First off, let me say that this review is about the pastries (too hooked on those to try anything else, as yet). Their coconut strudel is to die for . . . Not too sweet, and a nice CHUNK of real coconut inside (nuke 'em for 15 seconds for a burst of pure coconut happiness). The beef empanadas are good, not too spicy and not greasy. The potato balls are perfect. The lemon tarts are a Sunday morning favorite . . . Get these to go with an espresso, and walk to the park 2 blocks up the street for an impromptu picnic. Also great are the flan, the refugiados (guava paste and cheese strudels), and the creme brulee. Before long, I will have tried every bakery item they sell. Quality as good as Porto's, IMO . . . And way better parking, way less crowds.
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