Cemitas, a Pueblan type of torta, are hard to come by in the Bay Area. Los Carnalitos’ version is a monster sized stack of milanesa, slightly melted quesillo (a salty string cheese), avocado, and a smoky chili paste on a brioche like bun. I’ve had a bunch of these from the Redwood City food truck, and I am pumped that they finally opened a brick and mortar in Hayward.
If they were located in San Francisco, this would easily make it onto one of those listicles of the best sandwiches.
Also on the menu are several items made from fresh masa, including things like squash blossom quesadillas. I didn’t have a chance to try their al pastor , traditionally made on the spit with pineapple on the top, but if it’s anywhere near as good as the one from their truck, I’m a fool for not getting some to go.