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Local cuisine, Bakeries, Cafe, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Porto’s Bakery was born out of Rosa’s love for sharing her wonderful cakes and pastries with friends and family. Today the Porto family is still committed to using the finest ingredients from all over the world ensuring that quality remains the cornerstone of the Porto tradition. Rosa Porto is now retired, but her recipes and her high standard remain, including her motto “quality is the number one ingredient in everything we do”. Come visit our bakery and you will experience home baking at its best.
US$10 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, Cuban
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 8 June 2021

I love this bakery, and it is a must visit when in LA... the guava cheese rolls and the chesse rolls are amazing!! ahh, and the kisses, try them...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Porto's Bakery & Cafe, Marketing at Porto's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2021

Hi 88judithz, Thank you so much for sharing with us. We love to hear our guests enjoying our delicious pastries. Those Cheese Rolls are absolutely delious! It's incredibly difficult to just have one! We cannot wait to serve you again soon. Have a sweet day!...More

Reviewed 30 May 2021 via mobile

Another LA trip meant another visit to Porto’s next to our hotel, Embassy Suites. One day did the online ordering but the second decided to walk over. Ordering online allowed us to pick the time of pickup (limited slots for each). We queued up in...the back and when we arrived on time (at our designated pick up time) we were directed to turn on our hazard lights and park in front while all others parked normally. Unfortunately it took longer than I expected to get my order and when it did arrive it was wrong. It was was quickly fixed though. Ordering in person was better but I had to pick up then (no coming back). The queue was short and all tasks were completed entirely outside the bakery. The menu was not as extensive as before but still had the key items we wanted. Guava and Apple strudels, meat pies, etc. our favorite Porto’s iced coffee only came in bottles and higher priced unfortunately. Still quality and taste were the same and we enjoyed eating everything. Looking forward to return to normalcy and the entire menu.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Porto's Bakery & Cafe, Marketing at Porto's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2021

Thank you so much for stopping by while you were in town!! I am so glad to hear you were able to enjoy your favorites while you were here and try our brand new line of Cold Brew! We are looking forward to your next...More

Reviewed 7 October 2020 via mobile

Pictures speak for itself. $40 cooler, no dry ice or cooling packs in shipment. Meat pies and potato balls are spoiled. Hoping they’ll give my money back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
portosbakery, Other at Porto's Bakery & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2020

Hello Maris, Thank you for making us aware of your Porto's Bake at Home order. Our apologies for this experience, please email our Bake at Home team at bakeathome@portosbakery.com so they can look into what caused a delay and take care of you. We look...More

Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

This is a must if you visit Downey. We absolutely enjoy everything on the menu and on occasion you may see Betty Portos who is an excellent host of one of the best restaurants in the county. I love the empanadas, meat balls, besitos and...the cakes.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 10 May 2020

Tried to help support restaurant. Tried 4 locations. All phones busy for two days running. Webiste ordering a joke, times our after a few items ordered, then get through order after several attempts and credit card input, times out again. Get it together and stop...wasting your customers time. All your ordering requrements have nothing to do with supporting the Customer. Apparently, I work for you not the other way around. Completely turned off this so called experience. With all the unemployment, you could afford to hire some more talent. This applies to attempts at all stores as we were willing to drive outside our WLA area to support bakery. No more.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 28 March 2020

While we have visited Porto's many times, we now live in Texas where there are NO PORTO'S. Since I love their cheese rolls and meat pies, among many other items, it has been a great strain not being able to enjoy them. But now Porto's...offers Bake at Home service: they ship frozen items to your home for you to bake at your convenience. Our first order of cheese rolls was gone in a flash -- they bake up to be just as fantastic at home as they are from the restaurant. Thank you Porto's!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

I was so excited to try these beautiful pastries, I can not speak for the cream based concoctions, but for the breakfast pastries they wound up looking better than they tasted.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 18 December 2019 via mobile

Love this place. Always crazy busy... but for good reason. Food is amazing, pastries beyond yummy. Its a family favorite

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 4 December 2019

Everything is always fresh, delicious and always amazing. The potato balls are everything! A must visit

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 17 November 2019 via mobile

Porto’s gave us Veterans a goodie box on Veterans Day and it contained a number of high quality pastries apple filled croissants cookies and goodies. Thank you Porto’s for your generosity Downey.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Porto's Bakery & Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4