About Us

Founded in 2012 by Jorge Llapur, Isaac Sklar and Enrique Santos, Cuban Guys has come a long way from its beginnings in West 76th Street in Hialeah. When we first started out, our shared passion for bringing you Awesome Cuban Food, served Fast and by Friendly Folks drove us to unite forces and gave us the impetus to turn hard work and inspiration into a booming Restaurant Chain. We now serve customers all over Miami-Dade County with four locations and are thrilled to bring our Cuban Flavors to the Fast-Casual industry spreading our Cuban love in the communities we serve. We hope you enjoy our Awesome Food and Friendly Service as much as we enjoy offering them to you. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Sincerely,

Jorge Llapur, Isaac Sklar & Enrique Santos
Founder's
Trade Marks and History
HISTORY of “THE FRITA"
The FRITA originated in Cuba back in the 1930 ’ s where it was mainly sold as street food. Carts with propane fueled griddles could be easily found in Ha vana’s streets selling Fritas. Customers quickly became fans of these street vendors called “Friteros” due to the delicious and almost addictive taste of the FRITA . The Fritas made their way to Miami in the 196 0’s as Cuban exiles made Little Havana their new home. The FRITA is a Cuban favorite that is prepared w ith lean ground beef and spiced with paprika, onion, garlic & other tasty spices. It is cooked on a griddle, dashed with a special sauce and placed on a Cuban roll, then it’s topped with onions, ketchup and piled high with julienne cut potatoes.
HISTORY of “THE CUBAN SANDWICH”
The As with Cuban bread , the origin of the Cuban sandwich is somewhat murky. The sandwich became a common lunch food for workers in both the cigar factories and sugar mills of Cuba and the cigar factories of Ybor City around 1900. At that time, travel between Cuba and Florida was easy, and Cubans frequently sailed back and forth for employment, pleasure, and family visits. By around 1910, however, workers' cafés in Cuba, Ybor City, and the older Cuban encla ve of Key West were serving many such sandwiches daily. In Cuba, the sandwich was served in kiosks, coffee bars and casual restaurants, especially in the big cities such as Havana or Santiago de Cuba . In Tampa's bustling Latin enclaves of Ybor City and West Tampa , it wa s served in mainly in cafes catering to workers in the cigar industry. By the 1960 ’s The Cuban sandwich was a favorite i n Miami cafeteria s and restaurant menus, as the city had gained a large influx o f Cuban exiles.