Amigo’s Deli

Cuban | Diner | Grocery Store | Sandwich Shop
One of the best

Amigo’s deli is a short-order Latin-American diner, butcher shop, and grocery store. The butcher case is fascinating — chickens, sausages, cuts of meat rarely found in an ordinary supermarket — and the grocery shelves hold items that range from 50-pound bags of rice to root vegetables I could not identify. Straight ahead as you enter is the restaurant area. Here you can come for a simple breakfast sandwich or a BLT or a wide variety of Cuban and South American specialties that lace the air with savory perfume.

Available hot meals include gorgeous rotisserie chicken, spare ribs, roast pork in gravy, oxtail, and goat. The Cuban sandwich, made with freshly roasted pork, is the best around. If you sit at the counter, you can watch it assembled — a complicated process combining hunks of roasted pork, grill-heated ham and melted cheese, lettuce shreds, tomato slices, pickle chips, mustard, and mayo all piled into a long roll. The roll is buttered on the outside and placed in a makeshift plancha that weighs enough to compress the sandwich so that by the time it is cooked through, all the ingredients are nearly melded together. Once the sandwich man cuts it in two and presents it, this sandwich is a tidy package. And a most delicious one!

What to Eat
Amigo’s Deli, Cuban Sandwich
Cuban Sandwich
It's great pork that makes this Cuban sandwich sing.
Amigo’s Deli, Roast Pork Dinner
Roast Pork Dinner
Hot lunch supreme: roast pork with all the fixins at Amigo's short-order counter.
Amigo’s Deli, Tutti Fruitti Soda
Tutti Fruitti Soda
While all familiar sodas are available, I had to sample these two oddities: Goya malt beverage, made in Pennsylvania, and 'Tutifruti' soda, bottled in Mexico.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday6am - 8pm
Monday5am - 9pm
Tuesday5am - 9pm
Wednesday5am - 9pm
Thursday5am - 9pm
Friday5am - 9pm
Saturday5am - 9pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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