I got a cuban sandwich from the Cuban place in Asbury today. My conclusion: I don't like cuban sandwiches.
Ever keep something in your life and pretend you like it for years and years because you feel like you should? Well, that's the cuban for me. It's just a glorified ham sandwich. I don't like it, and I'm not afraid to admit it now.
At this place they use chopped pernil/roast pork for the pork portion of the program. It was fine, but at the end of the day half the sandwich is cheap deli ham. A nice bonus is that if you ask for some hot sauce they'll give you some green salsa, which makes the sandwich much, much better. I think next time I'll try their lechon sandwich, which seems like the same sandwich minus the ham.
Their oxtail looks fantastic and I will definitely be returning for a big pile of that action. And their 6.95 lunch specials look really great for the money.
For similar types of food, I think I prefer Caribbean restaurant (technically Peruvian) on Main st. But I'm going to pop in and try a couple other things.