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Cemitas Puebla Fulton Market Outpost Opens Saturday

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Sep 17, 2014 2:10PM

"Yum. avocado, carne asada, marinated chipotles, oaxacan string cheese and papalo (grown by the owner in season)."- Get directly down on Flickr (Creative Commons License)

Gourmands across Chicago have made the trek to Humboldt Park to feast on the many things Tony Anteliz and his staff at Cemitas Puebla are cooking on a daily basis, including the highly-touted cemita. Anteliz has been working on a second Cemitas Puebla location in Fulton Market for months and even offered people a taste of what to expect last spring.

The wait is coming to an end. Cemitas Puebla's new West Loop location will open Sept. 20 at 817 W. Fulton Market, joining a Murderer’s Row of restaurants including The Publican, Publican Quality Meats, Glazed & Infused Doughnuts, La Sirena Clandestina and other restaurants in the works. The West Loop is one of Chicago’s hottest restaurant districts and Cemitas Puebla's location will almost guarantee it an immediate clientele that will become dedicated.

Anteliz told the Tribune’s Kevin Pang he’s entering Fulton Market with a bang befitting its location. While the original outpost has the look and feel of a neighborhood taqueria, Cemitas Puebla Fulton Market will be a shiny affair, with 60 hand-molded and painted Dia de los Muertos skulls and a Coca-Cola logo spelled out with green plastic soldiers by the restrooms. The prices will be slightly higher to accommodate for the rent of the new location, but that’s money you can save by not taking a bus to Humboldt Park.