Cuban bakery named best restaurant in the U.S. by Yelp

Although I have never been to Porto’s Bakery and Cafe in Burbank, CA, I have heard nothing but good things about it from friends who have. Now Yelp users confirm all I have heard about this Cuban bakery, not to mention the pride we all feel as Cuban Americans.

Barbara Gonzalez in The Flama:

This Cuban Bakery Is The Best Restaurant In The U.S. According to Yelp

The legit definition of achieving the American dream.

The people over at Yelp decided to let us in on what we already know — ain’t nothing better than a good Latino restaurant.

Known for their authentic and affordable Cuban cuisine, Porto’s Bakery and Cafe in Burbank, California steals the number one spot on Yelp’s list of the top places to eat in the U.S. for 2016.

“In the words of the Notorious B.I.G ‘If you don’t know, now you know,'” reads one top-rated Yelp review. “This is the place to go for everything and anything your hunger desires.”

The Porto family left their home in Manzanillo, Cuba to escape Castro’s reign in 1960. The Porto’s business started when Raul Porto Sr. would deliver delectable cakes his wife Rosa would make to the community of Los Angeles in order to earn extra money for their family.

As demand increased, they opened a small 300-foot bakery on Sunset boulevard and made the business it a family affair, with Raul, Rosa, and their three kids. Since then, Porto’s has expanded to three extraordinarily successful locations across California, in Burbank, Glendale, and Downey. They are still managed by the three Porto kids, Betty, Raul Jr., and Margarita.

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4 thoughts on “Cuban bakery named best restaurant in the U.S. by Yelp”

  1. Well, it must be better than Versailles in Miami, which I have long found overrated and over-hyped. Any place that bills itself as “the world’s most famous Cuban restaurant” needs to have higher standards.

  2. Ziva, you’re so luck that you live in California near that bakery! Mango Mousee! Good Lord, that sounds delicious! My mouth waters. Tragically, there is nothing like that in New York City! [sigh].

  3. The photos at their website look very good, like they run a tight ship and take serious pride in the quality of their operation. It’d be nice if there was such a place in Miami, because there isn’t, and there should be.

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