La Esperanza Restaurant & Bakery

22832 S Western Ave, Torrance
(310) 626-6578

Recent Reviews

Daniel Candia

Great experience, service was great and the food was amazing. We can't wait to go again. We ordered take out but hung out and had a beer and shared pupusas before feeding the kids at home.

Faith Teer

Get the beef empanadas. They were amazing. Everything else was amazing, too. Don’t order the fountain coke, though. It was flat and there was a film on top of it. Order the bottled coke instead.

Ken J.

Not being a SoCal native, I was introduced to très leches cake close to ten years ago and was bowled over by how delectable this dessert was. Easy in my top five desserts of all time. The problem was that I had it HOME MADE, and since then trying them here and there at various restaurants and bakeries, I have not been quite as enamored of this cake - until I stumbled upon La Esperanza Bakery and restaurant. FINALLY I found a commercial establishment that is making it as good, simple and fresh as home made! When you try this très leches cake, you will not be eating it, but INHALING this ambrosial delight! Oh yeah, and I always get it with a veggie pupusa. TOP NOTCH!!!! So delighted I found you folks!!!!

Lis L.

Delicious authentic Food!!! Love this restaurant Delivery service was fast and smoothly at my door. Thank you for great customer service.

Veronica Sanchez

Food is so good and they are very friendly.

Rosemarie Punzalan

The crew are friendly and nice and diligent.The foods are good and yummy...

Joseph M.

This place is in Torrance and who knew of this place? I just Yelp and decided to go there with a friend in the area. This restaurant has a variety of Salvadoran dishes with that special touch that identifies them. After parking, you'll see signs of the restaurant. The double doors are massive and feels like you're opening doors to a castle. After sitting down, I checked in and had the offer of a free glass of Chardonnay wine. It's quite strong if you're a lightweight. They give complimentary hand-made tortillas (3 tortillas) served with black beans. Tasted really good and was warm. I ordered the Pepian. It is their oldest recipes. Dates back to the ancient Mayan times. You can choose the protein of chicken or beef. And it's accompanied with chayote, carrots, potatoes, and string beans drowned in a pool of THIcK Guatemalan style salsa. It is really hearty for sure! It's made of pepitas, tomatoes and sesame seeds. It was served with rice and a chipilin tamale. It came with 3 handmade tortillas. This dish was pretty good 4 out of 5 so I have to try other dishes from this place. Service was really good with the greetings and the waitress coming to the table often. I will definitely try this place again for other authentic dishes and probably ask for more spice. The menu did say "all of our sauces are not spicy unless requested" Next time I will get it spicy or a different dish as my friend ordered the 3 tacos con arroz y frijoles and it looked really good and my friend said it was really good. At the end, we were given a tajin candy on a small ice cream spoon that was nice.

Natalyy P.

0 stars if I could , waited 30 min for my order for it can be made wrong , then waiting another 30 min for the food to be made again . Worst place ever

Cat Marinescu

The food was absolutely amazing!! Some of the best food I’ve had! And the staff is very friendly and welcoming and restaurant has a really nice and traditional atmosphere. Highly highly recommend! Especially the hilachas and the empanadas

Kit P.

These pupusas are exactly like the ones I've had in my homeland, El Salvador! They are so good!!

Quentin L.

This is the homies restaurant and the food here slaps. The papusas are fantastic and the service is excellent. I highly recommend this place for any occasion. I definitely enjoy the homemade bakery items and dine in for lunch or dinner, I always have food left over so take out is mandatory.

Hideki T.

Expensive, overpriced, food is not the best and they take for ever to serve you. I've had better food....

Ana Emge

The food is wonderful the people super friendly and very clean my niece and her wife come all the way from Northridge to eat at this place

Den G.

Far above average, and for the record, I've VERY picky about Middle and South American foods (I'm not big on beans or avocado). I took someone unfamiliar with non-Asian food and she seemed to enjoy it. We got the Guatemalan churrasco. Tons of food, well cooked. I am not a fan of white meat chicken but it was still juicy. Steak and pork could have been cooked a bit less, but the flavor was awesome. The chorizo... my god, SO good! Even my companion, who can't eat spicy food, love it. If only we could have had more! The choco-flan cake was pretty good, and I say that as someone who is SUPER picky about both cake and flan. The flan was nice and sturdy, though it didn't want to get along with the cake part so it literally didn't hold together. If you're in the mood for cake and flan though, it's good. Service was a 5 though. We were in the corner, and came towards the end of the night. It was hard to see the staff, but they would swing by and check on us frequently. Didn't feel rushed at all, and they still plated our dessert well.

Barbara A.

La Esperanza is one of my favorite places to get Pupusas! I LOVE the Pork and Cheese! So delicious. And they give plenty of coleslaw mix and salsa to go with it. Service is very friendly and pretty fast. I call my order in and pick up. Fold is always fresh, hot and packaged well. Looking for delicious Pupusas, you have to give this place a try.

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La Esperanza Restaurant & Bakery

22832 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 626-6578