Rated Best Cuban Sandwich in Chicago

After sampling our weight in the king of toasted sandwiches, we’ve narrowed down the best and even crowned a winner.



Cafecito (26 E Congress Pkwy, 312-922-2233)
After swooning over the first Cubano I tried from this new café adjacent to Hostelling International, I thought perhaps I was swayed by the parade of young, thrifty, foreign hotties lounging about. So I took the next sandwich to go, lest I be influenced by other factors. Turns out, it’s still delicious, and the key to its success is the citrus-garlic-marinated, cumin-rubbed lechon asado and the perfect toasting (whoever is operating the plancha needs a raise).

Original publication: 
Time Out Chicago