Pork, Swiss cheese, mustard, pickle, and Cuban bread. We often wonder, how can such five simple ingredients make for something so delicious? 

A Cuban sandwich is a North Central Florida specialty. Whether it's a casual budget-friendly lunch or evening treat, there's never a bad time to enjoy this traditional delight. But there’s a perfect day to relish the Cuban flavors — National Cuban Sandwich Day on August 23. 

So if you’re all set to go out, these Cuban sandwich eateries in Gainesville and Ocala won’t disappoint you.

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Latin American Cafe - Ocala
Restaurant $
1427 NE 25th Ave, Ocala FL, 34470
If you wish to have the best authentic Cuban sandwiches, the Latin American Cafe is the perfect pick for you. It is famously known as “Home Of The Cuban Sandwich” among locals. Their aromatic Cuban pastries are baked fresh twice daily — do try them!
Latinos y Mas
5.0  5 Rating (1)
2030 South Pine Avenue, Ocala FL, 34471
How would you like to dine in a contemporary setting with a Mediterranean flair? At Latinos Y Mas, you can enjoy delicious Cuban sandwiches and Latin fusion cuisine. They also serve excellent seafood and desserts. Don’t forget to try their Flan!
The Mojo Grill & Catering
Restaurant $
Ocala FL, 34471
Mojo Grill is a full-service restaurant along with a catering company. Located in a fun and inviting environment, locals love the Cuban sandwich. You can also try their widely-popular wings and mojo pork. With live music and a bar, the restaurant promises an incredible evening.
Bahama Breeze | Gainesville
Bar & Restaurant $$
3989 Plaza Blvd, Gainesville FL, 32608
If you wish to spend your evening in a vibrant island atmosphere, look no further than Bahama Breeze. They offer Caribbean-inspired food with tropical tastes and innovative recipes. While famous for its seafood, the sweet and savory Cuban sandwich is scrumptious.
114 SW 34th St, Gainesville FL, 32607
Mi Apa Latin Cafe is one of the best Cuban food spots north of Miami. Using the finest ingredients, they prepare Cuban sandwiches and other classic recipes the same way for generations. While there, try their mouth-watering entrees like Ropa Vieja and Arroz con Pollo.