Monday, March 18, 2013

Porto's...or Bust...

I love Porto's with its Cuban treats...their sandwiches, particularly Medianoche or Medianoche Preparada with ham croquettes, their potato balls with ground meat inside...and ahhhh, their scrumptious desserts...flakey empanada pastries, those polvorone sugar/shortbread cookies that just melt in your mouth... the small pina colada pastries with whipped coconut mousse and pineapple cake at the bottom...and the cakes... tres die for!!! The frosting is real whipped cream and the fresh fruit inside and out - blueberries and strawberries - give the cakes a special taste that is incomparable. I cannot believe that there are only 3 stores in Southern California: in Glendale, Burbank and Downey. But thank goodness, those 3 exist! The hustle, the bustle, even though I have to stand in line every time I go there, it doesn't matter, because the ambiance is friendly with servers offering pastry samples and ample room to sit and enjoy your food while you're there.
For your next wedding, birthday or anniversary, order a cake from Porto's. It's the best! Claro...alli se halla lo mejor!