Ten Best Cuban Sandwiches in Broward and Palm Beach

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2. Padrino's Cuban Cuisine
Padrino's in Hallandale Beach is one of four Florida locations where the Padrino family serves its traditional Cuban cuisine. Founder Diosdado Padrino opened his first restaurant in Hialeah in 1972, after joining his wife and two children, who arrived in South Florida in 1968. Today, the family operates several restaurants in Plantation, Boca Raton, and Orlando. Its Cuban sandwich is a stellar example of classic Cuban fare, made with the house-roasted pork and bread delivered to the restaurant from a nearby bakery daily.

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Nicole Danna
1. The Cuban Cafe
There's nothing fancy about a Cuban sandwich, but at the Cuban Cafe in Boca Raton, you'll feel like you're getting something special. Since its start in 1991, the restaurant has been serving some of the area's best Cuban cuisine. This comes as no surprise, since the family behind the business has been passing down recipes for generations. Its Cuban sandwich is no exception, arriving piping hot, the bread well-grilled and gleaming from a sheen of butter fat. Unlike most Cubans pressed thin and flat, this sandwich takes the title of heavyweight champ. It's stuffed with large cuts of pork and several slices of thick-sliced ham, melded together with hot, creamy queso.

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Location Info

Padrino's

2500 Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Cuban Cafe

3550 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

Little Havana Restaurant

721 S. Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Havana Hideout

509 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL

Category: Restaurant

Havana

6801 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

El Bohio

101 S. 3rd St., Lake Worth, FL

Category: Music

Don Carlin Cuban Restaurant

11447 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, FL

Category: Restaurant

Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine

2807 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Wilton Manors, FL

Category: Restaurant

Guarapo's Cuban Cuisine

1795 N Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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RealFood
RealFood

Can't believe Padrino's is on this list.  This is a restaurant chain that serves runny green slime & tries to pass it off as chimichurri sauce.  Fuck, we're talking about parsley, oregano, red pepper, red pepper, salt, pepper, oil & vinegar.  Not that hard to make or come by those ingredients.  

Mimi Lefevre
Mimi Lefevre

Crissie Lefevre Phillips and Antoine Lefevre

Betty Roman Norton
Betty Roman Norton

Never been to Don Carlin but may hit them up this weekend. Padrinos is good, so is Las Vegas and Havana :-)

Stephen Perez
Stephen Perez

Betty Roman Norton, #7, have you heard of it? #4 is by us and we've been there. Good stuff!

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