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Tropicana Bakery and Cuban Cafe

10218 Paramount Blvd, Downey, CA 90241-2306
+1 562-806-8343
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ropa vieja” (9 reviews)
“pastries” (32 reviews)
“lechon” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
10218 Paramount Blvd, Downey, CA 90241-2306
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Mmm...I beleve the food is better than portos..it has more flavor than them....the pastries too...Love everything about Tropicana....mmm my mouth is watery...thinking about the food...cafe con leche...man..

Thank Yolanda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

line is always shorter than portos. patries are as good as portos. people are friendly. its just that I asked for one pastry that they only make at 7PM. That disappointed me.

Thank corrie m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not as good as Portos but less of a wait . Great sandwiches and pastries and also serves lunch and dinner . All around great place

Thank DAN P
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

This is the place to come for Cuban homestyle cooking. Great breakfast choices. Assortment of lunch and dinner foods.Their "cortadito" coffee is delicious. Then there are those desserts...great selections of cuban pasteries. Excellent cakes! I would give it a 5-star rating if they would speed...More

Thank elenavC4846PE
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Cuban food and desserts of delicious and plentiful variety - the trick is choosing. The oxtail platter with plantains was really in character with rich Cuban flavor. My husband's sandwich was huge and really delicious as were the homemade potato chips. My aunt's coffee was...More

Thank VicCosentino
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Food with very good service. The coffee and dessert are excellent. A small place so get there early.

Thank DrCraigD
Reviewed May 22, 2017

absolutely wonderful pastries both sweet & savory. Parking in the back is a little tricky off Paramount, but from Florence turn into Shoe store parking (Shared). Have only done catering & take out, but line to place order & then fine a table is packed...More

Thank PattiW562
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

I wanted to go to Porto's but my friend suggested that this place has a better home filling in the food pays better so we went in the deserts and Cafe were outstanding.

Thank Kel J
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

I found this place accidentally driving in LA. I rate this as one of two places in southern California where you can get good tasting authentic Cuban pastries. They have a good lunch menu and friendly service.

Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

This place is very much like the well known and very busy Porto's down the street. All the delicious pastries and desserts are here, but fewer people. What sets Tropicana apart from Porto's is that they have hostess seating in the restaurant area, plus you...More

Thank Bruinjeepman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10218 Paramount Blvd, Downey, CA 90241-2306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Downey
  • Phone Number: +1 562-806-8343
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