I’ve seen it called Cuban sandwich and Cubano sandwich in Toronto. A popular place called La Cubana in Toronto, with 3 locations and a bar, calls its rather posh $17 sandwich a Cubano, but the restaurant also uses the Spanish name for all its dishes.
That said- Toronto’s La Cubana seems more faux 1950s vintage Cuba Cuban than Floridean Cuban in its atmosphere and vibe, so calling the sandwich a Cubano might be part of the marketing.
Does anyone make Cuban tacos? Roast pork, ham (or in Tampa, salami) and swiss/gruyere tacos sound like a good idea!
It’s not a common sandwich in Toronto. Out of the 5 or 6 restaurants in Toronto that keep a Cuban/ Cubano option on the menu, it looks like half the restaurants call it a Cuban, half call it a Cubano.
Interestingly, being from Canada, so far away from Florida, I’ve only been familiar with Cuban sandwiches made with roast pork, ham and cheese. I’ve never seen one made with roast pork, ham and salami up here. The salami seems to be required for a proper Tampa Cuban https://www.seriouseats.com/cuban-sandwich-history.
Now are either of you familiar with a Saskatchewanian Cuban Lunch?