I must have walked or driven by this place literally thousands of times and never went inside, I had noticed a sign for cuban sandwiches, but never gave it a shot until yesterday, boy am I glad I did! The place is a tiny bakery on the corner of Merrimack and Palmer in downtown Lowell, only about 8 seats and a case with cakes, pastries, etc. For hot food they serve a few sandwiches, chicken fingers, pastelillos, etc. Pretty typical spanish bakery snacks. But that cubano was unreal: a nice fresh, toasted, sub roll, lots of juicy, tender, roast pork, ham, cheese, and pickle. The sandwich came cut in half and I was full after the first half, the whole sandwich must have weighed over a pound. It came with chips and a drink for $8.00, not super cheap but easily two lunches and excellent quality. I can't wait to go back and try some other stuff there. The cakes and pastries looked great as well, huge slices of carrot and chocolate cake, tres leches, and bread pudding.
160 Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA 01852