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“Great selection of Mexican pastries”
Review of El Bolillo Bakery

El Bolillo Bakery
Ranked #2 of 99 Bakeries in Houston
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

You walk in & it smells like heaven. You grab your tongs and bread pan and realize you are in heaven! They have a big selection of pastries including single slices of cake as well as whole cakes ready to go. They even have handmade tortillas! Bread was soft & tasty

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Busy and well run bakery. You walk in and by the registers grab a round baking sheet and a pair of tongs. With this on hand you walk around the display cases and shelves and place what you want on the tray. Grear fresh bread and flour and corn tortilla in addition to pastries and cakes. Registers are fast and efficient and by the time you noticed everything is bagged up and you are ready to pay. Great place.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I adore this place! Too bad it is so far away from me. I go out of my way to buy pastries there, though, and it shows on my waistline! LOL.

For freshly baked Mexican pastries, cookies and cakes, El Bolillo is tough to beat. A lot of people agree, since their parking lot is often full and the place is always humming with customers. Service is quick, though. When you enter, grab a pizza pan and tongs, then load up on what you want from the display cabinets around the room. Buy at the register, adding any refrigerated cakes (tres leches, flan, etc.) you want. They make good homemade tortillas there, including whole wheat. And if you get pastries, consider picking up a Mexican hot chocolate or coffee from the machine in the room across the entryway from the main room. You can find napkins and utensils there too. Great place to get tasty desserts and snacks!

If you haven't shopped in this area before, be sure to check out Canino's Produce across the street, including the stalls behind it; Flores Spices on the opposite corner of the intersection, and down Airline Drive a short distance, Houston Dairymaids. You can have a great food shopping experience all within one block.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

It is an incredible experience! Love this whole block of businesses! Lots of delicious Mexican baked goods!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank E A
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I have never been to Texas or this bakery. But after seeing this report on the news I thought I should share some information to people who are visiting Huston about what the bakers did after Hurricane Harvey:

Four bakers who became trapped in their bakery for two days in the wake of Hurricane Harvey made hundreds of loaves of bread to give to flood victims.

The workers from the El Bolillo Bakery in Houston, Texas, used up nearly 2,000kg of flour to bake bread and pan dulce, Mexican sweet bread, throughout the night and day after they were left stranded by the floods over the weekend.

The four bakers had been working on a late shift when they realized they could not leave the shop because of the level of water on the streets.

To take their minds off worrying about their family and friends, they decided to continue to bake for those affected by the devastating downpours.

The Mexican bakery, which specializes in Mexican cakes and patisseries, had remained dry and had not been cut off from electricity so the bakers were able to work throughout the night and the following day.

Brian Alvarado, the manager of the shop on South Wayside Drive, told The Independent: "When they realised they were stuck, they decided to keep themselves busy and help the community and made as many loaves of bread as they could.

"By the time the owner managed to get to them, they had made so much bread that we took the loaves to loads of emergency centres across the city for people affected by the floods.

"We didn't count exactly how many loaves they made, but they used 4,400 pounds [1,996kg] of flour."

Date of visit: August 2017
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