La China Poblana
Los Angeles, CA 90023
- Sun-Mon 10am-7pm, Tue-Sat 10am-9pm
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
- Dinner, Lunch
- Not Necessary, Accepted
LA Weekly's Description
In the auto-repair district of East Los Angeles, La China Poblana is one of the better places in East L.A. to find the cemita, the classic street food of Puebla, a multilayered sandwich on a dense, toasted sesame-seeded bun, a crunchy thing that softens under the oily heat of its filling. The cemitas roll is sliced, crisped on the stove and crammed full of good stuff: thin slivers of avocado, slices of ghost-white panela cheese, and perhaps a tangle of pickled onions, carrots and jalapeno peppers. But the most popular filling by far is the milanesa - beef pounded to the thickness of a playing card, dredged in flour, and fried in clean oil to a sort of bronzed, leathery crispness that is closer in every way to a really large Maui potato chip than to anything you might call steak. Sandwiches $3 to $4.
Tips from foursquare
For a great meal under $5 we recommend either the Cemitas or Tortas…you choose!
Whether you get a cemita or a torta, you have to get chipotle in it. Ask for it with your order... simply the best!
Get a cemita de milanesa enough said ! Oh don't forget the chipotle ! Little piece of heaven <3
Best Cemitas in town!
Spit, that's their special ingredient.