WHY Sweet Cuban classics and worthy sandwiches and entrées.
WHAT Like Porto’s, Tropicana blurs the line between bakery and restaurant. It has lots of great pastries—rum-soaked raspberry tarts, éclairs sweetened with dulce de leche, empanada-like pastelitos stuffed with the likes of cheese and guava—all of which go down even easier with a sip of Cuban coffee. Equally good entrées include pork-heavy sandwiches that make great use of the bakery’s fresh bread.
Region: South Bay to South L.A.
Features: Kid Friendly
Cuisine Type: Cuban