It’s one of the most requested questions we’re asked. Where can I get a really good Cuban sandwich in Utah? While you won’t find any 100% Cuban restaurants in Utah at this time (let us know if we’re wrong on that!) you will find plenty of restaurants that put out this most excellent sandwich on their menu.
Here are all the businesses we know that do Cuban sandwiches in and around Salt Lake City. We’ve also included some dishes very close to the classic sandwich and interesting inspired dishes that center around the same ingredients.
Where possible we’ve included the menu description direct from the restaurant. As ever check with the restaurant before you head down, to ensure the sandwich is currently on their menu.
South Salt Lake
In addition to the menu of traditional Cuban and Nicaraguan cuisine, South Salt Lake’s Batista also features a Cuban sandwich. The sandwich features roast pork shoulder, sliced ham, melted Swiss cheese, signature sauce and pickle pressed between two slices of grilled toasted Cuban bread. The dish is served with crinkles fries.
Downtown SLC / City Creek food court
Cuba Pork – Citrus Braised Pork Shoulder, Pickled Red Onion, Cilantro, Jalapeno, Aioli, $8.00 (August 2021). Website.
SLC / Liberty Park / Saturday special only
At the weekends this butcher shop put out a range of limited special sandwiches. Saturday sees them crank out Cuban sandwiches that many reckon are the very best in Utah. So much so, if you don’t get here early and get in line – you can be sure they will sell out. Website.
Mihami Vice – Roasted pork, ham, creamy mustard, Swiss, pickle spears, baguette. Website.
SLC / Special menu item
The East side deli are famous for their corned beef, pastrami and Sloppy Joe sandwiches – but from time to time you will also catch Cuban sandwiches as a special. Website.
Fillings And Emulsions
SLC / Bakery
Baked Cuban Sandwich Pie – Flaky puff pastry encases a nice serving of slow roasted cuban style marinated pork. smoked ham, Swiss cheese, mustard and dill pickles. A handier version of the Cuban sandwich, $3.75 (August 2021). Website.
Green Pig Pub
Downtown / bar / 21+
Cubano – Marinated shredded pork with grilled ham, Swiss cheese and pickles, with roasted garlic mayo on a toasted baguette, $13.99 (August 2021). Website.
South Salt Lake
Tampa Cuban Sandwich – A pork lovers paradise. We take our traditional cubano then add fresh lettuce and tomato, mayo and genoa salami. Flat pressed to an even thicker and more delicious perfection, $9.99 (august 2021). Instagram.
El Cubano – slow cooked pulled pork; flash grilled & topped with Swiss cheese, garnished with yellow mustard & chopped dill pickles on grilled sourdough, $8.50 (August 2021). Website.
Level Crossing Brewery
South Salt Lake / bar / 21+
Cubano – Pat’s BBQ pulled pork, smoked ham, swiss cheese, dill pickle, and mayo/mustard aioli, served on a ciabatta roll, $10.00 (August 2021). Website.
This Puerto Rican spot is located in West Jordan and offers a Pernil Sandwich – close to a Cuban it is is described as: a pressed Puerto Rican pork sandwich with melted cheese and mustard on garlic buttered bread. Website.
Who did we miss?
If you think we’re missing a really great addition to this list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d love to hear from you. Let us know who you think should be on this list and why. If you have a really great picture of one of more dishes, please send that too! We’re always excited to check our more businesses!
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