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May 7, 2013 12:58 PM

What is the Porto's of West Los Angeles?

Man, who doesn't love Portos! I'm located in Culver City and have a dinner party coming up. I'd love to get a few trays of meat pies, potato balls, and some pastries but Porto's is a bit out of the way this time. Can anyone suggest another shop that might have the meat pies, potato balls, croquettes, etc. at a reasonable price like Portos but hopefully closer to Culver/West LA?

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        1. re: wienermobile

          I've never seen anything like Cuban or South American pastries and goodies at eithe huckleberry or M&O...... They are way too trendy for something that traditional....

          Perhaps call Vienna Pastry? They are European, but at least they are old school.

          Or even better, have you called Empanadas Place in CC?

          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

            +1 on the first paragraph.

            I don't know if eastern Sherman Oaks is that much better than Burbank/Glendale, but Natas (Portugues) might have what you need:


    1. They do have a location in Downey, albeit also out of the way from CC, but trying to get to Glendale or Burbank might be more difficult, depending on day and time.
      Their prices and quality cannot be beaten.

      1. Grand Casino on Main St in Culver City has baked empanadas and pastries. They're Argentinian - not Cuban - so expect differences.

          1. Whole Foods El Segundo has empanadas, 10 for $20.