Panaderia Las Palomas is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, based on 50 reviews!
A comforting bowl of menudo is always a great start to any weekend, even for ones sans hangover, and this little bakery delivers some of the best. I ordered just a small bowl and it was extremely filling. It's served piping hot full of huge, tender pieces of tripe, alongside with onion, cilantro, salsa, and the best tortillas I've ever had! Their tortillas are made in house and so soft and delicious.
I couldn't leave without picking out a few of the pan dulce that caught my eye in their colorful and well stocked display case. For under five bucks I scored a cuerno de crema (light, creme filled pastry), nio envuelto (strawberry jelly roll with coconut shavings), and what I believe to be a semita pacha (thin bready exterior with a sweet and gooey pia filling). Also sampled some of my friend's giant cinnamon roll and muffin. The pan dulce all taste so fresh and authentic, but my favorite was definitely the nio envuelto, which was some of the moistest cake I've ever had.
I can't believe I drive down Wells almost daily but have never noticed this lovely place. Panaderia las Palomas is a hidden gem that everyone who loves Mexican sweet breads ought to know about. Definitely try their menudo if you ever stop by, but if you want a lighter bite, just grabbing a pastry and a cup of coffee is a great option as well. Awesome prices, fresh pastries, and friendly people earns this little panaderia a 5 star review!
Definitely one of the top places to eat Mexican food in town. It's not in the best neighborhood or over the top in appearance but we're here for the food ;)
From the tacos, burritos, tortas, sweet treats, drinks and ice cream, all of it is very good!. While my girlfriend and I were waiting we got to check out the bakery. They had a great selection and so many things to choose from. It's hard to find a place that you can order anything there and be satisfied. There are many Mexican restaurants in town that are good but usually only have a couple things that are great. I will say the horchata is amazing and much different then everywhere else in town. So make a trip here and enjoy some great food.
This is a very cute little bakery! We stopped in for tacos and really loved them!
We ordered 3 tacos and paid less than $5. This price is unbeatable! The tortillas were about the size of my palm with a massive scoop of meat in them. They were so good!!!! All the ingredients were really fresh and we loved them! We got 2 asada and 1 al pastor on recommendation. Both were good but we liked the pastor better, the asada was very fatty.
The place was pretty quiet when we got there but there was a huge display of cookies and of sample cakes. The cakes looked pretty and cookies looked awesome. I would love to try one.
I would give the atmosphere a 3 and the food a 4. Service was good and they made sure we didn't need any salsa or anything. I really liked these and would definitely stop in again for tacos as such a good price!
A BBC wonderful little restaurant on wells are.
As you walk in you are double punched, once by the fresh pastry aroma and then the meats and spices cooking.
If you like fresh Mexican pastries, this is your restaurant. There is a whole display case of pastries.
I ordered a combo plate for lunch, four little enchiladas.
The enchiladas were delicious. They were stuffed with chicken and cheese. The red sauce that covered the enchiladas was delicious.
Rice and beans were also served on the plate and were also delicious.
Its the real deal, give it a try.
Loved the tacos de lengua.... homemade tortillas. The menudo is the bomb, reminds me of the Mexican one that I love.
This is definitely a restaurant that you can not judge a book by its cover.
These little hole in the wall, nothing fancy restaurants are often the ones that are the best.
Part of the dining experience is the ambiance, this restaurant is not adorned with sombreros, fancy decorations and menu's.
When you enter, there are a couple of tables, a large display case of pastries, and the counter.
You feel like you are eating in there home, everyone here is family.
It is a very good sign also that the clientele were all Hispanic.
The restaurant may not be over the top to look at, but there food is excellent.
The owner came from the Guadalajara region of Mexico, so many of his dishes are influenced from his upbringing in that area.
I ordered a cheese pupusa, to start with.
It was extremely light with a good amount of melted cheese inside.
My next dish was a combo, a chile rellano and a chicken enchilada.
Both were delicious and stock full of flavor. The enchilada was more like a taquito, the sauce was delicious and on top was Mexican cheese.
They make everything from scratch in-house, tortillas, pastries, cakes and all there menu items.
