Greater Boston's best sandwiches
El Oriental de Cuba is as much a part of this corner of Jamaica Plain as Hi-Lo Foods was, and far less likely to disappear. (It demonstrated its staying power when it reopened after a 2005 firebombing.) Its Cuban sandwich is the perfect way to break in a Sunday afternoon. Generous portions of roast pork, ham, and Swiss cheese are heaped on French bread, then pressed until the bread is toasty and the cheese melted. Mustard and pickles offer just enough counterpoint to keep you from falling too deeply into your dreamy food coma. D.F.
416 Centre St., Jamaica Plain. 617-524-6464. elorientaldecuba.com