WHY For the cemitas poblanas, like a hefty burger, only better.
WHAT This shop next to a laundromat draws big crowds for its cemitas poblanas, astonishingly large and delicious sandwiches that sell for just $4. The basic sandwich starts with a large, toasted round bun layered with avocado, creamy fresh panela cheese, the meat of your choice, red onion, herbs and either roasted red jalapeño or a scorching chipotle purée. Fillings include barbacoa, juicy pollo adobado, pickled beef tendon, pork loin milanese (pounded thin and pan fried) or the house special, cecina, marinated cured beef.
WHO Homesick families from Puebla, and newbies who’ve discovered this L.A. street-food-of-the-moment.