You can obviously see a lot of love goes into running this restaurant, and there name Las Paloma's means the doves.
Definitely will be back.
I'm feeling rather guilty -- I'm shamelessly abandoning my previous Reno go -to for Menudo (Los Gallos Taqueria) for the charms of another, Panaderia Las Palomas. It starts with the sounds -- you can hear the rhythmic slap-slap-slapping of somebody putting the finishing touch on hand-pressed tortillas before slapping them onto the comal (ok, ok, its a flattop) for toasting, rather than a few quick blasts in the steamer. Then there's the practiced drumroll of a taquero, dicing meats for tacos, tortas, and burritos.
The menudo is jammed full of tripey goodness, with all of the requisite parts except perhaps libro, and when they take your order at the counter they ask if you want your menudo with or without (a) granos (hominy) and (b) pata (slow cooked beef foot the collagen from which gives good menudo its silky texture). Naturally you get all the sidearms, chopped onion, chopped cilantro, Mexican oregano, a wedge of lime, and toasted chile de arbol to add heat, the only knock being the chile de arbol although toasted was stale. All in all so good I ate their menudo two days running (happily they indicated they served menudo daily, not just on weekends).
I got several pieces of pan dulce to go, all were very good (true panderia layout of glass cases with tongs and trays, too). Talking to one of the owners I was shocked to hear the tortillas were made from Maseca - they didn't have that nasty Cal (lime) flavor I associate with Maseca.
Sorry Los Gallos but I'm a food slut and abandoning you for the charms of another. Don't worry, you'll get over it.
My mother-in-law found this place when we were looking for menudo in the middle of the week, which is uncommon as most places only have it on the weekends. It was delicious! It is my fourth visit and I love it! Today I ordered a carne asada burrito, it has rice and beans and sour cream inside. It was exactly what I wanted. I don't speak Spanish and ordering was no problem. They are very friendly.
YES! YES! YES!
I knew there had to be such a gem as this one in Reno and we found it. It was just the authentic Mexican food we were looking for...plus bonus bakery. What I love about Mexican food is that it is simple; that makes it delicious. Just good food. This was good food. It has happy little pastries as you walk in and some cool refreshments. We had the Torta and the Chili Relleno, and they made our picky 2 year old a great bean and cheese burrito. We enjoyed a couple beers and finished it off with a Mexican ice cream popsicle. I am looking forward to returning to enjoy the bakery and will report back with our experience.
5 Star Menudo and hand-made corn tortillas. Great inexpensive lunch on Mondays - $1.25 papusas (think arepa or gordita). Really good Mexican sweet bread.
Background: we went on a food adventure a little over a year ago and asked "what is a pupusa?" After trying our first, we checked out Yelp for the next pupuseria. Several restaurants later, we discovered Las Palomas. On Wells Avenue, if you don't pay attention, you will miss it.
I suggest the pupusas, tortas (2 for 1 on Sabado the last time I checked), albondiga soup, tamales. Everything I've tried I loved. The only knock on it is the fact it is a small, hole in the wall with limited seating. Check it out for the most authentic you can try.
Ran into sevies next door and saw this cute lil place. Figured it was destiny and I ordered some papusas to go. Teh lady at the counter was friendly and told me it would be about 7 minutes. All in all I think I waited over 10 minutes for my order, seemed a bit long considering I had been the only one in the place. By the time my order was up there was a small crowd waiting for their food.
I don't live too far from the place and I was quite pleased that my dinner was still piping hot when I got home. The papusas were super tasty - definitely worth going back for. The salsa that came with them was a great compliment. The rice and benas were eh, I took a bite of each and left it at that.
I'm excited to explore the rest of the menu and I'll probably make this my tortilla shop from now on too! Yay for happening upon a great new Panaderia.
Panaderia las Palomas isn't in a fancy part of town, and there certainly isn't anything fancy about the place. There are a few posters and advertisements on the walls, retail items for sale--including mason jars of housemade salsas--and display cases full of baked goods. But I wasn't here for the ambience; I'll take function over form any day. The combined aromas of pastries and spicy hot dishes wafting from the kitchen was completely intoxicating. Though it didn't take long for my order to be completed, waiting in that swirl of scents made my mouth water with anticipation. The drive home was almost as bad, but my car smelled delicious by the time I got there.
