Papo Llega y Pon

2928 NW 17th Ave.
Miami, FL 33142
Best Of


  • Sun 9am-2pm, Mon-Sat 8am-5:30pm
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Smoking, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
There are few restaurants in this world that offer food so good, you're willing to eat it standing up. Papo Llega y Pon, winner of a New Times Best of Miami award for best pork sandwich in 2009, is one of those places. More of a wraparound sandwich counter than an actual restaurant, it's worth checking out no matter how far you live from the Allapattah landmark. Opened by Papo 32 years ago, Papo Llega y Pon is now run by his daughter Julia who hasn't changed it much because, she says, "When something ain't broke, why try to fix it?" A constant flow of customers is a testament to the fact that everything at Papo's works just fine. The pan con lechon (pork sandwich) consists of delicious, mojito-marinated shredded pork on perfectly made Cuban bread. You gotta have it all the way - with onions and hot sauce - for the complete experience. And you can order it multiple ways, depending on your appetite and budget. For $4 you can get a six-incher; for just a dollar more you can upgrade to 12 inches. Or, you can order your pan con lechon on a half ($6) or whole ($12) loaf of Cuban bread. Wash it all down with a mamey milkshake ($3) or natural juice ($2.50) for a perfect meal.

Related Stories (2)

View All

More Cuban Restaurants in Central Dade

  • Islas Canarias
    Best Of

    A tiny space packed with hungry patrons who know what Cuban food is all about. It may take three ...

  • Sergio's
    Best Of

    On the right side of this Latin coffee shop are large picture windows adorned with neon beer sign...

  • Rio Cristal
    Best Of

    Looking for an authentic Cuban restaurant? There are only two streets in Miami to consider: Calle...

View All

More Cuban Restaurants in Miami


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >