UPDATE: Pal Cabron closed in the summer of 2011.
Bringing to Koreatown more than just typical Mexican street food, Cemitas y Tlayudas Pal Cabron showcases two of the staples of southern Mexican food.
TLAYUDAS are large handmade crispy tortillas imported from Oaxaca that are topped with pork confit, black beans, cabbage, cheese and various regional meats.
CEMITAS have been called the king of Mexican sandwiches, and in the words of Pulitzer-winning food critic Jonathan Gold, “A cemita is not a sandwich that you dive into headfirst; it is a sandwich you have to sneak up on, nibbling around the edges, softening the natural defenses of the thing before you dare to attack its sweet, greasy heart.”
All of the Cemitas have avocado, Mexican cheese, onions, chipotle or jalapeño, and pápalo (summer cilantro). There is an option to include quesillo (iconic Oaxacan string cheese) for an extra two dollars.
breaded chicken breast with quesillo
La Muy Muy
breaded beef or pork
marinated pork loin
leg of cattle seared in vinegar
La Pipiris Nais
La De Barbacha
La Mas Cabrona
breaded beef, head cheese, extra avocado
spicy shredded pork loin
shredded chicken breast with black mole
mushrooms, extra avocado, jalapeños, grilled onions
Large crispy handmade tortillas imported from Oaxaca layered with pork confit, black bean paste, cabbage, and fresh Mexican cheese.
Quesillo (string cheese) $6.50
Cecina (marinated pork loin)
Chorizo (pork sausage)