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Where to Eat Cuban in Atlanta

The ultimate list of Cuban dishes and restaurants in Atlanta.

Cuban Food Empanadas At Arepa Mia
Photo credit: Joeff Davis/CL File
The pernil and domino empanadas at Arepa Mia on Edgewood - 2016


His our list of the Best Cuban Restaurant awards each year.
 

The Best Cuban in Atlanta according to our Critics is:

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Havana Sandwich Shop first started selling Cuban sandwiches at 2905 Buford Highway in 1976. The popular restaurant was shut down by a blaze in 2008. Owners Debbie Benedit and her son, Eddie Benedit, Jr. reopened the Cuban sandwich restaurant in July 2015.


At its new location, Havana serves up all ... | more...

The Best Cuban in Atlanta according to our Readers is:

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Lots of Cuban, Latin American, and Caribbean favorites. Daily specials, desserts, and vegetarian items, too. | more...

Last Year's Critic's Choice for Best Cuban

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Havana Sandwich Shop first started selling Cuban sandwiches at 2905 Buford Highway in 1976. The popular restaurant was shut down by a blaze in 2008. Owners Debbie Benedit and her son, Eddie Benedit, Jr. reopened the Cuban sandwich restaurant in July 2015.


At its new location, Havana serves up all ... | more...


 

Cuban Dishes from our 100 Dishes List

Medianoche at Buena Gente Cuban Bakery Truck

Available at Buena Gente Cuban Bakery (food truck)
If you’re seeking the city’s top Cuban sandwiches, track down the Buena Gente food truck. On any given day, it’ll offer either a traditional Cuban or a medianoche — the only difference being the type of bread. Both offer house-roasted pork marinated in a piquant mojo sauce, plus the traditional ham, swiss, mustard and pickle. But the medianoche takes the cake with its slightly sweet, brioche-like bread — pressed down to a warm crisp, of course. $10.

Medio Dia sandwich at Super Pan Latino Sandwich Shop

Available at El Super Pan Latino Sandwiches & Bar
Say "hasta luego" to the classic Cuban sandwich and say hello to this stunning version on a pineapple "submarino" roll. In between the bread slices are roasted pork and ham, chayote pickles, Swiss cheese, habanero mustard and clove salt. But here's the killer: Punctuating bites of the highly flavorful, sourced meats are bits of crunchy pork skin, like chicharroacutenes or your mama's cracklins. Way magnifico. $13.

Plato de Puerco con Mojo at Mami’s La Cubana

Available at Mami's La Cubana
Opened early last year in adorable downtown Hapeville, Mami’s La Cubana (housed inside a bright blue façade — you can’t miss it) has gained a loyal local following for its affordable array of real-deal Cuban favorites. The shredded pork, marinated in citrusy mojo criollo sauce and cooked low and slow, comes on a packed plate with yellow rice, sweet fried plantains and crusty buttered Cuban bread with a side of black beans. Get it on Tuesdays for only $8 and stay full all day. $9.50.
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CL Recommends: Cuban Restaurants

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The second location of Lis Hernandez's Sweet Auburn Market stall dishes out Venezuelan comfort food, namely arepas –grilled cornmeal flour cakes packed with shredded meats and toppings. The Decatur outpost boasts an expanded menu, Sunday brunch service, and a liquor license. | more...

Restaurant

Havana Sandwich Shop first started selling Cuban sandwiches at 2905 Buford Highway in 1976. The popular restaurant was shut down by a blaze in 2008. Owners Debbie Benedit and her son, Eddie Benedit, Jr. reopened the Cuban sandwich restaurant in July 2015.


At its new location, Havana serves up all ... | more...
 



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