The beloved Bishop Arts icon El Padrino in has remained closed now since 2012, but is being resurrected as a Cuban restaurant, C Senor. Still waiting for signage, the grand opening is just weeks away, but you can already get a foreshadowing of the tasty sandwiches that will b served from the tiny building at 330 West Davis.
A proper Cuban sandwich starts with Cuban bread. The loaf is sliced into lengths, lightly buttered or brushed with olive oil on the crust, and cut in half horizontally. A coat of yellow mustard is spread on the bread. Then sliced roast pork, glazed ham, Swiss cheese, and thinly sliced dill pickles are added in layers. If you live in Tampa, Florida you might add salami to the mix.
For now you can sample the sandwich with a side of fried plantains, or go for the very traditional black beans and rice. A full menu will roll out very soon.