By Eddy Rivera
The cemita -- a sandwich that hails from Puebla, Mexico -- has drawn praise from Guy Fieri (Food Network) and the "Hungry Hound" Steve Dolinsky (ABC7).
Why we love it
- The cemitas are "phenomenal" (Zagat) and "divine" (Huff Post)
- "A one-of-a-kind Mexican sandwich" (Food Network)
- ABC7 Chicago says, "they come from all over ... to get a bite of [it]"
- Travel + Leisure: This cafe is "all about authentic flavors"
- This Humboldt Park gem earns an "excellent" rating (24) on Zagat
Aug. 25, 2013 - Nov. 7, 2013
3619 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
- For $9 (reg. $20), grab lunch for two and select from nearly the entire menu
Any one chalupa
Any two cemitas; one of the key ingredients -- fresh Oaxacan cheese -- is flown in from Mexico by owner Tony Anteliz every six weeks
Two 12-ounce soft drinks
Or for $17 (reg. $40), get the same deal for four people
Try the cemita milanesa, recommended by RedEye
-- which labels it the "Muhammad Ali of Mexican sandwiches" -- Metromix, Time Out Chicago and Chicago Reader. Or try the cemita atomica, recommended by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Magazine.
The fine print
Limit 1 voucher per table. Not valid on major holidays or holiday weekends. Limit 3 voucher purchases per person; may buy additional as gifts. Please tip on the full value; 18%-20% is customary for good service.
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