customers. Hours are 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
La Cubanita Sandwich - 101 S. Babcock St., Melbourne, FL 32901
La Cubanita Sandwich bills their Cuban sandwich as "world-famous," and it's certainly a popular stop in Melbourne. It's a regular lunch stop for many local residents looking for an authentic Cuban sandwich on their lunch break. Sandwiches are the star but be sure to add a side of the popular black beans and rice. La Cubanita Sandwich is open weekdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Los Autenticos Cuban Cafe - 7339 E. Colonial Dr., Suite 1, Orlando, FL 32807
This local spot has Orlando's most raved about Cuban sandwich, and a whole menu of tempting options! Love Cuban sandwiches but want to switch it up a bit? Customers recommend the classic mofongo at Orlando's Los Autenticos Cuban Cafe. Made to order from scratch, the mofongo has the right amount of salty crispiness to satisfy, even when the leftovers are reheated.
Cuban coffee is some of the best in the world, and Los Autenticos offers a number of regular and special drinks for your java fix. Los Autenticos is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Buchito - 131 Broadway Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741
Is Buchito a sandwich shop featuring coffee or a coffee shop featuring sandwiches? At this charming cafe, you can't go wrong either way. In addition to the traditional Cubano, the menu features a "loco" version with guava and cream cheese. A variety of coffee drinks ranging from Cuban espresso to iced caramel lattes makes Buchito a refreshing place for a break on days spent exploring Kissimmee. Hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Cafe Havana - 923 N. Magnolia Ave., Suite 300, Ocala, FL 34475
Cafe Havana in Ocala is known for authentic, high-quality Cuban cuisine and that includes a delicious Cuban sandwich. Customers are also encouraged to try Cafe Havana's amazing Cuban coffee. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Baracoa - 382 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Baracoa is a small town in Cuba where the owner's parents once had a beach house. It's also the name of the restaurant's signature sauce, which can be found on one of their varieties of Cubanos. Pick up a Baracoa Beach Box to go when exploring New Smyrna. The full meal includes a Cubano, plantain chips, and guava pastry for only $11. Baracoa is open 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday except for Friday, when hours are extended to 8 p.m.
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