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Cemita Poblano?

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I just read an interesting article on sandwiches in the NYTimes that described a Cemita Poblano:

"A cemita has the familiar look of a Big Mac — until you bite into it. To absorb the layers of spicy meat, soft avocado, fluffy bread and the thick flesh of whole chili peppers is to leave the fast-food nation forever."

I must have this sandwich! Does anyone know if one can be found the Bay Area? Apparently it's a specialty of the Mexican state of Puebla.

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  1. Search this board for cemita. There are 2 threads which I can't link.

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    1. re: wolfe

      Sadly, neither thread actually mentions finding a local place that makes cemitas. I've never seen them outside of Mexico.

      1. re: SteveG

        Cemita Poblana sandwiches can be found in New York, as the Times article pointed out, because there has been a huge influx of workers from Puebla (including the kitchen workers in many of NY's top restaurants).

    2. I was thinking the same thing as I was reading that article. I want to bite one of those things.

      1. You know, I'll second that request for cemita recommendations. I did search for other threads but didn't find anything relevant. I'd love to try a cemita locally, since I won't be in LA anytime soon.