5 places to get a Cuban sandwich in the Boston area

A Cuban sandwich can be a hearty meal, which can be enjoyed any time of day. Typically the sandwich includes buttered Cuban bread, which is piled with Swiss cheese and meat, such as ham and roasted pork, and sometimes even salami. Then pickles and mustard are included inside the sandwich and it is pressed flat and toasted to perfection.  In the Boston area, there are a few places serving up this classic. Just as it is a favorite in Cuba or even Miami Florida, it is definitely well loved around here. Try it for yourself at the following 5 places.

1. El Oriental de Cuba

416 Centre St. Jamaica Plain, MA


Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 8:00 am-10:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Info: The classic Cuban sandwich is available for $7.95.

2. Sam Lagrassas

44 Province St., Boston, MA


Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 am-3:30 pm

Info: For $9.95, get Herb-Crusted Roast Pork and Honey Glazed Ham with chipotle mayo, Monterey jack cheese and dill pickles grilled on an Italian Sesame Roll.

3. Chez Henri

1 Shepard St., Cambridge, MA


Hours: Monday-Thursday 6:00 pm-10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30 pm-10:30 pm, Sunday 5:30 pm-9:30pm

Info: The Pressed Cuban Sandwich is featured on the Barfood menu and gives guests the choice of Traditional Slow Roasted Pork or Roasted Vegetables with Cheese for $14.

4. Volle Nolle

351 Hanover St., Boston, MA


Hours:  Open daily 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Info: For around $10, their Cuban features pulled pork, black forest ham, salami, Swiss cheese, spicy mayonnaise, mustard, cumin, and thinly sliced dill pickles, on grilled brioche bread.

5. Plough and Stars

912 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA


Hours:  Monday 3:00 pm-1:00 am, Tuesday-Friday & Sunday 11:30 am-1:00 am, Saturday 11:00 am- 2:00 am

Info:  For $11, enjoy the Cuban Sandwich with smoked ham, slow roasted pork, gruyere, smoked chili mayo and fries.

*If you are in search of authentic Cuban food and are going to be in Florida on vacation anytime soon, check out “Where to Find the Best Miami Cuban Food.”


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