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Chacabanas is a Dominican & Cuban sandwich restaurant in the Findlay Market district of Cincinnati.

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The restaurant gets its name from the iconic Dominican shirts worn by professional cigar rollers called “chacabanas”. They are a lightweight version of a traditional military shirt, with plenty of pockets that can hold many cigars. The shirts are also incredibly popular in Cuba. As a fashion staple in both of the countries that Chacabanas represents, what could be a better name for a restaurant that serves both Cubano sandwiches and Dominican croquetas?

Cincinnati Magazine