We’re not here to rag on your standard PB&J or the BLT. On the contrary. Each one has their place in your lunch rotation.
But Latin sandwiches are a lot like Latin grandmothers — they’re on a mission to stuff your face. Basically, if you’re not loosening your belt and carrying home leftovers, you’re not really eating a Latin sandwich.
Each Latin American country has its own outrageously delicious signature sandwich. Whether it’s the Dominican chimi burger or the Peruvian butifarra, Miami’s got a place for just about all of them. Here are six you need to put on your lunchtime radar.
If bread is too pedestrian for your beloved sanguich, the Venezuelan patacon is ready to whisper sweet nothings to your rebellious heart. Instead of bread, the patacon calls upon two slices of fried plantains to sandwich a variety of fillings. Which is exactly what the crew at Pincho Factory has done. Their Toston Burger uses fried plantains to house a juicy burger patty, jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and a homemade cilantro sauce. Brioche just seems downright basic at this point.
Pincho Factory, various locations, Miami