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Amigo's Deli

130 West St., Danbury, CT - (203) 790-7683
Posted By Michael Stern on 2/14/2012 11:02:00 AM
Amigo's deli is a short-order Cuban restaurant, butcher shop, and grocery store. The butcher case is fasacinating -- chickens, sausages, cuts of meat rarely found in an ordinary supermarket -- and the grocery shelves hold items that range from 50-pound bags of rice to root vegetables I could not identify. To the right as you enter is the restaurant area. Here you can come for a simple breakfast sandwich or a BLT or a wide variety of Cuban and South American specialties that lace the air with savory perfume.

Available hot meals include gorgeous rotisserie chicken, spare ribs, roast pork in gravy, oxtail, and goat. The Cuban sandwich, made with freshly roasted pork, is the best around. If you sit at the counter, you can watch it assembled -- a complicated process combining hunks of roasted pork, grill-heated ham and melted cheese, lettuce shreds, tomato slices, pickle chips, mustard, and mayo all piled into a long roll. The roll is buttered on the outside and placed in a plancha that weighs enough to compress the sandwich so that by the time it is cooked through, all the ingredients are nearly melded together. Once the sandwich man cuts it in two and presents it, this sandwich is a tidy package. And a most delicious one!

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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It's the pork that makes this sandwich sing, for it is fresh-cut from a long-cooked roast and fairly radiates sweet-pig flavor.
"It's the pork that makes this sandwich sing, for it is fresh-cut from a long-cooked roast and fairly radiates sweet-pig flavor."
Michael Stern





A neighborhood grocery, cafe, and butcher shop, Amigo's is a friendly place frequented by locals, workmen, and visiting omnivores.
"A neighborhood grocery, cafe, and butcher shop, Amigo's is a friendly place frequented by locals, workmen, and visiting omnivores."
Michael Stern


This was the pile of roast pork and sweet onions assembled to fit into my Cuban sandwich. Amigo's knife-and-fork meal of hot roast pork is a winner, too.
"This was the pile of roast pork and sweet onions assembled to fit into my Cuban sandwich. Amigo's knife-and-fork meal of hot roast pork is a winner, too."
Michael Stern


While all the usual North American sodas are available, I had to sample these two oddities: Goya malt beverage, made in Pennsylvania, and 'Tutifruti' soda, bottled in Mexico.
"While all the usual North American sodas are available, I had to sample these two oddities: Goya malt beverage, made in Pennsylvania, and 'Tutifruti' soda, bottled in Mexico."
Michael Stern


Roast pork, peppers and onions with yellow rice and beans: what a fine lunch!
"Roast pork, peppers and onions with yellow rice and beans: what a fine lunch!"
Michael Stern



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