Best of Boston

2005 Best Jamaica Plain Restaurant, Neighborhood

El Oriental de Cuba

If you’re hankering for tender roast pork, thin slices of ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles layered inside a crusty baguette (with a creamy mango shake for dessert), get in line. This local hot spot draws fans from Boston and beyond to feast on its Cuban sandwiches and homemade soups chockfull of seafood, meat, and vegetables. It’s Little Havana every night of the week.

416 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-524-6464,