You are very welcome…
I should have warned you about Lobster Shanty…
It totally slipped my mind when I was posting before.
Too bad you didnt get to Boston Beef and Seafood for an original Boston Beef sandwich.
It is a treat….
I miss Robertos myself…
Glad you had a good time….
Sorry, but I just noticed your post.
We got to CB Wednesday evening, and left midday Saturday.
Wednesday evening, we ate at Lobster Shanty, just south of town. Forgettable. The waitress said it was dead because of the first day of school. I got stuffed tuna, which was dry (standing around waiting for a crowd?) – the sauce smelled like my dog when he needs a bath….
Anyway, Roberto’s the next morning did not disappoint!! Thank you for the recommendation! We got there about 9AM, and I asked if it was too early for a Cuban sandwich. The waitress smiled, and told me it’s never too early for a Cuban sandwich…it was great – everything I expected.
We went back to Roberto’s twice, including that same day, for dinner. I got the simply grilled grouper, with rice, beans, and maduras (sweet grilled plaintain chunks). An amazingly simple, extraordinary dish. I didn’t even try to expect fish that fresh and well-prepared elsewhere. The morning we left CB, we went there once more. I got the Surfer Special – eggs atop black beans and yellow rice.
If we lived in/near CB, Roberto’s is where we would eat. I wish we’d had more time to explore their lengthy menu….
Longdoggers (http://www.longdoggers.com/) was good roadfood. We ate at the Indialantic location.
Florida’s Seafood (http://www.floridas-seafood.com/index.html), just before the 520 causeway, on the CB side, was good too.
Crab Heaven, next to the Merritt Island mall, came recommended by a coworker. It looked great (as in, run down), but we didn’t make the time to try it.
Roberto’s, though, was the culinary highlight of the trip.
Thanks again, roossy. We might not have made it to Roberto’s without your recommendation!
I don’t know if it is the best in Florida, but I sure did enjoy the Cuban sandwich I ate at La Teresita in Tampa.
Here in Pittsburgh, I know of only one place to get a good Cuban sandwich and it is really good. http://raysmarlinbeach.com/ The owners moved up from the Miami area a few years ago to start the restaurant and serve quite a few things that can’t be found on any other menu in the city.
Yep, I do believe that’s it. Been a while since I’ve gotten over that way but when I do, it, and Mel’s Hot Dogs are two favorites.
Could you be thinking of Havana Village. It is located on Dale Mabry just a little ways pass the Kennedy Blvd intersection?
Yes this is a good place for a Cuban Sandw. Their stuffed crabs and stuffed potatoes are very good as well.
I’m like Extreme Glow; heck, I haven’t even eaten at all the places in Houston that serve a cubano. But, Houston is on the mainland so I’ll forge ahead and observe that Taqueria El Rey serves a very good cuban. This place has been described as Cuban/Tex-Mex and it may be the best use ever found for a former Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Everything I’ve had here except the shrimp tacos has been great (for some reason they use the small frozen ‘cocktail’ shrimp). Everytime I walk out I ask myself why I don’t eat there more often. The only reason is that it’s not anywhere close to where I live.
Not to start a cultural war, but the infectious Cuban music on the sound system beats the heck out of the mariachi or norteno or conjunto, etc., in most taquerias. It’s also one of the cleanest restaurants I’ve ever been in.
My vote goes to Porto’s in Glendale, Ca.
Not having eaten at ALL of the Cuban sandwich shops in the US kind of makes it difficult to pick the best. However, I must vote for La Tropicana in Saint Louis as making a very good one.
Any place along Bergenline Avenue in Union City, NJ, especially La Gran Via, and El Artesano. (but it’s not exactly a vacation destination)
I agree on the Columbia – I ate there last summer when I was in Tampa for a conference. We went back and had the paella for dinner the second night, and that was great, too.
A Cuban restaurant on Dale Mabry just north of West Kennedy Blvd in Tampa, FL. Sorry, I cannot remember the name but it is excellent.
When are you going?
If I remember anything else of interest, I shall make note here.
I have never eaten breakfast at Roberto’s, just their dinners and sandwiches.
Their Media Noche sandwiches are my favorite. Using the sweet bread, so good.
I also got the pork chunks in the green sauce. Cant remember the name.
And to be honest… There really are not that many outstanding restaurants in the CB area. Most are mediocre-But of course, Dixie Crossroads is one exception.
One of our RF members lives in the area, and maybe he can guide you as to where to eat.
Not to put him on the spot.[;)][:I]
Oh, Travelin’ man.. where are you?
This is your neck of the woods.
There is a little authentic New England style Roast Beef and seafood shop in Cape Canaveral, called Boston Beef and Seafood.
Their Beef sandwiches rivals any from Massachusetts.
I have never tried their seafood, but try the sandwiches. The large is HUGE….
The Columbia Restaurant in Tampa and St Augustine serve great Cuban sandwiches.
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