Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria opens in the Tech Center

Danielle Lirette
One of the sandwiches from Cuba Cuba's Glendale location.
When Kristy Socarras Bigelow opened the second Cuba Cuba Sandwicheriain the CitySet project last summer, she predicted that it wouldn't be the last. And this weekend, she made good on that prediction when a Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria opened in the Denver Tech Center.

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Danielle Lirette
A Cuban-American from Miami whose family didn't allow her to go to college - "Cuban moms are strict," she explains - and who had little restaurant experience, she opened Cuba Cuba Cafe & Bar in the Golden Triangle in 2001, and it quickly became a hot spot. A decade later, she introduced a fast-casual sandwich-shop spinoff in Boulder: Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria.

By the time the concept came to Glendale, Socarras Bigelow had a new partner, a restaurant-industry veteran who saw big potential in the idea; the new sandwicheria also had a couple of improvements over the original in Boulder, including a friendly bar area that serves up a mean mojito. "This area is rocking, and, well, it could use some great Cuban cuisine," says Socarras Bigelow. "Every neighborhood needs Cuban cuisine."

And that definitely includes the Denver Tech Center, where Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria is now open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., with happy hour from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Watch out for those mojitos.

Location Info

Cuba Cuba Cafe & Bar

1173 Delaware St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria

654 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria

2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria

5322 DTC Boulevard, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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Sure wish CUBA CUBA offered Ham Fritters.

We were staying at the Delano in Miami, were offered a larger room for less money and a big fat allowance for the hotel amenities if we would move from our ocean view room to one overlooking the boulevard. We'd enjoyed the view for two days, so we jumped. First thing we noticed, there was a walk-up Cuban restaurant across the street where a steady stream of Delano employees stood and chowed -- even with an employee discount the $20 salads or $25 burger must be steep.

I discovered Ham Fritters, then we tried them at every casual Cuban food stand in town. Oblong orbs consisting of minced ham, sometimes rice, always cheese, breaded and fried.

Please CUBA CUBA, hear my plea.

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