Cuban sandwiches, empanadas, and tamales—oh my! Orlando, Florida is home to some of the best Cuban food, you just have to know where to find it. Lucky for you, we do.
We’ve rounded up the most authentic places, from mom-and-pop restaurants to traveling food trucks, to grab the best Cuban sandwich in Orlando. Check them out below!
The Black Bean Deli is an authentic Cuban café that doubles as a coffee bar. Talk about the best of both worlds. With both indoor and outdoor self-seating options this modern Cuban café is perfect for studying, lunch with friends, or even date night.
First timers, we recommend trying out the Cuban Frita burger. If you have food allergies or sensitivities, not a problem. This café has a little something for everyone, offering both vegetarian and vegan alternatives.
The Zaza New Cuban Diner serves up Cuba on bread. With authentic breakfast, lunch, and dinner options this diner has it all. Whether you’re looking for a savory empanada, a classic Cuban sandwich, or sweet baked pastries, you’re sure to find something that’ll satisfy your Cuban cravings.
As a bonus for caffeine lovers, Zaza’s coffee is unlike any other. Really! They exclusively serve and sell their brand of locally roasted coffee.
Family recipes at unbeatable price, how can you pass that up? Cubans on the Run is a small mom-and-pop restaurant serving classic Cuban food with a twist. Brenda’s Specialty Sandwich is a customer favorite, that might just become your favorite.
They also offer online ordering for those wanting a quick grab-and-go meal without having to sacrifice delicious taste.
Dedicated to celebrating the Cuban heritage, this restaurant provides the full Cuban experience through food, music, and dancing. These are the things that await you at Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar.
On top of the authentic food and atmosphere, they’re also known for their hand-crafted mojitos. With over 10 flavors available, you can stick with the classic or try the grilled pineapple mojito if you’re feeling a little daring.
A Cuban sandwich or empanadas, why pick one when you could have both? The Gnarly Cuban is traveling around the Orlando area offering their spin on Cuban street food. One of their most popular options being the Gnarly Cuban Sando Empanada. Is it a sandwich or is it an empanada, we’ll let you decide.
The Old Cuban Cafe brings the streets of Havana straight to your plate. A Cuban sandwich, tamales, or empanadas. You can’t go wrong with any option on the menu. There are three locations around the Orlando area, meaning you’re never too far from authentic Cuban grub.
With both dine in and online ordering options, the Old Cuban cafe caters to everyone.
A small cafe, but mighty flavors. Lo Mejor Del Mundo Cuban Cafe is one of Orlando’s best kept secrets. Being almost impossible to track down on the internet, this café survives solely on word of mouth. Making it the must try Cuban spot.
They’re known for their award-winning classic Cuban sandwiches. But if you’re feeling a little adventurous, try out one of their handcrafted soups that customers continuously rave about.
From the vibrant, neon atmosphere to the live Cuban band, Cuba 1800’s will fully transport you back in time to Cuba in the 1800’s. This small, family-owned business creates a unique experience for customers, honoring Cuban culture with food, music, and dancing.
No meal is complete without desert, so remember to leave room for one (or many) of their fresh pastries.
The best part about living in Florida is being able to drink iced coffee all year round. After one taste of Los Autenticos’s handcrafted coffee and sandwiches, you’ll adding it to your list of favorite restaurants and coffee shops.
Keep an eye on their website for delicious upcoming events, like their annual “Sub vs Squad” event. A race to finish a giant Cuban sub with your squad.
Calling all food truck lovers. A Lo Cubano Kitchen is a local food truck, serving up authentic Cuban food with a modern twist. Traveling to multiple different Orlando locations each week, your guaranteed to be a short distance from yummy, grab-and-go Cuban food at some point.
Overwhelmed by the mouthwatering options? We recommend starting with the crowd favorite Super Cuban. You won’t be disappointed.