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Mexican Restaurant Focusing on Cemitas to Open on 48th Avenue


March 13, 2015 By Christian Murray

A restaurant is opening on 48th Avenue that will focus on selling Central Mexican sandwiches—known as cemitas.

The establishment, to be aptly named Cemita’s, will be located at 45-14 48th Ave. taking over the space that was proviously occupied by a Esmeralda.

The company will dedicate about 700 sqf. of its 2,000 sqf. space to the restaurant. The other 1,300 square feet will be used as a large kitchen area– used to cater corporate events and supply concession stands.

The owner of the restaurant and catering business went before Community Board 2 Tuesday to get a wine and beer license for Cemita’s.

Despite there being problems with some establishments in that section of Woodside, the board permitted the operator to keep his doors open until 2 am every night of the week.

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If you have been stalking this place like I have and patiently waiting for it to open – you’ll be happy to know they plan to open on Nov 9th (source: I called and asked)

Don Keedik

A mosque, a Chinese restaurant, a Mexican restaurant and an Irish pub all on the same block. One of the many reasons to love Queens.


Oh, man. AKA “soap sandwiches.” Good luck to this place. I don’t want to give off the impression that I don’t want them to succeed, but the pápalo that makes a cemita a cemita – it tastes like straight soap. On the internet it says that the stuff SMELLS like soap, but I had a cemita from a different Sunnyside Mexican place (don’t wanna name it in the post because it’s a real good one and I don’t want ppl to get upset), and boy – it TASTED soooo bad like SOAP!!! Holy Cow, guys.

“Sunnyside: Come for The Good Neighborhood, Leave on Account of a Soapy Lunch”


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