Toledo Talk

La Paloma Bakery

Finally made it down there this morning to try and snag some tamales - success! Oh my, are they good. Much better than San Marcos' tamales.

Also grabbed some of their home made red and green sauces (also outstanding) and a few sweets for good measure - haven't torn into the sweets yet.

Thanks to whomever mentioned this little gem. I tried searching for it here but came up with nothing. Otherwise I wouldn't have started a new thread. Also noticed that Taqueria la autentica michoacana is nearby - another place I want to check out.

created by Foodie on Aug 07, 2016 at 01:05:02 pm     Food     Comments: 17

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posted by upso on Aug 07, 2016 at 01:37:52 pm     #  

Foodie- LA Paloma also has empanadas on the weekends. It can be tricky to time out since the hours vary as to when they're available and they also only make a limited amount. But definitely worth the trip.

posted by OneMoreBourbon on Aug 07, 2016 at 02:00:09 pm     #  

Try and get some of their barbacoa and then go up the road to Texmex and buy their tortillas.

posted by savah1128 on Aug 07, 2016 at 08:32:09 pm     #  

Thanks for the suggestions - I will definitely give them a try. When I was there Sunday, one of the ladies was bringing out containers of freshly made Menudo. I was tempted but had other errands so I'll leave that for the next time.

BTW, the pastries I bought were outstanding. Tender, flaky and delicious.

posted by Foodie on Aug 08, 2016 at 08:32:23 am     #  

Thanks for the heads up. This is the first I've heard of this place. I love Mexican and will check it out soon.

posted by classylady on Aug 08, 2016 at 09:50:18 am     #  

And don't forget the other place I mentioned: Taqueria la autentica michoacana. I did not get there yet but it is on the same side of the street just before you get to La Paloma.

I'd call La Paloma sort of a food truck without the truck.

posted by Foodie on Aug 08, 2016 at 10:20:39 am     #  

What's a good time to get to La Paloma on the weekend to get some empanadas?

posted by breeman on Aug 08, 2016 at 12:59:47 pm     #  

Good question Breeman. It's actually a little game a couple friends and I play. Been there at 12:45 and they're sold out. Been there at 1:00 and they're not made yet. I admit it's inconsistent but a nice treat when available.

posted by OneMoreBourbon on Aug 08, 2016 at 04:22:52 pm     #  

Friday afternoon is prime time for a sack of tamales.

posted by MaryCooksalot on Aug 08, 2016 at 04:42:43 pm     #  

Two thumbs up on the La Paloma tamale suggestion. Thanks Foodie. I also enjoyed their sauces too. Was encouraged by the girl working there to come on the weekend as well.

posted by Danneskjold on Aug 09, 2016 at 02:15:08 pm     #  

Glad you enjoyed Danneskjold. I can't wait to go back.

posted by Foodie on Aug 09, 2016 at 02:41:02 pm     #  

I can't wait to check them out. I love good Mexican and will be nice to have an alternative to San Marco's.

posted by jamesteroh on Aug 09, 2016 at 03:05:35 pm     #  

Keep in mind this isn't a sit down restaurant - at least AFAIK - it's a grab and go kinda place but definitely worth the trip.

posted by Foodie on Aug 09, 2016 at 03:11:16 pm     #  

We made another pilgrimage to La Paloma over the weekend. Still, without a doubt, the best tamales in the area. Also picked up some Mexican rice and refried beans - they were in containers next to the bags of tamales. Both were outstanding but the beans - were......well, they were so damned good I went back in the afternoon to get more but they were gone. The fellow behind the counter said his grandmother makes the beans and the rice on the weekends - I've never seen them there before - and I should come back Sunday morning - which I did - and scored some more.

Their salsas remain excellent as well. Also bought some Barbacoa. Amazing stuff.

Went to Teleras' bakery yesterday am after leaving La Paloma - I had not been to Teleras previously. We grabbed a couple of sweets - which were wonderful but it was quite obvious we got there far too late - about 10:30 - the supply of goodies was quite low. We learned that they open at 7am Weds through Sun and have tamales and other more savory items on the weekends.

It is great to see these small family owned places sprout up and obviously making a go of it.

posted by Foodie on Jul 10, 2017 at 03:08:33 pm     #  

Somebody please stop me! I am so hooked on their tamales, refried beans and Mexican rice - just can't get enough. Made another run there yesterday morning - and added a quart of freshly made Menudo to my haul.
Long live the grandmother who I'm told makes the food!

posted by Foodie on Jul 17, 2017 at 09:25:14 am     #   2 people liked this

i just left there with my tamales, beans, piggies, and chorizo... and, yes, the grandmother who cooks is a very sweet lady

posted by enjoyeverysandwich on Jul 17, 2017 at 01:48:46 pm     #  

Definitely miss La Paloma’s tamales Foodie! We’re living down near Austin TX now. We’ve found a few places we enjoy but are still looking for "that perfect place." So much of what we find down here is called “traditional” but they are super huge and too doughy for us. Paloma’s were nice and balanced. The quest continues. Enjoy them when you can - It seems like every tamale run has it’s start and end for some reason. Gloria’s was about a one year binge for me.

posted by Danneskjold on Jul 17, 2017 at 11:18:51 pm     #