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Nov 5, 2007 10:38 PM

What is good at Porto's?

Will be in the area tomorrow afternoon. Besides the cheese danish, what else is worth checking out?

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  1. The potato balls for sure!

    1. The potato balls are called Papas Rellenos.

      They have a seperate case of warm and savory goodies there--that's what I go for. Ham Croquettes, are like the Papas Rellenos, other savory delights. They'll sell you a cuban sandwich, but nothing compares to the Medionoche sandwich at ... where is it--somewhere on Paramount Boulevard in Paramount of Downey... Anyway, you're going to Portos, so I'd suggest comming hungry for lunch and snuggling up to their warm savory baked goods.

      1. The potato balls!! Also, the meat pie, and the ham croquette
        I also like their opera cake, fruit tart, mango mousse cake (they're good and cheap ;> )

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        1. re: burumun

          I'd second the fruit tarts. The big sizes have the most variety of fruit, but the mini ones are a good way to finish off a meal.

        2. The chocolate cake there is unbelievable!! Yes, the papas rellenos, too. I also love the empanadas. The guava pastries are the best ever and always a huge hit when I bring a box of these to my office. mmmm

          1. If you plan on eating lunch there, get the Medianoche Preparada.

            The medianoche itself is ham, roasted pork, & Swiss cheese served with mayonnaise, mustard, and pickles on a toasted sweet roll. But the "preparada" has ham croquettes on it as well, and is the way to go.

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            1. re: cincodemayo1

              ooh, i'll have to try the preparada next time. i usually only get the medianoche.

              it's all about:

              - papa rellenas
              - medianoche
              - guava cheese danish
              - cafe con leches

              damn, looks like tatertotsrock and i have somewhat similar tastes. hehe!