The menu board is short and sweet. Although nearly everything is available as a combo plate, I chose to skip the rice and beans and focused on items easily shared. I think it's almost a given you should try a torta when visiting a Mexican bakery, and I wasn't disappointed. I'm usually a fan of carnitas or pollo in my sandwich, but carne asada sounded best today. The ingredients were stuffed into one of the biggest bolillo rolls I've seen, with plenty of steak, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and sliced jalapeno ($8.99). The roll was soft and crusty, the meat was tender, and the complete combination made for a sandwich I'd definitely want to repeat. We cut it into sections and there was plenty to go around.
Speaking of plenty to go around, a grande order of albondigas soup was easily enough to share amongst four hungry folk ($8.99). Many local variants of this meatball and vegetable classic consist of potato, carrot, onion, and zucchini, with variation here and there. This 32oz serving featured huge chunks of carrot, potato, chayote squash, and six large meatballs, served with a stack of housemade white corn tortillas. The seasoning in the broth and balls were very complimentary and the veggies were cooked just right. A very hearty, meaty, comfort food dish.
Also featuring--made fresh daily--housemade tortillas, an order of six street tacos, one for each available meat ($1.49 each, $1 on Fridays). Stuffed with plenty of meat, onion, and cilantro, they were served with extra onion, cilantro, and several lime wedges on the side. Meats included steak, slow-cooked pork, marinated pork, chicken, beef head, and beef tongue. Both pork tacos were good, but the flavor of the marinated pig was best. The chicken was a little dry, and the beef head was on the fatty side, but neither was lacking in flavor. If you're a lover of tongue, this is a place to try. Excellent lengua taco both in texture and flavor. I could get very full very fast on a Friday visit.
A pair of chicharron pupusas made me sad, only because I regretted not having purchased more ($2.50 each, $1.25 on Mondays). The seasoned pork and cheese filling was ample, and the texture was right in the Goldilocks zone between being too soft or too crisp. With the addition of mild tomato salsa and above average curtido, they were just right. The lightly fermented slaw was of particular note. The shredded cabbage, carrot, and onion were joined by small slices of mild chile, an addition that made it extra special. There are quite a few places I like for pupusas, but I'd return to this shop just for the extra yummy curtido.
Talk about being at the right place, at the right time! I was feeling homesick, hungry and craving tacos and Las Palomas just happened to be around the corner. So naturally, I headed that way.
Everything on the menu seemed delicious but I went for the carne asada tacos and hand-made tortillas as they are a good cure for the blues. I accompanied them with an ice-cold horchata.
I shopped around while I waited for my food and found a few treasures to take home, such as candy, canned juice, snacks, soda and pan dulce. They have a wide array of sweet bread, so it was tough to make up my mind.
The tacos were ready in no time. The portions were a decent size, I made 2 tacos out of one. The hand made tortillas were very good: warm, flexible, soft and strong. They did not get soggy with the salsa or lime juice. The salsa was mild and flavorful, made with roasted tomatoes and peppers. The carne asada was nice and juicy. The horchata was ice cold, not too sweet and had a subtle cinnamon flavor. Everything was warm and fresh. The staff was very friendly and chatty.
I left with a full heart, a full belly and a full bag of sweet bread and would do it again.
Came in here because I was in search to find a good Tres Leche cake for my Grandma's 72nd birthday. All I can say Grandma & the family loved the cake. Great customer service & loved that they contacted me about any confusion w/ detailing my grandma's cake. The bakery is amazing.
It's time for an update on this sweet little bakery on Wells.
The sign on the window says "Tacos de tortillas Hecht a mano", which means tacos in tortillas made by hand. A simple phrase that translates to a texture and flavor you've not likely experienced elsewhere in Reno. Not many people take the time and extra care to do this, but when they do, it's so worth it.
These tortillas are light, thin, and strong! At most taquerias I'll divide up the meat over two tortillas, and here it's the rule! They pile them up with meat of your choice, and while you could eat them as is, dividing them let's you savor the sweet tortilla for a little while longer. With the tacos they serve a bowl of their house made salsa roja. The salsa is a deep brick red color, and looks foreboding, but it's actually quite mild and a great accent to the meat.
