Latin Sandwiches, Uptown and Down

El Castillo de Madison makes one tasty Cuban sandwich, set apart from the competition by superior pernil (roast pork), jimmyjazz reports. For a delicious and filling meal, get a Cubano and a bowl of mondongo (tripe soup), which is served on weekends and Wednesdays, advises fun_seanny.

Uptown hounds agree that Mambi in Washington Heights offers another fine traditional Cuban sandwich.

The Sophie’s mini-chain—whose northward march continues with its newest location on 56th Street—also makes dependable Cubanos. They’re a lunchtime staple for JackS, but his latest favorite is Sophie’s masita: chunks of fried pork with onions and sweet potato, delivering “that sweetness-with-salt appeal, a great combination of flavors.”

El Castillo de Madison [Lower East Side]
207 Madison Street (between Rutgers and Jefferson), Manhattan
212-227-2892
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Mambi Restaurant [Washington Heights]
4181 Broadway (near W. 177th Street), Manhattan
212-928-9796
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Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine [Civic Center]
96 Chambers Street (between Church and Broadway), Manhattan
212-608-9900
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Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine [Financial District]
73 New Street (between Beaver Street and Exchange Place), Manhattan
212-809-7755
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Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine [Murray Hill]
179 Madison Avenue (between E. 33rd and 34th streets), Manhattan
212-679-3500
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Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine [Midtown East]
369 Lexington Avenue (between E. 41st and 40th streets), Manhattan
212-922-3576
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Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine [Midtown]
23 W. 56th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues), Manhattan
212-315-4313
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Masita at Sophie’s on Chambers

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