In the ideal Cuban sandwich, ham, cheese, pork, and pickles appear in ample, well-proportioned quantities.
Enriqueta's special version ($7.50) goes it one better: A croquette is tucked inside before the sandwich is warmed in a press. Since this treatment does nothing for the croquette's looks — as you can see in the butterflied view below, what was once a plump golden cylinder of lightly breaded mashed potato and, I believe, bits of ham, has become an unseemly shade darker as well as flatter — you might imagine that it would bear favorably on the flavor of the sandwich as a whole. (You would be right.) Also shown: guarapo, sin hielo (sugar cane juice, $3.75 without ice).
186 N.E. 29th St. (at N.E. 2nd Ave.), Miami
Open only until midafternoon; closed Sunday
(From an autumn 2012 visit)