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Mexican Sandwich Shop Cemitas Puebla To Open Hyde Park Location

By Mae Rice in Food on Jul 15, 2016 2:56PM

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Mexican sandwich shop Cemitas Puebla is poised to open a new location in Hyde Park, owner Tony Anteliz confirmed to Eater on Thursday. The South Side Cemitas will open in on 57th Street (1321 E. 57th St.) in the storefront recently vacated by Packed, an upscale dumpling restaurant that closed back in May after just four months in business. Anteliz told Eater there was no set opening date yet, but that the new Cemitas could open within a few months.

Some background, if you haven't made it to Cemitas Puebla yet: They're the best.
Guy Fieri has visited (always a good sign, unless you're talking about a hairdresser), and they've made our lists of Chicago's best cheap eats and best hangover foods. Their signature dish is their cemita, obviously, a sandwich served on a sesame roll with housemade chipotle sauce, avocado, and Oaxacan cheese. Before this outpost opens, you can get your Cemitas Puebla fix at two current locations: one in the West Loop's Fulton Market, and the other a long-term pop-up in Logan Square.

We've reached out to Cemitas Puebla for more details, and we'll update this post if we hear back.