Cruising this area's recent residential and shopping developments in February, I noticed a shiny new bakery, Panaderia Acambaritas. The delivery van parked in front tipped it as a specialist in Acámbaro, Guanajuato style pastries.
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Not that this bit of information meant anything to me. Stepping inside I asked the counter lady for some guidance in selecting typical Acambaro specialties. She just waved her hand in a sweeping gesture across the shelves and said, “Todos.” Everything, okay, so I bought my two standbys, empanada de calabaza and “cheesecake”. Sharing these at home with my mom, we agreed that these were moister and better than we’ve had from other bakeries.
Returning a few weeks ago hoping to sample the weekend menudo, I came up empty-handed, already sold-out by 12:30pm on a Sunday. This time I noticed that freshly squeezed juices and licuados are offered too.
Since my last visit, I’d talked to a couple of travelers to Acambaro who described “conchas as big as your heard” found in that town. The conchas are bigger than typical here, but not quite that large.
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I couldn’t quite get over my concha aversion to try one, but I did buy a orejita (aka palmier) and a croissant (cuernito). We liked both of these too, especially the orejita.
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1552 N Sanborn Rd
Salinas, CA 93905
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