It came with mayo, melted cheese, pickled jalapeno peppers, lettuce, tomato, onions, avocado, eggs, beans, bacon, sliced hotdog, smoked ham and milanesa (a slice of breaded fried beef) all in a huge bun. In short, it appeared to have everything but the kitchen sink. It was huge and it was called a Torta Cubana, which I mistakenly thought meant it was a Cuban sandwich. I now realize after some research that it is basically Spanish for a sandwich with everything.
With paint, a mix of everything produced a muddy brown that looks very unappealing. However, when you toss all these ingredients together, it was like biting into a rainbow of flavors. I eagerly dug into my sandwich and got about 3/4ths of the first half down before I started feeling full. I should have quite but I kept going and polished off the first half of the sandwich. The girls were still picking away at their meals so as I waited, I kept thinking about that rainbow of taste sitting right there in front of me and grabbing pieces of it here and there. Before too long, I had the bun off and was eating individual layers savoring the tastes as individuals. By the time the girls finished, all that was left of my Torta Cubana was a bun and piles of miscellaneous condiments. I was in pain.
We had found this sandwich and a myriad of other ethnic foods at the Global Market in Minneapolis. We had been expecting a market where raw ingredients and cultural trinkets were sold in multitudes of small shops lining small tree lined streets. Instead, there was one large building in a block of smaller less prosperous looking businesses such as a beer & cigarette shop and seedy looking loan stores. The ground floor of the large building was crammed full of various fast food versions of countries from around the world with a few stands selling cheap trinkets that I'm sure were made in China. There appeared no logic to the arrangement of what went where and it was a maze. After we had received our food, we ended up walking down various aisles and dead ends before finding an alcove with a few tables that were empty.
Although the food was excellent and I would stop there again for the food, the overall experience was a disappointment and the only one of the trip. I would just plan on getting your food to go and driving to some park to enjoy it. I would suggest walking to a park to be environmentally friendly but in that neighborhood, I wouldn't want to linger, especially after nightfall.