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I fought the cemita, and the cemita won


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I fought the cemita, and the cemita won

CitySpoonful | Jun 29, 2011 09:38 PM

Several bites into my delicious queso cemita at Taqueria Coatzingo -- and an ominous crunch.

Granted, it was a multi-layered, densely packed sandwich involving chewy, sesame-studded bread and not one, but two, ample portions of stringy, soft queso (Oaxacan?) wedged between layers of shredded lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, beans and a mild, smoky chipotle pepper "spread."

That crunch was my flip-in-and-out false front tooth succumbing to the cemita. Is density the sign of a good cemita? Or do I need a better dentist?

Definitely a memorable dining experience. Full review of our meal to follow soon. Until then, I'm attaching a photo of the dread cemita.

Taqueria Coatzingo
76-05 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11372

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