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Cafe Paraiso

Map & Directions 925 N. Andrews Ave.
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311
  • Cuban, Latin American, Sandwiches
  • Mon-Fri 7am-4pm
  • cash
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • None
  • Not Accepted
  • Lot Available


New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description

Downtown day workers have been grabbing a quick lunch at this Cuban sandwich stand along Andrews Avenue for years, since it was known as Sury's. But recently, the walkup counter has been taken over by the property's original owners, who have cleaned the place up and revamped the menu. Where the old stand was dirty and in disrepair, the new look is muy limpio, with freshly prepared food to match. Park in back next to the quirky, oceanic art and pull up a stool at the counter. For around six bucks, you can get a grilled-steak sandwich with griddled onions and hot, pressed Cuban bread, topped with lettuce, tomato, and crispy fried potato sticks (for an authentic crunch). Pork and croquetas sandwiches are constructed in much the same way, as is the trademark Cuban sandwich, made with sweet ham, pickles, and savory roasted pork. Paraiso also makes a great bean- and meat-laden chili each day that you can wash down with a frosty mango batido or steamy cortadito.

Member Reviews

  • bpbnewtimesbestof wrote a review for Cafe Paraiso
    on 05/06/09

    You'd never know this small, red-and-white lunch counter facing Andrews Avenue was called Sury's unless you asked. The sign out front says only "Original Cuban Sandwich and Havana Lunch," and the back parking lot is mysteriously lined with colorful pop art. It's a strange joint, to be sure, but they do serve up one mean Cuban. Sury's takes its sandwich seriously, using thick... More >>

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