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Jul 9, 2010 07:46 AM

Real Cemitas in Sunnyside - woot

Mi Nuevo Rancho - the questionable looking place on Greenpoint ave and 43rd.

After driving by for a couple years en route to Coatzingo for a cemita fix I was short on time so gave it a shot. It was lunch, the place was dark, nearly empty and a bit sad looking. My hopes were not too high, so I was happily surprised.

It had everything needed to make my favorite mexican sammich. The soft egg bread, avocado, beans, salsa, onions, papalo and a hunk of quesillo. I got mine with grilled chicken so I could taste the other ingredients. Although my experience with this sandwich is limited to TC and TJ they are well regarded in that category and I feel I can strongly say this was a very good alternative. Especially if you're in the area and you've got the urge. It was sloppier than Coatzingo's version, but not overly so. Everything stayed in the bun, just the juice from the beans and salsa. In that way it was juicier than TC. I would definitely recommend hitting this spot. I cannot vouch for anything else here. There was a single posting on yelp, a negative one, but does anyone here take restaurant advice from yelp.

Mi Nuevo Rancho
43-20 Greenpoint Ave, Queens, NY 11104

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  1. Salsa? In a cemita? Are you talking about the adobo sauce from the chipotle? You know, you can find a cemita at just about every Mexican place around Queens. It's just a matter of getting a good one. The grilled chicken is a bit suspicious though.

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    1. re: E Eto

      Right, not table salsa. I suspect they're probably easier to find than I thought and this location is probably more convenient for alot of people.

      1. re: E Eto

        I'm still looking for that Great one.
        my favs so far are mi buella puebla on woodside ave and TC. but they don't look like this

        I need to go deeper into corona

          1. re: Jeffsayyes

            wow that picture is sick. same spot:

            is that a friggin' container of the chipotle?? and lamb milanesa. c'mon now. it just ain't right.

        1. Thanks for posting. I live near there and only ordered once 2-3 yrs ago as i usually go to De Mole or TC. I had the costillas something [/en adobe] and my recollection they were quite as good as TC so I should have returned. Maybe,it's because the place is so crappy appearing and plastic contrasted with rather cute little De Mole. I aspire to be a good CHer so I'll check out again neglecting the appearances.

          De Mole
          45-02 48th Ave, Queens, NY 11377

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          1. re: micheal

            agreed it is quite crappy looking, if it was full of people, as the Roosevelt Ave places are, I wouldn't have noticed as much. Again, i went at lunch.

            1. I went there once in 2008 and wrote my visit up. I had a pretty good meal there -- wouldn't order the Michelada again, but it was interesting. I talked to them about the flautas and said I hadn't ordered them because I found them to be so dried out at TC that I didn't want to take a chance. The waitress brought me one on the house, and it was everything I could ever want in a flauta. I live in JH and don't eat out in Sunnyside much, but I should also try to get back there.