Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Pal Cabron, the Cemitas and Clayudas specialist in Huntington Park owned by Bricia (pictured below) and Fernando Lopez of the Guelaguetza empire, has moved to Koreatown on the site of the original Guelaguetza. Pal Cabron Koreatown opened last Friday night with a party to celebrate Bricia's birthday and friends and supporters turned out in full force to toast their success and celebrate the festivities.
The cemitas (pictured below) are just as large as at the original location. The sandwiches are overflowing with meat, cheese and toppings. No customer will go hungry at Pal Cabron. In addition the menu includes tamales, memelas, clayudas and other Oaxacan offerings. This branch is connected to their recently opened Natura Juice Bar, so customers can satisfy their juice and sandwich cravings in one spot. Ingredients include poek, chicken, beef and quesillo (Oaxacan cheese) as well as mole sauce.
For those of you who were curious about Pal Cabron but found the location to be "geographically undesirable", you now have no excuse. The 8th Street location is in between downtown and the Westside and a short drive from Hollywood. The prices are reasonable (less than $10) and the service is quick and friendly and if you are in luck you may actually get to meet the legendary proprietress herself.
Pal Cabron #2: 3337 1/2 W. 8th Street (just West of Irolo) in Koreatown. Phone: (213) 427-0601. Website: palcabron.com