Chelo's Bakery

5403 W. First St.
Santa Ana, CA 92703


  • $
  • Snack Food
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
The usual suspects of a panadería are available, and you should give them all a try-sugary conchas, flaky orejas, that bright-red one with strawberry jam and coconut shavings on the outside. I've always been an empanada fiend, and these are the biggest I've encountered-as long as the length from an outstretched thumb to pinky and thick. They're a bit more expensive than usual, but you can cut them into thirds to share or keep for another day.

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