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NY Food Truck Lunch: Cubano Sandwich From Bongo Brothers

(credit: New York Street Food)

(credit: New York Street Food)

Street Lunch

Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.

One thing we love about living in NYC is the sheer variety of everything – including food trucks.  Bongo Brothers is the only Cuban food truck in town, and they are one of the better rookies, arriving on the street in May 2011.

More: NYC’s 7 Best Food Trucks

Bongo Brothers is owned and run by actual brothers, Danny & Albert.  Everything I’ve had there has been good to very good, but for your first visit to a Cuban food truck, I would suggest a Cubano Sandwich ($7).

sandwich open NY Food Truck Lunch: Cubano Sandwich From Bongo Brothers

(credit: New York Street Food)

From the bottom of the sandwich up, the cubano had lots of tender, juicy roast pork, several slices of Virginia ham, a little Swiss cheese, mustard and homemade pickles.

More: The 7 Best Sandwiches In Manhattan

In some Cubano sandwiches, one ingredient often stands out, whether it’s vinegary pork or strong mustard, but in the Bongo Brothers Cubano, everything blended really well together.

In my opinion, the roast pork was the star of the show, with a lightly marinated flavor that was nice and tasty – but the other ingredients were also tasted in each bite.

There are lots of good dishes to choose from at Bongo Brothers, including some good appetizers too.

Bongo Brothers makes it around to different neighborhoods such as FiDi, Flatiron and others, so make sure to check their twitter account here to see when they will be near you.