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Jan 16, 2007 01:30 AM

Favorite Panaderia (Mexican Bakery) in LA?

If you've never been to a Mexican bakery then you really need to go because they offer some wonderful treats. I especially like thier Postres de Tres Leches. There is a really good Panaderia in Pico Rivera called Duran's on the corner of Rosemead and Beverly Blvd that makes wonderful Bolillos and homeade Mexican Chorizo without all the fat. Are there any good bakeries you know of?

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  1. East Los Angeles Bakery

    4333 Union Pacific Ave
    Los Angeles, CA , 90023-4134
    Address Map
    Phone: 323-266-2800

    It is a wholesale bakery with a retail outlet. It is the best out there. Kinda of a rough area but park in the gated lot.

    1. For tres leches, my heart belongs to Vallarta Supermarket (yes, I know). For bolillos, though, Las Americas in Panorama City.

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        Yes!! Vallarta Market has the perfect ratio of the Mush and cake... Most are too dry or too mushy!

        As for all around Panaderia, the only one that keeps me drooling in the one inside Grand Central Market... they do an EXCELLENT job...:)


        1. re: Dommy

          Dommy, there are actually two panaderias now in Grand Central - the new one in the space where there used to be a tortilleria. Do you mean that one? Their steam table also always smells really good when I pass it.

          1. re: Cicely

            The one right by the entrance, that one. :) Great bread pudding and Conchas. :) I haven't been back since they converted the Tortilla stand... Will have to check it out soon! :)


            1. re: Dommy

              That one is the Grand Central location of Adelita (which Glutton mentions below) if I'm not mistaken.

      2. Adelita's on Pico near downtown would be my choice for tres leches cake and many other baked goods.

        1. El Gallo Bakery, best in East LA. Their pan dulce and bolillos are excellent.

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            1. re: Ernie

              Ditto on El Gallo. Probably the best I've had.

              Also the place next to La Casita Mexicana is great, and they're open ridiculously late 7 days a week:

              Los Reyes Bakery
              4026 Gage Ave, Bell, CA

              1. re: Ernie

                Can't say enough about El Gallo -- put's Vallarta to shame. To take a bite of an warm, freshly baked pan dulce makes the experience even better. Alway's get my tamale's at Liliana's down the street and then to El Gallo.

                1. re: Ernie

                  El Gallo is the best in ELA. I totally agree.

                2. In addition I also like Sonora Bakery in East Los Angeles on Whittier and Ford Blvd.

                  The restaurant next to El Gallo --La Carreta--is good for machaca, menudo and chile verde.