Where can I find Sopapillas?
Does anyone know where I might find sopapillas either in a restaurant or store? I live in Playa del Rey and work in Santa Monica and I'm willing to drive a ways to get them if need be. When I was little, my grandfather would take me to a Spanish restaurant in Reno Nevada and they would serve warm sopapillas with strawberry jelly before the meal. I've craved them every sinse but I can't find them here in LA.
Please help! Thanks
Engine Co. No. 28 (Figueroa and Wilshire) offers them with the chili. The last time I had them though (about a month ago), they seemed a tad doughy.
Whoa, the above thread is five years old!
The NM style place in Torrance is long gone. They were good, but had two strikes against them - hard-to-discover location, and being located here in the South Bay (land of mostly unadventurous eaters).
Anita's is definitely worth a call. I haven't been to Santa Fe Station, so give us a report if you do.
600 S Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92832
Santa Fe Station
4101 Lakewood Blvd, Lakewood, CA 90712
Anita's is closed now unfortunately so one more sopapilla bites the dust but here are two good locations and one dud:
Fortunately Don Antonio's is still open
11755 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Neighborhood: West Los Angeles
The sopapillas here do not have cinnamon or sugar but you can get honey. They remind me a lot of a good New Mexican sopapilla. The food is average and the portion sizes are fair but not large. The restaurant has a quirky vibe and the service is pretty good. They have a valet; I think it is $2 for lunch and $3 or so for dinner.
The Alamo Bar & Grill
2311 Borchard Rd
Newbury Park, CA 91320
My favorite sopapillas are at The Alamo Bar & Grill! The Alamo is a great source for Tex-mex and this homesick Texan is grateful for their awesome sopapillas! The fajitas don't disappoint either. I come here frequently and the food has been pretty consistent. You do have to call ahead to make sure they have orders of sopapillas left and some of the staff doesn't seem to know what sopapillas are but the managers have always been polite and helpful. Like any other restaurant if you go during off hours the service slacks and the chips aren't fresh but are still good. The place is obviously in need of a make over but who really eats Mexican food for the decor or any food for that matter! I hear they have awesome drinks and the prices are reasonable. But they had my heart at sopapilla!
Teresa's Mosaic Cafe
150 S Sepulveda Blvd
El Segundo, CA 90245
Neighborhood: El Segundo
A total dud in my opinion. They call a fried flour tortilla a sopapilla, shame, shame!
11755 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Teresa's Mosaic Cafe
150 S Sepulveda Blvd Ste G, El Segundo, CA 90245
Alamo Bar & Grill
2311 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320
150 N Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006
I like the dessert sopapillas drenched in honey at Mas Malo in downtown LA.
515 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014