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Where to Find Denver's Best Cubano Sandwiches

A little taste of the Cuba right here in the Mile High City

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Americans can finally freely travel to Cuba now and everyone seems to have Havana on the brain. Whether you are planning a trek to the island country or not, these ten Cubano sandwiches loaded up with roasted pork, ham, and melted cheese are worth the lunch-time calories.

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1. Buchi Cafe Cubano

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2651 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 458-1328
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The Cuban mix at this beloved cafe costs $10 and features Cuban roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, onions, and mustard. If you feel like mixing it up, try the Aye Conyo for only a dollar more. It includes the addition of pepperoni, turkey, hot peppers and key lime mayo.

2. Olive & Finch

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1552 E 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 832-8663
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Chef Mary Nguyen's Cubano is made with Black Forest ham, house-roasted mojo pork, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard, dill pickles, and whipped butter. The $10.50 sandwich is served hot on ciabatta.

3. Frijoles Colorado Cuban Cafe

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12095 W Alameda Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80228
(303) 716-4587
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This casual family-owned spot is located in a strip mall but the authentic Cuban sandwich is worth traveling for. The combination is traditional and it is served on locally made fresh bread. Bonus: The fried plantains are a hit.

4. Cuba Bakery Cafe & Sandwiches

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15028 East Mississippi Avenue
Aurora, CO 80012
(303) 752-2822
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There is nothing fancy about this $6.95 Cubano but the straight-forward traditional ingredients make for an irresistible combination. Owned by an immigrant family, this cafe and bakery is a friendly and authentic spot in Aurora.

5. Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria

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654 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246
This casual cafe and sandwich shop has locations in the Tech Center and at Glendale's City Set. Its $7.25 classic Cubano is served on traditional Cuban bread. Bonus: You can place your order online.

6. Steuben's

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523 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 830-1001
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The popular Uptown spot has a classic $10 Cubano it serves for lunch or dinner. Soon, an Arvada location of the modern diner will open.

7. Masterpiece Kitchen

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84 Rampart Way
Denver, CO 80230
This new Lowry spot, as well as its sister eateries Masterpiece Delicatessen, offer a $12 Cubano that includes slow-roasted mojo brined pork, Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, yellow mustard, and garlic aioli, all on a pressed roll.

8. The Kitchen Next Door Glendale

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658 South Colorado Blvd.
Glendale, CO 80246
All three locations of the neighborhood pubs that is part of The Kitchen family serve a $9.95 classic Cuban sandwich.

9. Backcountry Delicatessen

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444 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-2100
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With five locations stretching from Downtown Denver to Steamboat Springs, this growing sandwich empire dishes out an $8.95 version of the sandwich that includes smoked ham, slow roasted pulled pork, Jarlsburg, chopped pickles, hot cherry peppers, mayo, and yellow mustard.
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10. Americatus New-World Italian

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2449 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 862-9850
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This quaint RiNo spot serves an $8.50 Cuban sandwich at lunch that inludes braised pork, smoked ham, house-made mayo, Dijon mustard, dill pickles, and Fontina cheese.

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1. Buchi Cafe Cubano

2651 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
The Cuban mix at this beloved cafe costs $10 and features Cuban roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, onions, and mustard. If you feel like mixing it up, try the Aye Conyo for only a dollar more. It includes the addition of pepperoni, turkey, hot peppers and key lime mayo.
2651 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

2. Olive & Finch

1552 E 17th Ave., Denver, CO 80218
Chef Mary Nguyen's Cubano is made with Black Forest ham, house-roasted mojo pork, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard, dill pickles, and whipped butter. The $10.50 sandwich is served hot on ciabatta.
1552 E 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

3. Frijoles Colorado Cuban Cafe

12095 W Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80228
This casual family-owned spot is located in a strip mall but the authentic Cuban sandwich is worth traveling for. The combination is traditional and it is served on locally made fresh bread. Bonus: The fried plantains are a hit.
12095 W Alameda Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80228

4. Cuba Bakery Cafe & Sandwiches

15028 East Mississippi Avenue, Aurora, CO 80012
There is nothing fancy about this $6.95 Cubano but the straight-forward traditional ingredients make for an irresistible combination. Owned by an immigrant family, this cafe and bakery is a friendly and authentic spot in Aurora.
15028 East Mississippi Avenue
Aurora, CO 80012

5. Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria

654 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale, CO 80246
This casual cafe and sandwich shop has locations in the Tech Center and at Glendale's City Set. Its $7.25 classic Cubano is served on traditional Cuban bread. Bonus: You can place your order online.
654 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246

6. Steuben's

523 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
The popular Uptown spot has a classic $10 Cubano it serves for lunch or dinner. Soon, an Arvada location of the modern diner will open.
523 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

7. Masterpiece Kitchen

84 Rampart Way, Denver, CO 80230
This new Lowry spot, as well as its sister eateries Masterpiece Delicatessen, offer a $12 Cubano that includes slow-roasted mojo brined pork, Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, yellow mustard, and garlic aioli, all on a pressed roll.
84 Rampart Way
Denver, CO 80230

8. The Kitchen Next Door Glendale

658 South Colorado Blvd., Glendale, CO 80246
All three locations of the neighborhood pubs that is part of The Kitchen family serve a $9.95 classic Cuban sandwich.
658 South Colorado Blvd.
Glendale, CO 80246

9. Backcountry Delicatessen

444 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
Rachel Adams
With five locations stretching from Downtown Denver to Steamboat Springs, this growing sandwich empire dishes out an $8.95 version of the sandwich that includes smoked ham, slow roasted pulled pork, Jarlsburg, chopped pickles, hot cherry peppers, mayo, and yellow mustard.
444 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

10. Americatus New-World Italian

2449 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
This quaint RiNo spot serves an $8.50 Cuban sandwich at lunch that inludes braised pork, smoked ham, house-made mayo, Dijon mustard, dill pickles, and Fontina cheese.
2449 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

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