The Cemitas Arabe at Cemitas Puebla

0 Posted by - August 20, 2009 - Culinary Centerfolds

CG flickr “cemitas” description from bindifry:

Spit roasted pork sandwich with queso fresco, avocado spread & chipotle mole sauce. It’s served on a sesame style torta bun. Unique regional hole-in-the-wall on west North Ave.  All puebla all the time.


I will do some Flowers In The Attic type shit to my kids for some of this.  I need this in my life like a 4% APR credit card at a Nordstrom pump sale.

Want to further jerk your mouth off?  Video always proves more effective for climax.


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    Andrew N August 21, 2009 - 7:45 am Reply

    That’s no mere “sesame style torta bun.” That’s a seeded egg-bread roll that started showing up in Puebla, Mexico after a wave of Lebanese immigrants arrived. The family has them made special for the restaurant and they are a crucial part of the cemita experience.

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      b. titcomb August 21, 2009 - 8:46 am Reply

      Thanks for the World History lesson Andrew. I got an “D+” in that shit.

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    d August 21, 2009 - 8:41 am Reply

    Gotdamnit, Lebanese-Mexican fusion? Cemita sandwich offically on my radar.

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    Andrew N August 21, 2009 - 1:35 pm Reply


    The arabe \”varietal\” of the cemita (as well as the tacos arabes and tacos orientales) also feature that tasty fusion—when you\’re up at the counter ordering, look to the left side of the grill where you can see the arabe meat. It\’s spit-roasted with onions Gyro-style!

    I\’m horribly embarrassed to suggest looking towards Guy Fieri for *anything*, but he did Cemitas Puebla justice when he stopped by:

    Also, this place in BYOB. All in all, it rules mightily.

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    D-Nice September 3, 2009 - 5:37 pm Reply

    I dream about this sandwich. Guy Fieri put this place on blast, and it’s good enough to make me think about bleaching my hair, wearing my sunglasses backwards, and using douch-y terms like “this is off the hook.” Ok, not really. But I luvs it. I also dig the owner’s pop doing magic tricks for the kids in the store. Peep the pickled jars of peppers and you’ll be thinking “here comes the brand new flava…”

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    hector June 9, 2011 - 2:24 am Reply

    you are eating the worst of the worst, the best cemitas in mexico are in the little “mercado de el carmen” like 6 blocks away from townsquare, (el zocalo…) how do i know? cause i live in puebla, so don’t let tourist guides takes you where they wan’t, better try your own way when you come to puebla!

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