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8233 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241-4842
+1 562-862-8888
06:30 - 20:30
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Sun 07:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 20:30
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Long Beach, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I Absolutely recommend Portos! The pastries are to die for and the food is good also! Just the other night, was game night, one of the ladies picked up a variation of pastries! Creme Brûlée - Excellent, Cheese Pastries - Flaky & Delicious, small cakes - very good, can't name everything else in the box, but all I heard were... More 

Thank Joyce109
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366 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is kind of the major attraction in Downey now. They even have their own parking structure but it is always very crowded but the cakes and pastries are worth the wait. Just don't be in a hurry and plan on taking your time and load up a few songs on your iPhone (or a movie). The signature fruit tarts... More 

Thank geotech522
Downey, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food but always long lines, doesn't matter when I go there always seems to be long lines. Guess it's worth the wait! Great desserts!

Thank Bob S
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Word of mouth sent me here. I was not expecting standing in a line that wrapped the building outside. I expected to wait 30 min in line but only spent 8 to order. Waited 20 for food. The customer service is great. Although the place is busy, it is managed well, and provides scrumptious food. I definitely recommend anyone to... More 

Thank BarbS1213
Norwalk, California
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

If you go here you need to plan to stand in line for awhile. We have only gotten their pastries. It is hard to decide what to get because there are so many things to choose from. You want to buy a huge box full because everything looks so good.

Punta Cana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The pastries, cakes, and lunches are really delicious. We keep going back at least every two months. The personnel are very nice, efficient and professional. Even though its super packed, the lines move quickly.

Thank rocior513
Bakersfield, California
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Everything I have eaten or drank here is great. I have had cuban sandwiches, guava pastries, many other pastries and coffee. I have never had a bad experience in this place. The service is great and the place is always clean. If you have never been here you need to go.

Thank msmxtoo
Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

If anyone has ever seen Cake Boss and they always show the bakery EXTREMELY busy....yeah that's this place!!!! Went at 6:45a.m., this place was already hopping!!! Let me tell you, their cakes and food speaks for themselves....a must visit if you are in the area!!!!! Just go early and prepare to wait!!!

Thank gcfam79
Oberhausen, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We have only been here one time but we come back whenever we are in this area. Many people were waiting in lines to place their orders but they have a good system for short waiting times.They sell pastries, cakes, coffees, sandwiches and soup.

Thank wsante
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I have only been here twice but I come back whenever I am in the area. You know a bakery is popular when there are lines of people waiting to place their orders. They sell pastries, cakes, coffees and sandwiches. I personally think the guava strudels are the best pastry I have ever eaten. I also enjoy their mango turnovers... More 

Thank wireless_in_CA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Cuban
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8233 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241-4842
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Downey
  • Phone Number: +1 562-862-8888

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