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Bishop Arts restaurant stand with Dallas' top Cuban sandwich shutters

Bishop Arts restaurant stand with Dallas' top Cuban sandwich shutters

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Cuban burger topped with potato strings. Photo courtesy of Yelp/Chris C.

There's one less Cuban sandwich in Oak Cliff: After four years, C Señor, a take-out kiosk at 330 W. Davis St., has closed, although a representative from the restaurant promises that it will return.

The eatery has been a favorite stop for Bishop Arts visitors and locals who particularly loved their Cubano, deemed by many to be one of the best Cuban sandwiches in the city.

They were also known for their outstanding yucca fries, light on the inside and crunchy on the outside, dusted with lime and chile powder.

Hattie's owner Tony Alvarez opened the stand in 2014 in a space previously occupied by El Padrino, giving it a cheery and colorful exterior done in a cool Miami Vice scheme of pale aqua and maroon, with a cool mosaic tile splashed across the facade.

The small menu of sandwiches included the C Señor with short rib ropa vieja; a fried mahi sandwich with tartar sauce; the mojo turkey, with cream cheese and jalapeño jam; and the Lucy, a veggie sandwich with portobello mushroom, onion, and roasted red pepper.

Their Cuban burger used a combination of beef and chorizo, and came topped with adobo ketchup, diced onion, pepper jack cheese, and potato strings.

All of those sandwiches could also be ordered in a taco form.

The closure was lamented in a post on the North Oak Cliff Neighbors Facebook page, but a representative from the restaurant offered reassurance that the closure would only be temporary and was due to the expiration of the lease.

"It closed because the lease was up, but he is relocating," she said. "He was considering going into the new development, but it didn't make sense for what C Señor does. But he's definitely going somewhere in Bishop Arts, and sometime in the next few months — we're just not sure where yet."