Ropa Vieja is one of my all-time favorite dishes. My family prepared it often. We would start with Garbanzo Bean Soup then have the Ropa Vieja over white rice. That was a great meal but the best thing was the next day. The next day I would always have a Ropa Vieja sandwich on fresh Cuban bread.
I was pretty surprised to see a Ropa Vieja Sandwich on the menu at Nuevo Cafe. A lot of places in Tampa serve Ropa Vieja, only a few serve it on a sandwich. That’s probably because if the meat is not shredded enough or if it’s very saucy, it just doesn’t work on a sandwich.
The team at Nuevo Cafe does it right, it works great on a sandwich. Super tasty meat on perfectly pressed Cuban bread. Great sandwich!
Rating: 9 out of 10