3975 Isles View Dr.
Wellington, FL 33414


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A sandwich is a sandwich is a sandwich. Unless it's a chivito. The chivito, for those of you unlucky enough not to have wrapped your gums around one, is the national sandwich of Uruguay, a sort of Latin-esque breakfast-slash-lunch McManwich for the kind of guy or gal who'd jump Ronald McDonald in a parking lot. Your typical chivito is jammed with thin slices of beef, crispy bacon, mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, and fried eggs, with perhaps a slathering of mayo. And you can get one of these appetite-destroying McManwiches in Wellington. Yes, the tony burg of the horsey set is one of the few (perhaps the only) places north of the Miami-Dade border where you can start jonesing on this rich, meaty, smoky, juicy delicacy -- at Cilantro's deli, just off Lake Worth Road. Cilantro's isn't much to look at, just a modest storefront with racks of Latin food products and a couple of big cold cases filled with deli meats and various prepared foods. But they make your chivito to order, griddling the egg and thin sheets of filet mignon and slapping them still hot into a loaded baguette so the cheese gets all molten and the juices soak into the bread and… well, you get the idea. All it costs is eight bucks and some change, so check it out. And tell the clown to take a hike.

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