Dying for Tres Leches in East Bay
Ever since I saw the recipe on this website for tres leches, I've wanted some. Where in the East Bay can I get the real thing? I'm in Concord, but I'm willing to drive. Thanks!
I don't know of anything in Concord, but Mi Peublo's bakery department has several different kinds. Slices, parfaits, and whole cakes in various flavors. Cheap too - a large slice for $3.
Mi Pueblo Food Center
1630 High St, Oakland, CA 94601
Rockridge -> Market Hall -> Pasta Shop -> Tres Leches
It is pretty good but i dunno if it conforms to your notion of
"the real thing".
i dont remember off the top of my head if Berkeley -> Fouth Street -> Pasta Shop
also has the TL Cake, but the RR one would be closer to Concord anyway.
I always thought it was odd the two Pasta Shops carried such different things.
I have to agree with Maria's. They also have a choclate version which is qutie good. I liked it MUCH better than Casa Latina's version.The cake/leche part at Casa Latina is fine. However the whipped cream is a little aerosol can.
Drop by a bunch of Mexican bakeries in Concord / Walnut Creek and give them at try .. and report back ... please.
Here's the link to info about Maria's .. IMO, not worth a special trip ... but the best I've tried to date in the East Bay. If you take the Orinda exit it will eventuall hook you onto San Pablo Dam Road and Maria's.
I like the Casa Latina Tres Leches just fine. The Pasta Shop at Market Hall has a large pan of cake that you buy a square chunk by the pound, so a square is about $5+, the Pasta Shop on Fourth Street has slices of cake that are $3.75, I think. I prefer the Pasta Shop version, but is not always available and somewhat spendy. Casa Latina (on San Pablo in Berkeley) is always good and cheap.