This is a tiny hidden gem on wells that more folks should check out. Friendly, fast, clean and they also do custom cakes too!
The most authentic Mexican restaurant I have been in Reno. Those tacos with hand made tortillas where the best. The rice and beans where really flavorful. The staff is really friendly. I will definitely go back to try the menudo plate.
Best menudo in all of reno! We always stop here when we are in town. The tortillas are hand made and the salsa is amazing!
Wow, simply amazing. Very fresh and good quality ingredients
I've been coming here for 10yrs... good people and the food and pastries are extremely good
The most authentic Mexican food that I have tried in Reno. The staff is really kind an friendly.
This is a great place to eat. The food is authentic mexican food. The corn tortillas are handmade and delicious. The staff is very nice and friendly. I recommend 100%!!!!
Wow! Best menudo I have ever had in Reno. My search is over for that elusive bowl of menudo that is authentic, flavorful, and cooked to perfection. I didnt' mention the home made corn tortillas they serve with the menudo. They don't cut corners and give you plenty of tortillas. They also have 2 different size servings of menudo; a rarity in Mexican restaurants. Looking for a 3 leches cake. Go no further. the one they make at Las Palomas is also the best I have ever tasted. Order one in advance with your choice of filling in the middle layers. I am a loyal fan.
El mejor pastel tres leches que he comido lo hacen aquí vengo desde san Diego California y hace apenas unos días una amiga me invito a comer y ahora no quiero salir de este restaurantes la comida sabrosisima me encanta lo recomiendo 100%
I traveled out here from Cali so that my daughter could play in a soccer tourny, first thing I wanted to expierence is the home cooked mexican Taqueria/Panaderia Restaurants.... I found Las Palomas Bakery and ended up eating her both days and was no dissapointed at all.. You can't go wrong with the Pan Dulce or the Tortas, Sunday morning I a had a bowl of Menudo that was probably the best I've had , next to how my abulita would make it.. The two lady's who worked here were genuinely nice and really cared about the food they served. I can sit here and go on an on, but you really need to come here and expierence the food and watch the soccer game that plays on the old school T.V , that sits above the bakery rack
This is a panaderia, but I just had the best bowl of menudo I have ever had there. No posole, (that's hominy for us gringos), just piece after piece of the best trimmed and most tender tripas imaginable swimming in a delicious red broth. The extra large bowl comes with 6 absolutely delightful hand made corn tortillas that dispel all thoughts of missing the posole. There is also a small bowl of chopped onion and cilantro that includes some lime pieces to squeeze for juice. That's not all: the other item is a bowl of wonderful smoky salsa. I put a dab of the salsa on each chunk of tripe and was transported. I don't know if that is the "correct" way to eat menudo, but I loved it!
The table also had a shaker of dried oregano. Usually I drown menudo in oregano - that's what I see the locals doing, and usually it gives the dish some needed flavor. But not this time! I put a little shake on at first, and then quickly forgot all about the oregano.
Bring a friend and order a couple of extra tortillas, as the bowl is easily big enough for two.
One caveat: I was going to wash my bowl down with a real Mexican Coca Cola, but they had the horrid large ones with corn syrup instead the good ones with real sugar. I wanted to explain it to them but I wasn't up to complaining about anything after being blown away by the menudo, plus I wasn't sure that my Spanish was up to the task. Maybe another yelper can help out here.
I'm From California Where im Used To tasting Great Mexican Real Delicious Food Ive Been to Other Mexican Restaurants out of State,No Good at all But This Palomas Resturant Esta Bien Rica La Comida Deveras this is Very Bomb I Absolutely Recomend this Place its very Clean And most off all Food is So Delicious;)
This place is a little deceptive from the outside. Just looks like some weird Hispanic bakery sandwiched between a super ghetto 7-11 and a Quinceanera dress shop which I'm pretty sure is some kind of front for...something. Moving on...a good friend of mine has repeatedly told me this place has the best tortas this side of San Diego. The hell you say! The hype was real. BEST TORTAS THIS SIDE OF SAN DIEGO. Super authentic, fresh and just plain amazing. Best tortas I have ever had and super inexpensive.
