11/17/2010 11:08 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Best Cuban Sandwiches In Chicago (PHOTOS)

Over the years, getting a taste of Cuba in Chicago has become a bit easier with restaurants and cafes offering a variety of Cuban eats. One meaty and approachable way to get into Cuban food is the Cuban sandwich.

A standard Cuban sandwich consists of sliced ham, roasted pork (lechon asado), mustard, pickles and Swiss cheese on long bread. It's not truly a Cuban sandwich though unless it is toasted and flattened on a grill, known as a plancha.

Check out our top picks for Cuban sandwiches in Chicago: