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Tropicana Bakery and Cuban Cafe

10218 Paramount Blvd, Downey, CA 90241-2306
+1 562-806-8343
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (10 reviews)
“lechon” (6 reviews)
“pastries” (35 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00 Hours
Latin, Cafe, Cuban, Caribbean
€€ - €€€
10218 Paramount Blvd, Downey, CA 90241-2306
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Reviewed 4 days ago

People so hype Portos just down road from here, while Portos is good bakery, for my buck for Cuban pastries this is it, Cuban bread tastes great has a great crust, the restaurant has a authentic feel & taste to food, but I love the...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Come here quite often when I’m in the area and stopped here again. Service was quick and efficient. Food always taste great and I would definitely recommend to anyone in the area looking for authentic Cuban food

Thank dacardoza4
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner with high hopes. Food had no flavor what so ever. Adding salt or anything else didn’t help. Perhaps we ordered the wrong items from the menu. Noticed everyone else was having sandwiches, perhaps that would have been better then the entree.

Thank TraveledKat
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I like Tropicana's pastries, their meat empanadas and their cakes. They have some of the same pastries as the other famous Cuban bakery in Downey but the service is quicker. Their cakes are beautiful and reasonably priced.

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The food was full of flavor, although my pulled pork was dry and extremely salty. Great coffee (cafe con leche). The black beans were a bit too watery for me. The pastries were good. It was jam packed at almost 10pm! It's a bit pricey.

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Nice clean restaurant, this place has very good food, we ordered Lechon Desmenusado and Ropa Vieja, the food was excellent with lots of flavor and the people that works there are very friendly, host Roberto and server Wendy were very professional. Give them a try...More

Thank jb12323
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Pastries are awesome, but restaurant side is not so great. My daughter and I ordered the lechon plate, and when I got mine it looked burnt and different beyond recognition. I told the server I think you gave me the wrong dish, do you know...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Mmm...I beleve the food is better than portos..it has more flavor than them....the pastries too...Love everything about Tropicana....mmm my mouth is watery...thinking about the food...cafe con leche...man..

Thank Yolanda H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

line is always shorter than portos. patries are as good as portos. people are friendly. its just that I asked for one pastry that they only make at 7PM. That disappointed me.

Thank corrie m
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Not as good as Portos but less of a wait . Great sandwiches and pastries and also serves lunch and dinner . All around great place

Thank DAN P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10218 Paramount Blvd, Downey, CA 90241-2306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Downey
  • Phone Number: +1 562-806-8343
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