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  1. Mr C
    November 29, 2012

    EP Carillo New Wave?

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  2. Duke Marquis
    November 29, 2012

    The standard La Aurora Robusto is consistently great.

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  3. chekk12
    November 29, 2012

    What Mr C said. The New Wave.

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  4. Matthew
    November 29, 2012

    I’d add the Nub 464 Habano to the list. Weird vitola, but a good smoke that lasts a surprisingly long time.

    Perhaps not widely available, but Partagas Shorts (Cuban) are a great deal at $4-5 when bought by the cabinet.

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  5. ScottyBoy
    November 30, 2012

    Diesel Shorty or Unholy Cocktail. Great all around and flavor in spades! Also, Ava Maria in any size. Tasty!!

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  6. Cigar_G
    December 4, 2012

    That Flor de Oliva is pure garbage brother. The Perdomo Lot23 should def replace that cigar.

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  7. Chad
    December 13, 2012

    I have to agree the Gurkha Royal challenge is delicious. I am not sure my shop had it for less than $5 but is a great cigar.

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  8. Komodota
    August 24, 2014

    I am a big fan of this site as it tends to be candid in its reviews, especially premium cigars. If a cigar does not measure up in your opinion, you tell it like it is. However, some of your content is VERY dated and some of this content is very important to a knowledgeable cigar audience.

    In particular, it would great if you updated your Best Cigars under $5.00. I am a HUGE FAN of the Saint Luis Rey Rothchilde Maduro, The CAO La Traviata Radiante Maduro, the Illusione “R”Rothchilde and the Alec Bradley American Sun Grown. These are just a few IMHO but I would to see an update of your list.

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  9. Inspector
    August 24, 2014

    @Komodota
    An update to this post is planned before the end of the year. Additional suggestions / guest reviews are welcome :)
    We’ve got over 1,700 unique articles, so it’s pretty hard to keep all of them updated. The cigars presented in this list remain on the market as far as I know and didn’t experience a drastic drop in quality, so the update will be mostly about adding a few more cheap smokes among the recent releases.

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  10. Komodota
    August 24, 2014

    Please do not for a moment consider my comments critical in any way. In fact, with your original post on the subject, I and others would not have discovered these wonderful cigars. Rather, I respect your opinions enough that my intent was/is to get more/new recommendations from you. As such, I look forward to the update.

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  11. Ogus
    August 25, 2014

    NC- best cheap cigar Consuegra
    CC- Parti Short

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  12. larryr
    September 20, 2014

    I thInk punch has a good taste and are reasonably prIced

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  13. Jim
    November 4, 2014

    To join with Komo…Not in a critical fashion but simply in the spirit of feedback, maybe just make the title with a defining time period, “5 Best for under 5 bucks…from the Easter Bunny” Something that would allow a new article without having to update an update of an update…just a thought.

    I can find great ones under 5 not mentioned here. Here are a few I like. I am a bargain shopper…and not in a particular order: Diesel Unltd.Maduro, Asylum 13 (smaller sizes- I prefer the 6×60 for just over 6 bucks), Kentucky Fire Cured, El Rey del Mundo Oscuro, and one of my faves is the Joya de Nicaragua Antano (robustos for a few pennies over 5.).

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  14. Tony Patriarche
    November 20, 2014

    My vote goes for the Macanudo Maduro Ascot. Although small, this panatela is big on rich, spicy flavor and packs a punch equal to many mild coronas. Tightly hand-rolled, it lasts almost as long as many coronas too. Here in BC it’s $50 for a tin of 10, but a web search brings up MSRP $18/10 in the US – truly a bargain, practically a stocking-stuffer.

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  15. Dick
    November 26, 2014

    Oliva G, Maduro Belicoso fits the bill. Outstanding cigar in all respects. Great taste, easy draw, nice burn…..all at a reasonable price!

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  16. Mike R
    November 27, 2014

    Thanks for updating the post. I’ve smoked all of these except the La Aurora 107, Gurkha and Room 101, and the Bucanero which I’d never heard of. I have to agree they are all great value, especially the Curivari and the Torano Master. Now for my 10 cents’ worth – I’m very surprised not to see the Illusione “R” Rothchildes on the list.

    A few personal choices include:
    Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte Cordoba – $2.70
    La Flor Domincana Ligero L250 – $5 (shop around)
    A Flores Gran Reserva Half Corona – $5
    CAO Brazilia Gol! – $4.50
    Heisenberg by Quesada Corona – $5
    Perla Del Mar Perla M – $5
    Tatuaje Tattoo Caballero – $5
    L’Atelier El Suelo Prado – $4.50
    La Aroma De Cuba Rothschild – $5

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  17. Inspector
    November 27, 2014

    Thanks for your comment Mike, great additions!

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  18. karl radek
    December 27, 2014

    I would buy,(just did), the BV 560 at 50% more. Among those mentioned above this is the stand out choice for any one who enjoys a medium strength cigar. Seriously, buy some now. Just ordered the El Gran Rey as well and will comment after some humidor time.

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  19. THE BEAGLER
    March 1, 2015

    I personally would have to add the Omar Ortez maduro puro…These are a great everyday stogie….The draw is nice flavors are their….Burns good… For an hour and a half during a football game not bad…Also i can’t forget the SLR reserva especial maduro…Enough said….These should make your list…

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  20. David G.
    March 2, 2015

    I’ve smoked almost all of the cigars on this list, and not to be too blunt about it, but most of them are garbage. The Curivari is excellent, although I can’t remember ever paying less than $5 for one. Likewise, the Padron and the LaAurora are good smokes. My suggestion, though, is save an extra $2 or $3 and get something decent. After all, cigars are meant to be enjoyed.

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  21. Komodota
    March 3, 2015

    Update. The Saint Luis Rey Rothchilde Maduro and the Illusione “R” Rothchilde have grown even more in Under $5.00 legend status. Get an aged box of the SLR Rothchilde Maduro and you’re approaching sublime status.

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  22. Mike R
    March 3, 2015

    Well said Komodota. There are a few recent additions to the list as well. Famous Smoke’s “house-Padilla”, the Crianza robusto, smokes beautifully with a few months age for $4. Cigar Journal’s cigar of the year, the AJ Fernandez New World, is also available in Robusto for under $5 if you shop around.

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  23. ray klouda
    March 12, 2015

    Don Rafael is the best under $5 cigar I have smoked.

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  24. Ted McAllister
    July 12, 2015

    Recently discovered Azan Burgundy and Azan White. Both under $5. Decent everyday smoke at a good price. Now if you want to kick it up a notch – Tatuaje Reserva and Herrera Esteli get it done for a few bucks more.

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  25. Brian
    February 20, 2016

    Still finding this list useful in 2016!

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  26. David Williamson
    December 2, 2016

    So new to cigars that I really can’t pick a favorite yet.

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  27. Gerard
    December 19, 2016

    I’ve seen a few good bargain lists….no one mentioning Don Diego….been around for a long time, built well, tastes great. Their Corona’s are 30-45 minutes of enjoyment and you can’t beat the price. Love the Perdomo Lot 23s,

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  28. cary pollack
    January 9, 2017

    New wave did not taste good to me

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  29. Jfamme
    April 20, 2017

    I’m new to cigars…thought I’d start near the top of the list…started with an Alec Bradley American Classic, Gordo. I’m about half way through it, and still not happy…Not sure how to describe it, but it’s not smooth, creamy, or that enjoyable. I’m hoping it ends well.

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