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“The Cemita Atomica is a KING among sandwiches.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cemitas Puebla

Cemitas Puebla
3619 W North Ave, Chicago, IL (Northwest Side)
(773) 772-8435
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Ranked #947 of 8,489 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
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Neighborhood: Northwest Side
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“The Cemita Atomica is a KING among sandwiches.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

The Cemita Atomica is a king among sandwiches and a must try for any sandwich lover. With three kinds of meat (grilled steak, fried pork chop and grilled ham) it's a tasty and filling lunch. The bread on the sandwich (for which the restaurant is named) is legendary with Chicago foodies. It is crispy and firm and easily supports the colosal sandwich it enshrines. So much better than any other Mexican sandwich I have had in Chicago!
The tacos are good as well, especially the tacos Areba's which is basically an El Pastor taco with a homemade Mexican barbecue sauce. What makes the tacos unique is the flour tortilla they are served on. I prefer a more traditional corn tortilla but I do like the chewy texture they add to the taco. They are similar to (but not as good as) the flour tortillas at Nueva Leon.
Cemitas Pueblas is a small family run sandwich shop, low on atmosphere yet serving one of the best Mexican sandwiches I have ever eaten!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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14 restaurant reviews
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“Worth a stop - if you are okay with the neighborhood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

My husband, son and I visited Cemitas Puebla this past weekend due to a friend's recommendation (whom had tried it after seeing it on Check Please). I'd say the food was good and authentic, but not out of this world. I do live near Pilsen and would probably recommend those places above this one. The chalupas were very good (its all about the sauce) and the Cemita Sandwiches were delicious and unlike any Torta I've ever had. I will likely stop there if I were in the neighborhood. It is a bit adventerous area, so make your visit during daylight.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Its not that bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

You really have to have a huge apetite to eat here.

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Beach Park, Illinois
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“If you want to try something different, go eat a cemita.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

This restaurant is a family oriented place with friendly and prompt service. They have unique sandwiches that are similar to a Mexican torta, but a cemita is a slightly different sandwich that originated from Puebla. Everything made there is fresh. The bread is crisp and not found in any bakery. If you visit this restaurant and try their cemitas and tacos arabes, you will definitely enjoy the food. It has been reviewed by many well known television food networks. If you would like to know more, visit the youtube and type in the name of this establishment. You will see how fresh everything is made. I was impressed.

Visited March 2012
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“Good stuff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Popped in for a pick up/to go meal but the food was fantastic!! The choice of meats was great for the Cemitas. I chose the carne asada and it was great. Need to go back and have some more of eveything...

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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