El Rosal Bakery

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21513 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
(831) 462-1308


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for El Rosal Bakery

Stumbled upon this bakery thanks to Yelp. They have arrows to show you which way to walk during covid. They have lots of variety from fresh tamales, groceries, snacks, candy, and baked goods. However, I wish they wouldn't leave out the bread because there were flies flying around them. Their bread is pretty good, but could've been a bit more moist. The chicken green sauce tamale was dry on the outside but very good towards the center with the green sauce.

Tried their tamales for the first time recently. The chicken in green sauce was absolutely delicious. Masa was tender and fluffy and the filling had great flavor with just a little bit of heat. Also got the pork and the jalapeño cheese. Tamales are generously sized. Sign says that the tamales are made fresh daily and it sure tasted like it. This place is a winner.

I love supporting this small business whenever I want pan dulce, a piñata, or a jump house. The people working there are really friendly, and my kiddos have had fun birthday parties both pre-COVID and even now because of them. We'll do an empty piñata for one of my kids and pass out baggies of treats, so the kids have the chance to bash a piñata with friends (one at a time from a distance).

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Monday 7AM - 8PM
Tuesday 7AM - 8:30PM
Wednesday 7AM - 8:30PM
Thursday 7AM - 8:30PM
Friday 7AM - 8:30PM
Saturday 7AM - 8:30PM
Sunday 7AM - 8PM

Hours or services may differ due to COVID-19. Please contact the business directly to verify hours and availability.