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Changes at Porto's

Eric Archer | Feb 14, 2004 06:06 PM

Had a hankering for a Cuban sandwich this morning, so headed out to Porto's Cuban bakery in Glendale.

First visit in two months. Noticed the place is twice as big---they have added a sit down cafe that is as large as the bakery side. Unfortunately, this has only added to the chaotic frenzy that characterizes this place on a weekend morning. If you order bakery items, coupled with cafe con leche and sandwich stuff to eat on the premises, you have to bounce back and forth between the two sections to pick up your orders. They have definitely not streamlined this new system as of yet.

More distressingly, the Cuban sandwich (and the SO's pressed Cuban toast) were respectively dry and gritty, and flacid and flavorless. The croquettas and the guayaba con queso crema were delicious, though.

On the bright side, one could still see Senor Porto in the back , personally inspecting various baked goods.

Has anyone else experienced this slight downslide in quality? Or is it just me? (praying to God it's the latter)...

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