Is Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria in CitySet the future of fast-casual Cuban food?

Danielle Lirette
Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria at CitySet.
Pizzeria Locale made headlines in December when the owners admitted what people had suspected for months: Chipotle Mexican Grill was, in fact, a partner in the Denver venture. Now the owner of Cuba Cuba Café & Bar has news of a similar nature.

See also:Pizzeria Locale's secret sauce? A partnership with Chipotle

"We said we could never expand on Cuba Cuba Café because it's in two houses and very charming," explains owner Kristy Socarras Bigelow. "That's why we decided to go casual and open sandwich shops."

Lucky for her that they did, because the first Cuba Cuba SandwicheriaCuba Cuba Sandwicheria opened last fall in the new CitySet complex in Glendale, it unveiled several changes designed to help this fast-casual Cuban concept expand still further.

Find out if it's ready for the big time when my review of Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria in CitySet is posted here tomorrow.

Location Info

Cuba Cuba Cafe & Bar

1173 Delaware St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria

654 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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Open a Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria in Denver proper! I miss the one in Boulder so much and Cityset is too far away from me.


The first Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria was in Boulder, not Glendale. 

WillieStortz topcommenter

Doesn't Westword already have a fast food critic in Jenn Wohletz?


Also, I did visit the one in Glendale, and it just doesn't have the charm of the Boulder location. The Boulder location is smaller, doesn't have a bar (and doesn't need one), and I would see the owner present and supervising the operation every time I went in.

WillieStortz topcommenter


So does that mean Gretchen has been demoted and will be covering fast casual chain restaurants from here on out> 

TheFabulousMarkT topcommenter

@WillieStortz Well, Jennifer had pretty much run through all the biggies, so who knows how it'll shake out? :)

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