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Miami Cafe - Cubano

Dax | May 5, 2003 08:39 AM

The basic sandwich comes with the gray meat (would assume a pork variety, but tastes a bit steaky), cheese and the bread. My choice of toppings included shredded lettuce, a few tomatoes, a couple pickles and mayo. There were no peppers available (I fixed that at home with hot sauce). The sandwich is *very* good, quite large and hit the spot. $5 or $6. However, it does not come close to the sublime experience of a Chez Henri cubano. It may be more authentic, but the Chez Henri one is magical. It is also twice as expensive, so ...

The sweet fried plaintans were amazing, somewhat heavy, well buttered with the right amount of sweetness. They also had green plaintains - I would assume these are more the chip variety but not sure. $2

Also ate two ... carne empanadillas (sp?) I think they were called. Mmmmm meat filled goodness. More hot sauce. $1 each.

Finished off the meal (take out) with a cubic inch (this is how it was served) of flan. Sweet, meaty (custard can be meaty, right?) flavor, filling. $1.

Now I guess I have to head to that place in JP, as I continue my quest for my favorite cubano (or variation thereof) in Boston. The things I do for chowhound!

Dax

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