Since this outing, Cemitas y Clayudas Pal Cabron has relocated to Koreatown (new address below). I’m glad I was able to visit their old location before they moved. I will definitely be stopping by their new digs soon. And yes, I will tell you all about it.
Now, the good stuff…what’s on the menu. Cemitas are technically a sandwich from the Mexican City of Puebla. Stuffed with Milanesa (a very thin chicken fried steak), or chicken, or beef….it’s magical. Clayudas are a Oaxacan “antojito” or “botana” (nibbles, starters). It consists of a large corn tortilla, a bit crunchy, smeared with refried beans and topped with cabbage, quesillo (Oaxacan cheese), and a variety of meats including chorizo, beef tenderloin and pork. Oaxaca is my favorite place in the world and this gem of a restaurant certainly brought some joy to my palate.
Very clever and fun to order, their Clayudas are named after nick names or “apodos” for women. Those nick names usually focus on their “attributes” and “attitudes”. These women, often called “Ficheras” were a very popular film genre in the late 60′s and early 70′s, most of these films were Mexican comedies.
|La Muy Muy: Breaded beef or pork cemita.
All cemitas have avocado, panela cheese, onions, chipotle or jalapeno and cilantro.
|Clayuda La Combinada: Beans, cabbage, queso fresco,
Oaxacan cheese (quesillo), tasajo, cecina and chorizo.
|Menu – La Mas Cabrona is their signature Cemita.|
Cemitas y Clayudas Pal Cabron
3337 1/2 W. 8th Street