The Key West mixto sandwich at C. Señor, the little Cuban sandwich shop in Dallas' Bishop Arts  District

The Key West mixto sandwich at C. Señor, the little Cuban sandwich shop in Dallas' Bishop Arts  District

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If you're a fan of Cuban sandwiches and haven't tasted the one at Tony Alvarez's adorable stand in Bishop Arts, do yourself a favor and stop by: His Cubano is just like the ones you get in Miami. Layered with roasted mojo pork, Swiss cheese, ham and just enough zingy pickles, it's pressed crisply between halves of Cuban bread painted with yellow mustard.

 C. Señor, the Cuban sandwich stand

 C. Señor, the Cuban sandwich stand

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But another C.  Señor sandwich, the Key West Mix, is giving the Cubano a run for its money. 

As anyone who has spent time in Tampa knows, the Cubano -- originally called a mixto -- was created in that city. (Around the turn of the last century they were sold as portable lunchtime treats for cigar factory workers in Ybor City, Tampa's Cuban quarter.) 

C. Senor

The Tampa-style mixto, which includes salami,  is the starting point for C. Señor's Key West Mix, which adds lettuce and sliced tomato, traditional accouterments in Key West, where Alvarez grew up. 

A delicious mix?  Sí, señor.

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