Cuban Sandwich Tampa review. Our very first day in town and we were really craving a Cuban Sandwich. We knew of the Havana Village Sandwich Shop just off the corner of Kennedy and Dale Mabry and headed in for a quick bite. It wasn’t busy and we headed past the small front counter seating to a table in the back. The building is a bit old and not the most attractive, but sometimes those can be the best Mom & Pop restaurants. Inside, the dining room décor is really outdated, so it seems more of a blue collar restaurant and less of a romantic first date dinner place. And the restrooms are really in poor condition. The menu is inexpensive and all things Cuban. We ordered two Cuban Sandwiches and fries. The food was out in maybe 15 minutes.
Cuban Sandwich ($5.75). The classic Cuban unfortunately seemed to miss the mark. The bread was fresh and it was crisp from the press, but we felt there was way too much ham. To me it was more like a ham sandwich on Cuban bread. The pork was lost and the pickle was small. Maybe it was just an ‘off day’?
Havana Village Sandwich Shop might have a great location, but their Cuban sandwich was not one of our favorites. We’d try them again in the future to see if we have a different experience and try another menu item. Havana Village Sandwich Shop is located at 120 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609.