Mustard was a condiment flavor preferred by the Germans. It also didn’t spoil in the Florida heat. That’s why there’s no mayonnaise on a traditional Cubano–refrigeration was scarce in Tampa in the early 20th century. Mayo was later added when refrigeration was more available. Stop by Cuban Pete’s (133 E. Court Street Cincy) tomorrow for your $5 Cuban meal.

While an early cousin of the Cuban sandwich was born in Cuba proper, the Cuban sandwich as we know it today originated in Tampa, Florida’s cigar-producing neighborhood of Ybor City in the late 1800s and caught on by the early 1900s. It was popular among workers in the district’s many cigar factories. Come to Cuban Pete’s, 133 E. Court Street …

National Cuban Sandwich Day!

Tuesday, August 23rd, is National Cuban Sandwich Day. Yeah, can you believe it? It comes as a surprise to us too. In celebration Cuban Pete will offer $5 Cuban, chips and a fountain drink all day Tuesday. Stay tuned each day for Cuban sandwich fun facts and history.


Cuban Pete is now on GrubHub! Get your favorite Cuban* delivered to you! *Cuban Pete not available at this time unless approved by his mom.

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Feed ’em Forward

We are proud to team up with Tom & Chee and Our Daily Bread in our new Feed ‘Em Forward program. Learn more about Our Daily Bread Here and help us make sure everyone gets a good meal today.

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Cuban Pete is on City Beat!

It’s a Wednesday, and the line at Cuban Pete Sandwiches on Court Street downtown stretches out the door during lunchtime. Hungry customers don’t mind waiting in line for the only authentic Cuban cuisine in Cincinnati.

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Get Your Bowl On!

We’ve been looking into some menu additions the past few months, we have told many of you that we will doing some authentic Cuban dishes and we’ve gone ahead with the plans.  These dishes have been cooked by my abuela (grandmother) as taught to her from Cuban Pete himself, and then passed down to my mother who then passed them …

I’m Back!

Hey guys, after a mini sabbatical due to my insane schedule, Cuban Pete is back!   This summer has been off the wall, every weekend has been busy from the windows to the walls and I’ve been all over Cincinnati with the truck spreading the good word of the deliciousness of Cuban cuisine.  I’m sure you’ve seen me around at …