A Sandwich a Day: Cemita at Tacos Matamoros

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


[Photo: Carey Jones]

Good cemitas have to be masterfully stacked sandwiches; with so many ingredients piled into a seeded roll, they have to be neatly constructed in order to avoid being a sloppy, incoherent mess. At Tacos Matamoros, a carne asada cemita ($7) was done just right: thin slices of well-salted and reasonably juicy steak under tidy layers of avocado, onion, tomato, and white cheese, along with chipotle and the herb papalo; mayonnaise and the steak's own drippings bind it altogether. Nothing wrong with carne asada, but next time—given how awesome their chorizo tacos are—I'm giving that meat a go instead.

Tacos Matamoros

4508 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11220 (map) 718-871-7627