Pal Cabron Alternatives
- sku Jul 17, 2011 06:29 PM
I was a big fan of Pal Cabron, especially the Muy Muy (pork milenesa cemitas). Anyone have any alternatives for great cemitas nearby? It seems like most of the alternatives are on trucks, any favorites?
2560 E Gage Ave, Huntington Park, CA 90255
I think you'll need to go over the East side of LA to get your fix. Places like Cemitas Poblanas Elvirita or Cemitas La China Poblana or Cemitas Tepeaca or Cemitas Poblanas...
La China Poblana
3568 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023
Elvirita Cemitas Poblanas
3010 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90063
401 S Indiana St, Los Angeles, CA 90063
If you ask me, Don Adrian in Van Nuys is better and cheaper than Cabron, but it's definitely not nearby.
In K-town, there's a truck that parks on Wilshire around Vermont with a picture of a girl holding a couple of cemitas in front of...you can guess where. I'm thinking of trying that one soon, so I'll report back if it's any good.
> There are plenty of cemitas truck in Ktown, no?
Yes, which sorta begs the question of why there aren't more cemitas trucks elsewhere, where they might be more appreciated and have less direct competition.
But then, watching the food truck "scene" is like watching 5-year-olds play AYSO soccer: everyone gloms around the ball, mostly kicking at the air, until somehow the ball squirts loose and everyone runs after it to repeat the process, while on the sidelines the coach is waving his arms and futilely yelling "Spread out!!"
+1 on Cemitas Don Adrian in Van Nuys.
Tacos y Cemitas Pueblas, on Sherman Way between De Soto and Canoga in Canoga Park (website at http://www.mexicantacosandcemitas.info/ ), does a booming business in cemitas, and they also have a more extensive menu of Pueblan specialties. Their cemitas look quite promising, but I haven't tried them yet. I've only been there once, and I was craving mole poblano and platano fritos at the time - both of which were very good.