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An Authentic Miami-Style Cuban Ventanita - Serving Cuban Cafécito,
141 Spadina Ave. Toronto, ON
The Miami Style Cubano from Cubano Kings
There are tons of food options just west of film festival central along Spadina Avenue, and one easy-to-miss spot is Cubano Kings, a tiny counter that may win the title of the city’s smallest restaurant operation. The place specializes in Cubano sandwiches, which start at $10 for the basic ham, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard and pickle combo but I upgraded to the Miami Cubano, $12, that also adds juicy roast pork. The sandwich is pressed to a golden crisp, imprinting black bars on the bun and locking in all the ingredients together so that nothing falls out and giving it a textural contrast to the gooey cheese. It’s the hint of pickle and mustard that really makes the sandwich; the little tart pop keeps the ham and cheese from being one-note.
By Karon Liu Food Reporter
Photo by Karon Liu
Cubano Kings is Toronto’s Very First Miami-Style Ventanita!
"I LOVE this place!!! I’ve been patiently waiting for a Cuban joint to open so I can finally get my cortaditos! I actually drove from North York to get coffee and pastelitos. Order the cafe con leche or cartadito with condensed milk and get the media noche tampa. It’s to die for! Their guava pastelitos are also mouth watering."
"Really lovely folks that run this cafe. Can’t wait till I’m downtown again!"
- Liza B, on Google
"Delicious Cubano sandwiches. I haven’t tried many, but definitely the best I’ve had in the city. Got the Miami Cubano and the pork and ham were delicious"
- Matt Isabella, on Google
"Dude makes a banging sandwich. 10/10 authentic."
- Adam, on Google
"The cubano was amazing, but the cortado was unreal!!! So good, and such a great addition to the neighbourhood. "
- G.B., on Google
"Cubanos muy ricos con servicio amable y atento. The perfect lunch! "
- Jennifer Che, on Google
"A gem and little taste of Cuba in the downtown core...One of the best sandwiches I’ve had in Toronto period."
- Jess, on Google
"The real Cubano Kings!! This ventanita brings great taste, ambience and service. Love the music. Everyone I bring raves about how good the food is. 10/10 recommend."
- Olivia E., on Google
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