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Posted by MrChocoholic on 05/08/2011
The traditional Cuban sandwich is a close first cousin of the sandwich made by Sarussi's. Shared ingredients include the ham, roast pork, pickles and white melting cheese. Purists would require special Cuban bread, notable for its use of lard in the batter and a palm frond baked in the crust. Then, once constructed, the entire sandwich is pressed in something like a panini press. This toasts the outside crust of the bread and melts the cheese, flattening the sandwich to make it more manageable. While an excellent sandwich, Sarussi's isn't a traditional Cuban. Sarussi's sauce is indeed, delicious but not found on a traditionally made Cuban sandwich. Most upsetting though, is the bread--a type of sub sandwich roll that is soft and mushy despite the egg-wash-brushed-and-toasted upper crust. There was nothing particular distinctive about the quality of the ham--typical pink deli sweet slices; nor of the 'lechon asado'--roast pork. Perhaps because the meats lack flavorful punch, the owners felt that adding a sauce makes up for it. I disagree. High quality Smithfield cured Virginia ham, Boar's Head sweet ham MIXED are the best combination. Coupled with slow-cooked roast pork fragrant with 'mojo criollo'--garlic marinating sauce--a layer of thoroughly melted white cheese; sharp tangy pickle slices and maybe a hint of mustard. That's the way it should be done. Does that mean anything else is an imposter? No, I wouldn't go that far. Just far enough to let you know that if you base your expectation of Cuban sandwiches on Sarussi's, you probably believe pizza originated in Chicago.
Posted by HSM on 01/17/2011
Nothing Special After viewing Man vs Food on the Travel Channel I thought I was in for a treat when I ordered the Sarussi Original 16" sandwich for $11.64. What a disappointment. The waitress was upset because I did not speak Spanish. A young couple at the counter helped me place my ordrer. The bread had a crispy toasted crust but was otherwise tasteless. The smoked ham, baked pork and mozzarella cheese was dried out and that so called secret sauce was almost non-existent. Sorry. but Sarussi gets a definite thumbs down from me.
Posted by Pablo Diaz on 01/02/2010
There is nobody, hands down, in South Florida that makes a better Cuban Sandwich. Whoever says otherwise, should not be trusted.
Posted by Danielle on 09/27/2009
I was a little mislead. I saw this place on Travel Channel an I dont think it is worth driving out of your way to go too, Also the staff speaks no english so was hard to place an order. The sause that they are known for was cold an not flavorful at all.. I love trying new places an this is not one I would go to again.
Posted by Steve on 07/21/2009
Went to Sarussi's in Miami after seeing the spot on "The Travel Channel". I ordered the Sarussi Original (Cuban Sandwich). It was big and well priced at $11.99 for a 16" sandwich. But way too dry after baking in the oven, (we almost choked on the bread and coughed a lot)they used provolone INSTEAD of Swiss Cheese like a Cuban should have. We asked for extra sauce and never got it, they were understaffed and the service was slow. For a better Cuban Sandwich go to "Romeus Restaurant, Latinamerican Cafeteria, or a lunch wagon in Miami-Dade.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/12/2009
Best Pan con bistec I ever had for the price!
Posted by Yisel on 06/03/2008
I have been going the original Sarussi since I was a little girl. The menu has grown a lot since then but the flavor has not changed. Sarussi offers great quality sandwiches in big portions for an affordable price. My favorites are the Churrasco and Chicken. But the original still has a soft spot in my heart. It is the perfect Cuban sandwich with roast pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickles, the Sarussi sauce and shoestring fries. It has a great latin family atmosphere. And you'll be amazed at the prices.