Flor de Broadway, a bare-bones corner shop in Manhattanville, does little more than Cuban sandwiches, and they kill, says Alan Henderson.
Downtown, the Sophie’s mini-chain continues to turn out decent cheap Cubanos.
In Queens, djalexis recommends Las Vegas Restaurant, whose Cubano boasts first-rate roast pork with crispy cracklings, along with deli ham and strong Swiss cheese. But its garlic sauce is subpar, adds dj: “I love garlic, but this spread is cheap.”
La Flor de Broadway [Harlem]
3401 Broadway, at W. 138th St., Manhattan
Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine [Financial District]
73 New St., between Beaver St. and Exchange Pl., Manhattan
Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine [Civic Center]
96 Chambers St., between Church St. and Broadway, Manhattan
Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine [Murray Hill]
179 Madison Ave., between 33rd and 34th Sts., Manhattan
Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine [Midtown East]
369 Lexington Ave., between 41st and 40th Sts., Manhattan
Las Vegas Restaurant [Long Island City]
44-62 21st St., between 44th Dr. and 45th Ave., Long Island City, Queens