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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tons of pastel of all sorts, in self serve, with a lot of people and as much butter and sugar for all you can take. Very well organised (you drop your plate, get a ticket, pay at the counter and get back your order wrapped...up). A must try !More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 17, 2020

I feel like this is the heart and soul of Mexico. A true wonderland of amazing and unique pastries, as well as basically a living museum for fantastically ornate cakes that are taller than yourself. Don't be intimidated by the crowds (assuming your visit is...post-Covid), just dive in and grab a tray. Checking out is part of the adventure too. You have to get a number and discern which line you're actually in, but just take cues from your fellow patrons. And don't be afraid to ask any of the helpful folk around you. Most importantly, be sure to appreciate the warp-speed custom package wrapping that everyone gets. Lastly, be sure to not skip the upstairs section, even if you don't plan to personally purchase a 6-tier Minions-themed cake for yourself.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2020

Stop here they bake all day the stuff is way fresh modestly priced great variety so if you have a sweet tooth stop by

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

One of the biggest bakeries I've ever seen - with ground floor full of delicious breads, cakes, pastries, jellies, muffins and cream cakes. There is a showroom on the first floor with cakes weighting up to 100kg which are apparently real. I've tasted some pastries...and rolls and they were delicious! It's tricky to learn how to order and pay so follow someone (you have to pick your pastries, carry them to e packed and receive the ticket, go to another place to pay and then come back to the same person who've packed your stuff).More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

What an amazing experience to walk into this frenetic space with so much choice and customers loading up large trays with baked goods. The ham and cheese baguette was delicious.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2020

So I had a tour at 7AM and this place is open at 6:30AM. Carb-lover heaven! The pastries are warm and fresh and you're greeted by the most delightful smell from blocks away

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

OMG!!! An experience NOT to be missed. This bakery is amazing, spent 1 hour just walking around selecting baked goods to take back with us. Not sure if their cake exhibit is still open on the top floor but worth asking. The wedding cakes are...pieces of art. We bought about 7 different types of baked goods, all wrapped for freshness. We have since sent three other people to this spot all of whom rave! Some of our goodies were not eaten until 4 days later all staying fesh in our mini frig in the hotel. One of the highlights of our visitMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

This bakery near the zocalo area is always bustling with locals whenever I passed by and I couldn’t help but get some pastries before I flew home. Got a chocolate muffin and half a kilo of cookies assortment. You can pick and choose the flavours...you like but we got them to pack a mixture for us. The cookies were soft and delicious even after a twenty hour flight home!!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

This bakery is located in downtown and it’s a tradition to go there if you are looking for sweet bread, pastries and cakes. There’s a wide variety of products, always freshly made. The people who work there are nice and helpful!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 27, 2019 via mobile

I love this bread store. It is huge and offers many different breads, cookies, pastries, and jello. I had some empanadas and were amazing! The bread is super cheap for the quality. It is worthwhile going and tasting some pastries!

Date of visit: November 2019
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I don't know how many square feet but it's very large and two stories. Also there may be two locations -- Google maps shows a different location based on whether you search "ideal bakery" or "pasteleria ideal." We went to... More
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