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Cemitas Poblanas in Van Nuys

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WheresTheGrub Jun 21, 2008 04:46 PM

Cemitas Poblanas? I never had one, didn't know what they were. Wifey and I, while driving by, thought we would stop and feed the kiddies at Don Adrian Cemitas Poblanas.

Don Adrian is a small whole in the wall with three booths. Seems like most of their business is take out.

We ordered:

the Pescado (#5-$4.60),
the Cecina Asada (#8-$4.35)
the Tacotote (#14-$5.20)
Quesadillas (#15-$2.20)
Como Botanas Ricas Chalupas (#16-$6.19)

sodas are sold in "mexican" bottles, those big heavy ones.

All the sandwiches are nice and big. Crispy sesame seed buns and full with onions, avocados, lettuce and pickled red peppers and a good Chipotle.

The fish in the Pescado was crispy and of good size, tender on the inside.

The Cecina, the Tacotote and the Chalupas shared the same type of meat...not carne asada, they called it "jerky" style. Really nice and tasty.

The Chalupas had the cheese melted on to the corn tortilla, then the salsa added, then topped with meat and a sprinkling of chopped radish. The plate came with five chalupas, I could only eat four.

The Tacotote was a good size and very flavorful with slices of avocado added. Wifey wrapped it up like a burrito.

All in all, it was tasty. At first glance, it looked like the Chalupas and Tacotote could have had more meat piled on, but that would have been excessive.

For less than $25 bucks, our family of five ate pretty good. Definately more of a take out place... We will surely go back and try the rest of the menu.

Don Adrian
14902 Victory Blvd.
Van Nuys
(818) 786-0328