A couple of years ago I went to the Tampa area to visit my sister and her husband who had just retired. Everywhere we went in the Tampa area there were signs saying "Cubans sold here" so I had to ask "Do they really sell Cubans?". Not really. I actually asked "What's a Cuban?". So we went and got a real pressed Cuban sandwich (media noche). It was the best sandwich I have ever tasted. Bar none.
Pressed Cubans can be made many ways. Most people will tell you you need this or that for a Cuban. Not necessarily so. I can make a decent (real media noche lovers are laughing very hard now) pressed Cuban using hogie rolls I get from Sam's Club with muenster cheese, dill pickles, roast pork, mustard, mayo and ham. There is no Cuban bread in Phoenix that I know of so I had to improvise. There are lots of variations of this sandwich that you can try. Some people use swiss cheese. Some use turkey instead of ham. Some add genoa sausage. Some add lettuce and/or tomatoes. No matter what the ingredients they always come out great! The crust will be warm and crunchy and everything inside will be nice and gooey. Note: if you order a pressed Cuban in a restaurant that serves authentic Cubans be prepared for some hostility if you ask them to hold the pickles. One further warning: DO NOT USE KETCHUP on this sandwich. The sandwich will explode and you will be seriously injured.