Now that we're living in Tampa again, we're enjoying running to the local Cuban Mom and Pop places for authentic Cuban sandwiches. A new place opened here about seven months ago which Agustin stumbled upon by accident. We've been three times this month already! Not only do they serve great hot pressed Cubans, but authentic hot Cuban dishes as well. (I'm referring to sandwiches and food here people!) LOL
Nani's is located in Seminole Heights on Nebraska Avenue, just south of Idlewild Avenue and is owned and operated by Nani's daughter. She uses her mom's authentic home recipes in her restaurant. It's very clean and Nani's daughter is so friendly. (I need to ask her name the next time I'm in her place. *blushing*) I probably have to say that I like the the Cuban sandwiches from Papi's better, but Nani's is a restaurant with booths and outdoor seating as well. Papi's is a deli/grocery and you have to order your sandwiches to go. I haven't found a website for Nani's but you can google it and see photos of some delicious food from their menu!
For those of you who live in Tampa, consider giving Nani's a visit. They're only opened for breakfast and lunch. I think they close at 3p.m. If you can't make a trip to Tampa, you can peruse the link I've included here to make your own hot, pressed, Cubans at home! If you can't find authentic Cuban bread in your area, try a French loaf. ENJOY!
How to Make a Pressed Cuban Sandwich eHow.com