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Rita and Sara Vasquez, the owners of International Bakery Cuban Dulcería in Carrollton, are well-known for their family bakery. You’ll likely come here to pick up a cake, a few loaves of bread or some other baked sweet that’s loads better than the stuff you’d get at a typical grocery store. Make sure to book a little extra time, though. You’ll want to linger here. A visit that neglects a Cuban sandwich at this suburban bakery is a food crime of the highest order. It’s without a doubt the best version of the classic sandwich you can buy in and around Dallas. The roast pork is tender and flavorful and the ham is thinly shaved in a sandwich that isn’t at all greasy or heavy. If pig isn’t your thing, the ropa vieja takes a close second place. This sandwich is filled with rich, stewed beef that soaks the bread with its viscous sauce. Wash it down with a Cuban coffee or a soda. This little bakery storefront has plenty of both.
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Get the BEST Cuban sandwich in DFW for around $6 ... that's an amazing deal. Makes it worth the drive to Carrollton for sure. The pastelitos are under $2 and are freshly made and taste amazing. The people that work there are very friendly, too!
To the commentator, maryfrancesball - i think you're being way too harsh on this small business. Has it occurred to you that they may not have the funds to go out and reprint they're menu as often as they would like? Accusing them of being racist toward English speakers or any unethical practices is ridiculous. These ladies are so nice and hard working. I've been their customer for years and yes, prices go up sometimes... not a big deal. It's amazing quality- they could charge $10 for that sandwich if they were located in uptown Dallas. Get over it.
The food here is pretty authentic (this from a former Miami resident, where good Cuban food is everywhere). But last time I was there, about 5 months ago, the price charged for each of our meals (three of us went at lunchtime) was $1.00 higher than listed on the menu. One of the sisters was running the cash register and I politely brought the extra $3 to her attention. She was pretty abrupt and said that they had recently raised prices and had not had the chance to update the menu. OK....
Fast forward to today - our office manager (on my past recommendation of this as a great place) went in to buy a dozen pastries, which were listed as 1.09 ea on the menu. She ordered and paid and while she waited for the order to be filled, she checked the bill. She had been charged 1.50 for each, and politely brought it to the attention of the sister at the cash register. Yep, you guessed it, "they had recently raised prices and had not had a chance to update the menu". According to our manager she was pretty matter of fact about it and didn't even make an effort to appear apologetic.
Seriously, in 5 months you haven't had time to update your menu? Or maybe you like to raise the prices for English speakers? Or maybe you just like to charge what you think you can get away with. I don't like being gouged and doubt anyone else does, nor do I care to patronize a place where I am taken advantage of. Either way, I am not going back nor am I recommending it to anyone again. People should know about their practices.
Be very careful if you go to this place.
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