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Porto's Bakery & Cafe

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Caribbean, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Cuban
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315 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203-2303
(818) 956 5996
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6:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 280
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  • 103
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Overwhelming when it's your first time

This place is huge and overwhelming when it's your first time. But due to the recommendations of friends, strangers, and instagram. I just had to check it out. It is delicious. The lines move fast and efficiently, there is alot of staff on hand to help you out and point you to where you need to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
April A
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Hercules, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Hercules, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This place is huge and overwhelming when it's your first time. But due to the recommendations of friends, strangers, and instagram. I just had to check it out. It is delicious. The lines move fast and efficiently, there is alot of staff on hand to help you out and point you to where you need to go if you feel... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love the empanadas, potato balls and the cakes are yummy! It gets pretty crowded at lunch time and there is limited seating. We went at 2pm and were easily able to get a table.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great place for pastry, cakes, sandwiches, coffee. It gets crowded and there are long lines but it moves and it's worth waiting. Parking is challenging near lunch hours but if you want to bring special treats to work, party or any event they will all love the Porto's you bring.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Of course, once you taste the potato balls you understand why they are world famous. This high-quality bakery has a line, and the line is worth the wait. From traditional pastries to hispanic creations such as chorizo pie and tamales this place shines. Try the horchata latte´iced on a hot day.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited the Porto's in Glendale on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Needless to say, there was a line out the door. The wait is minimal because they are so well organized in moving the people into the restaurant. You are greeted with a host/hostess, given a menu and directed to the food order section or the bakery section. The place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Best bakery in Glendale. Food is to die for, the cheese rolls are to die for. The spicy potato balls are to die for. So many choices for pastries. This is one stop I have to make when in LA. Always busy.

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Glendale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Definitely the best Cuban Bakery in this part of LA! Have been their fan for years and it is great that they have more branches... Make sure to try their cheeserolls, guava pastries, and spinach danish. For savory items, their potato balls are to die for! Try their Cubano sandwich too... yummy! Pretty much all of their items are good... More 

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Glendale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Porto's is terrific. I love their simple pastrami sandwich with plantain chips. I also love love love their potato balls. A friend told me to add some Tapitio to them and it was so delicious. Their meat pies are also a favorite of mine. I'm not a huge fan of cakes with fruit in them but people seem to love... More 

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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

All fresh, but you have to fight the crowds sometimes. And yes, it's that good I remember when this place was less than half the size. They expanded again and again, now have a full catering department too. 👍 I recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great place to get a cake or pastries, all ways a large crowd but worth the wait. Park in the rear much easier than trying to find it on Brand Blvd

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203-2303
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: (818) 956 5996

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?