Courtesy DC Jumbie

An upstart Latin-Caribbean food truck is quickly gaining a reputation for its authentic Cuban sandwich.

“Oh my! Pure deliciousness,” raved Yelp reviewer Jennifer L., who gave DC Jumbie five stars.

DC Jumbie calls its 8-inch grilled sandwich El Fidel and it stuffs it with Genoa salami, Swiss cheese, pickles and house-roasted pork and bone-in ham, which is glazed with a mango sauce. A slick of mayo and yellow mustard completes it.

“No short cuts,” says DC Jumbie chef –owner Daniel Figueroa, who owns the truck with his wife, Chandra. Daniel and Chandra Figueroa

It has not taken long for word-of-mouth to travel about DC Jumbie’s Cuban sandwich. 

“This is original,” said Figueroa, a native of Puerto Rico who lived for several years in Miami. “Even in Miami where the Cuban is famous, it cannot beat me.”

DC Jumbie will be parked from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today in the parking lot of FLSmidth Krebs, 5505 W. Gillette Road off Interstate 10 and Cortaro Road. Look for the giant Puerto Rican flag. Cubans are $7. 

Read the full story and more restaurant news in Thursday's Caliente.