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Dying for Tres Leches in East Bay

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peppo Apr 5, 2008 06:53 PM

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!

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    chemchef RE: peppo Apr 5, 2008 07:10 PM

    I know they started serving it at Picante in Berkeley, but I haven't tried it yet.

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      kc72 RE: peppo Apr 5, 2008 10:02 PM

      Think Casa Latina in Berkeley has it.

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        BrianJC RE: peppo Apr 6, 2008 01:58 AM

        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.

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        1630 High St, Oakland, CA 94601

        1. psb RE: peppo Apr 6, 2008 06:27 AM

          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.

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            lmnopm RE: psb Apr 6, 2008 02:28 PM

            Maria's Pastries (or Bakery) on San Pablo Dam Road in El Sobrante should have it - call in advance to make sure. This is somewhat more convenient to Concord for you.

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              rworange RE: lmnopm Apr 6, 2008 04:41 PM

              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.
              http://www.chow.com/places/17092

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            oaktowngirl RE: peppo Apr 6, 2008 08:15 PM

            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.

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              oakjoan RE: oaktowngirl Apr 6, 2008 08:57 PM

              I don't get it. Oaktowngirl, you say you prefer the Pasta Shop version, but you list TWO Pasta Shop tres leches. Are you saying that both are equally good (or the same) or that one is better than the other?

              Thnx.

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