Cuban Sandwich at El Sitio in Woodside, Queens

Date April 29, 2009

This is what a Cuban sandwich is supposed to taste like.  Fresh roast pork and sliced ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard surrounded by a crispy garlic-buttered, pressed hero roll. The price for porcine perfection? A mere $4.35. This sandwich is good enough to be at Citi Field, but it lives close enough on the 7 train (7 stops before, approx. 20 minutes) to lure you to Woodside for a taste before or after a Mets game.

El Sitio Cuban Sandwich ($4.35). From Top to Bottom: Pressed Garlic-Butterd hero, roast pork, sliced ham, melted Swiss, pickles, mustard

El Sitio Cuban Sandwich ($4.35). From Top to Bottom: Pressed Garlic-Butterd hero, roast pork, sliced ham, melted Swiss, pickles, mustard

I can’t speak for any of the other food at El Sitio, which looks a lot nicer on the outside than inside, but if the Cuban sandwich is the litmus test for deliciousness at a Cuban restaurant, El Sitio passes with flying colors. N.B.: Take this sandwich to go because Sripraphai, one of NYC’s best and most authentic Thai restaurants, is just four blocks away from El Sitio. Thanks Steve.

El Sitio Restaurant

6828 Roosevelt Ave
Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 424-2369
Daily, 10AM to Midnight


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7 Responses to “Cuban Sandwich at El Sitio in Woodside, Queens”

  1. Daily News About Firefox : A few links about Firefox - Wednesday, 29 April 2009 23:53 said:

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  2. max said:

    your map is totally wrong

  3. AKD said:

    It’s a very good sandwich. Good food at El Sitio, certainly better than laughably passes as “Cuban food” to unsuspecting Manhattanites in the city. I don’t think it beats what you can get on Bergenline Ave. in Jersey, though.

  4. Alastor said:

    This is a great addition to all the Destination Hot Spots already in that area!!

    Sripraphai on 39th Ave and 64th St.

    Sammy’s Halal on 73rd and Broadway

    UFC Chicken on Roosevelt and 72nd st.

  5. Anonymous said:

    This restaurant is not a new addition to the area – its been there ever since I can remeber – 15+ years.

    And the map is correct, actually.

    They have yummy Sangria BTW

  6. Tom said:

    El Sitio has the worst cuban food I have ever tasted.The cuban sandwich was skimpy and awful,the croquetas were ok,the lechon was dried out

  7. A Night at Fat Daddy’s | Gainesville Scene said:

    [...] “One Cuban and one Cuban Gator please,” I tell the cashier. Via: nycfoodguy.com [...]

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