The Nine Best Cuban Sandwiches in Dallas
Cuban sandwiches have been sliding off sandwich presses all over Dallas lately. They're appearing on menus of taverns as pub grub and they're coming out of fine dining kitchens with a brand new pedigree. They're emerging from tiny takeouts, and that's before you look at the Cuban sandwiches that have been available here for years. Dallas is in the midst of a Cuban sandwich glut, or bubble, and this is a delicious problem to have.
Uber's Cuban comes with some of the best fries you'll find.
Take a bite from one and you'll see why the sandwich is becoming as ubiquitous as the turkey club. The Cuban could one day rival the Reuben or even the burger simply because of its construction. It's the pickles and mustard that make it interesting, it's the pork and the ham that make it decadent, and it's the structural characteristics -- the pressing, toasting and melted cheese -- that bring everything together.
Here are some of my favorites in Dallas. Click through at your own risk. You will leave this page hungry.
Uncle Uber's (Pictured above)
During the week, Uncle Uber's is absolutely packed with office lunchers who come and order burgers, clubs and pastrami on rye, piled high. But the smart money is on the Cuban with a side order of deeply browned french fries.
If you're downtown, CBD has your Cuban fix
This sandwich is heaped with house-roasted pork onto a roll slathered with a jalapeño mustard and topped with country ham. The bread-and-butter pickles are house made, too. They're sweeter than what's typically used for a Cuban sandwich, but it works, especially with the heat from that mustard. And while most places that toss a Cuban together use cheap, flavorless Swiss cheese for glue, the sandwich at CBD makes use of stuff that packs a sweet, nutty punch.
The Cuban at the Whistling Pig will hit you like a brick. In a good way.
You'll need to be careful with this heavyweight Cuban served at the newly opened Whistling Pig. It stacks thick pickle slices and lots of pork, ham and cheese between two slices of buttery bread. It's dense, but it has big flavors, too. Finish one with a beer and leave with a sense of accomplishment.
You'll have to eat this one outside, but do so with a bottle of Coke and you'll be just fine.
This little takeout spot opened recently and already has a reputation for some seriously decadent creations. The Cuban here is top rate, and likely the best on this list. (Eat all nine back to back and let me know.) If you're in Oak Cliff and the weather is agreeable, grab a medio litro of Coca-Cola and snag a seat at the nearby tables. Let the sun beat down and... actually, does anyone know where can you get a mojito around here?
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