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Have a singular Cuban sandwich for dinner.

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n a neighborhood that’s all about local and diverse is one place that combines the two. El Oriental de Cuba offers up big portions with fast service in bustling surroundings. But the secret is El Oriental’s Cubano, which is what keeps the Cuban regulars coming back. From the fresh-baked bread to the delicious, melted cheese and the “special marinade sauce,” this sandwich is an original. So is the restaurant, filled with culture and color, and the rest of the menu, filled with tropical fruit drinks, Cuban coffee, ropa vieja, and rice with octopus. Plus, there’s delivery. Tebsherany


Four-tenths of one percent of the Boston population is Cuban.