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Cemitas + Mini Chicken Tour


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Cemitas + Mini Chicken Tour

G Wiv | May 14, 2004 12:14 AM


I had the pleasure of participating in the Vital Information led mini chicken tour today. We stopped at the Montrose location of Mr. Pollo, Brasa Roja and Pollo Chon. All were quite good, surprisingly so, there was no consensus as to the best. (no surprise there)

The main reason I'm posting has nothing to do with chicken, but to publicly thank Seth for his recent cemitas post. I somehow detoured past Taqueria Puebla on the way home from Pollo Chon, our last stop, and was magically drawn in for a cemita de milanesa.

This, as Seth said, is an incredible sandwich. Excellent sesame topped round roll, crisp, wafer thin, deep fried beef, generous slather of avocado, julienne of house cured chipotle and a wonderful stringy cheese that, surprisingly, even tasted good when cold. I know how the cemitas tasted cold as I was way too full for anything but a small Chowscience bite, so the cemita was dinner.

Tony, who, I got the impression, owns Taqueria P with his father Antonio, was incredibly friendly. He even, cheerfully, answered my question about papalo, which they were out of at the moment. I say cheerfully as he seems to have a set response to the papalo inquiry, window box, hard to grow, doesn't keep well, summer. (smile)


(Picture) Cemitas de Milanesa at Taqueria Puebla

Taqueria Puebla
3625 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL

Pollo Chon/Papa's Cache Sabroso
2517 W. Division
Chicago, IL
Closed Monday

Mr. Pollo
3000 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL

Mr. Pollo
2937 W. Montrose
Chicago, Il

Brasa Roja
3125 W. Montrose
Chicago, IL

(Picture) Cemitas de Milanesa at Taqueria Puebla



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