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“Another Spanish descendant place...”
Review of E Franco & Co

E Franco & Co
Ranked #15 of 104 Restaurants in Mayaguez
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

As the Ricomini bakery, Franco is also a Spanish type of Bakery - cafeteria. The specialty is a type of rolled cake called Brazo Gitano (gypsy arm). The classic one is the guava paste but if you want to taste new flavor there are more of 20, all made with real fruit. They import sausage directly from Spain, so you can taste Spain in P. R. A good variety of tastes, good wine, and "tertulias" where you can catch intellectuals in conversation. Nice to see the people...
In Holly Friday the make by previous order Spanish's dishes as Coca de Sardines (a type of pizza with herbs and sardines, different taste).

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

The last time I came here it was mid-afternoon, and I was told there was no coffee and nothing to eat, somewhat odd considering that I was at a restaurant with seating area and cake was being sold all around me. So I can't tell you what the food and service is like--clearly, it's nonexistent at times. Having said that, you can't go wrong with the basic guava brazo gitano. It's excellent, and you'll get it fresh here, along with quite a few other flavors. most of which I can't vouch for. So buy your brazo gitano. At home, after all, you can at least serve yourself.

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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Love the new pistachio and creamcheese cake. Same old look charm with great service. Variety of sweets for any tooth

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Reviewed 2 June 2013

To have a snack and coffee and buy the famous brazo gitano the best one and they have different filling like guava, cream ectt.

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Reviewed 16 January 2013

E. Franco is an institution in Mayagüez and in all Puerto Rico. It was established in the late XIX century and still operating, with a big clientele both locally and from all over the island. The building is very old and they have decorated it keeping its ancient look.

Their "Brazo Gitano" or guava roll cake is islandwide famous and many people make it a point to stop there from their visit from other cities to get some home. They have added new flavors to their variety: pineapple, cream, cheese, etc.. You should try one. They are always fresh and nice!

This is also the place to get some hard to find gourmet items, mainly imported from Spain. They always have a good variety of hams and cheeses, freshly cut specially for you. You'll also find a nice assortment of wines.

As for the restaurant, they only serve breakfast and lunch, as they close around 5 or 6 in the afternoon. It is a nice place for a hearty sandwich made with their fresh hams, or for their lunch special which is very fairly priced. It is open on Mondays, when most other local restaurants are closed. The owner, which is a direct descendent of the founder, is usually present.

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