In New York, we don’t have a massive Cuban population like Miami. But if you want to scout out a good Cuban sandwich you don’t have to go too far. From tiny corner cafés in the Bronx to trendsetting cocktail bars in the LES, here are some of the stars in the metropolitan area, where every sandwich offers up a slight variation of the classic.
El Presidente: This Bronx favorite is usually mentioned whenever someone is talking about a Cuban sandwich and New York City. That’s because it’s a standard — a well-executed Cubano with succulent roast pork, ham, a pickle slice, mayo, mustard and Swiss cheese on an Italian roll. It’s not too soggy, not too dry and good all around.
3938 Broadway, Bronx; 212-927-7011