Cuban sandwich


: a usually grilled and pressed sandwich in Cuban-American cuisine served on a long split roll and typically containing roasted meats, cheese, and pickles

Example Sentences

my favorite place to get a Cuban sandwich is in Chicago
Recent Examples on the Web Beachgoers head there for craft beers, cocktails, and frozen drinks accompanied by casual fare like gulf shrimp appetizers, sandwiches, fish tacos, and their version of a classic Cuban sandwich. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 26 May 2021 The film’s best scenes are the ones where Kadir and Luis face off over Cuban sandwiches at a 24-hour restaurant under the train tracks, getting to know each other while consistently keeping their guards up. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Mar. 2023 And there’s nothing that compares to a Cuban sandwich in Tampa. Fox News, 28 Feb. 2023 The restaurant offered a mix of Mexican and Central American flavors, including street food, Cuban sandwiches, tapas and other fare. William Thornton |, al, 16 Feb. 2023 The Cuban sandwich and the yuca fries. Kristine M. Kierzek, Journal Sentinel, 21 Dec. 2022 Making the jump to the Lucas Oil site menu will be the popular Asian sticky chicken wings and a new Cuban sandwich. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Sep. 2022 Toast up your carb base of choice, then slather it with a few classic Cuban sandwich fixings, including mustard, dill pickle slices, ham, roast beef, and Swiss cheese. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Aug. 2022 Its Cuban sandwich, made with marinated pork, ham, salami, pickles, Swiss cheese with special sauce on Cuban bread, is another mainstay. Gary Stern, Forbes, 2 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cuban sandwich was in 1903

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“Cuban sandwich.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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