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Casa de Dulces at the Grand Central Market

joe | Feb 5, 200504:42 PM

Someone here the other day mentioned a new bakery called Casa de Dulces at the Grand Central Market. That's all I needed to know. From the name and the general context of the Grand Central Market I was expecting a Mexican bakery. In fact it's a somewhat upscale patisserie. It seems out of place. The people are nice though. I got a raspberry mousse ($2.75) and a small box of cinnamon and nut rolls ($4.50). Both seemed on the expensive side. The raspberry mousse was excellent, with lots of raspberry moussiness, but the cinnamon and nut rolls were bland -- not bad, but still a waste of calories and money. I might try some of the other items later, but to be honest what I really want is a good Mexican bakery downtown.

I also got two different tamarindos. One was from Tacos Tumbras a Tomas (which imho makes the only good burrito in LA) and was terrible. The other was bottled tamarindo (I think Jarritos) from the shop to the right of TTaT, and was surprisingly, markedly better. I'd been drinking TTaT's tamarindo with my burritos for years, but I had never done the side-by-side taste test before.

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