About Us

Our Story

AJ Louismet had just cooked a beautiful batch of his famous carnitas when he had a wonderful idea: use the carnitas to create a Cubano. He knew and loved the Cubano from his time as a server and bartender at The Muddy Pig in Saint Paul.

Bribes, pleading, and the likes ensued. Realizing that he had a duty to bring his Cubano to the general public, he quickly put together a business. Viva Cubano!

Our Mission

Viva Cubano believes in amazing gourmet sandwiches, delivered fast and hot to your doorstep. Founder AJ Louismet is bringing his vision to the Saint Paul metro area. AJ cares about quality and ensuring that your order arrives fast and hot is his top priority.

” Made to order Cubano start-up with AJ Louismet and his famous carnitas. “



Thurs – Sat: 4pm – 9pm



Jessica Callahan

” The Sandwich was fantastic! especially loved the pickles, really, really good. “

Jenny Louismet

”  Best Cubano I’ve ever had. The pork is perfect, flavorful, and crispy. “

Georgia Fyke Nesbitt

” Well yum. We got three sandwiches – the Cubano (of course), the black bean torta, and the roast beef. All were great! Somehow my 3.5 year old liked them too (it’s a miracle). I especially loved the bread on the cubano – perfect texture! Everything was well wrapped and stayed nice and warm. Get you some sandwich (they even have veg and vegan options)! “

Kyah Lark

” Super tasty Cuban sandwich and friendly service! The pork and ham were well-portioned and lean (no detectable globs of fat!) and the bread was perfectly crisp. I’ll definitely order again. “

Rose McMurray

” My husband really likes the Cubano sandwich and my favorite is the roast beef ( so tender and flavorful!!)
We have driven from Burnsville the past three weeks to get our weekly fix. The cole slaw is really good too!
If you haven’t been yet I’d recommend you try it.
Also love their online ordering as its so easy. Great service too! “

Amanda O'Neil

” WoW! Love this new sandwich shop! The Cubano is absolutely perfect!
Had a bite of the husband’s Roast Beef sandwich and will be going back tomorrow so I can have my own and don’t have to share!
Delicious meal and fantastic value! “

Kassie Mc

” I’ve had the Cubano & Black Bean Torte this summer. Both were fantastic. Last night I bought the ham & cheese, roast beef, Brie sandwiches and the French onion soup and split everything with my daughter. Everything was so good. The soup was so delish. “

Karen Henderson

” We have been looking forward to these sammies for a long time and they were definitely worth the wait! Both the roast beef and Cubano were so amazing that it’s hard to pick a favorite. The ham and cheese was great for the kid, but she’s requested an upgrade to a more grown up sandwich for next time. “

Bill Müller

” Absolutely the best Cubano. Hands down. “

Sara Nelson

” You want a delicious sandwich made by someone who also loves a delicious sandwich? Order from Viva Cubano. You won’t regret it…EVER. “

Stacey Bacigalupo

” Quality ingredients, very fresh, tasty combinations, creative yet classic, very professional, love the packaging, too. Love the new menu items! “

We Can't Wait to See You!

Businesss Hours:

Thursday - Saturday

4PM - 9PM

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518 Selby Avenue, St Paul, MN

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