Latin American – Silver Bluff, Florida

Original Latin American Front

I grew up on eating at Latin American in Coral Gables. There’s only one thing you came here for and that’s the Cuban Sandwich. The Cuban Sandwich is Swiss cheese, Ham, Roasted Pork slices and pickles on Cuban bread which is then toasted on a sandwich press (plancha for you Cubans out there). Some folks add a little mustard which is OK but mayonnaise is a big-time No-No.

Original Latin American Cuban Sandwich

The original location on 29th and Coral Way shut down due to a Hurricane ravaging the property years ago but they’re back. The sign outside says over 180 million sandwiches sold (hmmm….). That total is going to continue to grow as long as they continue serving this delicious sandwich. This is the one that started the Cuban Sandwich revolution in Miami and if you haven’t had one, it’s about time you did.

“El Original” Latin American
1590 SW 22nd St, Miami, FL

Comments (3):

  1. MiamiDon

    June 7, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    Like "Ray's Pizza" in NYC, restaurants all over Miami-Dade County have "Latin American" in their names. I believe that the Latin American Cafeteria in what used to be an Arby's was the original, at the address that BB gave.

    What connection(s) does this new restaurant have to that original one?

  2. ChadC

    June 7, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    Saw this opened. Is it original owners? One of the best sandwiches in Miami during its time. Miss all those hams hanging above the counter. Right near Brickell. Will have to swing by. Thanks for the head's up!!

  3. TheRealEdwin

    June 8, 2010 at 3:20 AM

    That's just around the corner from me. I should go take a walk…