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“Porto's is a fun, yummy, inexpensive slice of LA that you won't find in a tourist book.”

Porto's Bakery & Cafe
Ranked #1 of 10 Dessert in Glendale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Reviewed December 9, 2011

I limit my "hometown" reviews to those places I believe would be particularly good for a visitor to experience but which you may not hear about from a guidebook. Porto's would be at the top of that list. Owned and closely managed by a lovely, personable family of Cuban emigres (don't miss the old family pictures on the walls), Porto's Bakery is a real gem, whichever location you visit. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced, and I'm always amazed by the staff's ability to remember your entire order without writing anything down, no matter how long it gets. But what I really love about Porto's is the fact that at any given mealtime, you will see a wonderful cross-section of all Los Angeles's ethnicities and cultures -- because none of us can stay away!! Potato balls, chocolate croissants, ropas viejas, fruit tarts ... something for everyone. Don't be afraid if there's a long line; it moves very quickly.

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Reviewed November 21, 2011

The pastries are good and there is a great variety. The lines are always long so the service is not quick. It is busy and loud, but the prices are really inexpensive. Treat yourself to the Cubano sandwich for lunch!

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Reviewed November 18, 2011

I really enjoy their cuban sandwich. Very delicious! Also their potatoe balls and there're so many desserts that are decorated so nicely. I love the fruit tart dessert! Everything is tasty and fresh. Can get very crowded. S.D. Glendale, CA

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Reviewed November 18, 2011

Excellent, esthetically-pleasing reasonable desserts. Have not dined in.

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Reviewed November 14, 2011

Portos is always packed so the best time to go and get their goodies is early on in the day.
Avoid weekends if possible.

I just love the potato balls, spinach feta croissant and the meat pies. I also love the Cuban sandwich. Very tender with has lots of flavor.
Please don't try to count the calories or see your doctor
anytime soon after consuming these products. They are all that good.

The Express Line where they take the drink orders is a great place to order those appetizers. If you want more choices you may want to step into the longer lines on either side of the cafe.

I have been to the Glendale and Burbank Cafe's and they are always packed, which is good for business but trying to get in and out is a bit of a hassle. Then again, once you put a potato ball in your mouth you seem to have forgotten all the madness!

Enjoy!

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