Cuban Sandwiches at El Palacio De Los Jugos in Miami
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Authentic Meals: Best Cuban Sandwiches In Miami

By Travel Savvy

Miami has so much to offer: The hot nights, white sand beaches, festive year-round attitude, and of course, delicious food with some Cuban flare. Tasting a Cuban sandwich in Miami is a must, since this deliciously savory menu item is believed to have been born right here in the Sunshine state. At the very least, the Cuban sandwich was a menu mainstay by the 1960s, at the height of the Cuban migration to sunny South Florida.

We’ve tasted plenty of delicious Cubans in Florida, but these are a few of our faves.

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186 NE 29th St, Miami, Florida
(305) 573-4681
Monday - Friday 6AM-4Pm, Saturday 6AM- 2PM

Between the Wynwood and Midtown neighborhoods lies Enriquetas, a hidden food gem that locals can’t seem to get enough of. From early morning to mid-afternoon, Cuban food lovers flock to this quick service shop for some of the best authentic sandwiches. 

Whether you order the traditional Cuban sandwich with ham, roast pork, cheese, and pickle, or their speciality Cuban chicken sandwich, stacked with lettuce, tomato, shoestring potatoes, and grilled onions, you can expect a sandwich that is unbelievably good. The long lines are worth the wait, and after one bite you’ll understand the craze!

Cuban Sandwich 2

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3555 Southwest 8th Street
(305) 444-0240
Monday - Thursday 8 AM-1 AM
Friday 8 AM - 2:30 AM
Saturday 8 AM-3:30 AM
Sunday 9 AM-1 AM

Versailles attracts locals and in-the-know visitors with their generous menu offerings, especially the crispy-on-the-outside cuban sandwich. Two buttery slices of cuban bread hugs generous cuts of golden bolo ham coated in brown sugar, pineapple juice, and cloves, then followed by three slices of Swiss cheese and slow roasted pork. Open til late, so stop by for an early lunch or an after-the-club nighttime snack.

Cuban Sandwich 3

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El Palacio De Los Jugos

5721 W Flager Street
(305) 264-8662
Monday - Saturday 8AM - 9PM
Sunday 8AM - 8PM

El Palacio De Los Jugoslocated in the Flagami neighborhood, is a very well-known destination for Cuban treats. Set under a tented collection of separate vendor counters, they offer different grab-n-go and made-to-order dishes like tostones, coconut water fresh from the fruit, roasted suckling pig, beans and rice, and more. El Palacio De Los Jugos is a must-go for anyone seeking an authentic eating experience! After you ask the man with the big machete for a fresh-cut coconut, head to the Cuban sandwich counter and prepare to be stuffed. Look out for celebrity chef Bobby Flay, who stops by for his Cuban food fix each time he comes to town.


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