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

Price:  $6.25


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