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Mar 23, 2009 06:53 PM

Panaderia El Chocorrol - Clairemont (SD), Fridays

I live near this panaderia and patronize it frequently, merely because it's handy-- but the shelves seem always nearly empty and the pickin's are slim. (The cashier always lets me select from the baking racks.) But last Friday the shelves were FULL-- and everything was super fresh. The conchas were delicious AND the lady behind the counter sold us incredibly delish pork tamales wrapped in banana leaves. I'm not a tamale expert-- so can't give any more details over than I, my husband, and finicky houseguests devoured those tamales. So here's to yah, Clairemont!

El Chocorrol Panaderia, behind the Panda Inn on Clairemont Mesa at Genessee -- Friday mornings seem to be the DAY.

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  1. Sounds great, thanks for the report I hope to check it out soon.

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    1. re: Masa Assassin

      I trust your authority in this matter and am glad the M.A. is on it.

    2. They also have a taco cart out front on w'end days. I haven't tried it yet (wife just told me yesterday) but she said it looked like they had a number of offerings.

      In combo with the tacos from La Tiendita, the taco scene is looking up here in Santee-by-the-Sea.

      1. I haven't ever heard of this place before but now I think I'll check it out. Thanks for the report.

        1. Correction: my husband tells me that the clerk says the banana tamales are available every morning until they run out. (My husband speaks Spanish. I don't.) So I misunderstood. Still, Friday did seem to be the day of the full shelves. . .