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. You can order your pan con lechon on a half or whole loaf of Cuban bread. Wash it all down with a mamey milkshake or natural juice for a perfect meal.

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