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Dia de los muertos pan

nessy Nov 1, 2010 07:59 PM

Where would be the closest place to normal heights to get the sweet, orangey Pan for Dia de los Muertos tomorrow. I asked at Pancho Villa tonight on El Cajon Blvd, and they won't have it til 9 am. I was hoping to pick it up earlier and in that area, if possible.

Also, where in general do they sell it where Chowhounds think it's GOOD! Thanks for any help!

Pancho Villa's
3245 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

  1. DiningDiva Nov 1, 2010 10:25 PM

    Northgate (43rd off the 805) does a very good pan de muertos and you should be able to get it before 9 am. It's not that far south of Pancho Villa and you'd be against traffic that earl in the day

    Pancho Villa's
    3245 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

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      Jenkay Nov 3, 2010 03:46 PM

      Oh, poo, I didn't see this till now, but for future reference Panchita's on 25th & C is where I'd recommend :)

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      1. re: Jenkay
        nessy Nov 3, 2010 04:10 PM

        Thanks to your both! I ended up at Pancho Villa after all--the bread wasn't ready til noon, but it was still warm! Very good--light, rich dough, good orange flavor, not too sweet....
        I'll try your suggestions next year!
        Thank you!

        Pancho Villa's
        3245 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104

        1. re: nessy
          nessy Oct 30, 2011 06:24 AM

          Time to add any other recommendations for San Diego !

      2. Josh Oct 30, 2011 09:04 AM

        Con Pane in Pt. Loma has some fantastic ones.

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        1. re: Josh
          Island Oct 31, 2011 10:14 AM

          + 1 for Con Pane. They also do it in breadstick size bones. 8 of them in a Bag O' Bones tied with ribbon and a toe tag. Very festive.

        2. DiningDiva Oct 31, 2011 10:36 AM

          If anyone wants to make pan de muerto at home the recipe in My Sweet Mexico by Fany Gerson is very, very good. It's not too difficult to follow, just beware, the recipe does not call for proofing the yeast in warm water and it should. Includes option for making it with anise or orange water. It will make 2 loaves. Great flavor , nice crumb.

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