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Where to Find a Good Tres Leches Cake?

I've been craving this cake recently and I have no idea which, if any, Mexican restaurants offer a good slice. When done right, I think this is the only type of cake I enjoy... I'm not a big cake fan.
Thanks in advance!

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  1. It's not a Mexican polace, but I had a tremendous Tres Leches cake at Green St in Cambridge.

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    1. re: kimfair1

      Green Street!!!
      Wednesday is Taco night.

      i've attached a photo of the sublime Tres Leches cake.

       
      1. re: kimfair1

        I went to Green Street tonight and had the tres leches and unfortunately it was not up to par. Tres Leches is supposed to be a moist and spongy cake and the one I had tonight was somewhat hard and bland. The cake itself didn't have much taste... the taste came from the sauce that was splashed around it and the coconut shavings. Did I go on an off night or is this really what the cake is supposed to be like here? It looks like my quest for a good tres leches continues... I'll have to give Merengue a try now.

        1. re: Snoop37

          Yikes! That would leave me very disappointed.

          I think you'll love Merengue based on your (accurate) expectation of a proper, juicy piece of TLC. :)

          1. re: Snoop37

            Went for taco night last week and had a very moist (and LARGE...easily shared by two) piece of tres leches cake. On the contrary, I didn't get much flavor from the coconut, but we made short work of it and thought it was delicious.

        2. I loooooooove the slice at the Dominican restaurant on Blue Hill, called Merengue.

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          1. re: Prav

            So I took Prav's recommendation and went to Merengue today and I got a slice of the Tres Leches and WOW. It was absolutely perfect. For the last ten years my family and i have been traveling to different parts of Mexico during Winter vacation and this cake tasted very much like the ones I get in Mexico. It was perfectly moist, milky, and melted in my mouth. My boyfriend and I devoured it in under one minute. It was truly delicious and thank you so much for the recommendation. I'm still set on trying some of the other cakes listed here so I'll post as I try them.

          2. Hi Snoop. You should consider making it yourself. The Chow recipe is amazing, and so easy! I made it for Easter last year and then had a request to bring this cake to a friend's birthday party. People at the party RAVED over this cake so much that it was almost embarrassing.

            http://www.chow.com/recipes/10649?tag...

            If you're not up for baking, Tito's Bakery in Chelsea makes tres leches and sells some by the slice (or you can order a whole one). Not sure if they include the rum or not.

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            1. re: chucktownlady

              I'm saving that recipe for when I get home- thank you very much . The oven in my college dorm room isnt very reliable haha

            2. I never had it before and got a slice at WF. I don't usually like their baked goods but this was good. Having never had it before, I don't know how it compares to other Tres Leche cakes.

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              1. re: catsmeow

                is that the name of the place... WF? or does that stand for something?

                  1. re: catsmeow

                    ooooo okay. I'm new-ish I still havent picked up on abbrev

              2. I've even had desserts with cuatro leches and cinco leches at Dominican places in NYC. They were more flan like then cake like.

                I bet some of the Dominican places in Lynn that I have posted about would have some of these.

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                1. re: StriperGuy

                  Cuatro y cinco leches? That sounds amazing. Milk levels one-upping each other, sorta like the razorblade wars!