Sarussi Subs Cafeteria and Restaurant en Hialeah

If you live in Hialeah, Westchester, Kendall, or West Miami, you probably already know about Sarussi Subs. You might have also seen Sarussi on the Man v. Food LIVE episode.

Sarussi is known for its giant 16-inch take on the Cuban sandwich called the Sarussi Original (also available in a more demure 8-inch). The homemade bread is filled with smoked ham, roasted pork, mozzarella cheese, pickles, and secret sauce.

Sarussi Cafeteria and Restaurant

Sarussi Hialeah Storefront

June 4th, 2023 – I was this old my first time at the Sarussi en Hialeah. I’ve always heard that it was the best of the bunch.

Well, it turns out that “they” were correct. So, right around 11 AM, I walked in and sat down at a four-top near the door.

Counter & Chalkboard Menu
Menu Front
Breakfast & Sandwich Menu Pages
Menu Back Page

The 18-inch Sarussi Original was out of the question since croquetas & flan were in my plans.

A couple of ham croquetas from Sarussi Cafeteria & Restaurant in Hialeah, Florida
A couple of Ham Croquetas made in-house

The house-made ham croquetas arrive first, and they’re very good. Better than good, actually; I’ll be adding them to my Best Croquetas list soon.

While we’re still on the cylindrical meat wavelength, a croqueta preparada is on the menu. That means it must be ordered, eaten, and then reported on.

Original Sarussi Sandwich

The 8-incher arrives, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. The hefty sandwich comes cut in half, in case it’s still too much to handle for some of you.

I’m not about to drop any info that any experienced Sarussi fan doesn’t already know, but the crusty bread and special sauce that makes this sandwich special. I’m not into mozzarella cheese on sandwiches unless we’re talking meatballs or chicken parm.

Like most other Cuban sandwiches, I would probably have gone with Swiss, but that would overwhelm the sandwich and sauce. And no one wants to tinker with this iconic Miami sandwich, and who can blame them?

What about the Flan?

Flan from Sarussi Cafeteria & Restaurant in Hialeah, Florida
The Flan

A flan was a little minute idea since I was in bliss with the croquetas and the sandwich. So whoever removed the flan from its disposable ramekin mangled it, which was fine with me.

When a flan tastes this good, I can overlook its ugly beauty. I don’t judge a tasty book by its cover.

Sarussi Cafeteria and Restaurant
3670 W 12th Avenue
Hialeah, FL
(305) 824-4944

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Monday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sarussi Cafe Subs

October 15th, 2012 – The Sarussi Cafe & Subs is a new smaller concept than you find at other locations around town. It also features things like Philly cheesesteaks and wraps. I dropped in for breakfast and started with the go-to Cuban breakfast item, a cafe con leche.

Cafe con leche, for you of the Starbucks generation, is a Latte made with some love. Here they serve the cafecito (expresso) on the side so you can make the cafe con leche to your liking.

All you’ve got to do after that is add sugar, and you’re in heaven.

These little cylindrical wonders are known as croquetas; I’m not sure if you’ve ever heard me mention them.

The ham croquetas from Sarussi are Miami-worthy. The croquetas are excellent, and the chorizos were also pretty good.

Croquetas from Sarussi Cafeteria & Restaurant in Westchester, Florida

Breakfast at Sarussi Subs

Cafe con Leche from Sarussi Cafeteria & Restaurant in Westchester, Florida
Cafe con Leche

The pan con tortilla (omelet sandwich) is served on their homemade bread. The tortilla is made of egg (duh), mam, and mozzarella cheese with a side of Fries. I wish they would have used a different type of cheese; it would have made for a better sandwich experience.

Pan con Tortilla from Sarussi Cafeteria & Restaurant in Westchester, Florida
Pan con Tortilla
Sarussi Sandwich from Sarussi Cafeteria & Restaurant in Westchester, Florida
Sarussi Original Sandwich

Since it was nearing lunchtime, I figured I would give the Sarussi Original a shot. No 16-inch sammy for me; a more humble 9-incher will have to do. The bread isn’t as toasted as I remember it being on previous occasions, but that garlic butter they glaze the top with is a great move.

The cheese wasn’t melted, and the ham and pork were at room temperature. I was hoping for a hot melty sub. The sauce everyone goes gaga over, worked its charms on me again.

Sarussi Subs is an experience only found in Miami. They’ve been around for 40 years and have plenty of loyal sub-devotees. On this day, though, croquetas won.

Sarussi Cafe Subs
9836 SW 40th Street
Miami, FL
(305) 551-4855

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Monday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

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