We've been known to travel great distances in search of Mexican pastries. Perhaps that's why we almost drooled right through the Cafe page while reading this week's New Times.
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Food Critic Michele Laudig on La Tolteca:
The smell alone is enticing, and I get a little giddy about the overwhelming selection. Should I go with pastel-colored, shell-shaped conchas, puffy round pastries called ojos ("eyes") and orejas ("ears"), or perhaps tender fruit-filled empanadas? Yes to all of the above. A large cup of horchata is probably a good idea, too.
Past the panadería is the counter where you can order breakfast, lunch, and dinner from an extensive menu posted above the cash registers. Nearby, there's a bar stocked with four kinds of salsa (beware the truly hot habanero; even the "medium" has a serious kick), lime wedges, and a potent mix of pickled jalapeño, carrot, zucchini, onion, and green beans...full story