i've only had one real cuban but it was in florida so i'm assuming compared to most new england standards it was pretty good! in any event i thought it was incredible and i'd love to find a place in the boston area that makes a good one. i'm not sure if they vary depending on who's making it so i can't really go into much more detail. what i can say is i did try the one at gaslight. although i liked the restaurant i wasn't a huge fan of their cuban but i'm not holding it against them b/c after all, its a french restaurant. i mean it was okay. but i'm looking for authentic here... nothing fancy. i heard there's a place in jamaica plain that makes a good one but i don't know the name of it. if anyone could help i'd really appreciate it. and if i could get a side of yucca it would be a huge plus!