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Happy Meal: Burbank

December 9, 2009

What can you say about a place that features potato balls, mango mousse and guava pastries but que bueno!

Most bakeries have a French twist. Porto’s has a distinct and wonderful Cubano flava.

The menu reflects the origins of Porto’s which can be traced back to a lady named Rosa. She started baking cakes in Cuba after she lost her job and needed to make ends meet.

Cut to six years later when her family arrived in Los Estados Unidos. With the help of her family Rosa eventually moved the bakery from her home kitchen to bakeries in Glendale and Burbank.

Ambiance:
The is a very casual lugar, a place to eat, not to profile. No one will care if you are wearing Jimmy Choos or workman boots.
The service is efficient and pleasant.

We placed special orders—no pork, egg whites only challah bread instead of a croissant—and the changes were made with a smile.

You do have to stand in a winding line in order to place your order. But that’s fine with me. It gave me time to figure out what I wanted.

Amuse Bouche: You can find all the things you would find at your basic bakery, baguettes, croissants and gateau, but why not try something new?

My dining companion ordered a mango-strawberry drink. I had a sip. Yum.

The guava pastries are delicious. Ditto the stuffed potato balls. I even tried a plantain and bean quelque chose. The beans actually make the sweet treat creamy.

It just makes me want to go otra vez.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anabelle permalink
    May 2, 2010 9:14 pm

    How did I miss this post? Yo qiero it contigo!!!

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