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This tiny shipping container promises the best Cubanos in Little Havana

Sanguich De Miami
Photograph: Marcel Lecours

If you’ve taken a stroll down Calle Ocho in the last week, you may have noticed a sleek, boxy new building that’s popped up between SW 17th Avenue and SW 16th Avenue. The modified shipping container is decorated simply enough, with a wooden exterior, a window to place your order and gold letters spelling out a clear mission statement: Sanguich de Miami.

But inside the new shop, founders Daniel Figueredo and Rosa Romero are attempting something bold: to make Miami's best Cuban sandwich—no easy task.

But Sanguich plans on doing things a bit differently, with house-made ham, pork, mustard, pickles and brined turkey. The bread is sourced from Homestead’s Cuba Bakery. The menu features seven sandwiches and seven batidos (essentially Cuban milkshakes, for the uninitiated). Classics like the medianoche and pan con bistec are made to order alongside plantain fries, a mojo bar and the essential cafecito.

Sanguich de Miami is currently in its soft opening but will celebrate a proper grand opening (with live music and a ribbon-cutting ceremony) this Friday at 7:30pm during the monthly Viernes Culturales. Stop by and see if the sandwich lives up to the hype.


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