Great little Mexican bakery / restaurant on Wells Avenue that we just discovered. Friendly service and good tacos. They have beef, or pork. What makes the tacos special is the tortillas - well, no big surprise there, since they are a bakery! We really enjoyed it and can't wait to go back one morning to try their pastries! They sell a lot of their food packaged to go as well.
Delish!! I loved the chicken burrito. Homemade tortillas were the bomb. The salsa is really tasty. Great neighborhood vibe...and friendly warm service... I can't wait to come back and try more dishes. Can't beat the price!!
I live really close to here so I go here often. It is so good! I've never had anything I didn't like.
I recommend getting the tacos with the handmade tortillas! So good... Also their salsa is my favorite! I buy it by the jar!
Best menudo in town no joke hand maid corn tortillas can't beat it trust me
I came on a girls trip with 6 girls for a bachelorette from Chico. Today, Sunday after the trip came to an end we wanted to have something good for a hang over aka menudo. We all got different items BUT everything was 5 stars. We had the menudo, they bring out hand made tortillas and home made salsa.
If you order tacos those are also served with home made tortillas. We were all so impressed and any time I'm in Reno I will NOT leave town without stopping by. For those of you who don't like menudo they don't have posole but they have an albondigas soup.
Items ordered today: menudo, tacos and chiles relllenos. The food was so incredible, so we took a torts for the road. Their prices are so cheap it's insane. It's a small restaurant with approx 12 tables and they also make home made Mexican bread and pastries. If you're in town and you love Mexican food this place is as authentic as it gets. We are all Mexican and approve of the authenticity.
Muy delicioso yo lo recomiendo
Real authentic mexican food! Good prices and good food. Awesome place with awesome salsa
Four stars for the torta, which is a Mexican sandwich. Three stars for the pupusa, which is like a burrito made with a corn tortilla instead of flour.
I usually stop by La Palomas for quick sweet snacks. They always seem to have fresh items. Some of the other panderias sell baked goods that are too old, but not here. I've been meaning to try the food.
There's nine regular items on the menu plus they have some specials. They list tamales but they were out when I went in.
So, being a bakery, I decided to get a torta since good bread is important to a good sandwich. And it was a good choice because they use a fresh baked roll. I got it with spicy pork and the meat was delicious, too. Just the right zing with the peppers, too. It didn't overwhelm the sandwich. I can see myself ordering these to go for lunch.
They offer a bunch of difference fillings for the torta, including avocado.
The pupusa may have been an excellent puposa. I just don't like them usually. The corn tortilla part was first rate. I didn't think much of the pork filling, though.
I got a roll for dessert and as usual it was first rate.
It's a simple place and I suspect most people get food to go. They have five small tables for people who want to eat in.
Delicious authentic Mexican food and the best bakery in town to boot!
I really like the service food cake and everyone here!!
I am from the bay and decided to get married in Reno. I went in to get my wedding cakes and when I seen the place I thought it was alright but when the lady came out and we started talking about what I needed I seen all the beautiful cakes she has done and was amazed. I sample their flavors and loved their napoleon flavored one with vanilla icing. She was so nice that I trusted her to do the cake how I wanted it.
The day of the wedding I saw my Cake and loved how it looked everyone loved it. I feel it looked nicer than the picture I had showed her. Once I ate cake OOHHH BBooyyy was it so good!! Not super sweet or lack of flavor it was just amazing it tasted way better than the sample. I loved it all!!
The next day we decided to go get some of the food. The pupusas were super good rich in flavor. I am not a menudo person but someone order it and said it tasted like if it was home made and the burrito which I had to take a bite was soo good too.
I have to give this place a 5stars the owner is reliable it wow me on my wedding day and the food is a must go back!
This is a delicious little hole in the wall of of Wells Avenue. Their tortas are to die for, especially the carnitas ones!
I've only had one thing here, their chicken burrito. Omg, amazing flavor. Best chicken fried on a griddle I've tasted. Do if!
