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Mexican Bakery in Pasadena??

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edisking May 10, 2011 07:49 AM

I just moved to Pasadena from the San Fernando Valley and i'm on the hunt for a Mexican Bakery. San Fernando (the city) was littered with great ones, so i'm a bit spoiled and Google hasn't been much help unfortunately.

Anyone know where I can find a decent Concha, Cuerno and fresh baked Birrote?

-Ed

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    crystaw May 10, 2011 10:43 AM

    There should be a bakery inside Baja Ranch market. I've never been to the Pasadena location, but whenever I'm in the Monrovia location the baked goods smell so good!

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      edisking May 10, 2011 01:14 PM

      you think there's an actual bakery or they just carry mexican baked goods? the markets i've been to buy stuff from a bakery but it doesnt seem to be very fresh.

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        crystaw May 10, 2011 01:58 PM

        I can't vouch for the Pasadena location but the Monrovia location has a bakery section where the items look like they're made in house. The pictures on Yelp look promising:

        http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/yr_VET...

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      Jack Flash May 10, 2011 12:28 PM

      Have you tried Dona Rosa, at California & Arroyo Parkway?

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        edisking May 10, 2011 01:12 PM

        i have. first placed i checked out. dont think they should attach the word "Bakery" to their name. They don't sell any baked goods.

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          Jack Flash May 10, 2011 01:29 PM

          You don't consider all of the various pastries they sell to be "baked goods?" Then I'm confused as to what constitutes a "baked good."

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            edisking May 10, 2011 01:32 PM

            maybe i'm thinking of a different place. i'm looking for the sweat breads, specifically those i mentioned, ya know?

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              Jack Flash May 10, 2011 01:34 PM

              Yes, those things. They sell those at Dona Rosa. They make them right there.

              http://www.dona-rosa.com/

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                edisking May 10, 2011 01:37 PM

                crap! totally thinking of a different place. i'll check this out today, thanks man!

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                  Jack Flash May 10, 2011 01:41 PM

                  No problem. Hope you like it! I know that lots of the Mexi-groceries in the area also sell pan dulce, but I'm not aware of any that make them in-house. Might have to go east and/or south to find one.

      2. ipsedixit May 10, 2011 03:47 PM

        Not in Pasadena, per se, but if you go south and west a bit on Huntington Drive there's this great Mexican bakery, El Aguila, that has everything you are looking for.

        http://elaguilabakery.com/

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          edisking May 10, 2011 04:02 PM

          now that's what i'm talking about! i head down to the costco there in alhambra, looks like it's not that much further... thank you!!

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            Jack Flash May 10, 2011 04:03 PM

            Well, I got the "south" part right!

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              edisking May 10, 2011 04:14 PM

              lol, close enough. =)

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                ipsedixit May 10, 2011 04:16 PM

                Get there early. They sell ouf of the good stuff by midday, esp. on the weekends.

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                  edisking May 10, 2011 04:29 PM

                  Good tip, thanks!

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