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Oct 24, 2007 12:53 PM

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

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    1. 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.

      1. 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

        5 Replies
        1. re: DiveFan

          Don Antonio's
          11755 W Pico Blvd (Btw Granville & Barrington)
          Los Angeles, CA 90064

          Baja Cabana
          1622 S Gaffey St @ 16th St
          San Pedro, CA 90731

          Casa Gamino
          4937 W Century Blvd (Btw Felton & Buford)
          Inglewood, CA 90304

          1. re: wutzizname

            Does Don Antonio's bring honey that you can drizzle into the center of the sopapilla? That's essential.

            As long as we're talking Santa Fe food, does anybody know of a place that serves a decent Frito pie?

          2. re: DiveFan

            I think Sante Fe Station is gone.

            1. re: DiveFan

              Anita's is good. My family is from New Mexico and my Grandma gives it the seal of approval.

            2. 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
              (310) 312-2090

              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
              (805) 498-3115

              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
              (310) 648-7212

              A total dud in my opinion. They call a fried flour tortilla a sopapilla, shame, shame!

              Don Antonio's
              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

              Cafe 150
              150 N Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006

              2 Replies
              1. re: Elizabeth_PT

                whaaat? Anita's in Fullerton closed? TEARS!

                1. re: running pig

                  They SAID that it was for renovation... pero no me bajaron del cerro a tamborazos, so we'll see.

              2. I like the dessert sopapillas drenched in honey at Mas Malo in downtown LA.

                Mas Malo
                515 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014