Great place for Menudo, of course that is all I have ever had here. If you decide to try this place expect good food, not fancy scenery. It is a whole in the wall and could very easily be a over run the more people find this place.
Simple delicious Mexican food.
MMMMM fresh hand-made tortillas! I came here for a lunch date with MT, based on recommendations from yelp, and we were certainly not disappointed! I ordered 3 tacos (make sure to ask for the 3 taco plate with homemade tortillas). I had chorizo, carne asada and al pastor. The tortillas were delicious and larger than your average corn tortilla. They served 2 with each taco, but I only felt that I needed one. The chorizo was a little too salty for me but the carne asada and pastor were spot on. The carne asada was definitely my favorite! The tacos had a nice amount of meat on them, onions and cilantro, and were served with a mortar full of fresh salsa - yum! While I didn't have any pastries while I was there, there was an entire wall case full of them and boy did they look delicious! I highly recommend checking this place out. And a little insiders tip - there's a yummy little palateria (mexican ice cream shop) right next door!
Spanish language lesson #2 - As we learned in lesson #1, Panaderia is a bakery, and Panaderia Las Palomas is indeed one of those, but they are so much more!
Add these to the Spanish vocabulario:
Tortilla = well, a tortilla! Mano = hand, like the ones attached to wrists. hechar = to make (v) So... "tortilla hecha a mano" means handmade tortillas and Panaderia Las Palomas is the only restaurant I know of that's doing this. The difference is immediately noticeable because they are not perfectly round, the are a bit denser and chewier than you'd expect, and you can absolutely taste the difference!
In an attempt to escape the Mother's Day mayhem, Ashley and I went off the beaten path to try something new. Steve T and other Yelpers did not lead us astray on this one. The signage for the handmade tortillas is the first thing you notice when you walk up. They are clearly proud of this, and I would be if I were them too. When you enter you immediately see the big glass case filled with all kinds of sweets and pastries including pasteles de guava, a sweet pastry filled with guava, and pasteles de queso, the same type of pastry filled with sweetened cheese. These are two of my favorite Cuban desserts and I hadn't seen anything similar to them Reno until stopping in here.
To eat I ordered up two gorditas, one with lengua and the other al pastor, and Ashley ordered tres tacos aka three tacos, one with carne asada, one al pastor, and one chorizo. The meal arrived with a stone bowl filled with a dark and rich salsa that was spicy and complex. It was the perfect topper to all of these. As mentioned in Joe H's review, these guys really do a good job crisping the meats on the flat top, which deepens the flavors of the meats like al pastor, and adds a great texture. The lengua was also perfectly tender and tasty. The only miss for us was the chorizo. It was WAY too salty.
This one is making my list of Abuela Eats in Reno and I'll be back to get some pastries soon. I highly suggest you give them a shot. Don't worry if you don't know enough Spanish yet, the nice people at Panaderia Las Palomas speak excellent English and will help you find exactly what you've been looking for.
I googled torta today an it led me to yelp... the review looked good so I went and got a milenesa torta and chicken burrito. Then couldn't help myself an got a tres Leche cake... and a sweet bread... was really good an friendly service. Definitely will be there at least once a week...
Nothing fancy. Just good food with great service and a big fat belly as you walk out. Yep!!
We were looking for Panaderia Las Palomas. And ended up at Las Palomas, that has the Panaderia in it. :D Its in the same parking lot as 7-11.
This is a small shop with a dozen or so tables. Fresh baked good and hand made tortillas! I bought 5 baked goods at $0.85ea. How can you go wrong there?! And they were so soft and yummy. For lunch, the hubby had ordered the 3 Soft Tacos with Rice and Beans, and I ordered a Chicharron and Rice and Beans Pupusas. The Pupusas on Mondays are $1ea. The hubby's lunch was $5.95? I ordered a large horchata and he got a bottled Dr Pepper. The food total was under $14 for two people!
The pupusas were served hot and fresh with the usual cabbage slaw and red salsa. The taco plate came with a nice chipotle salsa.
All was delicious! All was great!! And in the great debate, I'd come back!!
P.S. Don't forget to check their daily specials.
Great people and great food! I love their gorditas! Excellent pricing, also! Their baked goods are excellent!
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