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National Sandwich Month: The Best Places to Get a Cuban Sandwich in New Orleans

New Orleans is known for having some of the best, most unique food in the world, and one of our famous foods is the poboy. Our take on sandwiches is uniquely New Orleanian, but we are a city of diverse sandwich lovers, so our sandwich offerings go well beyond the poboy. In honor of National Sandwich Month, we thought we would take some time to explore New Orleans sandwiches of different varieties. This week, we are sniffing out the city’s best Cuban sandwiches. You may not have pegged New Orleans as a city that would offer Cubans, but we take food very seriously here, and the Cuban sandwich is a classic. Check out these places for some of the best Cuban sandwiches in New Orleans.

The Top Five Places to Get a Cuban Sandwich in New Orleans

1. Booty’s Street Food

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The “Cochon de Lait” Pressed Sandwich at Luke is a Cuban sandwich with a John Besh touch. (photo via foodarts.com)

Offering street food favorites from all over the world, including places like Vietnam, Greece and El Salvador, Booty’s Street Food is a beloved Bywater restaurant. Their Cuban sandwich has all of the classic ingredients combined with some personal touches. Roast pork, ham, garlic mayo, house-made pickles, mustard and Swiss cheese make this sandwich a satisfying meal.

2. Lüke

You are always in good hands with New Orleans Chef John Besh, and his authentic brasserie has a delectably gourmet version of the Cuban sandwich. Lüke’s “Cochon de Lait” Pressed Sandwich is made from pulled pork, Chisesi ham, carmelized onions, house-made pickles, and cherry mustard. Is your mouth watering yet?

3. Butcher

Butcher’s Cuban is a special addition to this list because they specialize in house-made meats. Inspired by old-world meat markets, this casual restaurant connected to the more formal Cochon is a butcher shop, sandwich counter and wine bar all in one. The Cubano sandwich is made with the classic ingredients, including hand-picked Butcher ham and roasted pork, along with Swiss cheese.

4. Liborio Cuban Restaurant

Liborio Cuban Restaurant is an authentic Cuban restaurant in New Orleans, so it’s no wonder it made the list. Located in the Central Business District, this restaurant offers the simple, classic, and oh-so-delicious take on the Cuban sandwich. Pair it with their Cuban rum Mojito for a knock-out meal.

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Butcher’s Cubano sandwich is made with house-made, hand-picked meats. (photo via urbanspoon.com)

5. GG’s Dine-O-Rama

GG’s Dine-O-Rama refers to their cuisine as “refined comfort food,” and tasting their Cuban sandwich, you’ll understand why. Made from slow-braised pulled pork, Chisesi Dr. Pepper and honey baked ham, Swiss cheese, house-made pickles, ancho-honey slaw, honey mustard and chili mayonnaise, their Cochon Cubano is a gourmet Cuban sandwich with a twist – a rich comfortable taste built from refined, carefully procured ingredients.

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