Bernie's vs. David's: Who Makes The Better Cuban Sandwich?
|David's Cuban sandwich.|
It seems so easy - pork, cheese, pickles, mustard, bread. Not so complicated, but it's the quality and quantity of those ingredients that can either make or break a "sandwich Cubano."
We've been to Bernie's, and we've been to David's...who makes the better Cuban sandwich?
Let's start with David's Cafe, a Miami historical landmark considering they have been in business for over thirty years. This is a skinny sandwich ($7.95), which would be okay, except for the fact that it's all ham. What happened to the slow roasted pork? There're a few thin layers of something dry that more resembles roast beef, but it is completely lost among the other flavors. They douse this thing in yellow mustard and/or mayo, depending on preference, and it makes the inside of the bread too moist, which is a shame since the bread is a highlight; sweet and crisp. There are plenty of pickles, which is great, and cheese oozes out the sides. Very appetizing on the plate.
|Bernie's Cuban sandwich.|
Winner: Sorry David, but it's Bernie, hands down. For only one additional dollar, you'll get a load of meat and cheese layered perfectly in proportion. David's sandwich satisfies the Cubano craving, but Bernie's makes you want more.
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