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Porto's Bakery Glendale
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Today 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
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315 N Brand Blvd Glendale, CA 91203
315 N Brand BlvdUSCAGlendale91203
(818) 956-5996portosbakery.com
$Bakery, CafeToday 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am – 7:00 pmTuesday 6:30 am – 7:00 pmWednesday 6:30 am – 7:00 pmThursday 6:30 am – 7:00 pmFriday 6:30 am – 7:00 pmSaturday 6:30 am – 7:00 pmSunday 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
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It all began in 1960 back in Mazanillo, Cuba, when Rosa Porto, always a talented cake maker, with a passion for baking, entrenched herself in perfecting her recipes and began selling her delicious cakes to friends and neighbors not realizing that she was also building herself a loyal customer base. When she and Raul Porto Sr., along with children Betty, Raul Jr., and Margarita finally emigrated from Cuba to California, they had not much more than the clothes on their backs, Raul Sr.’s strong work ethic, Rosa’s exceptional baking skills, and a dream for a better life. These were hard times, but the family was now in a country filled with limitless opportunities and their dream for a better future became more real as the years passed.

Rosa continued on with her cake business and when their home could no longer accommodate the increased demand, opened a little 300-square foot bakery on Sunset Blvd, in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles. In the 1980’s, after graduating college, Betty, Raul Jr. and Margarita stayed on with the business each taking on more specific roles. Raul Jr. took on managing the finances and alongside his long-time co-worker and friend, Tony Salazar, focused on new product development, production improvements, and quality control. Margarita joined her mom in the cake decorating area, and Betty managed alongside her father assisting customers.

Rosa’s Cuban cakes were soon joined by French mousses, Italian sweets, and international savories. As customers flocked to the bakery demanding countless quantities of Cheese Rolls(TM), Refugiados(TM) - guava and cheese strudels, and the infamous Potato Ball(TM), space became critical. A move was made to a 2,000-square foot facility in Glendale and six years later to one double in size.

The years proved Rosa’s formula successful. With the entire family’s effort, expansion to a 20,000-square foot facility took place in the 1990’s. Later further expansion included a Café with a menu showcasing signature Cuban sandwiches and lunch favorites. Rosa used her talents into a means of supporting her family and the business she began has turned into one of the most unique family-owned businesses in Southern California. Rosa Porto is now retired, but her recipes and her high standards remain, including her motto, “quality is the number one ingredient in everything we do”. Porto’s Bakery & Café now serves thousands of customers and employs hundreds of team members in Southern California, with a store in Glendale, a store in Burbank, and a third in the city of Downey.
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Bustling Cuban cafe's classic offerings include sandwiches, Latin snacks & specialty desserts.- Google
People talk about potato balls, cheese rolls, cuban sandwiches, guava cheese and plantain chips
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Winnie Jaing
reviewed a month ago
I have an obsession for all things sweet, and Porto's is my go-to place. I'm the Belle of the Ball when I bring a cake from Porto's to a birthday celebration and the savior at lunch meetings when cheese danishes and potato balls are involved. I have nothing but nice things to say about Portos because they've managed to impress me every time. Their orange juice is great to sip on while you wait too! Prepare in advance, though - sometimes the wait is long so I order in advance and pick up.
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Joel Arroyo
reviewed a month ago
I've been a lucky patron of Porto's since the 80s and have watched this establishment monopolize the bakery industry in Glendale......now Anaheim and Burbank (rightfully so!). In the beginning, Porto's served their traditional savory sandwiches and staple desserts......Media Noche, Cubano, Papa Rellenas, Tres Leches.....just to name some of the original favs! Porto's has stuck to their roots only adding dazzling new items that make this Latin craze flourish into a constantly evolving and exciting bakery. This bakery is the best for their variety, taste AND PRICES. If I had them, I'd give 5 thumbs up!
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Alina Muradyan
reviewed 2 months ago
ZERO stars if I could. I called ahead to see what kind of soups they were having. Specifically the number I found on Google. I called, and the lady mentioned broccoli cheddar and tortilla; and they both could be in bread bowls. Awesome. We pay for parking, go in, wait in a long line and come to find out they don't have broccoli cheddar soup, and they never had at the Glendale location. Strike 1. Fine, so we order tortilla soup instead in a bread bowl. 5 minutes later, the employee comes up to us and says that they only had 1 bread bowl and offered to have bread on the side.. No.. I paid for a bread bowl, and if I wanted bread on the side, I would've asked for that and purchased the cheaper soup. Strike 2 So I just ask for a refund, and as I am getting my refund, the manager says.. we found more bread bowls.. Excuse me.. How exactly do you lose bread bowls in the first place?? How does a bakery, lose bread? Never will I ever come back here. Terrible.
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Ariel Muñoz
reviewed in the last week
I feel ike a kid at a candy store when I go to this place. I Love their empanadas but anything you get from Porto's is a delightful and tasteful experience. THe only Con I find is, that there's not a single one near me.
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Andy Cheng
reviewed 2 months ago
Love love this place. Everything is tasty and service is great. This place is always busy and finding a parking space could be tough during the peak hours. You already know what to get already and I think there's one little gem that people missed is there tamales! One of the best tamales I have tried!
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Jessica Yang
reviewed 4 months ago
SO SAD this place closes at 7... what a shame! A friend bought me a whole raspberry cake years ago for my birthday, and it was one of the best cakes I've ever had in my life, really it was. Love the cheese rolls (cream cheese, sugary goodness) and potato balls (mashed potatoes and meat rolled into a beautiful ball), and the chicken croquettes. They also have really great sandwiches. I liked the Cubano, the steak torta, and their (grilled) veggie sandwich. Tip: hunt down tapatio hot sauce packages and douse your potato balls with hot sauce. ;) you're welcome. Especially during lunch time, there's always a huge crowd of people. I'm amazed how the servers find your number/table so efficiently/quickly.
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