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“Traditional and inexpensive”
Review of El Bolillo Bakery

El Bolillo Bakery
Ranked #3 of 95 Bakeries in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

For $11 I got a huge bag of 9 different types of pastries. The churros and cheese danish were my favorites but the specialty here is tres leches cakes.

Thank LisaNM
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Every time we visit Houston we have to go to this place and load up on the goodies it offers. And believe me there are so many delicious things offered here. The variety is over whelming. Pastries, breads, desserts, breakfast items, cakes, cookies and much more. Just the wonderful smells makes you want to linger a little longer. The prices are very reasonable. We like to bring some back home to freeze until our next trip to Houston.

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Thank Mississippigal43
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

This place is so much fun...not only you have a great selection of pastries, tortillas, flan, bolillo breads and cakes... but also a great shopping experience, part of Houston's, Tex-Mex culture. It is a MUST.

You arrive and proceed to the counter, where you take a large aluminum tray and a pair of tonges....then pick from the shelves your favorite pastry. "your eyes will do the walking" It is just fantastic...you over indulge and get more than you need, and you still pay around $5.00 or so.....

Now, you can also get awesome tres leches cakes with fruit topings. All is made so fresh and tasty and so affordable! It is a great deal for parties or work gatherings with many folks.

So make it a "south of the border evening": go to Teotihuacan Mexican Cafe or Golden, then to el Bolillo for pastires...and if you feel like it, do your vegetables/fruits shopping at a typical MERCADO, Caninos right accross the street from the bakery! have a good time.

It is a must for HOUSTON!

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Thank andorsworld
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

This place is so amazing and so good that I am seriously depressed right now. I have nothing left to live for! All other bakeries will be but weak pale shadows!

A bolillo is the a typical Mexican small loaf of french-style bread. It is also a derrogatory name for an Anglo. Not to worry. All are welcome here.

This have one type of bolillo that I have not seen anywhere else. It is a whole wheat bolillo with a coating of sesame seeds. And it moist and lightly sweet. OMG! OMG! OMG!

If you are not familiar with Mexican pan dulce, you will be lost here. But that is part of the adventure. You will have so much fun. Don't be afraid to ask questions. What is camote? Sweet potatoe filling inside that glorious empanada.

You have to pick up a big aluminum pizza platter and a pair of tongs and then you go wandering through these glass cabinets. Everytime you open a cabinet to select some pan dulce, the delicious smells will temp you.

Are you on a diet? Abadon all hope here. Give in to temptation.

You will love El Bolillo.

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Thank HungryDave1
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

It's so good. It's insane inside. Packed with folks of all colors and shapes and sizes hauling around pizza trays that they fill with yummy pastries with their bread tongs. You can watch the tortillas being made on their tortilla maker. The bread is so fresh. The cherry filled foldovers are my favorite - they have cream cheese ones too.

The pastries aren't too sweet - that is what is so nice about it.

Parking is a bit of a nightmare, but patience pays off. Once you have bought all of your pastries and feel guilt about your day ahead when you will surely eat them all yourself, you can cross the street to the Airline farmer's market to pick up some fruit to alleviate your guilt. That's what I do.

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Thank flightgirl78
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