Origins of the Cubano Sandwich

If you love sandwiches, you’ve probably tried a Cubano before. But have you ever had a Cubano from one of the best restaurants in Nashua? Empanellie’s is whipping up the best food around, and today, we’re here to share the history of this simple yet delicious sandwich! Let’s dive into it.


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Cubano sandwich origins.


The Cubano is a popular sandwich from the Miami and Tampa regions, but it’s said to have originated in, well, Cuba! Many people say that travelers and immigrant workers introduced this delight and it slowly has made its way into sandwich shops all across the country. Now, let’s talk about ingredients, the most delicious part!


Regional variants.


So, we briefly mentioned that the Cubano is a popular choice in Miami and Tampa. But there’s an easy way to tell them apart. Depending on which city you’re in, you may find your Cubano tastes different! Although, we don’t mean that in a bad way. Unlike the traditional way of whipping up a Cubano, many sandwich shops in Tampa actually add salami. Whether or not you want to participate in the debate about which is better is up to you.


We love good ingredients. 


A typical Cubano is made from ham, pork, swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard. But the special part? The bread. A traditional Cubano doesn’t use just any type of bread, it’s made from a type of bread that is sweet, soft, and has a lightly crusted outside. So, when it’s grilled to perfection, the bread adds the perfect crunch that you need. If you love bread, you can probably imagine how that adds the best amount of flavor and sweetness to the salty pork! So what we’re trying to say is, you’re craving authentic food, you’ve come to the right place.


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Hungry? Empanellie’s is one of the best restaurants in Nashua.


From delicious handmade empanadas to our vast number of hot-pressed sandwiches, you’ll find something to love about Empanellie’s. Soon, you’ll be wondering why you haven’t stopped by before! Plus, Empanellie’s provides the widest range of Latin food at restaurants in Nashua under one roof.


Visit us today at 83 W Pearl Street in Nashua, NH. Questions? Give us a call at 603-417-7875.