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Puebla de Los Angeles, a barebones Sunset Park bodega located a hop-skip from Greenwood Cemetery, slings Southern Mexican fare quickly and cheaply. Sure, you could stop in for canned Mexican chili, a piƱata, or a pack of cigarettes, but head to the back for pretentious-free eats to-go or at one of the four tables by the kitchen window overseen by a portrait of the Virgin of Guadalupe (crosses self). Steak-filled cemitas (essentially a Mexican sandwich) are staples here, and the Pueblo-style burritos are worth a look, zinged up with a piping hot cheese-stuffed poblano. Don't miss the tacos, though -- corn tortillas filled with yellow rice, skinned potatoes, jalapeƱos, shredded queso and avocado -- which are as sure to make as mess as they are to fill you up.

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Puebla de Los Angeles

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Puebla de Los Angeles, a barebones Sunset Park bodega located a hop-skip from Greenwood Cemetery, slings Southern Mexican fare quickly and cheaply. Sure, you could stop in for canned Mexican chili, a piƱata, or a pack of cigarettes, but head to the back for pretentious-free eats to-go or at one of the four tables by the kitchen window overseen by a portrait of the Virgin of Guadalupe (crosses self). Steak-filled cemitas (essentially a Mexican sandwich) are staples here, and the Pueblo-style burritos are worth a look, zinged up with a piping hot cheese-stuffed poblano. Don't miss the tacos, though -- corn tortillas filled with yellow rice, skinned potatoes, jalapeƱos, shredded queso and avocado -- which are as sure to make as mess as they are to fill you up.