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Aug 22, 2013 09:58 PM

What bakery in Houston sells the best Tres Leche cake?

What bakery in Houston sells the best tres leche cake? Where are they

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  1. Let me first admit that I've never had the Tres Leches from here, but I've had a lot of different things and they are usually pretty outstanding.

    El Bolillo has several locations. I visit the one on Airline across from Canino's.

    Here's a link:

    I would recommend it based on past experiences. I would think that to be as successful as they are, a good Tres Leches would be mandatory.

    While you're on Airline, go next door to Flores' for spices, a block south to Houston Dairymaids for cheese, and another couple of blocks to Teotihuacan for cheese enchiladas.

    It's one of my favorite ways to kill a couple of hours on a Saturday morning.

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    1. re: DoobieWah

      Thanks, your comments are very helpful.

    2. The Tres Leches at El Bolillo is very good. I can confidently assert it is the best I've ever had from a bakery since it's the only TL I've ever had from a bakery - I order it sometimes at restaurants, but not that often.

      EB's TL has gotten a lot of props over the years on this board I think.

      I take it you want to buy a whole cake since you're asking about bakeries? You can buy it by the piece at EB any day of the week if you want to taste it before buying a whole one.

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      1. re: brucesw

        Thanks, I very much appreciate your response.

      2. HEB bakeries make a pretty TL cake also. Probably not as good as El Bolillo thought.

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        1. re: Lambowner

          Thank you for your comment, it is appreciated.

        2. I like Alma's on Fallbrook up by the horse track. I don't know if it's the best, but it sure is good. It's a small, family run place.

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          1. re: James Cristinian

            Thanks James, I'll definitely give them a try.

                1. re: tuohyje

                  I'm guessing you checked out the website. It says the tres leches is Alma's best cake.

                  1. re: James Cristinian

                    Yes, and I also have printed out a map from mapquest so I
                    take the most direct route. Thanks ,James.

          2. Believe it or not, Ruggles Bakery in the Village

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