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Best Cuban Sandwich in NYC -- What makes it authentic?

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Best Cuban Sandwich in NYC -- What makes it authentic?

Tugboat24 | Oct 27, 2003 11:07 AM

I just got back from my first trip to Florida where I ate every cuban I could get my hands on. However, none of them were as good as my favorite at the place on 8th and 19th street in Chelsea. Granted, I was in Tampa not Miami but what makes an authentic Cuban?

The one I love here has great garlic butter melted, and has pickles, mostly the roast pork, then some quality ham and cheese.

In the tampa area the Cubans were long on ham and short on pork -- plus they dressed them with mustard and mayo -- and there was no lovely garlic flavor?

Which is right?

What do you think are the best spots for Cubans in NYC?

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