Though black beans make ideal fillings for tacos, they work slightly less well as fillings for teddy bears and cavities in one's molar. Feast on functional fillings with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$9 for a Mexican meal for two (a $20 total value)
- One chalupa (a $4 value)
- Two cemitas (a $6.50 value each)
- Two 12-ounce drinks (a $1.50 value each)
$19 for a Mexican meal for four (a $40 total value)
- Two chalupas (a $4 value each)
- Four cemitas (a $6.50 value each)
- Four 12-ounce drinks (a $1.50 value each)
Every four–six weeks, Cemitas Puebla's owner and chef, Tony Anteliz, sends a family member to Mexico to gather ingredients such as chipotle peppers and giant cinnamon sticks. He relies on time-tested family recipes honed in Puebla, Mexico to assemble these imported ingredients into sandwiches, tacos, and salsas that have been praised in the Chicago Tribune and on WTTW 11’s Check, Please!. Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives highlighted the restaurant’s signature cemita sandwich: sesame-seed-bread laden with fresh oaxaca cheese, papalo—a fragrant herb grown in Tony's mother's garden—house-stewed chipotles, and a choice of meats such as breaded pork and carne asada. Inspired by Lebanese shawarmas, tacos arabes begin with layers of pork shoulder and onion skewered on a rotisserie. The stack of meat rotates as slowly as a ferris wheel being ridden by a herd of elephants before a member of the open-air-kitchen staff shaves off tender meat and tucks it into pita-like tortillas.
Cemitas Puebla is known for, appropriately enough, the cemita, a sandwich that originated from the Mexican city of, appropriately enough, Puebla.Kent Green, Centerstage
The sesame seeds give this torta-like sandwich some texture from bite oneSerious Eats, 7/22/11
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