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Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

I go here regularly for tacos, Cemitas and salads. Excellent flavors and salsas...I’m never disappointed! Good for a quick meal or take out.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 28 January 2019

Ordered take out from them and it sucked! Extremely poor service. Order got completely messed up. Missing items and 13 dollar salads with absolutely NO MEAT in them even though the salads are literally called Carne Asada Salads and meat is listed in the ingredients....When I called they said they were closing so could not do anything about it and even tried to blame the delivery person ! Insinuating they took the missing meat and items !!!! Since I insisted something needed to be done the woman on the phone said she could not do anything at the moment so to wait for her call once she looked into it NEXT DAY! and that she was certain it was not their mistake. Called me next day just to waste my time saying that I'd have to deal with the delivery company because they do not assume responsibility for items going wrong if they are delivered by a third party. They just take their clients and their money I guess. This was a 60 BUCKS ORDER too! Super disappointing, poor quality of food and unprofessional customer service 100% DO NOT RECOMMENDMore

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

The prices are good, the food is delicious and yummy, and the service was friendly. I was in the area and visited from reading reviews. The service and staff were very friendly and had no problem explaining the menu to me. I only tried the...veggie cemita from the recommendation – it's basically like a Mexican burger is the best way to put it. The avocado spread inside was delicious. I was tempted to order a second one. I was only passing through, so I didn't get a chance to try anything else on the menu. The restaurant atmosphere is also nice too. There are clearly some older pictures of the place online, and it looked totally different when I visited (I almost missed it walking by). I'm hoping to bring family back here for dinner. If you're in the area and craving something Mexican that isn't Tex-Mex, this is probably a good bet for you to visit.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Great delicious food which we order often for lunch with delivery to our office. I highly recommend it.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We stopped in after a day in Chicago and after living in Cholula, right outside of Puebla, was expecting something that may have been a reminder of living in Mexico, but was disappointed. We had a chips and salsa appetizer and then the cemita jamon...and chalupa carne asada. First the chips and salsa. Salsa is Pico de gallo salsa which is fine, however, there seemed to be no heat to the salsa. I did see some peppers among the tomatoes and onions, but did not seem to have that hot that you get. I understand that it is not to be on fire, but should have had some heat. The cemita may have been my doing as i wanted something different than the typical milanesa and went to try the jamon. I probably should have stayed with the milanesa. there was nothing special or tasty about the jamon. Its seems that there was some flavor missing as if there was no spice, or sauce to give it some flavor. The bread was basically a roll that was spread with a good portion of avacado. Overall, just a plain ham on roll with some avacado. I was looking to experience the same as what i had in Puebla MX. As for the chalupa, it was basically 5 tacos stacked on a plate and by the time we got to the bottom ones, the taco was falling apart as we lifted it due to the juice and moisture from the ones on top. we thought we would try this on a recommendation, however, I may give the milanesa a try, but truthfully, it did not give me that "lets stop in again someday" feeling. Sorry guys...just ended up being an ok place.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Tried this amazing Sandwiches, from Puebla Mexico. They are delicious. It made me feel like I was back home.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you're looking for authentic Mexican food don't go here. However, if you're looking for a nice environment, good service, and great food then this is the place for you! The food was amazing. I got a carne asada cemita is was a lot of...food and delicious. I'm not sure what kind of cheese they put on it but it really pulled it together. Attention to detail was great and everything paired so perfectly. Would go back again soon.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Cemitas is one of the best restaurants me and my husband we travel 45 miles to go there it's so worth it we love Cemitas sandwich,wacamoly and there own made chips are so tasty,I recommend this place to everyone,you will love it 👍

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I have heard only excellent things about this place and wanted to go here after my friends raved about it all the time. I was in town and when someone suggested it I could not say yes quick enough. I got the steak, my friend...got the chicken, and we split it. Both were awesome. I have heard other sandwiches were good but I didnt try it, but I bet it will be goodMore

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Omg...wonderful! Had the Cemita sandwich thing with steak. Wow...really delicious! So tasty... chips good too and nice staff.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

Really didn't know what to expect when reading reviews online but was pleasantly surprised by the interior and the vibe the restaurant exuded. Our group ordered five sandwiches and all of them were so good.

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Good Mexican in west loop market. Fast food atmosphere but sit down prices. Food is worth it, especially the roast pork. Comes in taco or sandwich venues.

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

My family and I ate here recently and were blown away. We are from Colorado and have traveled all over the USA south west and Mexico. The tacos here are by far just as good as anything authentic we have had. The service is quick...and the place is clean. The margaritas are great and not too sugary. Even my kids loved it! I highly recommend the thinly sliced steak tacos and guac/chips. You definitely can't go wrong here and it won't break the bank.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

Truly unique sandwiches, excellent flavors, and at the time I frequented it, Cemitas was family run. I must revisit it; their bread is truly incomparable.

Date of visit: October 2014
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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

In an area abound with high end and hip places, Cemitas Puebla was a fresh breath of fresh air. Cemitas are Mexican sandwiches and you can choose a variety of meats. Comes with a mountain of quesa fresca. It was perfect sitting on the patio...with our cemita, ceviche, and jicama slaw - reminiscent of food truck style eats.More

Date of visit: July 2015
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Cemitas Puebla is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3